8 Great Dates in Greensboro This Valentine’s Day

Emily Hicks
Staff Writer

Still on the hunt for the perfect Valentine’s destination next week? Being in Greensboro makes it easy to find a great spot to hang with your lover or friends alike. For a foolproof date activity or a great Valentines hang out, consult the list below for the best spots to be this Valentine’s day in Greensboro.

  1. Greensboro Science Center

For the couple looking to learn, or folks looking for a casual daytime date, the Greensboro Science Center is an option that is sure to expand your knowledge while you cozy up in the aquarium. Open until 5 p.m., the museum has exhibits on everything from penguins to the human body. As an added bonus, admission is only $15!

2. Crooked Tail Cat Cafe

Perfect for cat lovers, the cat cafe is an awesome date spot, as well as a place to hang out with friends (as well as the cats). The cafe offers kitty lounge time for one hour at the incredibly low rate of $10. While you hang out with new furry friends, the cafe bar is also available, with delicious creations such as traditional coffee drinks, beer, wine, and ‘meowmosas’ for folks looking to get a little tipsy!

3. Breakout Games

To test your trust (and critical thinking skills), head over to Breakout Games for some escape room fun. The escape room simulations provided at Breakout Games are perfect for adventurous couples! With options like ‘Island Escape’, ‘Museum Heist’, and ‘Runaway Train’, Breakout Games is a perfect way to get out of Greensboro without having to go far at all. Reserve your escape room here.

4. Hops Burger Bar

In search of a casual Valentine’s dinner? Look no further than the beloved Hops Burger Bar. Stop into the low-lit burger bar for an awesome burger, a beer and romance this V-Day. With a new featured burger every week, there’s something for everyone on this menu, and the casual environment is perfect for a low-pressure Valentine’s date.

5. Boba House

For the vegetarian couple, Boba House on Tate Street is a no brainer for a nice dinner out this Valentine’s Day. With an entirely vegetarian menu, nothing is off limits at this hole-in-the-wall restaurant! Their menu offers tasty Thai- and Vietnamese-inspired cuisine with meat substitutes sure to please. For extra romance, order a boba tea with two straws after dinner.

6. Print Works Bistro

Located adjacent to the Proximity Hotel, Greensboro’s featured sustainable hotel, Print Works Bistro, is perfect for eco-conscious couples. Their menu boasts locally sourced ingredients that are made into delectable French bistro inspired dishes. From tuna tartare to lamb shanks, Print Works Bistro offers a variety of indulgent dinners to enjoy with someone you love. Make a reservation here.

7. Gibbs Hundred Brewing Company

For those 21+, Gibbs Hundred Brewing Company is an excellent spot to spend some time together over a flight of beers. Find new favorites and try something new with the wide variety of beers that the brewery offers. Looking for some girl time? Saturday, Feb. 9, come out for a free ‘Galentine’s Day Market,’ featuring small business vendors, donuts, and of course, beer! Gibbs is owned by husband and wife Mark and Sasha Gibbs. If small business ownership doesn’t preach love, what does?

8. Boxcar Bar + Arcade

Another great 21+ option (which is also inclusive of 18+) is the Boxcar ‘barcade’ on West Lewis Street, just a mere ten minute ride from campus. Love classic arcade games and beer? Boxcar is the perfect spot to nerd out over a beer while playing popular arcade games such as Pacman, Donkey Kong, Dance Dance Revolution Supernova and even Space Invaders! Kick it old school this Valentine’s Day at Boxcar Bar + Arcade. From twenty-four craft beers to a full cocktail menu, there’s something to please everyone at the barcade.

With the overwhelming amount of great date spots in Greensboro, there’s no reason this Valentine’s Day has to be a bust! Happy Valentine’s Day from the Carolinian.



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