Let’s face it, there’s a tremendous amount of articles on date ideas out there. But with hectic Singaporean lives, weekends are usually spent lazing at home and weeknights leave the average couple settling for a simple meal instead.
But our mamas taught us to be reachers, not settlers, and even a long-term relationship needs a little spunk now and then. If bb has been complaining of dates becoming routine, here’s a list of places open till the late evening that you can surprise her with.
Places for late evening dates after 8pm
Go retro roller skating at Hi-Roller
Roller discos started as a fad in the 1970s but eventually became a dating hotspot for people in the 1980s. With bright lights, pump-up music and floorspace to flaunt your skating skills, it’s not hard to see why the place is befitting for dates.
At Hi Roller Indoor Skating Rink, there’s no need to worry even if you’re new to the sport. The rink offers quad skates, skates with four wheels in a two-by-two configuration, providing more stability.
Compete in a mini-golf course with cocktails at Holey Moley
Now that clubs are closed, here’s another form of clubbing at Holey Moley. Though there’ll be no dancing, you can putt your way through the 27 beginner-friendly holes that the mini-golf cocktail bar has to offer.
For boyfriends of Instagram, there are also photo op areas that feature neon-lit angel wings as a backdrop. Even if your girlfriend has the temper of a devil, a good picture to post on IG will definitely appease her.
With over-the-top cocktails and two entire storeys of mini-courses to conquer, it will be a night you’ll never fore-get.
Cosmic bowling, darts and arcade games at K Bowling Club
When your boyfriend says that he’ll take you to a place out of this world, he means the cosmic bowling alley at K Bowling Club.
From the latest hits to classic oldies, play to music that’ll get your adrenaline rushing. The place also has an arcade, dart machines and pool tables — that’s enough activities to boost your serotonin levels through the night.
Unleash your inner child at Fat Cat Arcade
Why play with someone else’s feelings when you can get your game on at the Fat Cat Arcade? Dubbed as the most affordable amusement centre in Singapore, the area features over 100 arcade machines and each token only costs 16 cents each.
You may have caught her heart, but only a gigantic stuffed animal will catch her attention. The aisles of claw catchers are filled with fluffy friends that’ll remind your girlfriend of the heroic time where you beat the odds and won her an adorable plushie.
Banter over board games at Mosanco Settlers Cafe
Whether it’s playing hard to get or sending mixed messages, you can polish up your mind games at Mosanco Settlers Cafe. At first glance, you’ll be impressed by their huge library of board games.
From action to party to deception games, this is probably the only socially-acceptable way to cheat on your partner.
For those that are feeling peckish, the Dine-In Set (S$38++) includes a two-hour gaming session, one main course, a cold brew and a slice of cake.
Late-night grocery shopping at Don Don Donki
Don Don Donki’s jingle is an earworm, but one thing that you wouldn’t want stuck in your head is her nagging when she realizes that the fridge is empty.
Since the Japanese supermart at Orchard Central is opened 24/7 and sells everything, it’ll be a fun trip down to grab any commodities you may lack.
Besides, no one can say no to the huge array of Japanese snacks available.
Relieve work stress with spas, massages and a buffet at g.spa
Unfortunately, not all of us possess enough energy for fun-filled activities at the end of the day. Instead of heading straight to bed, g.spa is a better alternative that will rejuvenate your tired bones and leave you feeling refreshed.
With hot and cold pools, saunas, massages and a relaxation lounge, the experience will supplement better than a power nap. Plus, the facilities are open 24/7, so you can relax for however long you need.
Test your courage at New World Carnival’s VR arcade haunted house
Arcades used to be every millennial’s favourite hangout, but if you’ve outgrown competing with random strangers over Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune, the New World Carnival VR Arcade brings a whole new level of excitement for a late evening date.
With eight VR and augmented reality (AR) games available, couples can try their hands at AR remote-control car racing and control a physical car on a mini track. Or, amp up the thrill factor by solving mysteries in a haunted dimension at the VR Escape Room.
Bounce around at Jewel’s Canopy Park
Getting lost in someone’s eyes is a familiar sensation for all hopeless romantics, but at Jewel Changi Airport Canopy Park, your significant other may really go amiss.
Decked in mazes, creative garden trails, giant slides and bouncing nets, it’s a playground for the young and wild at hearts. With a little time left, you can also visit Shake Shack for a bite.
📍 Airport Blvd., Level 5 78, Singapore 819666
🗓️ 10am–10pm (Mon–Thurs), 10am–11pm (Fri–Sun)
Crash Coffeemin, a co-working space with games, pool tables and snacks
Some of our partners are workaholics and just can’t get off their laptops, so instead of cooping yourselves at home, perhaps a change of environment would up their work efficiency — or distract them enough to spend a few minutes of quality time with you.
At Coffeemin, you’re provided with a co-working space with free-flow snacks and drinks. To avoid being chased out of cafes and coffee houses, opt to finish your work here instead. While waiting, your other half can enjoy themselves with video games or, compete with strangers over board games and pool.
Enjoy pasar malam food indoors at Pasar Malam Corner
A couple that eats together, stays together. Though night markets are a thing of the past now due to the pandemic, you can still satisfy your night bazaar cravings at the Pasar Malam Corner.
The food outlet sells pasar malam favourites such as Ramly Burgers (S$4), Thai Milk Tea (S$2.50) and Takoyaki (S$3), making it a great spot for late evening date plans, less the humidity.
📍 135 Jurong Gateway Rd, #01-333, Singapore 600135
🗓️ 9am–9pm (Daily)
Prawn under MRT tracks at Fish at AMK
If you’re just a small-town girl and a city boy living in a lonely world, maybe you can take the midnight train to Fish at AMK, a recreational prawning spot under Yio Chu Kang’s train tracks.
Even if you don’t catch any prawns at the start, don’t stop believin’.
There are streetlights and people that’ll keep you company and the place opens till 6am, so you can go on and on and on and on……
📍 190 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, Singapore 568046
🗓️ 9am–6am (Daily)
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