So long are the days of dinner and a movie being the only option for your date night, with so many options here in Leicester city from crazy golf to cocktails, bowling to blockbusters, you’re spoilt for choice for your next date. Whether you’re venturing out on a first date, blind date, anniversary or just a Thursday night, you’re guaranteed a great night with these independent destinations.
Try and impress your date with a hole-in-one at Leicester’s crazy golf course, Caddyshackers.
Swing your way through the unique and wacky 18 hole course and be amazed at the clever and cheeky theming of each hole. After a chaotic round of putting, you can refresh with their delicious menu of craft, beers, cocktails and mocktails.
Queen of Bradgate
Sit back relax and enjoy a drink while you tuck into freshly cooked pub food and enjoy the sounds of live music at the Queen of Bradgate. This is perfect laid-back atmosphere to enjoy their unrivalled selection of craft beers as well as their wide selection of real ales, wines, cocktails and mocktails. On a Saturday, take a trip upstairs and discover their rum cocktail bar, table tennis and if you want to go all out you can hire their vintage cinema.
45 Gin School
If you are both lovers of gin, try your hand at creating your own! 45 Gin School gives you the opportunity to choose and blend botanicals for your own recipe before distilling, bottling and labelling your creation for the perfect memento. That’s not all their distiller will host a cocktail and gin infused masterclass to give you an insight into the world of gin.
Live music, stand-up comedy, club nights, art exhibitions and independent film screenings, Firebug has them all covered. An essential part of the city’s night life scene, why not try your hand at the Firebug Pop Quiz on a Tuesday from 9pm or sip on cocktail at their Wednesday Cocktail Club with cocktails from £3.
Immerse yourself in exciting, diverse and inspiring theatre in the city’s cultural quarter at the Curve theatre. From musicals to live music, comedy to dramas, experience some of best shows right on your doorstep that you’ll be talking about for months afterwards and have you booking your next ticket.
East Street Lanes
Fancy yourself a King Pin? Bowl your date over and strike lucky at Leicester’s premier boutique bowling alley, East Street Lanes. And if that wasn’t enough, you can follow your game by taking a trip down memory lane at their gaming arcade and play retro classics as well as a game of pool or air hockey.
Tucked into St Martin’s Square, discover The Bottle Garden where you enjoy carefully crafted cocktails in a setting blooming with beautiful botanical decor. Highlights of the menu include the Toblerone Martini and a Blood Orange Margarita, as well as the sure-fire classics with a little twist including Blackberry Mojito and Strawberry and Basil Daiquiri.
Grab your popcorn and experience the latest Hollywood blockbuster or even an independent film at Leicester’s hub for independent cinema, art and digital culture. If you’re feeling a bit peckish before or after your viewing, pop into their café-bar and enjoy fresh-cooked food and a great selection of drinks and snacks.