If you’re looking for an intimate atmosphere or a romantic backdrop to enjoy a cocktail with your significant other, Wichita offers several options for a cozy date night.
Here are more than a dozen romantic drink spots to try when you visit the Heart of the Country
You and your date are sure to love the vibe inside Wichita’s most popular boutique plant shop, GROW Giesen Plant Shop. Not only will you enjoy perusing the selection of plants, locally made plant art and more, but you can make your own terrarium together and then sample the martinis on the menu at Botanic, the shop’s botanical martini bar.
Grace Hill Winery
North of Wichita, a romantic winery awaits. Grace Hill Winery has a magnificent selection of sweet and dry wines. Book a tasting for a staff-led wine tasting for two.
Lava & Tonic
Whisk your date away to a little piece of paradise in the Heart of the Country – Lava & Tonic. Reserve a booth and savor all this tiki bar has to offer. From classic cocktails like their smooth Mai Tai to ones with a fiery twist such as the Jalisco Headhunter, made with tequila, fruit juices, house-made cinnamon syrup and habanero extract, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to the tropics.
Bella Vita Bistro
Grab your date and head to Bella Vita Bistro to experience the charm of a European villa. Once you’re snuggled in, choose from craft beer, wine and cocktails from their full bar.
Located in the basement of the Ambassador Hotel, Dockum is one of Wichita’s favorite cocktail lounges. The dark atmosphere will take you back to a time when speakeasies were prevalent. Try the daiquiris or one of the tasty, handcrafted cocktails on the menu. Whatever you choose, you won’t be disappointed.
Wine Dive + Kitchen
Wine Dive + Kitchen is a favorite among wine connoisseurs in Wichita. Are you a cocktail-loving couple? Try their sangria made with fresh, seasonal fruit or a classic like their Manhattan or Cosmopolitan.
Jenny Dawn Cellars
Crafting its own wines on-site, Jenny Dawn Cellars has 14 wines to choose from. The winery works with grapes and juices from growers in Kansas and California. Whether you choose to nestle up in the taproom or on the patio on a nice day, you’ll love the intimate atmosphere. You may even catch some live jazz while you’re there!
Chester's Chophouse and Wine Bar
Snag a seat overlooking the lake at The Waterfront in east Wichita and enjoy an unforgettable date at Chester's Chophouse and Wine Bar. They offer a 1,000-bottle wine cellar, at least 50 offered by the glass.
At Dōma, food is meant to be shared. When you combine their always evolving and flavorful, seasonal menu with bright and beautiful décor and upscale cocktails, you have all the makings of a memorable date night. Whether you order a martini garnished intricately or the old-fashioned, which is smoked right at your table, you’ll feel the love.
Larkspur Bistro and Bar
Get carried away by the sounds of a baby grand piano while you select a drink from the award-winning wine list at Larkspur Bistro and Bar in Wichita’s Old Town District. When the weather is pleasant, enjoy live music on their inviting patio.
Alzavino Wine Tavern
This trendy wine bar features 90 different bottles from around the globe. Alzavino Wine Tavern gives you and your love a chance to sample (1 oz, 3 oz or 6 oz pours) from the 16 wines on the self-serve machine. Pair it with one of their shareable plates and enjoy sampling many different flavors.
Georges French Bistro
Looking for a sophisticated spot to imbibe with your sweetie? Order from their extensive wine menu or try one of their specialty cocktails at Georges French Bistro and enjoy a little slice of France in the Heart of the Country. Visit on a Tuesday night and pair your drink with $2 oysters.
Cafe Bel Ami
Not only does Café Bel Ami have chef-created entrees, but this downtown establishment also has a warm and inviting atmosphere to cuddle up and enjoy a cocktail. Their attentive staff can also help you select the perfect vino to impress your date.