Skip to content

Date Night Done Right

Forget the roses and fancy dinners plans, we’ve got just what you need for an engaging, affordable and FUN-filled date night in Raleigh! Whether you’re looking to impress a new date or in search of the perfect destination to treat your special someone to much-needed QT – we’ve got some date-night tips that are sure to please.

Get your game on.

From Skee Ball lanes to air hockey tables to multi-player games, there’s plenty of opportunity to spark your adrenaline with some friendly competition. Looking for an adventure? Trek through Jurassic Park, have a Guitar Hero jam session, practice your aim with Big Buck Hunter or have a good, old fashioned DDR dance off – all under one roof.

Score a deal.

From $3 pint night to $1 mimosas and beyond, we’ve got drink discounts lined up for you every day of the week. Our 24 craft drafts and carefully crafted cocktails are affordably priced, and you’ll find various draft and liquor specials on the daily that are sure to please both your palate *and* your wallet. See what we’ve got lined up.

Order in.

If fresh, free popcorn isn’t enough to curb your appetite, order in a pizza, grab some carry-out from our neighbors at The Pit or Jose and Sons, or pack a picnic of all your favorite things to bring along with you. Outside food is welcome, just be sure to bring any plates, napkins or other accessories you might need to enjoy your grub!

Catch some fresh air.

Enjoy the Spring weather by claiming a seat at our brand new patio bar. With heaters and fans, our patio is the perfect escape in any weather – and a few rounds of Bimini Ring or Giant Jenga are sure to break the ice.

Enjoy the music.

DJ Pangean + Thee Handsome Rob bring your favorite throwback tunes to our Funky Friday Nights, and the live music continues into the weekend on our dedicated, outdoor live music stage. Catch our favorite one-man band, Andy Lyle Hall, on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and various DJs as they take the stage on Saturday nights.

Explore the neighborhood.

While you’re in downtown Raleigh’s famous Warehouse District, take a walk across the street to Videri Chocolate Factory to treat your sweetie to some sweets (we recommend the sea salt recipe), or make an appointment for some pre-game pampering at The Junction Salon.

However you choose to celebrate spend your next date night, we hope it’s memorable! If you make it into Boxcar Bar and Arcade, be sure to share pictures of you and your favorite person to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and include #BoxcarRAL. Cheers!

This post was updated in March of 2018.

Back To Top