Looking for a unique spot to spend an evening with your sig-o? (Significant other. Idk, I just made it up :shrugs: ) The Evansville area has tons of restaurants, bars, and cafes that are perfectamundo for that casual yet romantic vibe. Take a date night out in one of these local hangs + enjoy some qual-time with that special person in your life. Here are our recs, ready? GO! 

  • In the mood for a little Korean food or sushi? How about both? Gangnam Korean serves traditional Korean BBQ and authentic sushi made fresh with in-house sauces. You can also take part in a sushi rolling or kimchi making class for a night of food and fun! Be sure to make a reservation for your date night before you head out!

  • Have a drink and relax with your boo bear over a craft beer at Carson’s Brewery. Gather around the fire pit bar, lounge out on the patio, or cozy up in the big-screen lounge. Their award-winning core beers are brewed in-house, and if you’re interested, you and your date can even take a tour of the brewery. (Kewl.) On a Friday or Saturday night date? Then you’re in for the treat of (drum roll, please) live entertainment.

  • Eat a delicious meal and indulge in your creative side at Big Bang Mongolian Grill where you can create your own stir-fry concoctions. The custom stir-fry meals are made with fresh ingredients including meats, vegetables, + sauces. If you or your date are a picky eater, this is the perfect spot! Make your meal exactly how you want it and have the pleasure of watching the cooks prepare it right in front of you. Eyes on the prize, people.

  • You can’t go wrong with Mexican food for a meal that’s both delicious and filling. Nachos Grill serves authentic Mexican food cooked from scratch with freshy-fresh ingredients that will have you and your date floating on cloud nine. Want vegetarian options? Not a prob, Bob. Nachos Grill has a vegetarian menu and a seafood menu for the pescetarians out there. 

  • Your sweet date deserves a sweet treat. Make a trip to Honey + Moon Coffee Co. for ice cream, signature waffles, coffee and tea drinks, and other delicious delights. The treats are tasty and the setting is romantic with twinkle lights, cozy tables, and modern decor. Enjoy warm conversation and tasty treats for a perfect date night.

  • Want to have delicious food and walk around a bit? Head over to Farm 57 – a farmers market + gift shop with unique items and food trucks on Wednesdays. They’re also the headquarters of The Pizza Revolution – wood-fired brick oven pizza served from a renovated double decker bus (how cool is that?!). Walk around the gorgeous greenhouses in the relaxed, but lively atmosphere. It’s the perfect date spot when the weather is nice or if you’re looking for a bit of fresh air. 

  • Looking to have day-date? Rose Hill Cafe serves classic cafe-style food for lunch + brekkie with traditional Southern Indiana cuisine. Mmmhm! The food is freshly made-to-order AND served with a smiling face in this hospitable cafe. You and your date will be in taste bud heaven with gooey chocolate chip pancakes or loaded biscuits and gravy. Are you feeling the sparks? I am. 

  • With international flavors, creative chefs, and community-style tables, Pangea Kitchen is the place where you’ll have a unique and unforgettable date night. Pangea brings Evansville residents together to try new foods (like Thai–Italian fusion!) and to have a culinary experience that is both revolutionary and mouth-watering. Take your date for a yummy meal you won’t forget. (P.S.– read the story of owner Randy Hobson here).

We hope you’re totally inspired to visit one of these spots with a special someone. When you visit one of the local flavas, you’re not only guaranteed to have a good time, but you can also have the satisfaction of knowing that you’re contributing to your local business community. Want to know about other local businesses in the tri-state area? Download Towny for connections to local products and services (+ perks you’ll love!). Take it with you!