Denver Date Night - Friendly Competition

Denver Date Nights - Some Friendly Competition // Melissa Gassien // Guest Experience Manager

Who doesn’t love a little competition between significant others? I’ve always loved a challenge, and having been raised by parents that taught me I could do anything I put my mind to, that definitely includes winning my boyfriend from time to time. Whether you’re a long term couple that could use a good “get out of the dinner + a movie rut” or a first meet-up, there’s nothing like a little date night competition to get the sparks flying. Here are my date ideas and plans for getting to know your special someone thru a little romantic getaway rivalry in Denver - all are pretty close to Hotel Teatro, don't forget hotel guests can catch a ride via our complimentary car service within 2.5 miles of our address!

Ace Eat & Serve: Housed in the old Storz Garage, this expansive space offers an enormous ping pong hall, outdoor patio space, as well as Asian-inspired fare that will knock your socks off. Trust me, you don’t have to be a ping pong pro to have a fabulous night. Want to up the ante? Set a challenge before you start. Sure, we’re all winners nowadays, but why not make it a night that will spark a round two? Loser buys dessert? First kiss? The options are endless for where the night could go.

1-up: Nothing sparks the whole getting to know you vibes quite like old school video games and sharing “I remember the first time I played this!” stories. 1-up is a video game bar haven with 45 classic arcade games and 16 pinball machines, you’ll have plenty to keep you occupied. For those of you who might be technologically challenged, they have Skee Ball and giant Jenga to help you redeem your dignity. And because good things come in pairs, there are 2 locations Colfax and LoDo that are sure to fit your date night needs.

Lucky Strike Lanes Bowling Alley: I know, bowling...but here me out on this one. It brings forth an image of old men smoking cigarettes and the smell of stale popcorn mixed with…. what was that smell anyways? But bowling has come a long way- especially Lucky Strike Lanes in the Denver Pavilions. Custom vintage décor mixed with Hollywood flare, this space is more a hip louge than your parent’s Friday night bowling league. They also have billiards, ping pong, corn hole, and shuffleboard in case you realize that the lane bumpers you used as a kid are just as needed as an adult bowler. I can tease because I still bowl thru my legs. Function over form right?