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Do's and Don'ts of First Dates at a Bar or Restaurant January 3, 2019

San Marcos, Hays
Do's and Don'ts of First Dates at a Bar or Restaurant, San Marcos, Texas

If you’re considering asking someone out on a date, you may want to have a bar or restaurant in mind to take them to before you ask them out. However, picking the perfect place for a date can add extra pressure to the situation. If you’re not sure where to take that special someone, here are a few do’s and don’ts for choosing a location that will help make your first date a success.


Choose a place with bright lighting.

While taking a date to a place with low lighting can set a romantic tone, it may be too much pressure for a first date. Choose a more casual atmosphere with good lighting to keep the mood light and encourage conversation, such as near large windows or on a patio if the weather is nice.

Go somewhere with a full menu.

If you’d like to ask someone on a date and want to treat them to a meal, choose a restaurant or bar with a full menu. Eating together can be a casual way to get to know someone while giving you both something to do to fill any spaces in conversation, and it takes the pressure off of both of you to talk the entire time.


Go to a chain restaurant. 

restaurantMass chain eateries may be available in many places, but they can also be predictable and boring. To impress your date, take them somewhere unique and local with a hearty menu and local favorites that will please any palate. 

Forget to tip.

Make a good first impression by being a kind patron to your server. Tipping is important to do at all times, but it can be especially important on a first date. Your guest may be paying attention to everything you say and do during the night to get to know you better, and tipping your server can mean the difference between appearing thoughtful or inconsiderate.


If you want to take your date to a restaurant with friendly servers and delicious food, come to Grins Restaurant in San Marcos, TX. They’ve been serving Hays County patrons since 1975 and are proud to offer famous burgers, Texas-sized onion rings, and happy hour specials perfect for dates or for friends after work. They also offer a banquet room for private parties and have a large patio for casual outdoor dining. Visit them online to view their menu, or call (512) 392-4746 for more information.

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