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14 Fun + Unique Date Ideas in Greeley, Colorado

The lively, charming city of Greeley is a great place to be — whether you’re raising a family, on a budget or exploring the heart of downtown. Plus, there are plenty of things to do on date night in Greeley, from laid-back coffee shop hangs to ice skating adventures, and every fun and romantic activity in between.

Save this list the next time your mind draws a blank while planning date night! These activities make for a fun adventure, whether it’s your first date or your 100th.

COVID NOTE: Most activities listed are open and available as Greeley has begun the process of reopening. However, take note of the closures and various protocols in place, including wearing a mask, making reservations in advance, etc. Click here for the latest COVID-19 updates from The City of Greeley.

 

Catch Live Music at Broken Plow Brewery

Featured on Northern Colorado Speaks as a Great American Beer Festival winning brewery, Broken Plow is a must-visit in Greeley. The team’s experience begins with 30 years of growing organic greenhouse produce alongside 30 years of homebrewing. Now, you can taste that passion and experience which result in outstanding gluten-reduced beers. And every weekend, you can enjoy your beer of choice with the excitement of live music. Their music lineup features both local bands and musicians in addition to nationally known touring performances. The music starts at 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays unless otherwise noted!

 

Take an Art Class at Work of Art Greeley

Work of Art Greeley

Work of Art Greeley is a haven for art enthusiasts and aspiring artists — and even those who have never picked up a paintbrush! The studio offers a variety of painting classes throughout the month. All classes are led by an instructor who will take you through the process step by step — and provide all the necessary supplies. Some classes are BYOB and others provide complimentary beer or wine to enjoy while you paint. Plus, Work of Art Greeley regularly offers open studio times, where you can choose from hundreds of canvas designs, use supplies provided, and paint at your own pace.

COVID NOTE: Work of Art Greeley is still open for studio painting and classes, and is also offering to-go kits for painting at home.

 

See a Movie at The Kress

Kress Cinema & Lounge Greeley, CO

Photo Courtesy of The Kress

Not only is the Kress Cinema & Lounge Greeley’s only independent movie theater, it’s also a full-service bar and restaurant serving specialty cocktails, craft beer, wine, gourmet small plates and classic movie concessions. Their basement speakeasy opened in February 2018 and offers yet another entertainment option! Located in downtown Greeley’s historically renovated Kress Building, you can stop in for cocktails in the lounge, sip cocktails in the speakeasy, or enjoy your meal in the theater while watching a movie.

COVID NOTE: At this time, The Kress is playing outdoor movies at Margie’s Java Joint every weekend at 8:30 p.m. Concessions and soft drinks are available for purchase and tickets are available here! Plus, The Kress is serving their drink menu via curbside pickup on Fridays and Saturdays from 2–6 pm.

 

Enjoy a Picnic at Lincoln Park

Located in the heart of downtown Greeley, Lincoln Park offers a lovely green space for picnicking, relaxing under a shade tree, or taking a stroll along paths winding throughout the park. Simply pack a picnic with homemade food from home (or slices to go from Right Coast Pizza!) and dine al fresco together on a blanket in the grass. Other picnic destinations in Greeley include Pheasant Run Park, Charlie and Laura Archibeque Park, Monfort Park and Island Grove Regional Park.

 

Eat at Greeley Chophouse

Greeley Chophouse Greeley, CO

Photo Courtesy of Greeley Chophouse

No list of date ideas is complete without a romantic restaurant. Filled with brick walls, moody lighting and white table cloths, Greeley Chophouse has the warmest and most inviting atmosphere in town, plus an exceptional menu focused on locally sourced meats and fresh seafood and an extensive wine and cocktail selection. Rediscover elegant dining at this fine-dining hotspot in downtown Greeley.

COVID NOTE: Greeley Chophouse is now open for dining in, with options for indoor and outdoor seating, from 5–9 p.m. Monday–Saturday. Walk-ins are welcome but you can make a reservation online or by calling 970-672-8853.

 

See a Concert at Moxi Theater

 

The Moxi is downtown Greeley’s live music destination. With a capacity of over 400, professional light and sound, and a full-service bar, it’s the ideal place to see a show on date night. The schedule always includes a healthy lineup of local acts like The Burroughs alongside nationally touring bands like Josh Hoyer & The Soul Colossal. Check out their calendar and follow the team on Facebook for event updates!

COVID NOTE: The Moxi is now open at limited capacity! Do not enter the building if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has contracted the virus in the past 14 days. And of course, wear a face mask and wash your hands while you are at The Moxi.

