Denton, Texas: Date Ideas

Denton, Texas. A great place to live with lots to do, see, and experience. And yet there has not been a solid, stand alone list of date ideas for all the Dentonites out there. Until now. 

Whether you're on your first date, second date, or 100th date, this list is for you. This isn't a list of every place you can go in the little d (or nearby), but it's a work in progress to keep adding date ideas in Denton. From free dates to fancy dates, you'll want to share this with all your couple friends. 

This might even be a solid list of fun things to do even if you're just hanging out with your buds. 

Comment below if you have any additional date ideas to add to the list.



  • Juice flight: Juice Lab
  • Juice to-go and walk around the square: Everyday Nectar


  • Coffee and dessert: West Oak
  • Coffee and food: West Oak, Zera Coffee
  • Coffee and deep conversations: Zera Coffee
  • Coffee and board game: West Oak, Jupiter House, Zera Coffee, Shift Coffee
  • Coffee and wine/beer/kombucha: West Oak
  • Coffee and Bubble tea: Kaleo
  • Tea: Zera Coffee, Kung Fu Tea, Jupiter House
  • Kombucha: Harvest House, West Oak
  • Beer: Harvest House, East Side, Oak Street Drafthouse, Audacity Brewery, Backyard on Bell
  • Beer flight: Oak Street, Bearded Monk, Taps & Caps
  • Cocktails: Paschall’s, 940’s K&C, Backyard on Bell
  • Wells: Mulberry Street Cantina, Abbey Underground, Hooligans, Fry Street, Backyard on Bell
  • Wine: Wine Squared or Steve’s Wine Bar
  • Margaritas: Milpa, Agua Dulce, Mulberry Street Cantina, Fuzzy’s, Rusty Taco
  • Arcade: Game Changers, Oak Street Drafthouse
  • Bar games: Hooligans, Paschalls, Mulberry Street Cantina, Oak Street Drafthouse, Backyard on Bell
  • Pie: West Oak, Ravelin Bakery
  • Ice Cream: Beth Marie’s
  • Frozen yogurt: Yogurt Story
  • Belgian waffles: Waffle Wagon
  • Donuts and coffee: Hypnotic Donuts/Cultivar
  • Pastries and baked goods: Ravelin Bakery
  • Candy: Atomic Candy
  • Snack: Blue Bag Grocery


  • $$$: Queenies, Hannah's, Keiichi
  • $$: Barley and Board, 940's, Giuseppe's, Greenhouse

For more dining options, check out this Local Denton Restaurants Guide.

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    Denton Square
    • Picnic on the square
    • Wine and cheese tastings on the square (open container is allowed along the courthouse premises)
    • Concert/Live Music: Harvest House, Dan’s Silver Leaf, Andy’s Bar, LSA Burger, Thursday “twilight tunes” on the square
    • Denton Community Theatre
    • Painting with a Twist
    • Ghosts of Denton tour
    • Denton Courthouse Museum
    • Escaping the Square (escape rooms)
    • Disc golf: North Lakes Park
    • Fishing: North Lakes Park, Lake Ray Roberts
    • Driving Range: North Lakes Park, Top Golf (The Colony)
    • Tennis: Goldfield Tennis Center, South Lakes Tennis Courts, West Tennis Courts
    • Lake Ray Roberts (Pilot Point): Bike Riding, Hammocking, Picnic, Beach, Fishing, Kayaking
    • Bike Riding: Greenbelt (entrance at Lake Ray Roberts dam, or Aubrey), Denton Branch Rail Trail, North Lakes Park
    • Parks: North Lakes Park, South Lakes Park/Eureka
    • Dog Parks: Wiggley Field
    • Trails: North Lakes, Lake Ray Roberts, Denton Branch Rail Trail (Denton Square to Lake Dallas), Evers Park
    • Bowling: University Lanes, Brunswick
    • Trampoline Park: Altitude
    • Swimming: Lake Ray Roberts, Denton Natatorium, Water Works
    • Geocaching
    • Indoor Rock Climbing: Summit, North Texas Outdoor Pursuit Center (Carrollton)
    • Yoga: Karma Yoga, Inspire Yoga, Authentic Yoga, Groupon
    • 5k: Denton Running Club - Oak Street Wednesdays and Summer Runs
    • Shop at Second Hand Sports and buy a game or sports equipment that you can play together
    • Denton Community Market
    • Take pictures at the Chairy Orchard 
    • Golden Triangle Mall browsing
    • Antique Mall browsing
    • Garage Sale/Estate Sales 
    • Annual Festivals / Events: Oaktopia, Arts & Jazz, North Texas Rodeo, Holiday Lighting, etc.
    • Attend local High School or College sports events
    • Rose Costumes - try on costumes for fun
    • Movie: Golden Triangle Mall, Cinemark, Movie Tavern, Coyote Drive In (Lewisville)
    • Tulip Farm (in season, Pilot Point)
    • Lavender Farm (in season, Gainesville)
    • Bear Den & Pizza (Pilot Point)
    • Volunteer at Our Daily Bread on a weekend / soup kitchen
    • Craft day at Scrap, or browse Scrap for craft ideas
    • Picture day at various Denton art / wall mural locations
    • Take Tour of UNT or TWU campus
    • Kil’n Time Studio
    • Massage: Denton Massage, Massage on the Square, King Spa


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