Whether you met by swiping right, were introduced through a friend, or you’re in a long-term committed relationship, the search for the best date spots in Broward County is constant. Luckily, with its combination of captivating waterfront views, quirky shops, bars in Fort Lauderdale, and a classy-but-laid-back atmosphere, there are plenty of Broward County date spots to spark a new flame or rekindle an old one.
Speaking of wine, it’s hard to go wrong with wine on a date. Vinos on Las Olas is located in the heart of Las Olas Boulevard but remains conspicuous because it’s located within a short hall that resembles an alleyway. Just beyond that hall is a stylish, romantic and warm patio decked out with couches, umbrellas, and tables. As expected, Vinos serves a large variety of wine and tapas to be paired with your choices, but also offers a great selection of wine in case you’re more in the mood for a brew.
If you like a little competition, the Aqua Golf Driving Range definitely qualifies as one of the best date spots in Broward County. Competitive activities are often good icebreakers for first dates, but can also a great time for those in a serious relationship. While bowling is overdone and miniature golf can be lame, a driving range offers a different experience that's still physical and interactive. For those familiar with the late-90s comedy “There’s Something About Mary,” the Aqua Golf Driving Range will look familiar as it was featured in a scene in the film. So grab a drink, grab a golf club and a bucket of balls and drive away.
Chock full of restaurants, bars, funky shops and more, the Hollywood Boardwalk is the perfect date-on-the-go. Particularly if you can’t decide on a location. There’s enough activity that you could probably just wander up and down the boardwalk and enjoy yourself people-watching and window-shopping. But if you’d like to settle down for a more traditional date, there are a number of restaurants and bars that range from a hole-in-the-wall to chic to check out. The sheer number and variety of possibilities make the boardwalk one of the best date spots in Broward County.
Coffee shops are a great laid-back option for a date and particularly first dates with someone you don’t know well yet. And Atelier 3 in Hollywood may very well be the coolest coffee shop in the county. Conveniently located right off the Hollywood Circle, the fun atmosphere can fit whatever mood you may be in when you arrive. Upon entering, you’ll be greeted by comfortable couches and tables and an assortment of games. This is the perfect location for a quiet chat or a fun game while sipping a warm brew. Just beyond the initial room lies the bar where patrons order Atelier’s finely crafted Joe, as well as a small stage for their frequent live performances. Oh, and if the date is going well... Atelier 3 also serves wine by the glass and the bottle.
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