This Little Date Goes To Market.
Welcome to Perfect Date Night, a weekly feature that acts as your spirit guide for going on a perfect date in what is objectively Texas’ best city, Dallas. Each week, we’ll give you a night’s worth of suggestions for a date night in a specific neighborhood, complete with recommendations for bars, restaurants, concerts, art shows, sporting events or, well, anything, really. Just make sure you include an emoji or two when you text your crush to invite them out.
• When: Friday night.
• Duration: 6-10 hours.
• Number of Stops: One.
• Modest Estimated Budget For Two: $50.
• Ballin’ Estimated Budget For Two: $100.
• Romance Scale: Three out of five hearts.
As my schedule has gotten busier, simple nights out are starting to sound much, much better. Bar-hopping used to be fun while summer was in full swing, and while I still love planning intricate ways to make it to every event that happens to fall on any given day, sometimes simpler is best. Those times, you just want a one-stop kind of night that has it all instead. And so, I bring you this week’s perfect one-stop date night.
Commerce Street Night Market (444 W. Commerce Street, Dallas). The Commerce Street Night Market is my favorite of the events Little D Markets puts on, and it’s simply because they always think of everything. The August rendition follows this pattern, with the band Mayta providing Latin-flavored rock you can groove to, Smoke & The Foundry handling the bar, multiple food vendors bringing snacks for an easy dinner, and plenty of booths to shop. If you’re a parent, they even have a hip-hop dance class for kids, leaving you free to peruse their art installations and enjoy y’all’selves. Bonus: you and your date can check multiple things off your to-do list besides enjoying each other’s company, including Christmas shopping, checking out that small business you’ve heard about, trying new foods, and maybe even a workshop or two!
Photos via Little D Markets’ Facebook page.