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8 Best First Hinge Date Spots in Philly

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Ahhh first Hinge dates. We either love them and look forward to them, or we’re completely terrified. No matter where you end up on the spectrum, we’ve got you covered on the best spots to go! 

A Hinge date is different than other first dates because chances are you don’t know the other person at all or even have mutual friends. You want to find a date spot that is totally relaxed, casual, safe, and has the best vibes. This is your guide to do just that!

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📷 https://philadelphia.wonderspaces.com

Wonderspaces

Experience art installations like never before at Wonderspaces.  This immersive art experience is futuristic, interactive, and the perfect place for a first Hinge date! There are countless things to look at, feel, and hear so there’s always something to talk about (aka no awkward silences). Get tickets for you and your date through the link below!

Wednesday – Friday | 12:00pm–10:00pm
Saturday | 10:00am–10:00pm 
Sunday | 10:00am–8:00pm
Monday & Tuesday | Closed

📍 27 N. 11th St. Philadelphia, PA 19107

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📷 https://www.visitphilly.com/articles/philadelphia/bars-and-nightlife-in-philadelphias-gayborhood/

Graffiti Bar

Wanna grab a drink after Wonderspaces? Graffiti Bar is the coolest hidden gem in Center City tucked away behind Sampan. They have great craft cocktails, TVs to watch the game, and and always lively crowd. We love Graffiti Bar and we know you and your Hinge date will love it there too! 

PS- Graffiti Bar is outdoors so make sure you check the weather beforehand!

Monday & Tuesday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Wednesday & Thursday | 4:00pm–11:00pm
Friday & Saturday | 4:00pm–12:00am
Sunday | 4:00pm–9:00pm

📍 Behind Sampan, 124 S. 13th St. Philadelphia, PA 19107

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📷 https://www.asla.org/2020awards/495.html

Dilworth Park

Want a more chill vibe? Dilworth Park is an awesome, open space to meet your Hinge match for a first date. Right in the heart of Center City, Dilworth Park is a gorgeous, urban space that happens to have a Starbucks right on the property. Sit back, sip of coffee, relax, people watch, and enjoy a no-pressure first date!

Everyday | 6:00am–1:00am

📍 At City Hall, 1 S. 15th St. Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Mission Taqueria

Climb up the steps to Mission Taqueria, one of our favorite little joints to grab a marg, some mini tacos, and take a first Hinge date! Mission used to be first-come-first-serve but now you can make a res online in the link below! Make a move and head over for a flirty and fun night.

Tuesday – Thursday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Friday & Saturday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Sunday & Monday | Closed

📍 1516 Sansom St. Philadelphia, PA 19102

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📷 https://www.harpersgardenphilly.com

Harper's Garden

You wanna go all in and go out to dinner for the first date? For a more whimsical date night out, take your next Hinge date to Harper’s Garden! As you can tell by the name, Harper’s Garden is a gorgeous, botanically inspired spot on 18th and Ludlow St. You can dine outside in the “garden” where they have these cute little individual greenhouses, or get cozy inside and enjoy the incredible decor and vibes. 

Monday – Thursday | 11:00am–12:00am
Friday – Sunday | 10:00am–12:00am

📍31 S. 18th St. Philadelphia, PA 19103

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📷 https://barcadephiladelphia.com/games/

Barcade

Back at it with another upbeat, interactive date night! Barcade is a great place to take a first Hinge date because like Wonderspaces, there’s tons of stuff to distract the senses; it’s a lot less pressure than a sit-down dinner. Barcade holds true to its name as Philly’s favorite bar + arcade! Travel back in time with games like Donkey Kong, Wrestle Mania, tons of different themed Pinball machines, and more! Can you beat the high score?

Check out Barcade’s game list here!

Monday – Thursday | 4:00pm–2:00am
Friday – Sunday | 2:00pm–2:00am

📍 114 Frankford Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19125

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📷 https://www.phillyvoice.com/matisse-thybulle-fishtown-mural-sixers-red-bull-philadelphia-parks-steals/

Garage

Did you and your Hinge match bond over Philly sports? How about taking them down the street from Barcade to Garage in Fishtown to watch a game! Garage has 9 different TVs + 1 gigantic screen, insane list of beers on tap and cocktails, and yummy bites. Garage even has a Matisse Thybulle mural plastered on the outside wall. Be sure to snap a pic!

Monday – Thursday | 5:00pm–2:00am
Friday | 4:00pm–2:00am
Saturday & Sunday | 12:00pm–2:00am

📍 100 E. Girard Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19125

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📷https://www.instagram.com/rivalbroscoffee/

Rival Bros. Coffee

Did you happen to find out that your perfect match is a morning person just like you? Two words… COFFEE DATE! Rival Bros. Coffee is Philly’s favorite small batch roaster and is open every morning to catch up, sip a latte, and take a first date. What’s more chill than that? The best part about short and sweet dates like a coffee date is you’ll know right away if you wanna spend more time with your date next time… or not. Nonetheless, you’ll love the coffee!

Monday – Friday | 7:00am–2:00pm
Saturday & Sunday | 8:00am–5:00pm

📍 2400 Lombard St. Philadelphia, PA 19146

Whether you’re a bold first-date-to-dinner type of person or more of a game-night and drinks type of person, we’ve tested all of these first Hinge date spots and you’ll love each one! Tell all about your awesome first dates on Instagram or Facebook @stufftodoinphilly!

Lindsay Nathanson

Lindsay Nathanson

Lindsay Nathanson is a Philadelphian inspired by research, storytelling, and the people around her. Subsequent to graduating from the University of Tampa in 2019 with a B.A. History, she achieved her M.A. in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University in 2021. She spends her time collecting newspapers and vinyl, eating any meal in a bowl, and begging Ben Simmons to shoot the ball. In the future, Lindsay will work in collections and/or curation at a women's history museum. Today, she enjoys writing about Philadelphia.

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