17 Great CVille First Date Spots

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1. Main Street Arena

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230 W Main St, Charlottesville, Virginia
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Main Street Arena’s public skates are the perfect spot to go. You can snuggle up at the bar or hold hands on the ice.

2. Michael’s Bistro

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1427 University Ave, Charlottesville, Virginia
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Many couples choose Michael’s Bistro for their engagement parties, because it’s where they had their first date.

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3. The Jefferson Theater

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110 E Main St, Charlottesville, Virginia
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The Jefferson Theater has sitting, standing and (occasionally) dancing room as well as a downstairs bar that’s a great place to listen to the music while still being able to hear each other.

4. Java Java Cafe

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421 E Main St, Charlottesville, Virginia
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Java Java Cafe is a laid back and low pressure environment with comfy couches you can sit on with your date while you enjoy a cup of coffee.

5. FIG

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1331 W Main St, Charlottesville, Virginia
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FIG is a Cajun restaurant with a lovely atmosphere and fairy lights on the ceiling.

6. TEN

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120 E Main St # B, Charlottesville, Virginia
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A date at TEN is sure to impress. This is a modern Japanese restaurant with a huge selection of sake.

7. Bang!

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213 2nd St SW, Charlottesville, Virginia
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This New American tapas bar has inventive dumplings and great cocktails.

8. The Melting Pot

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501 E Water St, Charlottesville, Virginia
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The Melting Pot is a fun way to get to know someone. You and your date can share a pot of molten chocolate and talk to each other with ease. They also have great cocktails!

9. Maya Restaurant

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633 W Main St, Charlottesville, Virginia
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Maya Restaurant serves Southern comfort food. They have a beautiful patio and a cozy indoor bar.

10. Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar

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414 E Main St, Charlottesville, Virginia
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The Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar is an exotic tea house that has a cool little booth with a curtain that’s perfect for dates.

11. Oakhart Social

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511 West Main St, Charlottesville, Virginia
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Oakart Social is a charming restaurant that has an eclectic menu and extensive wine list.

12. commonwealthSKYBAR

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422 E Main St, Charlottesville, Virginia
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commonwealthSKYBAR has a beautiful Library Bar downstairs, lovely patio and a fun rooftop bar with a great view.

13. Vivace

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2244 Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, Virginia
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Vivace is an Italian restaurant with a gorgeous patio.

14. Rocky Top

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1729 Allied St, Charlottesville, Virginia
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Rocky Top is a great date spot for people who love being active. It’s fun, adventurous and you don’t have to stare awkwardly at each other while you think of things to talk about.

15. Lazy Daisy Ceramics

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1709 Monticello Rd, Charlottesville, Virginia
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Paint your own ceramics places have always been a popular date spot, because you can get creative and use it as a starting point for conversation.

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16. The Farmer’s Market

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207 S 1st St, Charlottesville, Virginia
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If first dates make you nervous, farmer’s markets are a great idea. You can work off your nerves by walking around and there’s a million conversation starters.

17. Boylan Heights

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102 14th St NW, Charlottesville, Virginia
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Getting a milkshake at Boylan Heights can be a cute, old-fashioned date idea.

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Jerry Miller is the CEO of The Miller Organization, The I Love CVille Network, VMV Brands, The Blue Ridge Venture Fund and I Love CVille Real Estate, which are all headquartered in Downtown Charlottesville, Virginia. Jerry is passionate about the #ShopLocal movement and supporting locally-owned businesses. Get to know Jerry at JerryMillerNow.com.