Grab your best friend and your dates, and get ready to explore all that Pittsburgh has to offer outside of the typical ho-hum of dinner and a movie. Whether you want to get your pulse pounding at a local amusement park, put on your dancing shoes or create some hands-on memories, the city offers plenty of unconventional options for double dates. Here are five places and activities that guarantee a great date.
4800 Kennywood Blvd.
West Mifflin, PA 15122
An amusement park is a great way to break the ice and let loose on a double date, especially if you’re on a first date. In Pittsburgh, there is no better amusement park than Kennywood Park. Keep things casual and fun with an afternoon of games, rides and classic amusement park eats and treats. Conversation won’t be at a loss either since you can talk about your favorite rides. And, since most rides require a partner, you’ll all have an instant riding buddy!
930 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Dinner, dancing and drinks may sound like a cliché double date idea, but not at Seviche. This traditional date night gets a twist, thanks to a funky South Beach Art Deco atmosphere, vibrant Nuevo Latino cuisine and delicious cocktails. Grab your date and hit the floor to Seviche’s pounding salsa music and work up a sweat. Don’t worry if you’ve been blessed with two left feet; you’ll have fun learning simple and sexy steps during the restaurant’s free salsa dancing lessons. Seviche is located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s cultural district.
4310 Butler St.
Lawrenceville, PA 15201
Bowling is always a favorite double date idea and works well for group dates too. Head to Arsenal Lanes located in the city’s Lawrenceville neighborhood for this date. You’ll get game after game of exercise and competitive fun that you can wager bets on. For instance, propose a game of guys versus girls and wager a round of drinks. Arsenal Lanes offers fun theme nights as well, including ‘80/’90s night, karaoke nights and Top Shelf Saturday Night.
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Escape Room Pittsburgh
569 Greenfield Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15207
Put your thinking caps on and plan your next date night at Escape Room Pittsburgh. Not only will you escape the boredom of traditional double dates, you’ll amp up the fun with unique challenges while learning more about your date through various interactive puzzles that require all of your creativity and problem-solving skills. Compete against another couple or team up to escape the room within your hour time limit. Tickets are $27 per person and can be booked via The Escape Room’s website.
Workshops By Pop Craft
Hosted at various locations throughout Pittsburgh
710 Virginia Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15211
Crafty couples will have a blast at any one of Pop Craft’s workshops that help double daters make fun memories and cool crafts. From reclaimed wood art to terrariums and even pop art portraits, date night gets a creative twist with Pop Craft’s hands-on, social approach to keepsake crafting. Workshops are offered several times a month at various locations throughout the city, each featuring a different theme or project. Bring your friends, your favorite snacks and even cocktails for a relaxed date night that’s anything but ordinary. For information on upcoming workshops, visit Pop Craft’s website.
Jessica Wasik is a graduate of Robert Morris University with a degree in English Studies. She is also a contributing writer for Examiner.com. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.