Then there’s Mixed Taste, the Museum of Contemporary Arts' smash summertime series pairing experts on two unrelated but equally engrossing subjects: think "Soul Food & Salvador Dalí." (They’re guaranteed sellouts, so book early.) A quieter, cheaper fine-dining experience? (Not really -- rest assured, Thrillist does not crash dates.) Many a destination offers prix fixe specials on weeknights; to name a few favorites: Frasca Food and Wine and Vesta Dipping Grill do it on Mondays, Lower48 Kitchen recently launched themed Tuesday Tastings, and Bistro Vendôme presents all-vegetarian menus Wednesdays and Thursdays (Fridays too).
Quaint Russian-style Izba Spa features two-hour deluxe sessions for couples that include exhilarating beatdowns in the banya, soothed by full-body massages.
Punch Bowl Social now has two private, full-service karaoke rooms available for hourly rental by up to 10 people, so you can impress (or bore) each other’s pals with that "Islands in the Stream" duet you’ve been practicing.
Less than an hour from downtown, the Wild Animal Sanctuary feels worlds away.
Criss-crossed by observational walkways visitors can access year-round, its 720-acre property is home to lions, tigers, bears, wolves, emu and countless other rescued creatures great and small—and anyone who’s not moved by the sight of them isn’t worth any more of your time.
Sorry, but if you're trying to impress someone, a weed-and-taco run just won’t cut it.
Get to know her -- and your city -- better on a date that actually makes you seem like a grown-ass man, and that you'll still enjoy just as much as those tacos.. From spring through fall, City Park, Washington Park, and the Aurora Reservoir all offer hourly boat rentals, so you can pack a picnic basket and reenact that scene from... Play Bingo at The Squeaky Bean A meal at the Bean is always a blast, but on Sundays from 1-3pm, Johnny Ballen’s high-energy crew takes it up a level with Bingo Brunch.
Most area rock-climbing gyms offer day passes, which is a fine step when you’re ready to work up a sweat together, but not yet ready for an outing that could theoretically require calling in a rescue team.
Bonus: your jokes about the relationship hitting a wall are going to Ready to merge your social circles?
What could be more romantic than watching a chrysalis emerge from its cocoon to test its virgin wings in breathtaking flutters (yes, you're welcome to steal that line)?
The Butterfly Pavilion schedules its releases twice daily, at pm and pm -- leaving plenty of time for the relationship metaphor to sink in.
in case you hadn’t noticed, you’re kinda living in paradise.
Take that special someone to one of these sweet spots in a ‘hood near you, and you might just end up taking ‘em to one of Denver’s best breakfast spots the next morning, too.
Or make like Obama and Hickenlooper over a round of pool at Wynkoop.