January 2

What to do in Denver: 5 Off-Beat Date Ideas

Off-Beat Date Ideas

While the standard issue date-night is all well and good, it doesn’t make for very good water cooler talk come Monday morning. If you are at a loss, but are looking for an off-beat date idea, Denver has some true gems. Whether you are looking for a unique first date, or you just want to take your honey someplace new, here are our top 5 experiences that we know you’ll love:

  1. Paint a Masterpiece at Sipping N’ Painting (Highland) – At about $40 each, you need not be a Rembrandt to create your own masterpiece. The instructors offer personal guidance to everyone with an ever-changing master painting to mirror. Expect a social but laid-back, and sometimes, even boisterous environment. The folks at Sipping provide all the tools you’ll need and the best part is that first glass of wine or local pint is on the house. Even if the finished product is better suited for the garage instead of the mantlepiece, a good time will be had by all. (2563 15th St. Suite 102 / 303-955-8103)
  2. Play in an Arcade Bar at 1up – Still priced at just .25 cents per game, this is a Denver date Shangri-la for all gamers. Grab a burger, pour a cocktail, and step back in time as you play such classic arcade games such as Burger Time, Contra, and of course Pac-Man. In addition to 45 arcade games, they also have 16 pinball machines, 3 Skee-ball and a number of Giant Jenga sets. This is one of those unique date ideas that you just can’t get anywhere else. (1925 Blake St. / 303-736-2230)
  3. Murder Mystery Dinner Show at Adams Mystery Playhouse – At about $46 per person, this is a buffet dinner wrapped up in an interactive theater experience. It begins with drinks and dinner as the actors mingle with everyone, dropping bits of clues and suspicions along the way. As dinner concludes, a murder does indeed happen. With additional songs, jokes and even impressions, you will become deputized by the Detective to solve this often humorous mystery. (2406 Federal Blvd / 303-455-1848)
  4. Skydiving at iFly Denver Indoor Skydiving – At about $60 each, indoor skydiving is the experience for anyone who always wanted to skydive but never wanted to end up being that rare statistic where all doesn’t go as planned. Whether you are looking for a one-time date idea in Denver or if you just want to practice before doing the real thing, the friendly instructors at iFly will guide you through this unique experience. Besides, who doesn’t want to “fly?” (9230 Park Meadows Dr. Lone Tree, CO. / 303-768-9000)
  5. Casino Heist Escape Room at Escapeworks Denver at only $25 each, we admit it, this is a bit of shameless promotion on our end, but hey, this is about off-beat date ideas in Denver. If you want something “normal,” check out the Denver Money Museum. If it’s not, here’s your challenge: You’ve been planning a casino heist for months but your leader has disappeared and ratted you out. You have just 60 minutes to break into the vault and escape before you get caught. With attention to details, Escapeworks has designed a room that will surely get your adrenaline kicking. Indeed, you will quickly find yourself fully immersed in this fun adventure as your gang of heisters solve puzzles and find clues to hopefully escape in time. This is a Denver date idea that is a guaranteed win. (1529 Champa St. / 303-945-6521)

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$35 per person


1529 Champa St.
Denver, CO

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