Best First Date Spots in Phoenix

Finding the perfect place for a first date can be a nerve-racking experience. Sometimes the choice can be difficult, but we’ve provided some of our favorite choices below for you to choose from. We guarantee any one of them will create lasting memories and a night to remember.

Postino Wine Café

Enjoy affordable, delicious food and a wide array of wines and beers in a great atmosphere. The candlelit patios, relaxed music and great ambiance make this a perfect first date spot. Make sure to go on a Monday or Tuesday night for the $20 bruschetta board and wine special.

Scorpion Bay

If you and your date are looking for fun on the water, look no further than Scorpion Bay Marina in Peoria. There’s an endless number of things to do at this floating oasis, but make sure to try boating on the lake, kayaking or paddleboard, and finishing things off with a nice meal or a drink at the Scorpion Bay Grill.


A creative twist on an old-fashioned date spot, FilmBar has revolutionized the movies with a theater full of indy films, cult classics and plenty of drinks to choose from, all with a great atmosphere.

First Friday

Situated in the Roosevelt Row arts district, First Friday features a festival-like atmosphere with live music, food trucks, vendors and art galleries. After you experience this Phoenix staple, you can head downtown to one of Phoenix’s many bars or restaurants.

Su Vino Winery

Begin your night out in Old Town with a stop at Su Vino, located in the Arts District. This wine bar features a young, energetic crowd with an endless list of tasteful wines. Enjoy delicious appetizers and board games with your drinks at this popular spot.

Desert Botanical Garden

Experience some of Arizona’s most beautiful flora and fauna inside a giant 140-acre garden of exhibits. Take a walk through many of the garden’s trails and admire the many kinds of desert dwelling species that this place has to offer. It will add a romantic vibe to any date, especially during sunset.

South Mountain

Take a 2.5-mile hike (or drive) up to Dobbins Lookout, the highest vantage point at South Mountain. Revel in the beautiful, 2,330-foot vantage point of Greater Phoenix, that features a beautiful view of the Valley during nightly sunsets.

Encanto Park

A beautiful park located in central Phoenix, you and your date will have a plethora of options for a fun time, including picnic areas, boating, swimming, hiking trails, an amusement park and golf courses.

Scorpion Bay is Arizona’s premier floating playground, offering everything from daily pontoon and ski boat rentals to slips for harboring your yacht (or dinghy). Come for the fishing or come for the frolicking—either way, incredible mountain views, fantastic dining and world-class marina services await less than an hour out of Phoenix.