Planning a Fun Date Night in Barrie!

With these challenging times, it might feel hard to plan a date night for you and your significant other. Not to worry, a fun date is always possible! Whether you want to go out or stay home, we've put together 10 date night ideas with some help from your local Barrie businesses, that you are sure to enjoy!

A Fine Dining Experience

For years, Il Buco Ristorante has captured the essence of old-world authenticity with its Italian cuisine. Try out the authentically created dishes from their delicious menu while taking in a spectacular view of the lake! Also, indulge in a bottle of vintage wine in their beautiful dining room that offers a warm atmosphere for a relaxing lunch or dinner.


Specializing in great food, good times, creating memories, and outstanding service at Groovy Tuesday's, you can enjoy the best of locally produced ingredients in their delicious dishes. Enjoy their seasonal menus accompanied by a wine list that offers a wide range of exclusive labels by the glass.


For a memorable evening filled with culinary delights, Michael & Marions offers an intimate, casual atmosphere for an award-winning fine dining experience. The restaurant was recently awarded the Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Award for 2020 and is sure to impress with its delicious menu, wine list and cocktails. 


Find more great places to eat in Barrie here!

Indoor Activities

Take in some arts and culture on your next date at the MacLaren Art Gallery. The Gallery has a permanent collection of 27,408 works of art and has a year-round programme of contemporary art exhibitions and special events to enjoy. 


No matter your age, mini-golf will always make for a classic fun date night outing. Whether you need somewhere fun to go on a first date or are looking for something to do between dinner and a movie, the glow in the dark course at Putt Mini Golf will make for a super fun little adventure!


Barrie's First Retro Arcade Bar makes for a fun date outing where you can enjoy some great food, drinks and of course play your favourite 80's arcade or pinball games!


With their great selection of beers and fantastic food, free brewery tours, special events & live music, Barnstormer Brewing + Distilling Co. makes for a perfect place to stop for a casual date night out for beer lovers! 


Date night from home

With their cheeses from around the world, handcrafted chocolates and locally made products, J'adore is your place to go ahead of your at-home date night. Pick a special wine from their extensive wine list and indulge in one of their cheese boxes, ready for you to take home and enjoy! For a weekend away, their Getaway Box makes the perfect addition to your getaway. 


Not only does Barrie Olive Oil have a wide selection of olive oils and vinegar that will elevate and enhance any at-home meal you might be preparing, they also offer meal kits, perfect for an at-home date night activity. Together you can prepare and enjoy a delicious meal made from the finest ingredients.


Make date night extra special with a beautiful arrangement of flowers from Bradford Greenhouse Garden Gallery. Their seasonal flower selections make for a great gift and decoration your special someone will cherish.

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Safety first! Due to COVID-19, all the locations promoted above are following health and safety regulations set in place by officials and might require extra precautions from you upon your visit. Visit their individual websites for more information. Wear a mask, keep your distance, wash your hands thoroughly and above all stay home if you are sick. Enjoy (safely)!


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