JPG Top 5’s – Date Ideas

It’s no secret that Dayton is thriving with good local eats and fun things to do around town, but it’s easy to fall into the same old date night rut. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you’ll score big points with one of these well executed plans (don’t worry, we’ll let you take the credit!). Without further ado, here are JPG’s top five date ideas:

Rise & Shine
Who else loves a day date?! Start the morning off by perusing 2nd Street Market and check out some of Dayton’s best local vendors. Grab a cup of coffee from Caffeine Carl, pickup fresh produce from Garber Farm and treat yourself to a beautiful arrangement from The Flowerman. Wrap up a perfect morning with brunch just down the street at Table 33 – be sure to try the chicken and waffles!

Explore the Oregon
The Oregon District is a hub for fine dining and live music, creating the perfect night on the town. Start off with dinner at local favorites like Salar, Roost or Thai 9 (the JPG team debated fiercely over personal preferences!). Then, check out a live band at Blind Bob’s or head over to Yellow Cab Tavern to see local artists at one of the best spots in town. Just be sure to check their calendar first!

Libations and Laughter 
Pay homage to the history of distilling in the Miami Valley with a tour and taste at Dayton’s own Belle of Dayton, or if something on tap is more your speed head over to one of the many breweries downtown (Warped Wing, Toxic Brew Co, or Dayton Beer Co. to name a few). Be sure to grab something to go because it’s BYOB just down the road at Black Box Improv Theater, where you’ll laugh until you cry listening to the area’s best local comedians perform on the fly. Shows run nightly from Wednesday to Saturday.

Walk on the Wild Side
Try something new together and get adventurous at Wild Axe Throwing in Beavercreek. Reserve one hour time slots on their website and learn from an axe master, then take turns perfecting the best throw. Loser buys dinner just down the street at the Submarine House – JPG recommends the teezers!

Right on Par
Head just south of town to West Chester for an evening of comfort food with a modern twist and signature cocktails at Cozy’s Cafe. Afterwards, get your game on at TopGolf where you can put your competitive spirit to the test. Be sure to top the night off with their signature injectable donut holes.


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