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Austin Dates that Showcase Your Sensitive Side

published on February 10, 2012

Letting a date know you have a sensitive nature can be as simple as planning a date to the dog park in Barton Creek, volunteering together to pet homeless kittens, or watching a Texas sunset on top of Mount Bonnell in Westlake.  Austin offers a range of activities and restaurants that can help showcase your sensitive side to a date, and below are a few suggestions to help that happen:


Café Blue

Dining on the shores of Lake Travis by candlelight automatically sets the mood for romance, and Café Blue provides everything you need to showcase a sensitive heart. Locally owned and operated, Café Blue is the culmination of many tropical vacations mixed with the owner’s Austin background. The menu is a celebration of coastal cuisines from around the world. Fresh seafood selections feature the Redfish Louisiane, Antonio’s Stuffed Shrimp, Crab Mac ‘N Cheese, and Brown Sugar Cedar Planked Salmon. Complementing the menu is an extensive wine list, over 20 of which are available by the glass.

Malaga Tapas & Bar

A Spanish European haven tucked into one of the most popular & historical blocks of Austin, Texas, Malaga Tapas & Bar is a cozy destination to get closer to a special date through Spanish-style culinary fare. The wine list is thoughtfully selected and exhibits Chef Alejandro Duran’s impeccable taste for all things edible. Malaga Tapas & Bar is located in the 2nd Street District, adjacent to the W Hotel and the Austin City Limits Moody Theater, a location that provides ample opportunity for an intimate show or cocktails after dinner.

Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill

Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill offers a comfortable, familiar, relaxed and easygoing atmosphere, serving up great cooking with an innovative take on classic American comfort food.  Located downtown in an historic home, Moonshine offers intimate indoor and patio seating to compliment fresh, filling meals.


Art on 5th

The quintessential sensitivity sharing activity, visiting an art gallery will make it easy to let a date know the depth of your sensitive and intuitive side. Austin’s largest contemporary gallery showcases an eclectic collection of local, national, and international artists. The gallery rotates over 60 artists throughout the year, and showcases original contemporary works that don’t easily fit into any single genre, making discussions and conversation easy between yourself and a date.

Gloria’s Salsa Night

Dancing can charm almost anyone, even if it’s not very good dancing. Salsa night at Gloria’s in the Domain, not far from Avery Ranch and Milwood, eliminates the fear of bad dancing, as the first hour is dedicated to teaching beginners the basic steps of Salsa.  After the lesson, a live band plays for revelers – from the skill-less to the advanced – from 11 pm till 2 am. Gloria’s also offers a full bar and a renowned menu of Salvadorian dishes.

Ruta Maya Poetry Open Mic

A poetry open mic can display a sensitive nature and intellect, even if you aren’t the one reading poetry on stage.  Ruta Maya Coffee Company located on South Congress has hosted a weekly open mic night for poetry since 1995. The coffeehouse also demonstrates your sensitivity to the world, by ensuring fair company practices for all vendors and suppliers.

Also, visit Date Nights for Austin Hippies and Free Spirits.

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