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Whether youre wooing a crush or celebrating an anniversary milestone, date night” can take many forms. Living in one of our Gotham Point luxury rentals means youre living at the edge of extraordinary, in a waterfront neighborhood teeming with options for every kind of rendezvous. From fun and casual to fancy and romantic, these are the five best spots to enjoy date night in LIC: 

LIC Beer Project

With an extensive array of beers made in their on-site brewery, plus free popcorn, a photo booth, and board games, LIC Beer Project is a solid option for a low-pressure first date. The spacious taproom has plenty of seating and the brewery is surprisingly family friendly, so its also a great choice if your date nights now include friends, relatives, or little ones!

Blend on the Water

With 10-foot windows that wrap around the restaurant, Blend on the Water is the place to go if you want breathtaking views of the East River and Manhattan. A Latin inspired menu and colorful cocktails lend a tropical feel to this modern space, which also features daily brunch and an all-day happy hour.

The Beast Next Door

Nestled on a side street in the heart of Long Island City, The Beast Next Door is a friendly local cocktail bar perfect for a date. Renovated in a rustic elegant style, it offers handcrafted cocktails, fine wines, and a solid menu of craft beers, plus fresh oysters and other gourmet treats from the French style café kitchen.


New York Magazine describes Tournesol as convivial and convincingly French, with charming waiters and a multilingual crowd… snappily run and perpetually packed.” Approachable and affordable, this Vernon Boulevard bistro is parfait for a cozy brunch, lunch, or dinner date. 

Murray’s Cheese Bar

The many colors and materials involved in cheesemaking inspired this warm and inviting space. The seasonally-inspired menu includes all the cheese-filled dishes of your dreams, and features seasonal produce, carefully-sourced meats, and ingredients from the adjacent Murray’s cheese shop. Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 4–6 pm and offers half off all snacks as well as specials that change weekly. 

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