Stay Cool: 15+ Best Indoor Date Nights in Greenville, SC

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When the temperatures heat up 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 axe throwing to seeing a play to dancing and rock climbing.

If the idea of feeling sweat drip down your back while on a date outdoors this summer doesn’t sound romantic, we can sympathize. Summers, while fun in South Carolina, can be brutally hot, and planning a fun date together where you aren’t melting may take some creativity – and that’s where we can help you out. And on cold winter nights, you can stay warm indoors while having fun together, too!

Fortunately, there are lots of fantastic places in the Upstate to have a memorable and cool date night in the AC besides the standard dinner and a movie. No matter your interests, we think you’ll find something on this list where you can plan a great summer or winter date night together. 

Best Indoor Date Nights for Playing

Group Therapy Pub & Playground 

Located in Camperdown Plaza in downtown Greenville, Group Therapy has an 18-hole mini-golf course, axe throwing, curling, ping pong, and tons more plus an extensive bar and food menu. You must make reservations to play the games.

Escape Rooms

Solve puzzles together of themed-rooms at Escape Artist Greenville or Trapped in the Upstate.

Upstate Pinball Museum & Arcade

Throw it back to the 90s with an awesome arcade that has more than a dozen pinball machines but old school games like Nintendo, Paper Boy, and Pac-Man. It’s $10/person for all-day play. Vaughn’s Warehouse is right next door where you can grab dinner together.

Double Stamp Brewery

Play Nintendo together at the bar while enjoying delicious craft beer or sodas made right in house at Double Stamp Brewery in Greenville.

Double Stamp Brewery

Pinky’s Revenge

Get some 80s square pizza and play lots of fun arcade games together at Pinky’s Revenge.

Best Indoor Date Nights for Busting Stress

Break some stuff

Take a bat to some glass, an old car, or windows at Mad Smash Rage Room in Taylors Mill. 

Throw an axe

See who has the best axe throw at The Blue Ox Hatchet House or Craft Axe Throwing in the Greenville area and the new 312 Throwing Co in Easley.

Go to an art gallery

Gazing at pretty art is a great way to bust stress and relax. Head to the Greenville Center for Creative Arts on the first Friday of the month from 6-9 pm for free or visit the Greenville County Museum of Art downtown, also free.

Best Indoor Date Nights for Making Something Together

Create some art

Make some art together at TReehouse Cafe & Art Studio, TR Makers Co., Vino & Van Gogh, or Wine & Design

Make pottery

Get on the pottery wheel to create your own pottery pieces at Hollowed Earth Pottery or In the Potter’s Hands.

Hollowed Earth
Hollowed Earth

Paint your own pottery

If you’d rather paint your own pottery than create it, go to Hearts of Clay in Spartanburg, Color Clay Cafe in Greenville, or Glazed in Clemson.

Cook tasty food

Take a cooking class together at Plate 108 in Greer or invite Chef Ebony from Suga Pie Honey Bun to your house for a private cooking lesson.

Pour your own candles

You can make your own soy candles together at Greenville Soy Candle Company in downtown Greenville.

Best Indoor Date Nights for Shows

Starry Nights

Relax in the planetarium at Roper Mountain Science Center and gaze up at the stars and learn about our magnificent solar system at Friday Starry Nights. They also offer the Laser Days of Summer shows that feature rock music and lasers. You must buy tickets online ahead of time. 

Roper Mountain Science

Live theater

There are plenty of places to catch live theater in Greenville like the Peace Center, the Logos Theatre, Greenville Theatre, Warehouse Theatre, City of Greer Center for the Arts, the Younts Center for Performing Arts

Best Indoor Date Nights for Active Couples

Go dancing

If you love to dance – or want to learn – there are some great spots to do so. Check out country line dancing at the Blind Horse Saloon or Cowboy Up Greenville. The Spinning Jenny has swing dancing and sometimes offers dance classes. Landmark Hall in Greer has different dance nights so check their website.

Indoor Rock Climbing

Challenge your partner to see who can climb an indoor mountain at Climb at Blue Ridge in Taylors, BlocHaven in Greenville, ProjectRock in Easley.

About the Author
Kristina Hernandez is a mom of two girls, freelance writer and photographer. Originally from New Jersey, she is in love with the Upstate and could not imagine raising her kids anywhere else. She enjoys hiking to waterfalls, kayaking, camping, cooking, and exploring all that Greenville has to offer. And she really loves baby goats. Follow her on Instagram at @scadventurer.

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