You can also shoot bows and arrows in Humboldt Park at Archery Bow Range Chicago or chuck axes at the wall at joints like Bad Axe (both are /hour for walk-ins, with cheaper rates for groups and other options too).
There is perhaps no easier winter date than at one of Chicago's fine tiki bars: immediately fun, warm, and cozy, the only way you can screw this up is to start talking politics.
Some free advice: Don't spring this one on a first date unless you know you're both high rollers.
If you’re feeling confident about your compatibility with your date, it might be time for a winter road trip.
Some of the best options in the city include the Dan Ryan Woods, Palmisano Park, and Caldwell Woods, while the burbs offer an array of hills like James Park in Evanston and Riverside’s Swan Pond.
The stylish, recently revamped Logan Theatre is always a solid date choice, but becomes even better in winter thanks to their “Jolly January” late-night movie series.
Fortunately, comedy shows tend to be pretty cheap dates.