Seeking date night ideas? Confused on where to take a girl on a first date in Sydney? You are spoiled with options for places to go on a first date especially in Sydney city! To make things easier, we have collated a list of popular first date locations, combining the best first date bars and restaurants in Sydney, and also some unique date night ideas as well.
First dates tend to be awkward, with a lot of pauses and silence as you are meeting for the first time. But we have addressed that, and most of our choices have fun ice-breaking inclusions, to break the tension and let the two of you start talking freely.
Sydney Date Night Cruise
The perks of being a Sydneysider is the magnificent Sydney Harbour. A romantic dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour, as your first date will give the perfect start to your relationship. Go for the best romantic dinner cruise in Sydney, which in no doubt is the Sydney Showboat Date Night cruise! A romantic cruise on an authentic paddlewheeler vessel, 3-course dinner & drinks and guaranteed window seating ensures a splendid time and a memorable date night. The icing on the cake though is the 1-hour live cabaret show ‘Voyage of Love’, a visual treat that takes you on a journey of love! Combining music, dance and theatre, go on a romantic journey across nine iconic cities! We don’t want to spoil the plot, so book your seats and experience this wonderful date night cruise!
Mini Golf or Bowling
Who doesn’t love a round of mini golf! A perfect romantic first date idea, ease the tensions with a few rounds of golf. See if your date has a competitive streak and a win-at-all cost attitude too. If knocking a ball around doesn’t catch your fancy, bowling is another interesting option. These game centres have decent eateries as well, serving good cocktails and pub grub. Others will also have the same idea as you, so better move and book your slots in advance!
Stand-up Comedy Show
A night of laughter is a welcome thought, even if it’s a first date outing. There are many cafes or pubs that play venues to stand-up comedians, who are sure to bring tears of laughter to your eyes with their rib-tickling routines. Order a delectable feast of pub grub & drinks and enjoy the show. You will also get lots of time pre and post the show, to talk and get to know each other better.
Seeking a more cultural experience? Head to the Art Gallery of NSW. Wednesday nights are Art After Hours, with expert talks, guided tours, dance performances and live music. Entry is free, but the experiences are priceless for those who enjoy such activities. You also get to enjoy the exhibits with fewer distractions and among like-minded individuals.
Try out something different with an Escape Room challenge! A good bonding experience, you are given a set time limit to deduct the secret plot hidden within clues in the room or scenario you are put in. There are clues & hints spread about. A good strategy is required between the two of you to successfully finish the puzzle in the Escape Room. There is no better way of knowing whether the two of you are a match and a good fit, making it a perfect first date activity!