Regardless of how your dating expertise stacks up, you know that the city offers more date-ventures than dinner and drinks, drinks and dinner, and more dinner and more drinks. A worthwhile date in Gowanus used to be practically impossible (a canal full of dead dolphins will do that), but that was before The Royal Palms showed up.So, to help you mix it up, we culled a list of the 49 best dates you could possibly take someone on in NYC, and sorted them all by which date (first? Enjoy the cocktails on tap and try your hand at a game and you’ll understand why your Grandma and every hipster in Brooklyn loves it so much.The California sea lions balance balls, catch fish, and interact with their trainers in the cutest ways possible, and their glass-walled enclosure gives visitors a great view of all the action.
Swing by The Saint Austere for dollar oysters any Monday through Saturday from 6-8pm when you can get a mix of East and West Coast specimens.
Also, the short-term nature of a happy hour gives either of you an out if a better Tinder match comes up.
That refurbished carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park is kind of endlessly romantic, plus there are a bunch of great dinner options within an easy walking distance: the delicious tequila cocktails at Gran Electrica are just around the corner and don’t require a Grimaldian wait.
For some reason, when you put an ingredient like rum into a cute milkshake glass, it just feels wholesome.
This place is genuinely adorable, and even has vegan options, in case that Bumble cutie doesn’t do dairy.
This place may actually be better to visit during the winter than the summer -- especially the hothouses, which are kind of like taking a (sadly overdressed) trip to Costa Rica.
Oh, and make sure to tell your date about how the Japanese garden contains a hidden temple dedicated to the wolf spirits.
I'm meeting my long distance boyfriend in the city for a weekend. I'm looking more for a way to pass a Saturday afternoon.
I grew up an hour and a half north of the city so I go there often.