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Best First Date

2021 Best Creative Date Night

The Head & The Hand Buyouts

Dinner and a movie is so 2019. Instead, drop $65 to rent out this independent bookstore in Kensington­ for 90 minutes. They provide a playlist curated to your tastes, loads of books to browse through, a candlelit table, and even some beer or wine. You bring a picnic basket and the old amore. Read More »

2644 Coral Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

2019 Best First Date Restaurant

Bar Hygge

First dates can be awkward with a capital A. Give yourself a break by meeting at a restaurant so comforting that it’s named for the Danish word for coziness and conviviality. Read More »

1720 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA | 215-765-2274 | Website

2015 Best First Date

Keystone Mini-Golf and Arcade

Let's start with the facts: It's a putt-putt course in a warehouse in Kensington. It's BYOB. It's 13 holes. It's decorated with ephemera that was around before Caddyshack was in theaters. It's got arcade games from the '90s and is open until 1 a.m. If your date doesn't find this the least bit amusing, it's time to call it a night. Read More »

161 Cecil B. Moore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA | 267-627-4653 | Website

2012 Best First-Date Outfit

South Moon Under

Clothes so cute it'll be clear you're a catch, while not so expensive that you'll be mad if he turns out to be a loser. Read More »

1731 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-563-2298 | Website

2009 Best First Date

National Constitution Center

The time commitment for touring the whole museum is a mere hour and a half. And with political conversation-starters around every bend exhibits touch on everything from liberal theory to women's and civil rights to how pocket-sized the Founding Fathers were you can suss out whether your would-be soulmate has any ideological deal-breakers: Communist? Fascist? Closet member of the Cheney family? If the coast is clear, afterward you can head over to enchanting Franklin Fountain to split a towering hot fudge sundae and discuss anything but politics. Read More »

525 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-409-6600 | Website