The best winter date nights are spent among sparkling city lights and snow-flake filled sidewalks. Downtown Buffalo is for romantic wintertime lovers. Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, or a free Friday night with your significant other, we’ve got you covered with some cute and cozy winter date night ideas downtown.
If you aren’t dining, is it even date night? Whether dinner is your date night or just the prelude to your couples fun, picking the perfect romantic restaurant is key. Here are some of our favorites around town:
888 Main St Buffalo, NY 14202 / More Info
This quaint, chic bistro nestled on downtown Main Street is Buffalo’s own little slice of Paris. The cozy, French-themed restaurant is perfect for a classy dinner and cocktails for two.
210 Franklin St Buffalo, NY 14202 / More Info
Located right inside the beautiful Curtiss Hotel, Chez Ami serves upscale cocktails, steaks, seafood and more for a fancy date night.
See a Theater Performance at Shea’s
646 Main St 658 Main St 710 Main St Buffalo, NY 14202 / More Info
Shows at the ornate Shea’s Theatre are always entertaining and make for the perfect night out with your partner. From plays to Broadway musicals to movies to musicians, there’s something for all couples to enjoy on a cozy winter evening. Check out their website to purchase tickets or check out Ultimate Guide to Local Performing Arts Theatres in WNY for more theaters in the area.
P.S. Did we mention Buffalo’s Theatre District is absolutely gorgeous during the wintertime?!
Catch a Laugh at Helium Comedy Club
30 Mississippi St Buffalo, NY 14203 / More Info
A night of hilarious entertainment and non-stop laughter with drinks, food and yummy apps sounds like some great couples fun. You’ll find the best in the business at Buffalo’s Helium, from Gilbert Gottfried to David Koechner.
Ice Skating at Canalside
44 Prime St Buffalo, NY 14202 / More Info
Canalside is like a winter wonderland this time of year, and we honestly couldn’t think of a better way to spend a cozy winter evening with your significant other. Ice skating is the perfect winter couples activity, especially when you’re surrounded by the soft glow of the strung lights and the gorgeous Buffalo skyline- major heart eyes.
Catch a Movie @ AMC Market Arcade
639 Main St Buffalo, NY 14203 / More Info
You’re gonna be obsessed with this adorable idea when you find out there’s a bar at this movie theater- excellent, right? Movie date night just got 20 times better. You can enjoy your favorite alcoholic beverages (and buttery popcorn) while watching a movie. Not to mention, reclining, HEATED seats and full-service dining. Check out our article Downtown Buffalo Has a New Boozy Movie Theater for more info about this comfy little theater.
Enjoy a Kleinhans Performance
3 Symphony Circle Buffalo, NY 14201 / More Info
Spend your special date night at one of the finest music halls in the country. There are always exciting things happening at Kleinhans throughout the winter months. From special Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra performances to comedy shows to jazz trios to thriving artists and more, Kleinhans has it all!
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This post was originally published in 2018 and has been updated.