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Cozy Date Night Ideas to Try this Winter

As winter blankets the Kansas City region, there's no better time to embrace the season's chill with someone special by your side. Cozy up and create fun memories with our picks for winter date night ideas across the metro. We've gathered a variety of experiences to help you and your loved one stay warm and connected during the colder months.

Liberty, MO Live music, good food, and quality time spent together is the foundation that Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille is built upon, and it's the perfect place for a cozy date night this winter. Make a reservation for local talent on Thursdays, and live jazz on Friday and Saturday nights. Bourbon lovers will enjoy the wide variety of bourbons available—a tribute to Johnnie herself. 


Johnnie's is located inside the Liberty B&B Theatre, 1903 Victory Drive in Liberty, MO. B&B Theatres is the 5th largest movie theatre chain in America and is family owned and operated from Liberty, MO.

Merriam, KS Begin your cozy date night at Strips Chicken, the latest culinary chicken gem on Merriam Drive. Delight in a diverse selection of 25 delectable taps, alongside mouth-watering chicken wings, strips, and more. If you're lucky, you might catch some live music on select days. Just a short stroll away, immerse yourselves in the mystical ambiance of Gemini, a haven for crystal and mineral healing. Explore an array of unique discoveries, from essential oils and salt lamps to crystals and incense. Continue your date night excursion with a visit to IKEA, where Swedish-inspired home furnishings and decor await you. Before settling in for a popcorn filled rom-com at Merriam Cinemark, make a sweet stop at Russell Stover to pick up your favorite treat.

Lenexa, KS Book a 'Coffee & Chocolate' or 'Pour Over Experience' at MAPS Coffee & Chocolate in Lenexa. Learn the basics of roasting coffee and making chocolate in historic Old Town Lenexa. Learn more: MAPS Coffee & Chocolate 


For a cozy dinner, head to Silo Modern Farmhouse located in the Canyon Farms Golf Club. Enjoy unique entrees, great views, and don’t forget to order their Signature Chocolate Cake. Learn more:  


Another romantic culinary option is Grand Street Café in Lenexa City Center. This locally-owned spot with beautiful modern décor and comfortable seating will surely become a go-to spot for date nights. Learn more: Grand Street Café - Lenexa

Bonner Springs, KS

What could be better on a winter’s eve than tasting a flight of craft beer and playing a game with your sweetheart? We welcome you to try Bonner Springs’ newest hot spot – Range 23 Brewery’s Taproom! Range 23 brews their ales, lagers, craft beers, and non-alcoholic craft sodas in Wyandotte County and then they are available for tasting and purchase in the tap room in charming downtown Bonner Springs. Their offerings range from saisons, to IPAs, and Marzens. They even have a Double Date Belgian Dubbel on tap! Charcuterie boards and snacks are also while tasting the newest creations! Hours are Thursday-Saturday, Noon-9 p.m.

Kansas City, KS

Nothing says classic, comfy date night like yummy Italian food. Just in time for Kansas City Restaurant Week 2024, 1889 Pizza Napoletana in Kansas City, KS is debuting their new pasta menu. Between January 12-21 you can enjoy a dinner for two for just $55, including focaccia bread, salad, your choice between a pasta trio or two specialty pizzas, and decadent gelato for a sweet finish. Cheers to keeping your date night budget friendly and supporting local in the new year.

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