Cushy leather seats complete the experience and ticket prices are comparable to what you'd pay at major theater chains.
Take a step back in time with your date at a jazz bar like Blues Alley in Georgetown, with its varied lineup of performers from saxophone players to blues singers.
Barcelona's outdoor fire pit is the perfect spot to bring a date for a cozy escape from the cold.
If you choose to go on a Monday night, you can warm things up even more with half-priced wine bottles and Barcelona's excellent cheese croquettes. The National Gallery of Art is free to all visitors and is the perfect escape from the winter cold, with enough art to keep you and your date busy for weeks.
The District is teeming with excellent local breweries (and even cideries if you or your date need to go gluten-free).
Right Proper, 3 Stars, and DC Brau are all great choices, or head to Ivy City if distilleries are more your speed.
Despite frigid conditions, Washington, DC is chalk full of unique and engaging date options that you'll both enjoy.
Get the ball rolling with your date at Pinstripes in Georgetown, which offers Italian-American food, wine, craft beer, bowling, and bocce ball.Even better -- it's right on the National Mall, so if the date goes well you can museum hop to spots like the Hirschhorn or the National Museum of Natural History. If you and your date are dying to catch a new flick, don't take them to just any old movie theatre.You can skip the popcorn and grab a whiskey cocktail and a hummus platter at the small, intimate Atlantic Plumbing Cinema.Next, make your way over to a classy cocktail bar for some quality drinks and conversation.Good options include the Gibson on 14th Street and Harold Black in Eastern Market.Many people are unaware that they also have their own lovely Espresso & Gelato Bar, for when you both want to sit down and get a little energy boost.It's also right next to the gallery's Cascade Café, in case you're in the mood for something more filling.Step in from the cold, grab Scrabble or Cards Against Humanity, buy some drinks, and let the games begin.(And if Board Room won't do, try any of these other great bars with games.) While the museums on the National Mall are always a great option, the smaller galleries off the beaten path have worthwhile gems you might never see elsewhere.If you want to go bigger, splurge on a pricier per person pairing of a burger, whiskey, and cigars. Either way, Union Market has almost any cuisine you and your date could be feening for, even if it's two different things.They've also debuted a small ice skating rink on the roof, with a skate-up bar dishing out boozy hot cocoa. Rows of stalls feature local offerings from Korean tacos to authentic Belgian Wafels, and nearby Angelika Pop-Up is the place to go for specialty film programming and unique events.