If you’re searching for your next fun date night spot, Chandler is your go-to destination. From strolling in a gorgeous public park to touring and tasting at a local brewery, here are nine creative date ideas for your next night out.

Let the rhythm take you

Downtown Chandler is one happening place, especially if you’re into live music and dancing. Expect to hear live tunes at a plethora of bars, especially on the weekends. If honky-tonk is your jam, kick your heels up at Bourbon Jack’s American Tavern (and don’t miss the hot chicken sandwich while you’re there). The Stillery, The Local Chandler, and The Perch, among others, also offer live music.  

Tour and taste

Learn how beer is brewed and spirits are distilled at the 35,000-square-foot production facility at SanTan Spirits Distillery. Taste a variety of SanTan’s craft beer (the refreshing Mr. Pineapple is a must-try summer choice) and spirits like whiskey and vodka. Cheers!

SanTan Brewing Co.

Go with the flow

Work up a sweat by taking an exercise class at FLO Yoga & Cycle. The variety of classes here are sure to please you both. Customers can take yoga, cycling, or even a combination of the two in a Fusion Restore class.

Put a label on it

Down Time Wines creates over 30 reds, whites, and rosés with grapes sourced from all over the world. Put your own personal spin on a bottle by designing a custom label that commemorates the two of you. Save it for your anniversary, or enjoy the bottle at Down Time. The wine bar also offers private events, a monthly comedy night, wine tastings, and paint-and-wine nights.

Saddle up for love

Take a romantic stroll through the desert on horseback at the Koli Equestrian Center at Wild Horse Pass. Rides are designed for everyone, from novices to pros. Book a private ride and let an experienced wrangler guide your journey. Take in mountain views and classic desert scenes complete with cactus and expansive blue skies—the setting is downright dreamy.

Test your wits

Chances are you haven’t solved a puzzle quite like the ones you’ll find at Escape The Room Chandler. You have 60 minutes to solve three different puzzles given various clues with the ultimate goal of “escaping” from a specific room. Themed rooms include The Theatre, The Clock Tower, or Outbreak, where your goal is to foil a mad scientist’s devious plot.

Love is in the air

The Hidden House is one of the most charming restaurants ever. The 1939 cottage features chandeliers, soaring ceilings, and plush blue leather seating. Dig into fine fare ranging from popcorn shrimp to espresso-crusted filet that’s always tasty, but never pretentious.

Take a romantic desert stroll

For a free date night idea, hold hands and take a romantic stroll at the Veterans Oasis Park. The 113-acre park offers a 4.5-mile paved trail around the park’s main lake featuring a gorgeous mountain backdrop. You also can fish, bird, horseback ride, or bring a meal and drinks to enjoy at the numerous picnic tables scattered throughout.

Veterans Oasis Park