7 Perfect Places for Date Night
Life in Lancaster is brimming with romantic potential—be it your first date or one-thousandth date, the county offers a ton of romantic options for you to treat your loved one!
You can’t go wrong with a date night at Decades. We recommend starting off with dinner in your own cozy booth or table. Then take some time to wander through the many options of classic arcade games while sipping a cocktail from the bar. Plus, Decades offers a seasonal menu with delectable apps and entrees that include both vegan and gluten-free options. With food, games, and drink options all in one place, you won’t need to go anywhere else to have a complete and memorable evening.
A movie theatre with a full bar? We’re sold. Take dinner and a movie to a new level with this recently built theatre. Start your night off right with a stroll around the lake at Long’s Park, which is across the street, and end the night with dinner and a movie. This cinema combines dining with entertainment–completely eliminating the need to go to dinner beforehand. It’s the new and improved “dinner and a show!”
Challenge your date and your wits to an Escape Room adventure. The Escape Room Lancaster has various rooms and escape scenarios to choose from and is updated with new adventures on the regular. It is the ultimate spot for a first date and continued adventures for years to come.
Take your typical date night to the next level with a romantic getaway at Railroad House Inn. Located along the Susquehanna River in historic Marietta, the inn features two spacious dining rooms, a speakeasy-inspired bar beneath the main floor, and a variety of rooms for an extended weekend. They offer several savory menu items focused on seasonal cuisine with an effort to support local farms and suppliers—like bacon-wrapped scallops and gnocchi chicken pot pie!
Treat your date to a rooftop view of Lancaster City and a handcrafted cocktail. The Exchange features tabletop fire pits, comfortable seating, and some of the best small plates in town. Their rooftop is perfect for socializing—so a double date is a great option too!
Looking for something more crafty to do on your date night? The Pottery Works offers a chance to create and connect over paint and a glass of wine. Delve into your creative side and make something that will forever remind you and your date of a lovely evening. It’s easy—just choose a piece, the paint or glaze, decorate, and then pick it up in a week when it’s fired and ready-to-go. Pro-tip, Pottery Works is BYOB.
For the music lover in your life, the Chameleon Club is the place to be. The venue hosts dozens of local bands as well as bands from all over the world. Check their schedule for some quality concerts to take your date to and dance away into the night to your favorite songs.
These are just a few prime date night locations in Lancaster. There are so many things to do, places to explore, and new restaurants to try. We can all agree, Lancaster is one of the best locations for anyone’s date night!