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Best First Date Spots In Connecticut

February 14, 2011 5:16 AM

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Congratulations! You’ve landed a first date with that certain someone. The evening is confirmed, the outfit altered, steamed, pressed and bejeweled. The credit cards, debit cards, gift cards and emergency cash are all on deck. Everything is in place – everything that is, except for where you will be going. Fear not, for Connecticut is brimming with spots to take that special someone. The best first date spots in  Connecticut are sure to impress. - Courtney Delong
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City Steam Brewery and Cafe

942 Main St.
Hartford CT, 06103
(860)525-1600
www.citysteambrewerycafe.com

It’s hard to have a bad date when cold beer and hearty laughs are on the menu. City Steam Brewery and Café serve up both and in an atmosphere chock-full of history. This brewery/comedy club is housed in a building that once served as the largest department store in Connecticut and is considered to be the United States greatest example of Roman architecture –not a bad conversation starter for two people just getting to know one another. These days, City Steam is more known for its evening comedy shows, delicious bar food, choice spirits, wine and, of course, the beer. City Steam Brewery specializes in using an onsite system that involves steam for brewing, so even if the comedy falls flat, you can guarantee the beer won’t. Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to midnight; Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.; and Sunday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Agave Grill & Tequila Bar

100 Allyn St.
Hartford CT, 06103
860-882-1557
www.agavehartford.com

If you like it spicy and salty with a squeeze of lime, then Agave Grill and Tequila bar will make for a perfect first date. The vibe is flirty and fun, and the food is a full-on fiesta. For the more reserved, there are traditional favorites such as spicy beef burritos and chicken tacos, or you can your date can step outside of the box and sample the exotic lobster enchiladas or grilled portabello and spinach quesadillas. While margaritas are a given, it’s the 60-plus list of tequilas that make Agave Grill muy bueno. Just be sure to order the guacamole made fresh at your table. It’s the perfect thing to nosh while choosing between sipping a fine Suprema Tequila or shooting one of the many smooth reposados offered. Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to midnight; and Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Connecticut Science Center

250 Columbus Ave.
Hartford CT, 06103
(860) SCIENCE
www.ctsciencecenter.org

Science is fun, and the Connecticut Science Center is proof of that. Inside are more than 150 exhibitions sure to keep you and your date entertained for hours. Sit stadium-style and catch the latest 3D movie, or explore far off galaxies and strange planets inside in the light-locked space gallery. These are just a few of the many weird, exotic and interesting exhibits at the Connecticut Science Center. Be sure to check out the Web site for updated events and exhibits, and consider that learning about robots on a first date is a surefire way to make it a date to remember. Hours of operation: Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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