5 Quirky Date Night Destinations in Columbus

Date night doesn’t have to be the same each time. While we all love cuddling up at the movies or trying new restaurants or embracing a bit of high culture at museums, every once in a while, date night needs to be shaken up. Each city has a hidden world of strange, quirky, and delightful things to do. Try any one of these on your next date night and embrace the weird, whimsical part of life.

Boos and Brews Walking Tour

This tour combines a Ghost Tour with Bar Hopping. You’ll get a chance to experience the strange, haunted past of Columbus with stops at secret tunnels and stories of prison fires and winter murders. There are several places to enjoy a drink along the way and maybe fortify yourself against any ghostly encounters. 

The Dinner Detective

Murder Mystery Theater provides a wonderful twist on a night out at the theater. The Dinner Detective is interactive and hilarious, taking you on a wonderful “whodunnit?” journey while providing a delicious dinner. You and your date may have very different ideas about the culprit, only to find you’re both completely wrong. The Dinner Detective is a special date night that will keep you laughing and guessing all night long.

Forty Deuce

A café and bar with a secret behind the refrigerator door. Take date night into the forbidden, unique world of Forty Deuce’s Speakeasy. Once you pass through the refrigerator door you’ll head below ground for a fabulous, forbidden club. Every Friday and Saturday you can also enjoy a Burlesque show and gourmet dinner. 

Penn & Beech Candle Company

Looking to get crafty for a change? Or to add something beautiful and homemade to your house? Penn & Beech Candle Company is just the thing for you. For a different type of date, you can make your own candles. Choose your own special scent, blend it in the store, and pour it into the mold. Making a candle with your significant other makes for a peaceful date night where you’ll walk away with a sweet-smelling creation all your own.

Zip Zone Outdoor Adventures

At night this family-fun adventure becomes a romantic, quirky date setting. The Full Moon Tour at Zip Zone Outdoor Adventures combines the thrill of soaring above the trees on a zipline with the magic of a moon high above and the peace of a sleeping forest. The tour includes 5 ziplines and 4 sky bridges.

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