Perfect Date Ideas in Winston-Salem

Here are our top ideas for the perfect date in Winston-Salem! From food & drink recommendations to day-date inspiration, there's something for everyone.

The Camel City has such charm, and it makes for a great date night (or day!) location. Whether you and your significant other are in the mood for a more traditional dinner and a movie, have a hankering for a “treat yourself” kind of meal, are searching for a spot to enjoy one another’s company over a delicious cocktail, or are looking to let loose and play a bit, you’ll be able to find something in this list of suggestions. Enjoy one of our perfect Winston-Salem date night ideas!

Food + Drink

These restaurants and bars are consistently excellent and have the right vibe for a date. Feel free to mix & match to create your perfect evening in Winston!

  • For a classic, chic evening, have dinner at Mozelle’s followed by a drink around the corner at Joyner’s Bar
  • For a more casual date, order pizza at Cugino Forno and grab a beer at Incendiary Brewing Company – stay for a while to maximize your people watching (this also works for a day date!)
  • To impress your foodie date, order a cocktail and oysters at The Katharine, move on to Mission Pizza for dinner, and end with a nightcap at Fair Witness Fancy Drinks
  • For a progressive dinner with romantic vibes, start with appetizers & a cocktail at Spring House Restaurant in their Library Bar, move on to Meridian for the main course, and top off your evening at 6th & Vine for drinks & dessert
  • To learn while you eat and drink, do a wine tasting at the Tasting Room, sign up for a pairing class at Black Mountain Chocolate, or try a wine dinner offered by The Caviste
  • For vegan yumminess that carnivores will also love, go to Dom’s for their plant-based offerings and beautiful ambience (& get there early for a drink at their bar!)
  • For an off-the-beaten-path evening, make a reservation at Kitchen Roselli; we promise that it’s worth the drive (just make sure to reserve a cream puff as soon as you get there)

Activities

If you want to do more than just eat together, try one of these activities guaranteed to create a bonding experience!

  • Take a Friday night “Taste of Art” workshop together at Sawtooth, offered several times a month
  • Walk through Reynolda Gardens, especially at the beginning or end of the day when it’s least crowded
  • Learn a new skill together by taking a cooking class at Southern Home & Kitchen – currently these are on hold, but we expect them to return soon
  • Watch the sun set at Quarry Park
  • Challenge each other to some epic arcade battles at Reboot Arcade Bar
  • Rent bikes at Salem Lake or the Long Branch Trail for a fun afternoon exploring together
  • Take on a trivia or bingo night at one of the local breweries (see our list here)

Combinations

Here are our favorite food + drink + activity combinations for the perfect date night in Winston-Salem!

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