Date Night Ideas in Greenfield | Hancock County

Now all the places I’m about to list, you can totally take your kids to.  But if you are looking for ideas for a fun night out on the town or perhaps a date night, where the kids stay at home…. then I suggest the following places in Greenfield, Indiana.  Times away from kids are a great way to try new food, sports and entertainment.  And who knows maybe you’ll like it so much you will bring the kids along with you the next time. If you’re looking for more Indianapolis date night ideas, we have those too.

Local Restaurants in Greenfield

Carnegie’s Restaurant

100 W. North St., Greenfield, In.

Just like the name implies, Carnegie’s is the old library transformed into a nice restaurant.  Their chef has unique items on the menu with some seasonal offerings.  The interior offers a charming private setting and there is also patio seating available.  Reservations are recommended and private party space and menus are available for larger groups.

Tour of Italy Café 

5 American Legion Place, Greenfield, In.

I do love good Italian food and right on the courthouse square you can find this little restaurant.  A great wine selection and romantic ambiance makes this a great venue for your next date.  Certain weekends there is live music and the warmer months offer outside seating.  Upstairs there is an art gallery for you to peruse while your awaiting your table.

Griggsby Station

101 W. Main St. Greenfield, In.

They call it pasture to pub.  Locally grown food on the menu and Indiana beers on tap.  And I have to admit it all taste amazing.  Named after a line in one of Riley’s poems, Griggsby Station offers a fun laid back atmosphere.  There is seating upstairs for large groups or a chance to catch up with friends, bar seating downstairs if you want to watch the big game and outside when the weather is nice.  (Please note this is an over 21 establishment.)

Wooden Bear 

21 West North Street, Greenfield, In.

Located across the street from Carnegie’s, in downtown Greenfield, the Wooden Bear provides a casual atmosphere to enjoy one of their hand crafted local beers.  Stop in for a growler fill or sample a flight of their brews.  The Wooden Bear hosts various events throughout the year and is open everyday except Monday starting at 4 pm.

Local Activities in Greenfield

If food isn’t your thing and your looking for more of an activity then I have you covered there too.

Highsmith Guns Indoor Shooting Range

123 N. State St. Greenfield, IN.

Both Pistol and Archery Ranges in a well-lit, climate-controlled environment.  Motorized targets and weapon rentals available.  Target practice can be purchased in half hour increments or sign up for a class to learn more.  Open 7 days a week.

Strike Force Lanes Bowling Alley 

1539 W. Main St., Greenfield, IN.

Strike Force Lanes Bowling Alley offers you a chance to brush up on your Bowling skills for some friendly competition.  This is a great way to pair up with another couple when you go out as they have 32 lanes along with an arcade and snack bar.  With such reasonable prices for games and shoe rentals you can pick up the tab and not feel guilty.  And on the weekends they offer blacklight bowling at night.

Walking or Bike Trail

Check out this great list  of places to take a romantic walk or get in a bike ride.  Pack a picnic and you will have a memorable time for almost no monetary costs.


871 E. Davis Road, Greenfield, In.

Think soccer meets golf, and this a great way to try something new.  9 holes of fun and they say it’s a great way to work on your soccer footwork.  Try it without the kids and you can be the one that wins when you bring them along the next time.

Evolution VR

1757 Melody Lane, Greenfield, In.

With a full library of virtual games and experiences, the newly opened Evolution VR is a great place to get fully engrossed in a video game.  Put on your headset and tune out the rest of the world while you play.

Legacy Cinema 

2347 W. Main St. Greenfield, In.

All the latest movies can be found at the local movie cinema.  With 9 screens and movies showing throughout the day, you can be sure to catch the latest flick in town.

H.J. Ricks Centre for the Arts

122 W. Main St., Greenfield, IN.

Lastly if you are one to sit and watch a play then check out the H.J. Ricks Centre for the Arts   It is located right downtown Greenfield and is a restored 1946 movie house which now offers a variety of shows from local theatre and choral groups.

We love the small town feel of Greenfield, but enjoy the wide variety of food, sports and entertainment it offers.  No matter what your interests, you are sure to find some new activity to try, new food to eat or new experiences to be had.


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