Dating Itineraries: First Date

Plan a first date that'll make a lasting impression.

Updated: July 07, 2003

Date Idea #1

A sportingly casual Downtown first date.


Flatiron Bar & Lounge

129 E Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215

Start off with some affordable Southern cuisine in a cozy, conversational atmosphere.


Columbus Blue Jackets

Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH 43215

Whether or not romantic sparks are flying, root together for the home team.


O'shaughnessy's Public House

401 N Front St, Columbus, OH 43215

Wait out the post-game traffic with a Guinness at this Irish pub.


Date Idea #2

East side food and film for thought.


Giuseppe's Ritrovo

2268 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43209

Get to know each other over hand-cut pasta at this intimate Bexley eatery.


Drexel Theatres

2254 East Main Street, Columbus, OH 43209

Catch an art film in one of the city's last remaining independent theaters.


Graeter's Ice Cream

2282 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43209

Was the film Oscar material? Talk about it over French Pot ice cream.