From comedy clubs to flea markets, from outdoor restaurants to bowling alleys, New York City is full of great double date activities. Whether you’re looking for an intimate restaurant with an exceptional menu, or a unique day activity, you’ll be sure to find here. Check out these five double date ideas in NYC.
117 MacDougal St.
New York, NY 10012
Head to Comedy Cellar for a night full of laughs! Comedy Cellar prides itself on providing the very best in comedy entertainment. Comedians who have performed at the establishment include Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, Louie C.K. and Wanda Sykes, among many others. Comedy Cellar posts its show lineups at the end of the week, so make sure to check on a Thursday for the upcoming weekend’s performances. Reservations are welcome, with a cap at eight people per party. Comedy Cellar also has an additional NYC location at 130 W 3rd Street.
Frames Bowling Lounge
550 9th Ave.
New York, NY 10018
Grab your favorite couple and compete in a friendly match of bowling at Frames Bowling Lounge located in…Port Authority! Not only does the bowling venue consists of 28 lanes, but also two sports bars, live DJs, a ping pong room, and billiards lounge. If you have ten guests, or even twenty, you can book VIP lanes with leather sofas, large projector screens, flat screen TVs, mood lighting — and you can even play your own music!
25 Cooper Square
New York, NY 10003
It’s Spring in NYC, and that means it’s time to take advantage of NYC’s great outdoor dining options. Schedule your double date at Narcissa restaurant, located in the East Village. Narcissa is a Michelin-starred restaurant, which mixes California cuisine with rotisserie-style techniques. The menu includes local, organic, and seasonal produce from Locusts on Hudson — Andre Balazs’ Hudson Valley farm. The interior is cozy and made up of two dining rooms. One room is inside, and the other overlooks a beautiful private garden, where you can eat during the warm weather months.
Good food and good shopping all in one location. What could be better? The Brooklyn Flea operates in a number of different spots in Brooklyn every weekend. From April through November, the flea markets are outdoors on both Saturdays and Sundays. On Saturdays you can shop in Fort Greene, and on Sundays in Williamsburg. The markets sell vintage, antique and handmade products, as well as delicious grub. Brooklyn Flea also operates Smorgasburg, which showcases more than 100 local and regional food vendors — all outdoors — except for several months from November through March. For more information about any of the markets, contact Brooklyn Flea via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
New York, NY
For a unique double date that you’ll never forget, take part in an interactive mystery puzzle game. How does it work? You’ll be locked in a room where you have 60 minutes to escape by finding hidden objects, figuring out clues, and solving puzzles. There are several different locations in Manhattan and Queens with different games per location. Choose from escaping a theater or escaping an office, escaping a rec room, or escaping a Victorian themed home.