We know what you’re thinking—Gurgaon doesn’t exactly spell ‘romance’. Mostly tar and concrete, you’d be hard pressed to find a date night spot that isn’t in CyberHub. So, let’s reinvent. Instead of looking for the perfect place, look for the perfect memory.

Here are nine carefully-curated ideas for your next date-night in Gurgaon.

Lots Of Laughs

Everyone’s dating checklist has a tiny box marked ‘Funny’. What’s a better way to test your humour-compatibility than to enlist for a night of stand-up comedy? Manhattan Craft Brewery organises comedy nights every Thursday night, and ensure that your sparks and laughs are guaranteed!

#LBBTip: Keep a close watch for other stand-up events at Epicentre, Gurgaon. They organize them on the regular.

Where: First Floor, Global Foyer Building, Golf Course Road, Sector 43

Contact: +91 8800697554, or find them on Facebook here

Price: INR 500 per person for entry; food and drink as per a la carte menu; 1.5 litre pitcher of fresh brewed beer at INR 525

Timings: 9:30pm – 1am

A Piece Of Cake

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Image courtesy: Pixabay

With a cup of coffee, of course. Gurgaon’s brimming with cute, out-of-the-way cafés that make for easy conversations and perfect first dates. Fall in love over waffles, establish if you’re on team tea or coffee, and just let the chips fall where they may.

We’re loving the idea of a quick getaway at Café Wanderlust. The food is inspired by different parts of the country and, in fact, the world. With all the travel stories you could share, anything could be a great conversation starter during your time here.

Where: SF 53-54, First Floor, DLF Galleria, DLF Phase 4

Price: INR 900 plus taxes for two {approx.}

Contact: +91 8447944345

Some other options you could also check out are Another Fine Day, Di Ghent’s or The Mad Teapot/The Wishing Chair.

An Evening Of Art Appreciation

Stroll through an art gallery as you discover that the city is more than just office spaces. Try and decode what the artist is trying to say as you engage in arguments about mind, matter and everything in between. Start at Gallerie Alternatives and work your way around. They have some of the big names on display to gawk at, and, as you soak up the art around, you can even expect to share a definite moment together.

Where: 102, DLF Mega Mall, Phase I, Golf Club Road

Nearest Metro Station: Sikandarpur

Timings: 11am – 7pm {closed on Tuesdays}

Contact: 0124 4381439, +91 9717396819, or email contact@galleriealternatives.com

Find out more here, and follow them on Facebook here.

A Heady Night Of Cocktails

Cocktails & Dreams, Speakeasy

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Speakeasy sets you on a journey back to the 1920s American Prohibition Era, with perfectly-mixed classic cocktails and an ideal setting to lovingly eye-gaze. They also host trivia nights and open mic nights, so you can pair your drink with some goofiness. Keep a track on their Facebook page for event updates.

Where: SCO 23, Part 2 Market, Sector 15

Nearest Metro Station: HUDA City Centre

Contact: +91 9810999086

Follow them on Facebook here.

Take Your Muse To A Museum

Gurgaon has three super interesting museum options; Museum of Folk and Tribal Art, The Heritage Transport Museum and Vintage Camera Museum. There’s two reasons this is a super fun date night idea; one, you can bond over any shared geeky {read awesome} interest, and two, the list of topics you can talk about will probably never dry up.

If you ask us, our first stop on this museum trail would be The Heritage Transport Museum.

Where: Bilaspur-Tauro Road, Off NH8

Contact: 011 23718100 or click here

Price: INR 300 for an adult day pass

Go Golfing

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Image courtesy: Pixabay

Take a swing at love as you challenge each other to a quick round of golf at Hamoni Golf Camp. They have day passes and the option to rent golf clubs, so schedule a morning at this beautiful, green club. Once you’re done impressing your date with your golfing prowess, head on over to The Piano Man Garden Café for jazz and pita pockets.

Where: CK Farm, Carterpuri, Sector 23A, {close to Palam Vihar, opposite Maruti Udyog}

Nearest Metro Station: IndusInd Bank Cyber City {Rapid Metro}

Price: INR 500 for day pass; find full pricing for coaching, rentals and passes here.

Timings: 6am – 9pm

Contact: 0124 6526777, +91 9643151511

Check out their website here, and follow them on Facebook here.

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