When temperatures heat up in the summer or drop to freezing in the winter, you can still have a really fun night out indoors in Greenville, SC. We have everything from axe-throwing to watching a play, dancing and climbing.
If the idea of sweat trickling down your back during an outdoor date 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’re not melting can take a little creativity – and that’s where we can help. And on cold winter nights, you can stay warm indoors while having fun together too!
Fortunately, there are plenty of fantastic places in the Upstate to have a memorable and cool night out on AC in addition to 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 night together.
Best indoor date nights to play
Group therapy bar and playground
Located at Camperdown Plaza in downtown Greenville, Group Therapy has an 18-hole mini-golf course, axe-throwing, curling, ping pong and more, plus an extensive bar and food menu. You must make reservations to play the games.
Solve themed room puzzles in Escape Artist Greenville or Trapped in the Upstate.
Upstate Museum and Arcade
Play back in the 90s with an awesome arcade that has over a dozen pinball machines but old school games like Nintendo, Paper Boy and Pac-Man. It’s $10/person to play all day. Vaughn’s Warehouse is next door where you can have dinner together.
Double Seal Brewery
Play Nintendo together at the bar as you sip on delicious craft beers or house-made soft drinks at Double Stamp Brewery in Greenville.
Grab a square 80’s pizza and play lots of fun arcade games together in Pinky’s Revenge.
Best indoor date nights to de-stress
break some things
Grab a stick for some glass, an old car or windows at the Mad Smash Rage Room in Taylors Mill.
throw an ax
See who has the best ax throw at The Blue Ox Hatchet House or Craft Ax Throwing in the Greenville area and at the new 312 Throwing Co in Easley.
Go to an art gallery
Contemplating beautiful art is a great way to de-stress and relax. Go to the Greenville Center for Creative Arts on the first Friday of the month from 6pm to 9pm for free or visit the Greenville County Museum of Art downtown, also free.
Best indoor date nights to do something together
create some art
Make art together at TReehouse Cafe & Art Studio, TR Makers Co., Vino & Van Gogh or Wine & Design.
Hop on the potter’s wheel to create your own pottery at Hollowed Earth Pottery or In the Potter’s Hands.
Paint your own pottery
If you’d rather paint your own pottery than create it yourself, head 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 home for a private cooking class.
Pour your own candles
You can make your own soy candles together at the Greenville Soy Candle Company in downtown Greenville.
Best indoor nights for shows
Relax in the Roper Mountain Science Center planetarium, gaze at the stars and learn about our magnificent solar system on Friday Starry Nights. They also offer Laser Days of Summer shows that feature rock music and lasers. You must buy tickets online in advance.
There are many places to see live theater in Greenville such as the Peace Center, Logos Theater, Greenville Theatre, Warehouse Theatre, City of Greer Center for the Arts, Younts Center for Performing Arts
Best indoor date nights for active couples
If you love to dance – or want to learn – there are great places to do it. Check out country dancing at Blind Horse Saloon or Cowboy Up Greenville. Spinning Jenny has swing dancing and sometimes offers dancing lessons. Landmark Hall in Greer has different dance nights so check their website.
Challenge your partner to see who can climb a covered mountain at Climb at Blue Ridge in Taylors, BlocHaven in Greenville, ProjectRock in Easley.