14 Unique First Date Ideas In Nashville To Woo Your Potential Boo (2024)

Congratulations on your upcoming date! If you’re looking for first date ideas in Nashville, then you’ve come to the right place! We at Peerspace are all about special events and love helping people find venues for them. From party halls to private dance studios, Peerspace has hundreds of Nashville event venues to consider. We’ve also included some of our favorite local date ideas that offer something for everyone! 

1. Get tickets to a Candlelight Concert

Concert tickets are a fun first date idea, especially in a city with Nashville’s reputation for great music! You can make the experience even more memorable by booking a unique show like Candlelight Concert. Each performance is a tribute to jazz, pop, and rock legends. You’ll also enjoy the show in a performance hall where the musicians are surrounded by hundreds of candles! It’s a unique concert experience that’s sure to be a memorable first date.

2. Take a private dance class together

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Maybe you bonded at a dance class or simply wanted to explore something new. Dance classes are a fun way to get to know each other over salsa or hip-hop! The only thing about a regular dance class is that they are usually crowded affairs. So you won’t have as much time with the instructor. Why not make it a more private event by booking your own dance studio and bringing along your favorite instructor?

Peerspace makes private date nights easy to arrange with hundreds of venues in Nashville, like this dance and fitness space in Donelson. You’ll have 1,800 sq. ft., a stereo system, and soft lighting for a private dance lesson!

3. Go for drinks and bowling at Pinewood Social

Pinewood Social is one of the more unique first date ideas in Nashville to explore! The space has far more to offer than most standalone venues. For one, they have a restaurant, bar, pool, and bowling alley! There are six lanes with free shoe rentals and if you head outside, you’ll find a beautiful patio near the dipping pool. The pool and patio have their own menu separate from the bar and restaurant indoors. 

4. Enjoy an interactive dining experience at The Catbird Seat

Few restaurants are as in demand as The Catbird Seat, an interactive dining experience that people sometimes travel to Nashville just to experience! You’ll start by sitting around an open food preparation area with 20+ other diners. Conversations with the chefs and diners are part of the experience. Meanwhile, innovative dishes like lobster roe ravioli or foie gras brûlée find their way to your spot, each one more artistically arranged than the last. The menu changes daily so you’ll be surprised – but never disappointed – by what’s being served!

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5. Play arcade games at Game Terminal

Video game arcades have been a top first date idea in Nashville for decades. And as the years pass, arcades have only gotten better by collecting more vintage and modern games under one roof. We love Game Terminal thanks to its cozy sitting areas, craft cocktails, and casual dining atmosphere to go along with the video games. Game Terminal has over 250 classic and modern games to play, plus outdoor games like ping pong. The menu is also delightful, with crunchy classics like loaded nachos, fried pickles, and mozzarella sticks. Things that won’t be too in the way as you get your game on! 

6. Explore Nashville’s street murals together

Nashville has murals decorating many neighborhoods and taking an organized mural tour is one of the best ways to experience them! If you join an organized mural tour, many will plan for stops so you can take selfies together. Not to mention an end destination where mimosas, beer, and snacks are involved! Some are walking tours while others, like Joyride US, let you shuttle around town with golf carts. Many street murals are some of the most Instagrammable spots in the city as well! 

7. Have cocktails at a speakeasy

Speakeasies and hidden bars bring the Prohibition Era back to life with artistic interiors and an intimate atmosphere. They are great first date ideas in Nashville when you want the vibe of a bar while still being able to hear the conversation. Red Phone Booth might be the best example of what a speakeasy is meant to feel like. You first enter by dialing in the secret entry number into the antique red London phone booth. Once you get in, you’ll be amazed by the plush Italian couches, tobacco barn wooden floors, and upscale 1920s atmosphere. Red Phone Booth does have a dress code, so dress to impress.

8. Take a cooking class

Have you considered creative first date ideas in Nashville like cooking classes? Upgrade your kitchen skills and have an interactive experience with a group or private lesson. You’ll find cooking schools that cover everything from classic Southern cooking to Asian fusion dinners. Southern Belle Biscuit has a biscuits n’ gravy class where you get to make a plate of this classic dish. Plus you’ll have your own batch of biscuits to take home!

If you want an even better experience, consider booking a private space with a kitchen and your own cooking instructor! It can be just you and your date learning to make pasta or pizza in a Peerspace venue like this retreat house in Murfreesboro!

9. Visit the Nashville Farmers’ Market

Nashville has one of the busiest farmer’s market scenes in the nation! Many neighborhoods organize their own markets, including the East Nashville and Hip Donelson Farmers’ Markets. The largest is the aptly named Nashville Farmers Market on Rosa L. Parks Blvd. Over 150 vendors come here offering fresh produce, artisan crafts, live music performances, and more. 

10. Enjoy food and performances at Plaza Mariachi

Music and food are wonderful enough on their own! But you can make a first date in Nashville even better by bringing them both together! Plaza Mariachi does exactly this, celebrating Mexican and Latin culture through food, music, and shopping. Each trip offers something new, like free or ticketed concerts, a Sunday flea market, cultural presentations, and kids’ events. The restaurants here are diverse enough to please all palates as well, with pizza, tacos, cocktails, bubble tea, and much more to explore!

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11. Take a ride on the Pedal Tavern

Biking and beer are a better combination than you might expect! Ride a party bike with a group of up to 15 folks at Nashville Pedal Tavern, a downtown biking experience where you’ll get to explore downtown with a knowledgeable guide. Live country music happens all around you as you pedal down Lower Broadway to a Honky Tonk for a drink special! 

12. Learn together at the Nashville Adventure Science Center

Lovers of science will find a lot to learn at the Nashville Adventure Science Center. From fully immersive art installations like the Infinium Room to a full-motion flight simulator, the experience includes much more than traditional standing exhibits. You can also enjoy films played at the Sudekum Planetarium, live concerts, laser shows, and Live Science Shows where you can interact with the presenters! 

13. Get cultured at the Frist Art Museum

The Frist Art Museum is one of Nashville’s top attractions and a fun place to have a first date! You’ll find art exhibitions on African American historic contributions to Nashville’s music scene, cooking demonstrations focusing on food and its influences on identity, and more. Once you’re done, be sure to visit the Frist cafe for a bite and conversation with your potential new boo. 

14. Solve mysteries at the Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show

Enjoy a food, comedy, and mystery experience rolled into one with the Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show! Rather than a performance happening on stage, the actors will be performing amidst the audience, and even the person sitting next to you at the dinner table might be in on the action! Gunshots, props, light blackouts, and other moments reel you into the narrative as you eat and try to figure out who did it!

First date ideas in Nashville: conclusion

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The Athens of the South is just as cultured as its nickname suggests! Whether you’re into art museums, dinner experiences, or arcade bars, Nashville has a thrilling selection of first date ideas to look through. While you’re finalizing your plans, think about making the date even more special with a private screening room or dining hall with Peerspace! We are the nation’s leading online marketplace for venue rentals in Nashville and offer flexible bookings by the hour for a flexible first date experience! 

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