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6 Perfectly Paired Date Nights

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For The Rockers

Mississippi Moon Bar + 7 Hills Brewing Company or Q Casino + Copper Kettle

Rock on with your bad self! You can have a perfectly paired couples' night out for the rockers in your life with a rock concert, casual dining, and drinks in Dubuque. First, head to 7 Hills Brewing Company or Copper Kettle  for dinner and drinks. Then, take your pick of the Q Casino's Q Showroom & Back Waters Stage or the Diamond Jo Casino's Mississippi Moon Bar for a concert. There are plenty of great options for both venues, you're sure to find something that rocks all night long. 

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For The Classics

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra + Fine Dining

You and your significant other deserve a night to yourselves. Why not spend it with a fine dinner and a concert? Transport yourself to a classic date night that spans time. Grab some fine dining at one of the city's top restaurants, like Brazen Open Kitchen | Bar, Pepper Sprout, or Woodfire Grill. Then, take in the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra at the historic Five Flags Theater. The orchestra can be traced back to 1903, making it a classic date night that spans decades. Celebrate your love for each other in style!

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For The Theater Lovers

Grand Opera House + L.May Eatery

There are many ways to have fun with your significant other in Dubuque, but one of the best has to be a perfectly paired couples' night out with dinner and live theater. Have dinner at L.May Eatery, voted the number one spot for a night out in Dubuque. Then head 2 blocks down to enjoy a show at the Grand Opera House. Also find live theater at the Bell Tower Theater & Heritage Center in Dubuque. 

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For The Vibes

Smokestack + New Flavors

You've got a lot of options when it comes to celebrating a date night in Dubuque, but we think you'll find that the best vibes are at the Smokestack. Their live events are all about making sure that you and your sweetie have fun together, whether you're dancing the night away or enjoying an acoustic rooftop concert. Start your night out with a romantic dinner at one of our local favorites to experience new flavors, Oolong Asian Cuisine or Adobos Mexican Grill. Then head over to the Smokestack for a night of live entertainment. With reoccurring events like drag shows, Latin dancing nights, and DJs spinning House, EDM, and more you're sure to be entertained. 

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For The Indie Scene

The Lift + Vinny Vanucchi's or Esther's Lounge + 1st & Main

If you're looking for a couple's night out with some great music, look no further than the indie music scene of Dubuque. If you're like us, you'll want to start by dinner first. Check out 1st & Main, Vinny Vanucchi's Little Italy, or maybe even a cheeseburger from  Paul's Tavern for a quick biteā€¦ all within a short distance from your next stop. After dinner, head over to The Lift, Monks, Esther's Lounge, or Fox Den Motel, for some live music! With these venues offering a rotating selection of indie acts from local, regional, and national talents you're sure to find music spanning all genres that you love.

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For The Country Fans

Five Flags Arena + Dinner on Main Street

It's time to get in touch with your country roots! We've got some ideas for a perfectly paired couples' night out for the country music fans. Start off with dinner and drinks on historic main street. We suggest Barrel House, Baraboo's on Main, or The Vault, all within walking distance of your next stop. Then head down the street to attend a country music concert at the local Five Flags Arena. Perfect for a year-round night out!

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