Popular coffee shop for a casual date, cuz you're cooler than suggesting Starbucks.
For a nicer date, but nothing too crazy or looks like you're trying too hard for a first meet up.
Centrally located and casual vibes so your wallet will thank you. when you reach for the bill.
Element is a coffee shop on 17th that is open late so you can have a date at any convenient time of day.
Cleaver is a small and intimate space, be prepared to share a small table with your crush.
If you haven't been to Prickett Richard yet, then this should be your next cocktail bar stop! It's new and it's where all the cool dates are happening.
Proof has won more awards than I have fingers and toes. Great drinks and a classy place to take a date..
Okay, technically not a cocktail bar, but if wine is more your style this small romantic wine bar is super popular and has all the best wines to choose from.
Get a coffee to go from the East Village Sidewalk Citizen (and maybe a pastry or one of their famous cinnamon buns too) and then follow the river pathway for a nice afternoon walk.
Grab some ice cream from Village Ice Cream's Britannia location and then walk a block west to Riverdale park and enjoy the views of the river and city skyline.
Stop at Alforno on 7th Street before going on a downtown walk to the Peace bridge. Alforno is known for sandwiches, donuts, coffee and more!
Everybody goes here so it's a rite of passage, really. Take your relationship to the next level! (up one broken escalator that is)
Empty theatres mean you can talk during the movie amiright? I recommend The Plaza, Globe Cinema, or Eau Claire. You'll have lots of space.
A summer classic! Although, you might have to do some googling to figure out what's on for the and where.
Enjoy every second of this adults only VIP experience. Available at the University District and Seton Cineplex locations. Costs a little more, but is worth it IMO.
Spice things up by trying Moroccan food for the night. The atmosphere is coloful and vibrant and gives you an out-of-Calgary feel.
Reminisce about the highlights of your relationship while enjoying 80's nostalgia and craft beers.
Fans of The Shining will love to spot all the movie references in the décor and on the menu. Plus your date need not fear being trapped at the Overlook Hotel.
For a fun whimsical date try out the Potion Room. This Harry Potter themed bar is known for wacky cocktails.
An under-rated date idea IMO. Vertigo is a smaller sized theatre so all the seats are great. Grab a glass of wine and some snacks and enjoy the show.
Every month (approximately) Telus Spark Science Centre holds a new adults-only night with a fun and different theme.
There are a few places you can go on a ghost tour in Calgary, so far I've found the best to be Ghost Gurus. Be prepared for a mix of historic and modern day ghost stories with some ghost hunting mixed in.
There are a bazillion games to play at the Rec Room - old, new, single player, multi, you won't be bored!
Tacos plus mini-golf, what's not to like.
Granted this tend to attract a lot of children, you'll still see a lot of adults at monster mini-golf. Plus, it's not just mini-golf, it's glow in the dark mini-golf!
Get your date's heart pumping by trying out indoor sky diving! I haven't done this yet but it looks so cool!
It's 40 floors up, has great views and has won lots of awards, for all these reasons it's hard to get a reso! Plan ahead for this one.
Soft lighting and romantic decor, this is a special date spot. Love the food here, it did not disappoint.
Upscale and fabulous, this delicious steakhouse will be sure to impress your date.
Filled with hanging plants and chandeliers, you know your date will be blown away by this special venue.
Var Bar is a teeny tiny fondue and champagne bar. It's not cheap, so save this one for extra special intimate occasions.
This historic house is creaky and old in the best way possible. The food is top notch and you'll love being a part of its history.
Okay I haven't been here but this long-standing restaurant is a Calgary fave. It's small but apparently delightful.
Dine in complete darkness! This is a unique and intimate experience that heightens all your senses because you can't rely on your eyes.