7 Beyond Basic Dates in Downtown Durham

7 Beyond Basic Dates in Downtown Durham

Wednesday, Aug 30 2017

You've gone out for drinks. You've done dinner and a movie. So what now? Spice up date night with these downtown Durham picks that will woo and wow you both.

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Game at Quarter Horse Bar & Arcade at Quarter Horse Bar & Arcade
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Game On at Quarter Horse Bar & Arcade

Head to Quarter Horse Bar & Arcade for an evening of old school arcade games and craft beer. Team up or challenge each other to a game of pinball — loser buys the next round!

Game at Quarter Horse Bar & Arcade
$   .  Quarter Horse Bar & Arcade   .  Durham
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Immerse Yourself in Contemporary Art at 21c at 21c Museum Hotel Durham
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Debate Contemporary Art at 21c

Seeking a little late-night arts and culture? 21C's art galleries are open 24/7 and are completely free to peruse. If you're there before last call, be sure you grab a signature cocktail from the bar downstairs. Nothing screams class like martinis and modern art.

Immerse Yourself in Contemporary Art at 21c
Free   .  21c Museum Hotel Durham   .  Durham
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Go to a Show at Carolina Theatre at The Carolina Theatre
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Catch a Show at Carolina Theatre

You're always sure to find an interesting film or live performance at the Carolina Theatre! Bonus points for being able to enjoy a local beer while seeing the show.

Go to a Show at Carolina Theatre
-   .  The Carolina Theatre   .  Durham
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Beat the Blues at Blue Note Grill at The Blue Note Grill
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Boogie Down at Blue Note Grill

In addition to signature home-style BBQ, Blue Note Grill also brings the heat with sizzlin' tunes nearly every night of the week. Dancing is encouraged so be prepared to get down!

Beat the Blues at Blue Note Grill
$$   .  The Blue Note Grill   .  Durham
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Sip Local at Durham Distillery (Flight of 6 Drinks + Shot Glass Included) at Durham Distillery
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Tour and Taste at Durham Distillery

Durham Distillery creates award-winning signature gin and delicious liqueurs. This tour gives you an in-depth look at how it's all made and lets you sample six different products. You'll even get to take home a souvenir shot glass to remember your visit fondly.

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Sip Local at Durham Distillery (Flight of 6 Drinks + Shot Glass Included)
$15   .  Durham Distillery   .  Durham
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Sip Socially at the Atomic Fern at The Atomic Fern
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Break Out the Board Games at Atomic Fern

Cozy up with cocktails and your favorite board game at this warm neighborhood bar. There are no TVs to distract you from your intense 'Connect Four' competition so you and your beau can really enjoy some Q.T..

Sip Socially at the Atomic Fern
$   .  The Atomic Fern   .  Durham
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Relish Fusion Fare at Cuban Revolution at Cuban Revolution Restaurant & Bar
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Get Jazzy With It at Cuban Revolution

Head to Cuban Revolution on Friday or Saturday night to catch free live jazz while enjoying creative fusion fare. The kitchen stays open as long as the band plays, so there's no need to rush — take in the art, order up a fun tropical drink and sway to music!

Relish Fusion Fare at Cuban Revolution
$$   .  Cuban Revolution Restaurant & Bar   .  Durham
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7 Beyond Basic Dates in Downtown Durham
7 Beyond Basic Dates in Downtown Durham