If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that dating, at least in terms of actually going out at the moment, is quite the task to undertake. Masks and vaccine proof are necessary, don’t get me wrong, but it does tend to sap some of the fun out of heading out with that special someone and hitting the town. Alright, that’s out of the way. As restrictions ease and the world begins to go back to normal (fingers crossed), there’s nothing better than treating your date to a fine night out to one of the many fabulous cocktail bars within the GTA.
A little “social enhancement” to liven the evening’s festivities is never a bad thing and is always welcomed (please, drink responsibly). But, finding the right establishment to suit your intentions, the mood you wish to set and most importantly, the overall fun factor is paramount and can serve as an exclamation point to your evening. A toast to you and happy hunting.
Dream Escape – Escape Room and Lounge
Mixing the fun and excitement of an escape room while enjoying your favourite cocktail sounds like mad fun, right? Well, that’s exactly what lies ahead of you for a date night at Dream Escape. Choose to take part in “The Abduction” or “The Cavern” all while sipping your beverage of choice. With your date’s hand firmly in yours, let adventure be the theme of the night while you and your special someone put your problem-solving skills to the test. You can also amplify the fun by making it a double date, as the games allow up to eight players. Teamwork, folks.
Cry Baby Gallery
If you wish to add a little class and sophistication to your evening out, stopping in at Cry Baby Gallery would be the destination for you. Enhance your night of culture with one of several spirit options as you peruse the aisles and gaze upon fabulous pieces with your lovely lady or gentleman. They also have mercy, if you’re feeling like taking a piece of the night home to keep the memory fresh.
If you’re searching for something with an intimate atmosphere, Project Gigglewater has you covered. With welcoming, friendly staff, a light but tasty menu and on-point drinks, making it a priority to either start or end the night at Gigglewater is a decision you won’t (not you date) will soon regret. Sláinte!
Founder Restaurant and Cocktail Bar
“A globally – inspired bistro in the heart of Little Portugal.” If you wish to make it an international night, Founders offers handcrafted cocktails and delightful International food, what more could you ask for? Furthermore, the bistro was voted one of the best for romance, so if one wishes to wine, dine and be divine, Founders can add that much-welcomed romantic ambience.