Intimate dating 100 for anything
There’s nothing more fun than Chicago in the late spring and summer -- especially when you get to share it with your main squeeze (or your side piece -- we’re not here to judge).
The city offers everything from romantic walks along the beach to fancy indoor fun, like a performance in the Theatre District (hurray, air conditioning! No matter how you prefer to impress the guy or gal in your life, this list is chock-full of creative ideas for a date in Chi-Town.
In the wise words of that dashing Casanova Walter Sobchak: “Fuck it, Dude.
Let’s go bowling.” This indoor sport where you're encouraged to drink is one of the great fun equalizers we have on this planet.
For a super-fun time with some cute little furballs, check out The Catcade in Lakeview or Windy Kitty Cafe in Wicker Park.
In either location, you and your date can hang out in comfy chairs and get to know each other, or just “ooh” and “aah” over the adorable (and adoptable) cats all around you.
The lake is kind of an obvious date spot, whether you’re a Chicago native or tourist on Tinder, but that doesn’t make it any less fun.
Admission is totally free, but leaving a donation at the door can't hurt your chances with your date.
Some free advice: Don't spring this one on a first date unless you know you're both high rollers.
As the old saying goes, the couple that pets cats together stays together.
Three Dots and a Dash and Lost Lake are among the most famous in the city, but alarmingly fun times can also be had outside city limits at popular suburban hangs like Hala Kahiki and Chef Shangri-La.
A bookstore may not sound like the most exciting date in the world, but places like Lincoln Park’s Kibbitznest are tailor-made for summer.