6 Ways to Spice Up Date Night

Tired of dinner and a movie? Explore these local options, from cooking classes to sweating it out that are sure to bring you closer together.
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Are the winter blues making their way into your love life? Hey, it happens. The good news is we’re heating things up this month and have some suggestions how you can do the same with your partner.

Not sure where to start? Here are six ways to spice up your next date night.


Sully’s Grill, located inside Sullivan’s Hardware (Keystone location), offers events perfect for date night, like  specialty grilling classes that focus on techniques for grilling on The Big Green Egg or wine pairing dinners. Grilling classes generally include a demonstration and Q&A session before participants head to the grills for hands-on learning. Upcoming grilling classes include Surf & Turf, Pizza on the Grill, and The Perfect Steak. Classes start around $55/ticket and you can find a list of their upcoming events here.


For a group date night, Mixo Indy will come to your home and walk you through the techniques needed to make craft cocktails or mocktails and will even bring all the barware required for the evening—all you have to do is provide the space! Two craft cocktails are created from scratch during each class while participants learn classic mixology recipes. Themes to choose from include Tiki, Whiskey, Seasonal, and Tequila, along with a mocktail option. Classes start at $75 per person. You can set up your next date night by emailing Katie at mixoindy@gmail.com or visiting their website here.


Want to sweat it out with your partner before or after cocktail and cooking classes? Northside favorite Fit Flex Fly is an invigorating way to challenge and push one another with lasting benefits. Grab a bike or treadmill next to your partner during one of these station-based classes for the ultimate motivation during your 60-minute class or set up a private training session with one of the F3 trainers and enjoy individualized attention with your partner. Individual classes start at $27 per class and personal training sessions can be booked by calling 317-218-3928. You can find additional information FIT FLEX FLY.


Delicia will give date-night goers something to look forward to when the weather warms up. The eatery, pulling from flavors of the Americas, Caribbean, and Spain, features at least two pairing dinners each summer (tequila and rum). The pairing menu format includes four courses paired with four liquors as well as a craft cocktail made with the liquor pairing that evening. Delicia also hosts casual tastings in the recently renovated Cantina room that are free to the public. More details here in the coming months for ticket sales.


Have you ever wondered how to shuck an oyster or make your own bacon? Goose The Market can teach you both. Oyster shucking classes are paired with sparkling wine, cheese, and charcuterie in a hands-on class in Goose’s private event space. You’ll work step-by-step to learn the tricks of expert shucking —a great teamwork date night! If oysters aren’t up your alley, try the bacon-making class (which sells out fast). Guests will make their own bacon and bacon bits with soft pretzels, house pimento cheese, and a charcuterie board and wine to enjoy on the side. Classes generally start around $70/person and tickets can be found at goosethemarket.com.


If you can’t wait to hit the links and want to get some practice swings in before spring (and beat your partner), X Golf in Carmel offers several golf simulators for a fun date night, especially for groups. With state-of-the-art technology and world-renowned courses to ‘play’ on, golfers can play a full 18 holes without stepping outside. If a full round sounds intimidating, X Golf offers a wide variety of other game formats in this high-energy, indoor facility, like a casual driving range session. The course, and facility, are designed for all levels and include a full bar with shareable appetizers. Book your next tee time here. Tee times generally start at $40 for 1 hour of play.

Natalie Platt works in the commercial real estate industry and pursues her journalism passion by writing about lifestyle, relationships, and entertainment. You can find her on LinkedIn and Instagram.

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