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The Perfect Downtown Bentonville AR Date Night

Dec 27, 2019

You’ve been looking forward to this all month. Schedules have been cleared. One of the more trustworthy neighborhood teenagers has been de-briefed on allergies, bedtime, and emergency contacts. Now it’s finally here; it’s date night.

Prepping for a date night can feel like a chore, and sometimes planning the actual night can too. You want to make the most out of your evening of freedom and spend quality time with someone you love. That’s why we mapped out the perfect downtown Bentonville date night for you and your significant other.

Stop One: Dinner’s Ready!

Downtown Bentonville has a thriving locally-owned restaurant scene. From gorgeous sit-down restaurants like Pressroom or Tavloa Trattoria to food truck favorites like Yeyo’s and Crepes Paulette, there’s no shortage of date-night-dines to choose from. That’s why we wrote a blog about it.

Stop Two: Caffeine Break

If you still have room for dinner, you need to stop at Onyx for some coffee and a sweet treat. This location on NW 2nd street is just off the square and is stunning. With a variety of couches, tables, and bar seating, Onyx is the perfect place to continue your dinner conversations and get caffeinated for the rest of your night out. Even the coffee is beautiful. Plus, it makes for a great Instagram post. #CoffeeGoals

*Bonus Stop*: Checkmate

We discovered this gem just off the square and across the street from 21C Hotel while we were exploring downtown. If you’re a competitive couple who enjoys chess, this massive version of the game would make an awesome stop on your night out if you had the time.

Stop Three: Seasonal Activities

Now that your food is settled, it’s time to get active! We’ve picked two awesome outdoor activities that will work for any weather. Spoke Adventures is a newer company in Bentonville that offers bike rentals. Just across the street from 21C Hotel and near the Compton Garden trails, it makes for the perfect romantic bike ride. If it’s too cold to go for a ride, don’t worry! Just across the street from Spoke Adventures is the Lawrence Plaza Outdoor Ice Skating Rink. During the winter, Lawrence Plaza converts from a splash pad to an inexpensive skating rink that is bound to make for plenty of slips, falls, and laughs.

Stop Four: The Holler

Okay, so this one isn’t technically downtown…but it is one of the coolest places in Bentonville and is just a few minutes from the square. The Holler is a massive hangout spot with coffee, food, drinks, music, and a shuffleboard. After your outdoor activity, you’re probably tired and ready to relax and have a drink or a snack. The Holler, which is open late, is a great way to end your date and spend some more quality time with your partner.

Stop Five: Home

We hope you use some or all of these ideas to have an awesome night out. Now, it’s time to relax at home and relax from all of the fun. Home should be a place you feel safe and comfortable. If it’s not and you’re looking for a new place to call home and the end of the night, visit our website and connect with one of our local agents who are experts in finding you a place to call home.