The Best Date Night is Just South of Indy

Posted by: Shelby Morse on January 19, 2024

Spend quality time with your special someone just south of Indy. These ideas are perfect for a romantic evening, a casual hangout, or a unique adventure.


Igloo dining at SmockTown Brewery

Enjoy great food, craft brew and handcrafted drinks inside a heated igloo at SmockTown Brewery. Head inside for a casual brewery environment on the main floor and an upscale speakeasy upstairs. Igloo reservations are required.

Vino Villa

Vino Villa is located at a renovated historic home in Greenwood. This wine bar and bistro-inspired restaurant offers an impressive selection of wines from around the world. The chef-driven menu consists of shareable appetizers, pasta, seafood, desserts and more. In the warmer months, their outdoor patio is a popular hangout where guests enjoy bocce ball and live music. 

Our Table

This restaurant serves dishes like handmade artisan flatbreads, crispy fried chicken, fresh seafood, and steaks. Chef Joe and his staff ensure the best dining experience through a relaxing atmosphere and delicious food. 


Revery has been serving Greenwood since 2014. Their menu includes artfully crafted steaks, fresh seafood and more. Sip one of their creative cocktails or choose from a wide selection of whiskey, bourbon and wine. Check our event page for occasional events like bourbon tastings.

Up Cellar

Experience rooftop dining at this modern steakhouse, wine bar and cocktail lounge. Savor their elevated menu of grass-fed steaks, fresh seafood and handcrafted cocktails, then finish the meal with a refreshing scoop of house-made gelato.

Yokohama Japanese Cuisine & Sushi

This restaurant serves authentic Japanese cuisine and offers a great selection of fresh sushi. For a one-of-a-kind experience, schedule an appointment for their sushi-making class with Chef Debbie. Participants learn how to make their own rolls, then get to feast on their creations. Make it a party by booking one of the karaoke rooms.


With a creative selection of shareable plates, a full brunch and dinner menu and a laid-back lounge environment, Antilogy is a great place for a date any time of day. Fans rave about their bourbon candied bacon, vanilla bourbon French toast, jalapeƱo deviled eggs and sharable boards.

The Lounge at The Garment Factory

If you're planning a Tuesday or Thursday date, check out The Lounge at The Garment Factory for drinks and a seasonally rotated dinner menu with nightly specials created by executive chef Warren Miklos.

La Trattoria

Locals love this cozy Italian restaurant for its flavorful steaks and scratch-made pasta. The environment is atmospheric but approachable. There's also outdoor dining in the warmer months.


The Historic Artcraft Theatre

Enjoy a classic film at this 1920s single-screen theater that was voted best theater in Indiana. Before the show, you'll see live entertainment, giveaways and more. Try their famous, locally grown popcorn.

Mallow Run Winery

This family-owned winery offers a wide selection of wines and plenty of events throughout the year. Enjoy a free wine tasting with the choice of four different pours. On weekends in the summer and fall, the winery hosts a popular outdoor concert series. In the winter, cozy up in their heated, covered patio for homemade soup, fresh bread, wine and live music on the weekends.

The Grove Botany Boutique

Design your own succulent arrangement at this garden boutique. Choose your pot, plant and decoration, then take home your new creation. In addition to plants, the shop sells handmade goods, decor, clothing and accessories. 

10 Pins Franklin

This six-lane mini bowling alley is packed with fun. Try your hand at mini bowling, then play arcade games and grab a drink at the bar that serves beer, wine, and cider. You can also order Greek's Pizza and have it delivered while you bowl.

WaddleWorks Pottery

Experience something new by taking a pottery class through this local maker. She'll teach you how to create pottery from start to finish, then will complete your piece so you can take it home when it's done.

Axe Throwing

Have you ever tried axe throwing? There are three places to experience it in Festival Country.

Johnson County Axe Throwing in Whiteland offers themed events, food, drinks and plenty of lanes. Outer Edge Axe Lounge in Greenwood is a six-lane facility with bottled beer and wine. Finally, Hoosier Brewing Company in Greenwood is a well-known brewery, restaurant and axe throwing facility. 

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