One of the best ways you can show your significant other how much you care is by taking time out of your busy-busy to spend qual-time with the one you love. You're probably already doing this, but if you’re looking for a change of scenery from your go-to date night spots, we’ve got a local seven that'll give your evening that extra spark! Here ya go:

  1. Date night doesn’t have to mean getting ritzy and glammed up. Sometimes, the best dates are those that are cozy, comfy, and focused on good food and a pleasant time. If that sounds like your kind of night out, then Triple J Chophouse and Brew Co. is the place. For dinner, feast on steaks, salmon, lemon-grilled chicken, and other savory options. Along with your meal you can choose from a range of handcrafted beers, an extensive wine list, and a full bar. You and your +1 will not be disappointed!

  2. For all you #fitcouples out there, Art Fit has fun fitness classes that are a perfect option for a date night out. Stretch away the stress of life with yoga, dance your way to fitness with pole dancing, or learn some self-defense in an exercise class. You heard us. The choice is yours!

  3. You and your date can count on a “Bella Notte” if you head to Italian Garden for a dinner date. This family-owned and operated Italian restaurant serves all of your Italian favorites such as lasagna, penne vodka, eggplant parmesan, and, of course, pizza. Taste a delicious meal in the restaurant that was voted “Best Italian Restaurant in Lubbock” this year by KCBD. (P.S.– if you’re looking for a good day date option, Italian Garden serves affordable lunch specials Monday through Friday. Holla!)

  4. You’ve probably already been to 50th Street Caboose, a Lubbock favorite for Mexican food, drink specials, and games. But have you considered the Caboose for a date night? If you and your person are interested in a night of mouth-watering food + carefree fun, the Caboose is the date spot for you. They’re open late (until 11pm on weeknights and midnight on weekends) so you can fill your entire night with good-quality fun. Read about their origin story here!

  5. Wine down on your next date night with high-quality and delicious wines from The Wine Nest. This local wine store and tasting room is the perfect spot for a romantic evening. Whether you and your partner are new to wines or seasoned connoisseurs, The Wine Nest will introduce you to a range of options that will develop and match your taste, and expand your knowledge. Vino, anybody?

  6. Looking for a creative activity for your next date night? Look no further than local candle shop, Fragrance of Heaven. In addition to selling “heavenly” scented candles, they also offer pouring parties where you and your date can create your own, custom scent. Make your very own candle and make a night to remember for years to come! Before you go, read the story of owner Terri Arthur! What a gem! 

  7. Treat your date to delicious food, ravin’ live music, and a fun yet laid-back atmosphere at Cooks Garage. Dinner options include steaks, pulled pork sandwiches, and other grill faves. We can guarantee that you and your date will leave with happy tummies – hopefully, the heart will fair as well. 

What are you still doing here? Call up your human and get going! Before you go, be sure to download Towny – the totally free app that connects you with these businesses and other local Lubbock businesses. You’ll also find the mega-perks you didn’t even know you needed! (They're on the app – check it out today.)