Date Night in Central Wisconsin

When we get a surprise date night and don’t make plans for it, we sometimes end up at Menards or Home Depot because, well, we have kids and we always have some sort of home renovation projects we want to work on…BUT, if we are able to plan for date night, we try to make it count! Below is an ongoing list of Date Night “Ideas” for couples that live in the Central Wisconsin area.

*Note, with the current pandemic, not everything is open or available, so please call your destination before you head out. Otherwise, you might end up at Menards 😉


*Have you tried archery before? Check out Bucks & Bulls Archery where you can take lessons as a couple. (Stevens Point)

*Do you have a competitive side? Throw an ax – see who can throw the first bullseye at Blades and Boards (Wausau) or Section 715 Throwing Co. (Plover).

*Are you fast at figuring out clues? Then maybe an escape room is more your style! Check out one of these local games at Cracked Escape Room (Weston), Tactical Escape 101 (Stevens Point), Breakpoint (Stevens Point), and Escape Room Marshfield (Marshfield).

*Laser tag, arcade games, food and drinks…WOW (Wausau On the Water) has all of that in one building + some amazing views outside with a walkway right next to the river. (Wausau)

*Improve your aim at Zingers & Flingers. They are a local indoor shooting range located in Marathon. (Wausau)

*Feeling lucky? Try your odds at the slots or tables at Ho-Chunk Gaming (Wittenberg), North Star (Bowler) or Ho-Chunk Gaming (Nekoosa), the winner has to buy a steak dinner!

*Enjoy a boat cruise on a warm summery night. Clear Water Harbor is a great place to grab a bite while enjoying some live music and taking in the beautiful Chain O’ Lakes. (Waupaca)

*Domes or some call them igloos have been a fun and creative way to eat “outside” with your party. Check out one of these establishments that currently have them: Hilton Garden Inn (Wausau), Sawmill Brewing (Merrill), Carmelo’s Italian Restaurant (Wausau).

*Be nostalgic! Go mini golfing at Sawmill Adventure Park where they have 18 holes + ice cream! A great summer date! (Wausau) or check out indoor mini golf at Putt-N-Play (Stevens Point).

*An all time classic….Bowling! There are plenty of allies to check out in Central Wisconsin, here are some of our favorites, Dale’s Weston Lanes (Weston), Day’s Bowl-A-Dome (Wausau), Rose Bowl Lanes (Marshfield)

*Get all dressed up to enjoy a performance at the Grand Theater (Wausau), followed by dinner and drinks by many of the local establishments.

*Remember skating as a child. Relive those memories as an adult! Check out Melody Gardens in (Marshfield) or Skate City in (Wisconsin Rapids).


When I think of “classic” date night, I think of, dinner and a movie. Add some zest by trying a restaurant you haven’t been to before. There a great deal of delicious places to choose from, here are just a few of our favs in the area if you are looking for suggestions!

Red Eye (Wausau), Ciao (Wausau) Masa Sushi Grill and Bar (Wausau), Lemongrass Asian Fusion Restaurant and Bar (Wausau), Peking (Wausau), Thrive Foodery (Wausau), Townies (Wausau), Carmelo’s Italian Restaurant (Rib Mountain), Sconni’s Alehouse & Eatery (Schofield), Wasabi Teppanyaki & Sushi Bar (Weston), Tine & Cellar (Weston), Patron Mexican Restaurant and Bar (Weston), Basil (Weston), Wish Steakhouse (Weston), Pinewood Supper Club (Mosinee),

PJ’s (Stevens Point), Matsu Ya Sushi Bar & Grill (Stevens Point), Muse at Sentry (Stevens Point), Father Fats Public House (Stevens Point), Michele’s Restaurant (Stevens Point), Mikey’s Bar & Grill (Plover), A-Soshel (Plover),

MoJo’s Pasta House & Cajun Cook Shack (Marshfield), Blue Heron Brew Pub (Marshfield), Royal Tokyo (Marshfield)


*Explore some new cocktails at a local distillery: Great Northern Distilling (Plover) and Timekeeper Distillery (Wausau)

*Make a night of it-a lot of local breweries not only have tastings and tours, they also have live bands and food trucks that stop by for all to enjoy. Check out some of these local breweries for a good-time: Stevens Point Brewery (Stevens Point), Whole Hog (Stevens Point), District 1 (Stevens Point), O’so (Plover), Central Waters (Amherst), Bull Falls (Wausau), Red Eye (Wausau), Blue Heron BrewPub (Marshfield), Mosinee Brewing (Mosinee), Sawmill Brewing (Merrill), 2 Doors Down (Wisconsin Rapids) Hinder Brewing (Waupaca)

Maybe wine is your thing. Make a day trip one of these local wineries; Sunset Point Winery (Stevens Point), Muson Bridge Winery (Withee), Lil’ Ole Winemaker Shoppe (Wausau), Half Moon Hill Farm & Winery (Athens), Wild Epitome LLC (Antigo), Kozy Yak Brewery & Winery (Rosholt)

These are just a few of our favorite places for DATE NIGHT in Central Wisconsin. We’d love to know your favorite spot!

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