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For the Love of Kingston: Downtown date-night ideas

By Ashley Newton

There is so much to do in Kingston. This starter pack of date-night activity pairings will inspire you and your partner to get planning. 

1. Skating in Springer Market Square + BeaverTails  

Rent skates or bring your own for a few laps around historic Springer Market Square while taking in the beauty of the downtown hub. Handholding is encouraged to help keep your balance – and to keep your fingers warm. Afterwards, head to the adjacent BeaverTails for deep-friend doughy goodness.   

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2. Dinner at Olivea + movie at The Screening Room

Olivea is perfect for date nights with their wide selection of dishes and drinks. Be sure to visit on a Tuesday and take advantage of their weekly jazz night. Then, take a short walk along Princess and cuddle up at The Screening Room to catch the newest flick.

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The Screening Room


3. Escape Room + dessert at Crave Coffee House & Bakery

Put your thinking caps on and work together to complete one of the many games at Improbable Escapes or Sherlock Escapes. No matter your choice, you’ll grow stronger as a couple as you work to get out on time. After you escape, take a short walk to Crave for a delicious reward (their cinnamon buns are irresistible). 

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Improbable Escapes

Sherlock Escapes


4. Barcadia + local live music

One of Kingston’s more unique destinations, Barcadia is a retro arcade for gamers and non-gamers alike. You’ll find over 30 arcade games, most of which cost only a quarter (so don’t forget your change!) Afterwards, catch live music at The Mansion, Musiikki Café, The Toucan, or one of the city’s other live music hot spots.  

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Musikki Café

The Toucan

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