20 Date Night Ideas in Brownsburg

Brownsburg has been in a state of expansion for a while now, and many amazing businesses are setting up shop here. Delicious cuisine and relaxing times await you in Brownsburg. Be sure to plan enough time to visit one of their incredible restaurants and enjoy the scenery in one of the community’s parks.


So Italian

515 E. Main Street, Brownsburg

So Italian offers homemade Italian food in a cute location, which also offers outdoor seating. Make sure to snag an order breadsticks! They have a few varieties, stuffed with either cheese or pepperoni. Prices are extremely reasonable here. Another great feature of this restaurant is their gluten-free and keto menu options. So Italian also makes their own tiramisu, and it is a can’t miss item!

Boulder Creek

1551 N. Green Street, Brownsburg

Boulder Creek is a beautiful restaurant located on the Northside of Brownsburg. Here you will find gorgeous greenery and pergolas, where you can dine outside. Or head inside to the dining room decorated in a classic, upscale manner. You can order amazing steaks, pastas, and seafood dishes. Share a bottle of wine or one of their amazing desserts with your love.

Thai District Restaurant

5724 N. Green Street, Brownsburg

Thai District is located near Arbuckle Acres. This restaurant is bright and airy, with big windows and an intricate chandelier hanging from the ceiling. The Thai food here is not just delicious, it is gorgeously plated, giving your entire meal a more romantic feel. Many of the dishes and cocktails are garnished with brightly colored flowers, and the result is stunning. This is a sophisticated take on Thai food, and is absolutely perfect for any date night. 

BRU Burger

5724 N. Green Street, Suite 100, Brownsburg

BRU Burger has several locations around the Indianapolis area (up to 13!) and now Brownsburg is lucky enough to have a location of their own. The focus is obviously on the American classic, the burger. The menu has an awesome variety of burgers to choose from, and the fries are the best! They are served with 3 dipping sauces, all of which are delicious. You can also order craft beer, because BRU stocks an incredible selection. 

Rockstar Pizza

922 E. Main Street, Brownsburg

Rockstar Pizza is a fun place to visit. If you are looking to go out for pizza, give them a try. The restaurant is decorated with a Rock ‘n Roll theme. Create your own pizza, or choose from their menu of specialty pizzas, such as the Smokehouse or Big Daddy Mac. They also offer a salad bar chock full of fresh ingredients to make the perfect salad. You can also go for something really adventurous and try to tackle the Rockstar Challenge. For this challenge, you have 45 minutes to consume a 30″ 1-topping pizza with one other person. If you are able to eat it all, you will receive two $25 gift cards, t-shirts, your pizza is free, and obviously, bragging rights. If you are unable to finish it, take home your leftovers and pay $50 for the pizza. 

Outdoor Activities

B & O Trail

State Road 267, Brownsburg

If you are looking to go for a stroll or take a bike ride with your date, the B&O Trail is a nice tree lined route, that goes through both residential areas and the countryside. There are plans to extend this path even further, but it currently stretches for 6 miles .  The trail runs from County Road 500 E in Tilden to County Line Road. As you go through the tunnel under Ronald Reagan Parkway, you will see beautifully painted murals.     

Williams Park

940 S. Locust Drive, Brownsburg

Williams Park sits on 77-acres, making it the largest park in Brownsburg. This beautiful park offers plenty of wooded areas and trails for exploring, as well as other amenities such as shelters, restrooms, and basketball courts. As you wander the trails, you will see pollinator gardens filled with flowers and plants to attract pollinator insects, such as bees and butterflies. You will also follow the trail along White Lick Creek, providing a gorgeous backdrop for any date.

Arbuckle Acres Park

200 N. Green Street, Brownsburg

Arbuckle Acres is another wonderful choice if you are searching for fresh air for your date. The trails here are wide, paved, and run for over a mile. You will be able to enjoy beautiful scenery, with lots of locations to snap some pictures with your boo. There is a bridge that go over the creek, and near the shelters you can find a nice water feature, with stones and a small waterfall. There are great restaurants, such as Thai District and BRU Burger, within walking distance of the park, making it a great place to plan your whole evening.

Natural Valley Ranch

6310 County Rd 350 N., Brownsburg

Did you know you can go horseback riding in Brownsburg? Just make an appointment at Natural Valley Ranch. Schedule your trail ride ahead of time and choose from a 30 minute or 60 minute ride. Natural Valley Ranch sits on 78-acres in scenic Hendricks County. Your trail ride will wind through the property and go along the banks of the White Lick Creek, led by an instructor. This will definitely take your date night to the next level. 

