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10 Memorable Date Night Ideas in Baton Rouge

Updated: Sep 28, 2022

Baton Rogue, Louisiana State Capitol
The State Capitol building in Baton Rogue, Louisiana

Dating can be the best of times and the worst of times. Coming up with new date ideas that are both exciting and cheap are just as hard as finding that special someone that you want to spend your time with to begin with. Whether you are in your 20s or on your 20th anniversary, after a long day of work or school, many people simply don't have the left over in the day to plan exciting new dates every single time date night rolls around. Your significant other can only stand going to dinner and a movie so many times. Luckily we have compiled our 10 Memorable Date Night Ideas in Baton Rouge. So, it's time to take a break from your favorite movie theater and check out the creative date ideas.

The Gregory

The Gregory dining room at Watermark Hotel
The Gregory at Watermark Hotel, Baton Rouge

If you have been searching for the perfect unique culinary experience, then The Gregory is the perfect fit. Experience a luxurious kitchen and a full bar surrounded by vintage murals painted by the restaurant's muse, Angela Gregory. Created by Louisiana locals, Chefs Chad Galiano and Justin Lambert, the menu offers one-of-a-kind dishes with a new twist on southern cuisine. All based on sustainable ingredients and enhanced by their wood-stone oven, The Gregory is the perfect Louisiana date night experience.

Proverbial Wine Bistro

The fan favorite crab cakes
Proverbial Wine & Bistro crab cakes

If you're in the mood to feel like you're in a chic vineyard for the night, but also enjoy a night of high quality, locally sourced meals, then Proverbial Wine & Bistro is the place for your next date night. Wether your heart desires wine by the glass or authentic and fresh dishes, they have it all. Their trained serves will walk you through the perfect wine pairing so you can enjoy a piece of wine country right where you live. Give the top rated Crab Cakes a try!

Highland Road Park Observatory

The Highland Road Park Observatory's state-of-the-art 20-inch reflecting telescope
The Highland Road Park Observatory's state-of-the-art 20-inch reflecting telescope

Experience an evening sky viewing every Friday and Saturday with the option to join the well-known marshmallow roast over an open bonfire before your tour of the night sky. Afterwards trained operators will show major features of the night sky, as well as a tour of the moon, Mars, and Jupiter. The Observatory also does monthly theme nights, so catch September's "Icy Outposts" event!

Dead Poet

Dead Poet's luxury event rooms
Dead Poet's luxury event rooms

With a unique take on luxury nightclubs, Dead Poet offers a homage to great poets of history with the numerous paintings that line the walls. While also offering exclusive entertainment, bottle service, and stunning visuals, this nightclub sets itself apart from the rest of Baton Rouge's club scene. Keep things interesting and head to Dead Poet from an unforgettable night of music, art, poetry, and fun!

Top Golf

Experience the Golf, Party Venue, Sports Bar, and Restaurant all available at Top Golf
Top Golf, the ultimate party venue, sports bar, and restaurant

The perfect place to connect and have fun for all ages. With a full bar and kitchen, practice your swing while playing their high-tech games, and enjoying delicious food, desert, and a hand-crafted cocktail. But, if you're not into golf, hit up the music and entertainment space and play a round of billiards or shuffleboard.

Rock-n-Sake Bar & Sushi

Rock n Sake's modern dining area
Rock n Sake's modern dining area

With some of the best sushi and sake in Baton Rouge, Rock n Sake offers delicious hand-crafted sushi rolls and the perfect rock and roll music to go with it. If you are in the mood to relax and enjoy some sushi and sake, then you've found the perfect place. But, for those adventurous couples, they also offer sushi classes, so you can learn how to create your own sushi masterpieces together, while also trying the best sushi and sake in Baton Rouge.

LSU Botanic Gardens

LSU's Rose Garden walkway
LSU's Rose Garden walkway

These gardens offer a beautiful collection of specialty gardens, woodlands, wetlands, arboreta, and university research facilities. Perfect for a romantic stroll, these serene walking paths take you through the various speciality garden like the Rose Garden, All-America Selections Garden, or the Children's Garden and many others. Experience the many different landscapes of this beautiful state in this unique location.

Teddy’s Juke Joint

Teddy's Juke Joint offers eclectic decor
Teddy's Juke Joint offers eclectic decor

For a whimsical and unique experience, Teddy's Juke Joint is sure to be a good time. As an "authentic Louisiana Juke Joint", Teddy's is a blast to the past that includes old photographs, bar signs, license plates, and plenty of interesting visuals. If you're interested in a change of pace from your typical date nights, sit down and try some of the world famous food from "Nancy's Kitchen" and experience a classic Blues act.

Manship Theatre

Manship Theater's beautiful seating area
Enjoy a taste of the theater at Manship

As Baton Rouge's premier theater, Manship offers excellence through theater, film, music, dance and performing arts. Relax in their 325 seat balconied auditorium and enjoy some live music, a classic play, or something entirely new! Check out their event calendar to see their upcoming events, and whatever you choose, you will leave with an unforgettable experience.

The Massage Emporium Signature Spa

Massage Emporium's beautiful location will leave you feeling relaxed
Massage Emporium's beautiful location will leave you feeling relaxed

This signature spa will be the perfect place for a relaxing date night. Enjoy a couples massage with the option to add different packages and add ons to target your exact needs. While you relax and unwind, your professional masseuse will focus on making sure you leave feeling serene and in tip top shape.


It's okay to stick to what you know and love. But when you have finally gone to the same Italian restaurant and movie theater on a Friday night one too many times, it might be time to switch it up. But, your dating life doesn't have to feel overwhelming to plan. This list is the perfect way to get a jumpstart on livening up your dating life in Baton Rouge. Check out our blog for more ideas!

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