Dine, drink and discover the city of Minneapolis with these summer date nights that are perfect for any pair

By Lauren DeLapa

The sun is shining, the weather is warm and date night is this weekend. Don’t have a plan in place? We’re here to help! Dine, drink and discover the city of Minneapolis with these summer date nights that are perfect for any pair.

Catch a Movie in the Park



From new releases to classic cinema, the Minneapolis Movies in the Park series is a summertime take on the traditional date night at the movies. Through the end of August, 30 parks across the city will be screening films completely free of charge. All movies start 15 minutes after sunset, so plan for a quick sunset scroll before heading over to the screening. Bring a blanket, and enjoy the show! Want to see what movie is coming up next? Check out our blog post that includes the entire summer lineup of movies in the park.

Visit the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden



Nothing says summer like a date outdoors, and there’s no better way to do an outdoor date in Minneapolis than soaking up the sun while admiring the amazing art on display at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden in downtown Minneapolis. Recently renovated and reopened to the public, this 11-acre site is home to more than 40 works, including the famous “Spoonbridge and Cherry.” Take a free guided tour of the garden every Thursday at 6 p.m. or Saturday and Sunday at noon. Or explore the installations in the garden with your date from 6 a.m. to midnight daily.

Go on a Brewery Tour



With the bustling beer scene in the Twin Cities, a brewery tour is a great way to kick back and cool off with your summer steady. Not sure which brewery to choose? Check out some local favorites like 612Brew, Surly Brewing Co. and Indeed Brewing Company. All these taprooms offer tours and tastings under $10 (some are even free!).

Grab a Bite at a Rooftop Restaurant



Take your dinner date to the next levelliterally—with a reservation at one of Minneapolis’ many rooftop restaurants. Local hot spots, UNION, Uptown Tavern and moto-i, each offer distinctive dishes and spectacular scenery. Looking for drink deals and bar bites? Amore Victoria Ristorante and Brit’s Pub are guaranteed to fit the bill.

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