Three Kansas City Date Nights to Try

This post is sponsored by Swell Spark.

Are you tired of dinner and a movie for every date night? Our team got to try three different experience-based dates, and we’re sharing our tips for making the most of that rare night without kids!

Date Night at Sinkers Lounge

For a date night filled with a little friendly competition or a fun evening out with your family, consider Sinkers Lounge in the Power & Light District. An Instagram worthy spot, adults can enjoy craft cocktails as they put their way through themed rooms. Don’t forget to stop for at least a few pictures with the bold and bright backgrounds! Once round one is tallied, head to the tabletop course, where luck seems to be the name of the game, rather than skill. Afterward, relax in their lounge and share a few of the items off their menu, like the hatch chili cheese dip and a flatbread.


  • Choose your experience and book online ahead of arrival as the popularity of this stop can make it hard to simply walk in.
  • Fill out waivers ahead of time as well.
  • They provide all of the equipment needed, so no need to bring your own putter.
  • Sinker’s Lounge will validate parking from the lot on Main Street next to Consentino’s Market.
  • Kids always cost only $7!

Blade & Timber Date Night

My husband and I had a rare opportunity for a night out and let me tell you, Blade and Timber did not disappoint. What could be better than hurling axes at a wall with your significant other?!

We arrived for our appointment which was a 90-minute time slot. Similar to bowling, you have your own lane and table for your drinks (which were delicious- get the espresso one!), food etc. Our instructor gave us a quick orientation to ensure that we do not injure ourselves or anyone else for that matter. It took a little bit to get the hang of, but she was so helpful in trouble shooting why my axe kept bouncing off the wall… I was certain it was NOT user error. Must have been the axe.

On our table was a booklet of different games we could play with various point systems etc. I have little to no athletic ability and had the time of my life losing to my husband. It was such great stress relief and was a blast doing something so different. We can’t wait to go back again and highly suggest you put this on your list for your next night out!


  • Book online in advance or walk in for first come first served.
  • If you do walk in and have to wait, grab some apps and drinks from their full service bar and kitchen!
  • Sign your waivers online ahead of time (can also do them there if you forget).
  • Happy hour is every Monday-Thursday from 4-6 p.m.
  • Family Play is every Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Kids must be 10 to throw and cost of admission is your child’s age (with paid parent ticket)!

Breakout KC Date Night

While I enjoy a good dinner and movie, a unique experience for our date always leaves me feeling energized! We loved a recent evening at Breakout KC at Park Place (or try the location in the River Market).

We invited another couple to join us, and we reserved a time for our breakout experience. We signed our waivers online ahead time and then arrived about 15 minutes before our experience. An employee took us to our Y2K-themed room, gave us limited instructions on and told us to use our three help options if we got stuck. Then the timer started!

The escape rooms all adhere to theme in ways that will both help your cause or distract you. We combed through 90s music, video games and computer codes to figure out how to break out of the room in 60 minutes. Occasionally, we would be sent clues on the TV, or we would hit the doorbell to ask for help to get unstuck. In the end, we didn’t breakout but were on the final steps!

It was really a fun way to use our minds in a different way and work together. Our team of four was already planning our next double date to try a different room!


  • Book online at either the Park Place or River Market locations.
  • A team of 4-5 felt like the right amount of people. With more, we felt like we would have been bumping into each other or had too many opinions.
  • We enjoyed a room where we had some basic knowledge, so I’d recommend choosing a room that hits some of your interests.
  • Arrive at least 15 minutes before your reservation time to ensure you get instructions and have your full 60 minutes of escape time.