When temperatures get hot in the summer or drop to freezing in the winter, you can still have a really fun date night indoors in Greenville, SC. We’ve got everything from ax throwing to watching a play to dancing and rock climbing.
If the idea of sweat dripping down your back on an outdoor date this summer doesn’t sound romantic, we can sympathize. Summers in South Carolina are fun, but they can be brutally hot, and planning a fun date that doesn’t melt you might take some creativity — and we can help with that. And on cold winter nights, you can stay warm indoors while having fun together!
Luckily, there are plenty of amazing places in the backcountry to have a memorable and cool date night at AC, aside from the standard dinner and a movie. Whatever your interests, we think you’ll find something on this list to plan a great summer or winter date night together.
Best Indoor Date Nights to Play
Group Therapy Pub & Playground
Located at Camperdown Plaza in downtown Greenville, Group Therapy features an 18-hole miniature golf course, ax throwing, curling, ping-pong and lots more, as well as an extensive bar and menu. You must reserve to play the games.
Solve puzzles together in themed rooms at Escape Artist Greenville or Trapped in the Upstate.
Upstate Pinball Museum & Arcade
Throw it back to the 90’s with a fantastic arcade that has more than a dozen pinball machines but old-school games like Nintendo, Paper Boy and Pac-Man. It costs $10/person for all day play. Vaughn’s Warehouse is next door where you can have dinner together.
Dual brand brewery
Play Nintendo together at the bar while enjoying delicious craft beer or soft drinks made right at Greenville’s Double Stamp Brewery.
Get 80’s style pizza and play lots of fun arcade games together at Pinky’s Revenge.
The best indoor date nights to relieve stress
Break some things
Smash a glass, old car or window in the Mad Smash Rage Room at Taylors Mill.
Throw an ax
Find out who has the best ax throw in The Blue Ox Hatchet House or Craft Ax Throwing.
Go to an art gallery
Looking at beautiful art is a great way to de-stress and relax. Visit the Greenville Center for Creative Arts for free on the first Friday of the month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. or visit the Greenville County Museum of Art downtown, also free.
Best Indoor Date Nights to do something together
Create some art
Make art together at TReehouse Cafe & Art Studio, TR Makers Co., Vino & Van Gogh or Wine & Design.
Get on the potter’s wheel to make your own pottery pieces at Hollowed Earth Pottery or In the Potter’s Hands.
Paint your own pottery
If you’d rather paint your own pottery than make it, visit Hearts of Clay in Spartanburg, Color Clay Cafe in Greenville, or Glazed in Clemson.
Cook delicious food
Take a cooking class together at Plate 108 in Greer, or invite Chef Ebony of Suga Pie Honey Bun to his home for a private cooking class.
Pour your own candles
You can make your own soy candles together at the Greenville Soy Candle Company in downtown Greenville.
Best Indoor Date Nights for Shows
Relax in the planetarium at Roper Mountain Science Center, gaze up at the stars and learn about our glorious solar system on Friday Starry Nights. They also offer the Laser Days of Summer shows with rock music and lasers. Tickets must be purchased online in advance.
There are many places to see live theater in Greenville such as the Peace Center, Logos Theater, Greenville Theater, Warehouse Theater, City of Greer Center for the Arts, and Younts Center for Performing Arts
Best Indoor Date Nights for Active Couples
If you love to dance – or want to learn to dance – there are some great places to do it. Check out country line dancing at the Blind Horse Saloon or Cowboy Up Greenville. The Spinning Jenny dances swing and sometimes offers dance classes. Landmark Hall in Greer has various dance nights so check their website.
Challenge your partner to see who can climb an indoor mountain at Climb at Blue Ridge in Taylors, BlocHaven in Greenville, ProjectRock in Easley.