 

Explore Local Art Galleries

There’s no denying that Greeley is an artsy town. In fact, the city has 560 pieces of public art on display thanks to the successful 1% for Art Program and generous private donations. For a completely free date, create your own artistic scavenger hunt by strolling through the 8th Street Plaza Walkway lined with stunning murals on your way to the many art galleries in Greeley. Some of our favorites include Tointon Gallery, Joe Molina Gallery, Artwerx Studio/Gallery and Madison & Main Gallery.

 

Visit a Local Brewery

Breweries in Greeley, CO

Crabtree Brewing Company opened its doors in May 2006 and has become one of the city’s veteran breweries. Since then, Greeley has grown as a hidden gem in Colorado’s craft beer community thanks to places like Wiley Roots Brewing Company, Broken Plow Brewery and Green Earth Brewing Company. And most recently, WeldWerks Brewing Co. has made the city a national beer destination due to the popularity of its specialty beers and their showings at the Great American Beer Festival. For more details on all of Greeley’s breweries, check out The Ultimate Guide to 20 Craft Breweries from Greeley to Loveland, Colorado.

COVID NOTE: All the above-mentioned breweries are now open for on-site consumption, but check each website before your visit for their COVID-19 policies.

 

Pick Up Sweet Treats at Batter Up Cakes

A Greeley favorite for nearly a decade, Batter Up Cakes is the place to go for customized cakes and delicious icing-topped desserts — and in this case, an extra sweet date night. Their flavors include everything from classic chocolate to creative concoctions like Dreamsicle, PB & J, Biscoff, Chocolate Mint, Cookie Dough, Coffee and more. To see the lineup, click here. Pick up a few sweet treats to enjoy as you stroll through downtown — or at home while you watch a movie!

 

Escape From Greeley’s Great Escape

Q: The Live Escape Experience

Can you solve the puzzle at Greeley’s Great Escape? Work together to escape from one of their creatively themed rooms, including Abandoned, The Baker Street Five, and Pair-o-Dice Falls. Both invite you and your date into the room for one hour and challenge you to find the clues, piece them together and successfully escape!

COVID NOTE: Please book at least two hours before your appointment and wear a mask during your visit. Rooms are properly disinfected between each group.

 


 

 

FUTURE DATE NIGHT IDEAS

While these establishments remain closed due to COVID-19, we wanted to give you some inspiration for future date nights down the road! Keep an eye on their websites so you can plan a visit once their doors open once again.

 

Sip Afternoon Tea at Cranford’s Tea Tavern (temporarily closed)

This sunny tea shop offers a serene setting in downtown Greeley for handcrafted coffee and tea, smoothies, breakfast, sandwiches, soups, salads and more. This is the perfect place to catch up with your date, while you enjoy either a snack, a full meal or simply a cup of coffee or tea. Cranford’s is temporarily closed while they’re undergoing renovations, so follow along on Facebook to be the first to know when they open with a whole new look!

 

See a Show at Union Colony Civic Center (temporarily closed)

Owned and operated by the City of Greeley, the Union Colony Civic Center was built in 1988 and is home to two performance venues. Monfort Concert Hall seats more than 1,500 and Hensel Phelps Theatre seats just over 200. Together, they host more than 100 musicals, concerts, comedy shows and events with the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra and The Greeley Chorale every year. Between the two venues, there’s bound to be something that coincides with your upcoming date night!

COVID NOTE: The Union Colony Civic Center remains closed during this time due to COVID-19. Check their website for the latest updates.

 

Explore the Greeley History Museum (temporarily closed)

History buffs love a good educational date experience. Maintained by City of Greeley Museums — who also manages three other educational facilities in town — Greeley History Museum showcases and preserves Greeley and Weld County’s history through permanent and temporary exhibitions, educational programs, research and collections. Any time you stop by, you can check out the permanent exhibit “Utopia: Adaptation on the Plains.” Then, be sure to keep exploring other galleries to find new, rotating exhibits, too!

COVID NOTE: The Greeley History Museum remains closed at this time, due to COVID-19. Click here for the latest updates.

 

Ice Skate at the Greeley Ice Haus (temporarily closed)

Act like kids again at Greeley’s premiere indoor ice arena, the Greeley Ice Haus, which hosts public skate sessions, classes, clinics, leagues, tournaments and more. They offer public skate hours every day of the week in addition to cosmic skating, skating programs, public ice hockey and broomball. Public skate admission is $6 for those 6 and over and $2 for kids under 5. Skate rental is $3. This makes for a fun, adventurous (and budget-friendly!) date activity.

COVID NOTE: The Greeley Ice Haus is currently closed due to COVID-19. Click here for the latest updates.

 

Happy Date Night!

What date night destinations would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments below.


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