Best Places for a First Date Around Uptown Charlotte

Are you ready to take that special someone out for a first date? Your first date is your opportunity to make a solid “first impression,” and it’s important that you plan well.

Thankfully, if you live in an apartment at Catalyst, you will find plenty of options not far from home. Here are some of our favorites.

Visit the Mint Museum
If you are looking for something that’s not just dinner, head to the Mint Museum to tour the 145,000 square feet of modern art exhibits. If you visit on Wednesdays in the evening, you can even get in for free. This date gives you the chance to see if you have the same taste in art and culture, which can be a pretty eye-opening first date experience.

Craft Growler Shop and Tasting Room
Over on Church Street is the Craft Growler Shop and Tasting Room. Here you and your date can buy a growler, then fill it with your favorite beer. Whether you enjoy it in the tasting room or take it home, it will be an experience you will remember. You can also enjoy a glass from the tap wall and food from a small bites menu, as well as artisan cheese selections, during your visit.

Get Active at the US National Whitewater Center
If you and your date are the active sort, head to the US National Whitewater Center. This unique urban whitewater facility gives you the chance to try out your skills on the water. If you want something less costly and a little less intimidating, head to the hiking trails around the facility, which can also be a great place to have a conversation and get to know each other.

Play Some Games at Abari
The Abari Game Bar in NoDa is not only a great place to get drinks with your date, but also a place where you can show off your pinball and other arcade game skills. If you want to show your date your fun side, this is the place to go. You are certain to make some memories!

Take Dining to the Next Level at Soul Gastrolounge
Why just go out to dinner when you can experience it at Soul Gastrolounge. This restaurant and bar elevates flavors by creating unique pairings that makes a unique dining experience. Try something new, and enjoy good conversation, at this local hot spot. If you have a long wait for a table, which is common, grab a cocktail at one of the nearby eatery or bar while you wait.

Living in Uptown puts many restaurants and attractions at your fingertips. If you have a first date, take them to one of these. The experience is sure to please, and if things go well, you’ll have a new favorite spot to frequent.


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