Hogan Farms

8900 E. County Road 1000 N., Brownsburg

Hogan Farms is traditionally only open during the Fall harvest season, but is worth the visit. Crisp Fall air, the smell of freshly fallen leaves, and all of the Fall sights will have you falling in love all over again with your sweetie. Enjoy the u-pick pumpkin patch, wander through the corn maze, and snuggle up on a hay ride. This is the kind of date that you will want to make sure you do each and every year.

Indoor Activities

Brownsburg Bowl

18 Whittington Drive, Brownsburg

For some indoor fun, head to Brownsburg Bowl to strike up some healthy competition with your date. The bowling alley offers a full bar, along with snacks and pizza to satisfy any cravings that you may have while bowling. There are 28 bowling lanes, an arcade, and a bar with karaoke on the weekends. 

Books n Brews

1551 N. Green Street, Suite I, Brownsburg

If you love beer and board games, take your next date night over to Books n Brews. This local brewery serves a variety of craft beer with a fun theme; all of the beers are named using literary references. Board games are also available to be played or bring your own. A used bookstore is part of the establishment, so take some time to browse the shelves. You can also find great live music and trivia throughout the week.

Board and Brush Creative Studio

442 E. Main Street, Brownsburg

Sometimes you want to get crafty, but don’t want to make the mess at home. Go to Board and Brush to let them help you create something great and make the mess there. You can sign up for a variety of workshops, and are allowed to bring in your own wine to enjoy while you work. Many of the workshops you can sign up for are “Pick Your Project Workshops,” where you can look through the gallery to find a project and all the materials needed to complete the wood project. 

Brightly Art Studio

1451 S. Green Street, Brownsburg

Brightly Art Studio is known for its kids’ classes, but did you know they also offer classes for adults from time to time? Make sure to keep them on your radar and check them out on your next date. If you can snag a spot, get ready for a fun and creative art experience, grounded in the process of making art and not the product. This helps you not worry about doing it “right” and just enjoying the time spent making and creating art. Adult classes are limited, so be sure to register ahead of time.

GQT Movies Brownsburg 8 GDX

1555 N. Green Street, Brownsburg

This movie theater in Brownsburg is a great choice for an affordable movie date night. Be sure to schedule it for a Tuesday to take advantage of their 2sDays Special. For $22, you receive 2 movie admissions, 2 medium soft drinks, and a large popcorn. If you can’t make it on a Tuesday, no worries. The ticket prices are affordable all week long. This theater offers comfortable stadium seating.

Sweet Treats

Hilligoss Bakery

804 E. Main Street, Brownsburg

Looking for a fun donut date? Make sure you head out to HIlligoss Bakery for tried and true classic donuts. This bakery has been in business since 1974, and has been voted best bakery in Hendricks County countless times. No frills here, just the best of the best. Grab a pineapple danish, you will not be disappointed. The cake donuts are amazingly moist, and the yeast are light and airy. 

Best Friends Coffee and Bagels

1060 E. Main Street, Brownsburg

Best Friends Coffee and Bagels can help you with your caffeine fix. A great spot for a coffee date, Best Friends has comfortable seating available, with cute couches to sit back and relax with your date. The espresso beverages are expertly handcrafted, and smoothies, frappes, and teas are also available. They have outstanding bagels, and use them to make a variety of breakfast and lunch sandwiches. 

Mandy’s Ice Cream

1042 E. Main Street, Brownsburg

Mandy’s Ice Cream is the perfect way to cool down on a hot Summer night. Bring your date here to get a cone or cup of delicious, creamy ice cream, or try out a decadent sundae.  The Loaded Turtle Sundae has 2 scoops of your choice of ice cream, with all the nuts, fudge, caramel, and whipped cream you can handle!

The Ice Barn

1500 E. Main Street, Brownsburg

Relive your childhood on your next date and go out for snow cones. The Ice Barn has over 40 flavor choices to create your perfect mix of snow cone deliciousness. Grab your snow cones and enjoy a lovely evening out at their picnic tables. The Ice Barn is located in an adorable camper, which adds a touch of whimsy to any date night.

The Hayloft Farm-To-Table Store

1016 E. Main Street, Brownsburg

The Hayloft is a great addition to Brownsburg. This store is an awesome place to stop before your head out to spend the day outdoors. The store is filled with local and artisan food items. Pick up some things to create your own cheese board or picnic. The pastry case has a large variety of beautiful cupcakes and other dessert items. This is a great place to visit for supporting local Indiana businesses.

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