Summer date night ideas in Philly
We’re all thrilled the humidity has let up and we can finally step outside without fear of instant heatstroke. But we also know that means the long lazy nights of summer are nearing their end. So grab your new fling and head to these hot date spots, before it’s time to bundle up.
A shared plate of sushi is an easy, crowd-pleasing kind of date. If you’re having a hard time keeping the conversation going (maybe you’re distracted by his dreaminess?), sit outside and people watch.
1601 E. Passyunk Ave., 215-271-1222, www.izumiphilly.com
Quick, before the modest outdoor seating gets packed up for the season, get yourself to Dock Street for some dining al fresco. Go for the fig jam pizza and relax with a whiskey shandy. Just watch out, those tasty beverages might sneak up on you and make a memorable date difficult to recall.
701 S. 50th St., 215-726-2337, www.dockstreetbeer.com
Percy Street Barbecue
Aug. 6 is National Root Beer Float Day. Soak up the last of the summer suds with Percy Street’s $3 floats, concocted with house-made ice cream and root beer from Yards Brewery. Go for the $24 all-you-can-eat ribs if you and your date are both hungry and competitive.
900 South St., 215-625-8510, www.percystreet.com
Headhouse Farmer’s Market
Impress your date by taking her to a food haven that isn’t your typical weekend brunch. Stock up on fresh produce, cheese and baked goods for your own kitchen, then snag a mobile bite from one of the food trucks.
Sundays, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., 2nd & South Sts., www.thefoodtrust.org/farmers-markets/market/headhouse
Stretch out your summer with a rendezvous at this tapas spot. Not only do they have three different sangrias to chose from, you can also nosh on the 10-course tasting menu on Sunday.
105 S. 13th St., 215-922-6061, www.jamonerarestaurant.com
Need more time to work up the courage to ask that special someone out? You have until Aug. 15, when you two can head to the South Street Night Market. It’s a massive, one-night-only food fest with tons of vendors to peruse. Even if your date is not the one, you can have a beautiful future with Night Market.
Aug. 15, 6-10 p.m.
Fifth and South streets