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Need Local Date Ideas this Month?

Check out this list of possibilities!

Congratulations! You’ve managed to snag a night out! No diapers, no crying (hopefully) and no dinosaurshaped chicken nuggets for you tonight! Here are a couple of options for things you can do out on the town.

A Gamer’s Date

Fargo’s favorite family entertainment center is a family-friendly date-night venue. You can grab a bite to eat, then spend the evening bowling, playing laser tag or even virtual-reality arcade games. Let’s just hope that your date likes games as much as you do!

Suite Shots
If you and your date bonded over your love of athletics, Suite Shots might be the place for you! With indoor and outdoor options, this high-tech golf facility lets you hit the course even in the middle of winter.

Pixeled Brewing (Beer & Arcade Games)
Are you a child of the 80s? Or maybe just a huge fan of Stranger Things? Pixeled Brewing is the place for you and your date. The brewery offers a plethora of functional old-school arcade games along with their delicious brews, sure to make you nostalgic for the good ol’ days.

3485 Jacks Way S, Fargo
Suite Shots
3400 James Way S, Fargo
Pixeled Brewing
1100 NP Ave N Suite 101, Fargo

Other Options:

Replay Games
109 Broadway N, Fargo

Fargo Escape Room
2220 Main Ave E, West Fargo

Puzzled Escape Rooms
3301 University Dr S, Fargo

Rough Cut Social
1100 Northern Pacific Ave
Suite 102, Fargo

United States Axe
4265 45th St S, Fargo

Fargo Billiards and Gastropub
3234 43rd St S, Fargo

Moorhead Billiards
701 Center Ave, Moorhead

Tactical Action Gaming
1702 4th Ave NW Suite G,
West Fargo

The Traditional Date

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Dinner Dates

If the classic dinner date is more your style, Fargo offers a ton of fine-dining establishments to romance your date with. Make a reservation, and maybe catch a movie afterwards at the historic Fargo Theater.

Coffee Shops

Sometimes the pressure of a dinner date is too much—especially if it’s your first date. Fargo-Moorhead’s independent coffee shops offer an atmosphere that would allow you to chat without the pressure of a fancy dinner. Dress comfortably and share a Love-a-Latte from Beans (or another of your favorite drinks) with your date.

Restaurants to Try:

46 North Pints & Provisions
635 2nd Ave N, Fargo

1380 9th St E, West Fargo

Prairie Kitchen
701 N University Dr, Fargo

309 Roberts St N, Fargo

Rustica Eatery & Tavern
315 Main Ave, Moorhead

Doolittles Woodfire Grill
2112 25th St SW, Fargo

Porter Creek Hardwood Grill
1555 44th St S, Fargo

Cork’n Cleaver
3301 S University Dr, Fargo

Coffee Shops to Try:

Young Blood Coffee
623 2nd Ave N, Fargo

Beans Coffee Bar
5675 26th Ave S Suite 100, Fargo
2550 S University Dr, Fargo

Twenty Below Coffee Co.
14 Roberts St N, Fargo
600 8th St S, Moorhead

Atomic Coffee
222 Broadway N Suie 100, Fargo

Moxie Java
3902 13th Ave South, Fargo
3150 Sheyenne St, West Fargo

Red River Coffee Co.
2600 52nd Ave S, Fargo

Take in the Arts

Plains Art Museum & Rourke Art Museum

Dive into Fargo-Moorhead’s art scene with your date and check out one of the art museums in the area. The Plains Art Museum and the Rourke Art Museum offer a combination of local and global art that is sure to impress your date! Plus, head to canvas. to try some art out yourself!

Live Theater

There’s nothing like seeing a live theater performance when the actors worked so hard to put the show together. See a show at one of Fargo’s live theaters with your partner, and experience the actors bringing a story to life.


Plains Art Museum
704 1st Ave N, Fargo

Rourke Art Museum
521 Main Ave, Moorhead

Bonanzaville/Cass County Historical Society
1351 Main Ave W, West Fargo

Hjemkomst Center
202 1st Ave N, Moorhead

Fargo Air Museum
1609 19th Ave N, Fargo


Theatre B
215 10th St N, Moorhead

Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre
202 1st Ave N, Moorhead

Concordia Theatre
901 8th St S, Moorhead

Minnesota State University Moorhead Theatre
1104 7th Ave S, Moorhead

North Dakota State University Theatre
1340 Administration Ave, Fargo

If You Don’t Have a Babysitter, Try These Date Ideas!

Red River Zoo

Explore Fargo’s Red River Zoo with your date when the animals are most active! The Red River Zoo specializes in cold-climate species, which means that you’ll likely get to see them out and energized in the winter. You can even relax in their heated log cabin and watch the wolves play when the temperatures get too chilly. And, if you’re the kind of person who splurges on date nights, you can pay to have an up-close, hands-on encounter with a red panda or a porcupine. Who wouldn’t want to pet a red panda?

Space Aliens

For a family-friendly arcade experience, try taking a trip to Space Aliens with your kids. Have a meal, then send your kids off to the arcade so you and your date can have some time together.

Family-Friendly Date Ideas:

Red River Zoo
4255 23rd Ave S, Fargo

Space Aliens
1840 45th St S, Fargo

Sky Zone
940 40th St S, Fargo

Skate City
3302 Interstate Blvd S

Clues and Keys Family Escape Rooms
3120 25th St S Suite V, Fargo

Getaway Dates

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Grand Forks, ND

Take a short trip away from home and visit Grand Forks, ND. You may want to take in a University of North Dakota hockey game, go ice-skating in the town square or see a movie at the River Cinema with your date.

Bemidji, MN

Feeling extra adventurous? A quick trip to Bemidji is sure to be fun. You can take your date to the Paul Bunyan statue for a photoshoot, the Watermark Art Center to appreciate some local art, or even the Buena Vista Ski Area for some cross-country skiing!

Grand Forks Locations of Note:

Ralph Englestad Arena (UND Hockey)
One Ralph Engelstad Arena Dr, Grand Forks

Town Square
1 S 3rd St, Grand Forks

River Cinema
211 Demers Ave Suite 4, East Grand Forks

Bemidji Locations of Note:

Paul Bunyan Statue
300 Bemidji Ave N, Bemidji

Watermark Art Center
505 Bemidji Ave N, Bemidji

Buena Vista Ski Area
19600 Irvine Ave NW, Bemidji

Written by Brady Drake

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