Don’t let winter weather prevent you from planning a night out on the town! Dance to some live music, challenge each other to some friendly competition or enjoy some charcuterie by the fireplace. We have something for every couple here in LVE.


The Classic

Dinner and a Movie

The classics are classics for a reason. Enjoy a romantic night out with an intimate dinner and catch a flick afterward!

Landmark Century Theatre

7 screens, stadium seating, reserved seating, and screening lounges with reclining seats, Landmark is one of the most comfortable places in town to have a date. The concession area features fresh hot popcorn available with real butter, as well as a variety of premium food and beverage offerings. Relax at The Century Bar or take your drink into the auditorium with you. The theatre showcases independent and foreign language films. Big Hollywood Hits also hit the Landmark screens, so there is something for everyone!

Fine Dining within Walking Distance of Landmark

Barrel Wine and Cheese

With a cozy fireplace, velvet chairs, and a wine rack that takes up an entire wall, Barrel Wine and Cheese screams romance! Share a cheese and charcuterie board and some small plates and soak up the ambiance Barrel radiates.

Click here to make reservations.

Black and Caspian

Need a break from daily life and want to escape overseas to an indelible culinary experience? Then you and your date need to visit Chicago’s premier Mediterranean Wine Bistro. Black and Caspian’s eclectic menu and swanky vibes will ensure you’ll take in the moment. Call (773) 997-4461 to make reservations.

For the Music Lovers

If you and your partner share a love of music, look no further than having your next date night in LVE. Home to legendary music venues, fantastic record stores, and local artists performing at neighborhood spots, find your melody at these places.

The Metro

Located north on Clark Street, just a block away from historic Wrigley Field, lies one of Chicago’s most treasured venues, The Metro. Having opened in 1982, some of musics most iconic bands and artists have played here. Catch a show and be a part of history! Click here to view the schedule of the upcoming shows.

Smartbar

If you’ve been to The Metro, then you must be familiar with Smartbar, the underground nightclub that bumps music from Funktion One speakers until the early morning. Night owls have been flocking to Smartbar for 40 years now, and it is home to Chicago’s techno and house music scene. Bring your date to the dance floor and get lost in beats and smoke that fills the air. Make sure to take pictures in the photobooth so you both have a memory to take home!

The Vic

This multi-level venue is located on Sheffield, just a block away from the Belmont stop. The acoustics are near perfect, and the balcony has wonderful sight lines. Being opened in 1912, millions have gone here and enjoyed live music! Click here to view the schedule of upcoming shows.

Record Stores

What’s more romantic than buying your partner a record, CD, or band tee? Be spontaneous and give each other 20 minutes to buy a surprise vinyl for one another! Here’s where you can shop for all your music needs.

Reckless Records

Get reckeless! Reckless Records is located right on Belmont. They carry new & used CDs, DVDs games, and loads of Vinyl. If you like to kick it really old school, check out their cassette collection too. Oh, and they always have free stickers!

Groovin High

Open mostly on weekends, this record shop is filled to the brim with vinyl and band posters. Organized by genre, it’s easy to bring home a favorite after visiting. They also carry CDs and DVDs. Located just a block away from Reckless Records, you can hit two spots in one trip with no problem!

Gramaphone Records

Gramaphone Records is a World-renowned record shop established in 1969 with a focus on electronic music since the early 80s. Curating house, techno, hip hop, drum n’ bass, disco, italo disco, and more. With black and white checkered floors and vinyl hanging on the ceiling, you’ll feel like you turned back in time at this classic record shop.

Where to Catch Local Acts

These neighborhood spots often have local bands and artists playing at their venue. Check them out!

Gman Tavern

Uncommon Ground

Underground Lounge

The Cubby Bear

For the Adventurous Couple

Keep things interesting! Do something out of the ordinary and let your fun side out!

The Laugh Factory

Is your date an extrovert who loves to laugh? Treat them to a comedy show! The Laugh Factory hosts a show every single night of the week. The weekends are filled with shows back to back. Sit in the first front rows for your chance to be called on during the set. Every Saturday night is the midnight comedy show The Nasty Show, which gives you enough time beforehand for some dinner and drinks before the show begins. Make a whole night of it!

Click here for upcoming comedy shows.

Get in the Kitchen

Impress your date with some cooking! Get in the Kitchen hosts dozens of cooking classes a month. With classes like Dinner & Dancing, Tapas & Latin Dancing Lessons and Pizza, Buffalo Chicken Rangoon & Drag Queen Karaoke you and your date can have a blast while making something delicious. Check the calendar to book a class!

Quandary Escape Rooms

Work together to escape one of three unique escape rooms at Quandary! Choose your adventure between: Lab of the Lost, Left at Home, and Escape the 90s. You have an hour to get out and claim victory!

Book your adventure here. 

Let’s Play a Game

Add some friendly competition to date night! Winner buys a round of drinks?

Replay Lincoln Park

Replay Lincoln Park has over 100 old school arcade games available to play…for free! Play pinball and an extensive array of craft beer and cocktails in a warm industrial setting. They also have rotating pop-up themes, like Harry Potter, Stranger Things, Early 2000s, and more!

Check their website for events and what pop-up they currently have!

Bonus Round Game Café

Bonus Round Café hosts game night for you! With a full café menu, beer, wine, cocktails, mocktails, and espresso bar, there’s something for everyone. Come with a date, or do a group date here! While enjoying your libations, the skilled Game Guides will recommend and teach you your new favorite game.

Make reservations here.

Replay Lakeview

Located in the heart of Northlasted, is Replay Lakeview! Also home to dozens of classic arcade games, but in a smaller intimate space. Visit in the summer and enjoy their huge patio! Enjoy great drink specials like $25 weekend buckets, and $10 champagne bottles on Saturdays and Sundays.

Click here for events and specials!

Lucky Strike Wrigleyville

With two video walls in the bar and the exclusive Daytona Championship simulator in the arcade, Lucky Strike Chicago at Wrigleyville is perfect for an eventful date night out. After a game of bowling, challenge your date with over 100 arcade games and treat them to a craft cocktail. They have a late night bites menu, so you can fuel up at any time!

Reserve your lane here!

X-Golf

Experience the most innovative and accurate golf simulator in the world. X-Golf is designed for both professionals and amateurs so everyone is welcome! They also have a full-service bar and kitchen, making X-Golf the one stop shop for a fun night out.