15 Date Night Ideas in Fortville

If you are wanting to get away from it all, visit Fortville for your next date night. A quaint downtown area offers an eclectic mix of restaurants, boutiques, and even an ice cream shop or donut shop to satisfy your sweet tooth. Venture into one of the parks or stop into Taxman to grab a cold drink. You are sure to leave feeling relaxed and refreshed. 


FoxGardin Kitchen and Ale

215 S Main Street, Fortville

FoxGardin has a few locations throughout the Northside, and the Fortville location is a great spot for that neighborhood bar vibe with an upscale variety of food and drink. If you are a Bourbon enthusiast, you will find an excellent selection here. There are plenty of sandwiches on the menu, as well as more substantial entrees, such as steaks and pasta dishes. 

Taxman Brasserie and Taproom-Fortville

29 S Main Street, Fortville

I love the atmosphere at Taxman, with exposed brick walls and wooden beams on the ceiling. You will be impressed with the wide range of craft beers choices, because there is truly something for everyone here. The menu is awesome, as well, and changes throughout the year. Current offerings include duck confit egg rolls, sweet potato gnocchi, and a key lime waffle. The creative menu is perfect for a date night when you are wanting to try something new. 

305 Wine Garage

305 S Main Street, Suite A, Fortville

The 305 Wine Garage is perfect for your next date night. Share a bottle of wine with your love and even sign up for their Garage Club to receive 2 bottles of wine monthly. There are some incredible choices food wise to share. Grab a charcuterie board, a flatbread, or even the decadent dessert board if you really want to indulge! 

Cortona’s Italian Cuisine and Wine Bar

209 S Main Street, Fortville 

Beautiful Tuscan cuisine is on the menu at Cortona’s. The truly authentic menu is filled with Italian classics and many things you may have not tried from the Tuscan region. The entrees are expertly plated and the entire experience will bring a romantic element to your date. Everything is scratch-made with extra care, so grab a glass of wine and enjoy a lovely evening out. 

Bonsai Fortville 

18 S Main Street, Fortville

If you are looking for sushi, head over to Bonsai to satisfy your craving. You will find a large selection of raw and cooked rolls along with sashimi and nigiri. You can also order pho, ramen, and many other popular Asian dishes. Plenty of appetizers and bubble tea are available to round out your meal. 

Outdoor Activities

Memorial Park

400 W Church Street, Fortville

Memorial Park is a large park in Fortville where you will find lots of opportunities for outdoor recreation. The park lies between the Stottlemeyer Ditch and Jackson Ditch, which gives it rolling hillsides and running water. There are great places for picnicking, hiking, or just taking a stroll with your date. 

Landmark Park

223 E Staat Street, Fortville

If you are wandering around downtown Fortville, head over to Landmark Park. Bring some ice cream along and sit under the gazebo to enjoy the fresh air. During the summer, concerts are held here and it is also a great spot to watch the 4th of July fireworks. 

Wild Blackberry Farms

10728 S 700 W, Fortville

This beautiful family-owned farm sits on 40 acres in Fortville. Blackberry picking is a great date option. The farm only grows thornless varieties, so no worries about getting pricked while picking. Enjoy the beautiful wooded grounds and take home some tasty blackberries to remember your time on the farm. 

Piney Acres

1115 E 1000 N, Fortville

Piney Acres has been in Fortville since 1999 and has grown into a huge farm, popular with people in and around the Indianapolis area. It is a great destination for some Fall fun, where you can pick pumpkins and visit the Farm Store, or stop by in winter to cut down the perfect Christmas tree. Take your date to the farm, and spend some time enjoying both artisan goods and locally grown items.

McIntosh Stables 

10897 Saddle Horse Lane, Fortville

You may be wanting to learn something new for your next date. Consider taking your date on a series of horseback riding lessons. McIntosh Stables offers lessons to adults, as well as kids. If you have a love for horses, come out to learn how to ride and take care of them. Call and schedule lessons at a time convenient for your schedule. 

Indoor Activities

Studio 309

309 Noel Avenue, Fortville

Get the creative juices flowing at Studio 309. Adult classes are available, with choices including wine & canvas painting or wine & pallet wood painting. Both are affordably priced, and you get to bring your own beverage in to enjoy while you paint. Be sure to contact the store to get the latest availability of classes and times. 

Ivy House Bed and Breakfast

304 N Merrill Street, Fortville

If you are looking to plan an overnight trip to Fortville, direct your attention to Ivy House Bed and Breakfast. It is all about the details here, and you will enjoy being taken care of with the most gracious hosts. The rooms are decorated in a cozy fashion, and the breakfast is delicious. Take advantage of this lovely location within walking distance to the downtown area.

Ten West Center for the Arts

10 W Church Street, Fortville

This is a performing arts venue for kids who are looking to perform plays and musicals. After the performers have put in the hard work and hours learning their lines and routines, you can buy tickets and check out these amazing performances. Support the youth in our communities during your next date, and check out the productions available at Ten West Center for the Arts.

Browse the Boutiques

Main Street, Fortville

Spend ample time in the shops, finding some great items for yourselves, as well as some gifts to take home to friends and family. There are a variety of shops to check out. Head into Gathered-Roots for home furnishing, Maduro on Main for upscale cigar offerings, Studio 949 for women’s clothing, or Time and Again Shop for the perfect gift. You can find all of these stores along Main Street.

Brawner’s Greenhouse

1015 E Broadway Street, Fortville

Brawner’s Greenhouse offers much more than just plants. Be sure to make a stop into the farm store to gather up goodies from the Brawner’s farm. You can find a variety of produce grown right on their farm, as well as plenty of eggs from their chickens. Taking a stroll through the greenhouse will bring a smile to you and your date’s face when you see all of the bright and beautiful flowers. 


Sweet Treats and Cool Drinks

Sunrise Bakery

101 W Broadway Street, Fortville

Sunrise Bakery is a must-visit in Fortville. The shop is so fun, and even has a model train inside. If you are in need of a coffee fix, let Sunrise get you a cup of coffee or an espresso drink. While you are at it, go ahead and pair it with one of their sweet treats. You will find a great selection of donuts to choose from and other sweets rotate, such as macarons, fritters, Danishes, and cakes. 


Libby’s Ice Cream and Gifts

11 S Main Street, Fortville

Bring your date over to Libby’s Ice Cream, an adorable ice cream shop with plenty of mouth-watering flavors to choose from. Make your own ice cream sandwich here by picking your favorite ice cream and sandwiching it between 2 chocolate chip cookies. The chocolate milkshakes are out-of-this-world delicious, as well. The atmosphere here is cute and cozy, and you can also browse their gift section for local artisanal items and fun trinkets.


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