Dating in LA can be exhausting. Just thinking of a place to take your crush can be a whole lot of pressure. It can also be expensive. Cha-ching, cha-ching! You finally work up the nerve to ask that special someone out on a date and now what? Where do you take them? Do they drink? What kind of food do they like? Do they prefer a fun daytime date or something a little more intimate? The pressure is on to pick the perfect place without breaking the bank or seeming too desperate or needy or available or eager or AHHHHHH!
Well, take a breath. Melrose has a little bit of everything to fulfill your dating needs. Whether you’re a Bumble match made in heaven or a long-term couple in desperate need of a date night out, we have some good news for you. Melrose has it all. Here are 5 awesome date ideas that you’ll find by simply strolling down Melrose Ave.
We can’t get enough of this place! You can go for the fondue and wine or you can order off their full menu. They have spritzers, sangria and champagne punch bowls that serve up to 8 servings! This is a great date spot if you are into that whole sharing thing. If you aren’t into sharing… well….how are you going to share your life with someone, if you can’t share some gruyere cheese? Just saying. They also have a great happy hour if you want to meet up with that special someone for an early afterwork sitch.
7274 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Just getting to know someone? Aren’t sure if you are really ready to do a sit-down dinner with a new Tinder match? Maybe you are in need of a sweet treat after an awesome dinner date? Or maybe the date went south and you need something sweet to make it all okay? We’ve all been there. Whatever your situation may be, try Milk Bar! Seriously, try it. They are open until midnight Sunday through Thursday and 1 am on Fridays and Saturdays. Their B’Day truffles are AMAZING and if you leave without getting a piece of the crack pie, your date may have second thoughts about going out with you again. TO DIE FOR. Trust us.
7150 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(347) 577-9504 ext 15
After you splurge on a Cereal Milk Soft Serve at Milk Bar go a few doors down and check out a comedy show at The Groundlings. One of their best shows is their Cookin’ With Gas show Thursdays at 8pm. Groundlings alumni include Melissa McCarthy, Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Lisa Kudrow, and Maya Rudolph… just to name a few. If your date doesn’t laugh, then you’ll know that it isn’t meant to be because the comics at The Groundlings are always a hoot!
7307 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 934-4747 ext 1
Whether you are a whiskey fan or not, you’ll love the libations at Melrose Umbrella Co. Their cocktails are delish and their decor is nothing to scoff at. It’s a sexy yet lively spot that you and your date will love! With 5 different types of Old-Fashioneds, this place should not be overlooked.
MELROSE UMBRELLA COMPANY
7465 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
And if you and your crush are looking for a great brunch spot, you can’t go wrong with some Blu Jam. It is, after all, our jam! This place can get pretty busy on the weekends so try to get there before you’re famished to put your name on the list. While you wait, take the time to walk around and explore. Once you see their Crunchy French Toast you will know that it was worth the wait. Best thing about Blu Jam? They serve breakfast all day, every day, 7 days a week!
BLU JAM CAFE
7371 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046