6 Hidden Date Spots in NYC

By Mary Vogt

So, you’ve matched with someone on Tinder and have made great conversation. You’re planning the first date, but where do you go? There are so many possibilities in the city that never sleeps, and we have found six fun date night ideas to help guide you towards a decision. All of these places are very secretive, too. 

  1. Little Branch - West Village 


There is a lot of talk about this West Village hidden jewel, and it is well worth a visit. One Yelp reviewer even called it, “A must on any NYC speakeasy list.” You would never guess that beyond a stark brown door lies a cozy lounge made for first date chats. And, some of the best cocktails in the city.

2. Peachy’s - Chinatown


Tucked below the Chinatown restaurant, Chinese Tuxedo, lies Peachy’s; a charming cocktail bar adorned with neon lights, sexy red leather furniture, and cherry blossoms. Even the Kardashians have paid the bar a visit. So, it must be worth a stop.

3. Bohemian - East Village


Set inside a building once owned by the late great Andy Warhol, this mysterious dive offers Japanese grub and craft cocktails. However, there is one barrier to entry: you must know a regular diner to get through the door. If you are so privileged to get in, you will be met with a dimly lit room and furniture arranged in perfect feng-shui fashion.

4. Live @ The Apt - East Village


In case dinner and a drink is not your thing, or you and your date are craving a little entertainment; Live @ the Apt is for you. Started by three East Village friends in their apartment, Live @ the Apt is a comedy and music show featuring national and international artists. It is simply a delight to the senses.

5. Gagopa Karaoke - Koreatown


In case you have ever taken a stroll through NYC’s Koreatown, and wondered what on earth “Gagopa” was, you don’t have to guess any longer. Gagopa is a karaoke bar located upstairs from some of Koreatown’s most beloved eateries and shops. And, for $30 an hour, you can have a room all to yourself to belt out your favorite tunes!

6. Brooklyn Promenade

There is no better way to end a great date than with a late night stroll, and the Brooklyn Promenade is the place to do it. You can see the Manhattan skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge. It truly is a beautiful sight. 

We hope this has provided you with some good date night ideas. However, we do have one last suggestion to leave you with, and that is: Let love guide the night. You might just end up somewhere magical.