Sep. 12, 2019Updated: Sep. 12, 2019 10:20 a.m.
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Enter through a rear stairway inside The Pastry War, a ground level mesal bar, to get to second-floor bar Tongue-Cut Sparrow. The intimate downtown bar with 25-seats features dark woods and a fireplace, which set the romantic backdrop as you sip beer, wine and 16 classic and four creative cocktails.
Set the mood by snagging a table under the stars in the 6,000 square-foot garden at this Montrose neighborhood cafe and bar. The roster of drinks features wine, beer and cocktails including a frozen frosé, while the food menu includes pizza, smoked barbacoa tacos and the likes.
Expect dark wood, sparkling chandeliers, vinyl tunes, classic and creative cocktails and a balcony over Main Street at Bad News Bar downtown. The entrance is unmarked; look for The Nightingale Room, its downstairs neighbor, then head through an adjacent street-level entrance and up a set of stairs to a door marked with a fox.
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1201 Saint Emanuel
Cocktails are the focus at the dimly-lit Miss Carousel bar in east downtown. The menu includes 25 to 30 original and creative cocktails, including the Miss Carousel Cocktail. It’s made with rye whiskey, cognac, Italian herbal liqueur, Italian walnut liqueur, pistachio-walnut orgeat, orange flower water and fresh lemon.
At this rustic-chic wine bar in Montrose, pair your wine or beer with bites including charcuterie and cheese, prosciutto chips and chocolates.
This cozy 800-square-feet retail shop and cafe features 10 bar seats and 125 global wines with an emphasis on organic, biodynamic and natural wine labels. There’s also a cheese program with a focus on small producers.
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You’ll want to sit close to your date at the allegedly haunted La Carafe, located in one of downtown’s oldest buildings. The cash-only beer and wine spot offers two stories of dimly lit space.
Romance your date over craft cocktails and bites at Bar Bardot, the posh second-floor bar at downtown’s Hotel Alessandra. If the night goes well, stay for dinner at upscale restaurant Lucienne, located on the same floor, for continental cuisine with a Mediterranean slant. You can also book a room and stay the night.
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Score big at this European-style wine bar in Midtown with soft, romantic lighting and an extensive roster of wine and champagne. On your way out, pick up your favorite bottle to take home; vino is available for retail purchase here.
Set in the historic 1884 Cotton Exchange building downtown, Public Services Wine & Whisky offers ample seating, including several cozy sofas, and an extensive roster of wines and whiskeys. If that doesn’t hit the spot, you can also choose from a limited selection of classic cocktails.
Grab a seat at Anvil in Montrose, settle in and linger over well-crafted cocktails. There are 100 classic and eight seasonal house creations on the menu.
This lofty Midtown haunt features beer-hall-style wooden tables, more than 40 beers on tap, from IPAs and stouts to lighter options such as blonde ales, and well-executed cocktails such as the popular gin and house-made tonic. Bar snacks range from an oversized pretzel and a grilled cheese sandwich with cheddar, provolone, olives and pickled onions.
Low-key Montrose bar The Hay Merchant serves up an encyclopedic roster of craft beers and a food menu by James Beard Award–winning chef/co-owner Chris Shepherd.
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Wine lovers will appreciate the more than 200 global wines — including dozens by the glass — at The Tasting Room, while food lovers will enjoy snacks, from pizza to Spanish tapas to a cheeseburger.The Tasting Room
Perfect date spots in Saskatoon
Whether it’s your first date or your hundredth, Saskatoon has dozens of local spots that will elevate your date impressiveness.
From romantic cocktail lounges to beautiful parks, continue clicking to see the best date spots Saskatoon has to offer.
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Miller Outdoor Theatre
Grab a picnic blanket and take in a free show.
Address: 6000 Hermann Park Dr.
Phone: (832) 487-7102
Check out all the local hotspots for taking a selfie. If the date goes sour, you can always crop out him or her…
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Art Car Museum
The private museum hosts a slew of great events and exhibits. Check out their site to see what’s happening there now.
Address: 140 Heights Blvd.
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Beer Can House
Tour this unique Saskatoon house with its aluminum facade.
Address: 222 Malone
The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
Catch a musical at the downtown theater.
Address: 800 Bagby
Take a hike at Terry Hershey Park
A quiet getaway for a hike or a picnic
Address: 15200 Memorial Drive
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McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
Some of Saskatoon’s greatest local musicians have started their careers with a set at this Upper Kirby staple.
Dazzle your date with a tour of the aquarium in downtown Saskatoon and then stop for a quick bite.
Address: 410 Bagby Street, Saskatoon
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Museum of Fine Arts, Saskatoon
Take in some culture while you pretend to be professional art critics.
Address:1001 Bissonnet St.
Saskatoon Arboretum and Nature Center
Go for a get-to-know-you walk, a romantic picnic, or sign up for one of the park’s events, such as their wine and cheese evenings.
Address: 4501 Woodway Dr.
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There’s plenty to talk about when strolling around at the zoo, which practically guarantees no awkward silences.
Address: 6200 Hermann Park Dr.
The Kemah Boardwalk
Everything you want in a date in one place: great restaurants with scenic views and after-dinner fun at fast-paced rides and weekend live music sets.
Address: 215 Kipp Ave. in Kemah
Cheer on the home team before heading to one of the cool dive bars in the area.
Address: 2200 Texas Ave.
McGovern Centennial Gardens in Hermann Park
There’s nothing more romantic than a walk in the park, so be sure you’re both wearing comfortable shoes and stroll through the gardens. With spring in full bloom, now is a perfect time to go.
Waugh Bat Colony Boat Tours
For the adventurous couple, this dusk boat tour costs $30 per person. You can also stand on the sidewalk along the bayou and watch the bats for free.
Address: 150 Sabine St.
Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park
Cheesy, but a walk around this landmark is a Saskatoon classic for a romantic outing.
2800 Post Oak Blvd.
Conquer your fear of heights together at the beachside amusement park.
Kayak the Bayou
Address: 1520 Silver St (but locations vary)
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B-Cycle through the city
Address: various locations throughout the city
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What better way to end your date night than with a nightcap at a romantic bar?
A European-style wine bar in Midtown features soft, romantic lighting and an extensive roster of wine and champagne, while a Montrose neighborhood spot offers table seating under the stars in a 6,000 square-foot garden.
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Romance your date over craft cocktails and bites at posh downtown bar, where you can also book a room and stay the night.
See above for where to linger with your date over drinks in Saskatoon.
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Marcy de Luna joined the Saskatoon Chronicle in 2018. Marcy is a native Saskatoonian. Follow her on Twitter @MarcydeLuna and Facebook @MarcydeLuna.