9 Date Night Ideas in Indianapolis

Need some time to reconnect with your partner — without kids in tow? 

Here are 9 date night ideas for places to go when you need some “adults only” time! 



Try Something Traditional 

Beer and wine tasting

When you’re in the mood for an adult beverage (or sips of several adult beverages), beer and wine tastings are a good date night idea. There are multiple places around Indy that offer beer and wine tasting, including Lou Vino on Mass Ave, Urban Vines in Westfield, and Upland on College Avenue.

Couples massage

Kids making you tense? Get those muscles kneaded and spend quality time together with a couple’s massage. Indy Massage Company offers couples massages in time increments to suit your needs, from a quick 30-minute refresher to a long, luxurious 120-minute massage. 

Get artsy

Arts and crafts aren’t just for kids! Wine & Canvas and Painting with a Twist are just two places with locations around Indy where you can relax and channel your inner artist with your partner. 

Dinner and a movie

The classic dinner-and-a-movie date night has been upgraded, because now you can eat dinner while watching a movie! Flix Brewhouse in Carmel has a full menu and brews their own beer in-house. Check their online calendar for special events throughout the month. 

Get Active 

Axe Throwing 

Did your child ask for toast this morning, and then throw a tantrum when you gave him toast? Channel that frustration by throwing an axe at a wooden target at Bad Axe ThrowingAxe throwing is also a surprisingly efficient way to work those arm muscles, so now you also have permission to skip the gym. 


When you want to go bowling in style — and you also want to play pool, sing karaoke and challenge your partner to a round of vintage pinball — Punch Bowl Social is your place. This is one of those places in downtown Indy that is actually fun for the whole family, so you can come back with kids … but we don’t have to tell them that! 


Whether you’re the next Tiger Woods or can’t tell a golf ball from a beach ball: it doesn’t matter! Top Golf in Fishers is a great place for a night of fun for all skill levelsAt this place, more people equals a merrier experience, so make it a group date night! 

Be a Kid Again

The Children’s Museum After Dark Event: All Star

On September 20, visit The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis! Adults are invited to throw their running shoes on for a Friday night under the lights. Anyone 21+ will take advantage of the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience® – without the kids! (Check their calendar for other adults-only events throughout the year.)

Tappers Arcade Bar 

Are you a master at Mario Bros? A force to be reckoned with at Frogger? Take your partner to Tappers Arcade Bar, a free-to-play, retro arcade bar in Indy where only adults are allowed. It’s a fun way to spend a few hours completely childfree while brushing up on your Pac-Man skills.

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