Date Night Spots in Lubbock – Chad’s Top 5
Where should you go for that romantic dinner in Lubbock? What about a spot that is trendy with great food? What is the best place to take a date for dessert? People ask these questions all the time when they are getting ready for a date night with their spouse or that special someone that they just met. In no particular order, here are my Top 5 date night spots in Lubbock.
If you are looking for a place that is new and on the rise, you need to check out Rain Uptown. Located at 5217 98th in Southwest Lubbock Rain Uptown serves large portions that leaves you feeling full. The atmosphere is great and so are the drinks. Martini's are the big favorite here. Don't let the construction scare you off. Rain Uptown is open and ready to serve you on your night out.
The Funky Wine Door makes my list for a few different reasons. First, there is no place else in Lubbock like the Funky Door. The Funky Door offers 48 different wines on tasting machines. The machines dispense three different amounts of wine from a taste to a full glass. Each amount is a different price and it's a lot of fun to taste the different wines they have without breaking the bank. The Funky Door is also known for their great food and different fondues. This place makes a great date night spot for it's trendy atmosphere and wonderful food. Again, there is no place like it in Lubbock. The Funky Door is located in the River Crossing Shopping Center located at 82nd and Iola.
A long time Lubbock favorite, Stella's, has to make any list when talking about top spots for a date night. The first thing that hits you when you walk into Stella's is the smell of the bread. I haven't tried everything on their menu yet, but everything I have tried has been great. Live music and great happy hour specials add to the experience. The atmosphere is romantic but not stuffy. Great italian food and a great experience every time at Stella's. Stella's is located at 4646 50th Street.
I call it the hidden jewel of Lubbock, Manna Bread & Wine, is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. Still unknown to many in Lubbock, Manna no doubt had to make my list for top date night spots in Lubbock. I've been to Manna many times and each time they exceed my expectations. The service is great and if you call ahead (which I highly recommend) you will have no problem getting a table. If you enjoy wine, you will enjoy Manna. They have a good selection of wine and also offer wine flights where you can try different wines that they offer. So far, my favorite menu items are the Tilapia wrapped in a Banana Leaf, the Wild West Meatloaf stuffed with elk, buffalo, and beef, and the Pecan Elk-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin. Hungry yet? For your next date night, head to Manna Bread & Wine located in Cactus Alley at 2610 Salem Ave.
Now that you have some ideas for dinner, you have got to have dessert right? The Choc'late Mousse Pie Bar is one of the most unique dessert locations in Lubbock. It's also one of my favorite places to go after dinner. It's modern, trendy, and like no other place in Lubbock. The atmosphere is great with plenty of seating and jazz/swing music playing in the background. The Choc'late Mousse isn't your neighborhood bakery at all. You won't find your typical pie here. Instead you will find a place with close to 30 different pie fillings, 7 different crusts (grounded up), and 6 ways to have it. My favorite is the Piefait which is in a glass that has two layers of pie filling and two layers of pie crust. Think pie crust, filling, crust, filling. My personal favorite pie fillings are the Oreo cookie and the Choc'late Mousse. The Choc'late Mousse is the perfect way to end your night out. The Choc’late Mousse Pie Bar is located at 3207 50th Street. No matter where you head to dinner, you should make plans to have dessert at the Choc'late Mousse Pie Bar.