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6 Atlanta date nights better than dinner and a movie 

Dinner and a movie? Yawn. 

With so much to do in and around Atlanta, you should branch out. Whether you're a history buff, vodka connoisseur or art lover, we've got ideas to help you out of your slump. 

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Here are six suggestions for fun and romantic date night ideas around Atlanta.

Party with the Past. Free history. Cold beer. It's the perfect slogan for fun. Young professionals who enjoy a brew and sophisticated chat will adore this regular event through Atlanta History Center. Each Party with the Past affair takes place at a different historical location around the city, from Westview Cemetery to the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. Enjoy historical antics from a guest speaker, a cash bar, yummy eats and plenty of activities and prizes. This year, the party is at Best End Brewing in the historic West End where a former AJC warehouse is located on Feb. 6.

Steam punk? No, just making vodka in O4W.
Photo: Photo courtesy of Old Fourth Distillery

Take a tour. Looking for something unique toward the end of the week? Make your way to Old Fourth Distillery, the first distillery in the city of Atlanta since prohibition. They launched their own vodka into the market in December 2014 and they’re still going strong. They now produce vodka, a really interesting gin and Lawn Dart, sort of a local take on Limoncello. The beautiful tasting room is filled with items from Atlanta's history as an ode to the past, and it is open from 5-7 p.m. Thurs.-Fri . and 2-7 p.m. Sat.

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The Atlanta Metal Arts organization is at Castelberry Hill's Elliott Street Pub for a monthly iron pour. Participants are invited to etch their own scratch blocks in iron before the molten metal is poured to make personal art and sculpture. (Jenni Girtman / Atlanta Event Photography)

Castleberry Hill Art Stroll. Take the second Friday of every month to peruse the Castleberry Hill Arts District during the Art Stroll. Visit one-of-a-kind galleries in the neighborhood, and sample delicious eats while you mosey. Parking can be tricky, so opt for Castleberry Point's parking deck and the lot across from 161 Mangum.

Drive in theatre. If you have to see a movie on date night, then at least make it an adventure to remember. In the city, park the car at Starlight 6 Drive-in. It's been a staple since 1949, showing new releases on six screens. A $9 ticket gets you two movies. The snack bar has typical movie fare, as well as Mexican eats. You can also bring your own picnic. If you're looking for something to do after a day hike in the mountains, check out Swan Drive-in Theatre in Blue Ridge.

Time to Wine - Dahlonega. Dahlonega is home to five wineries, each worth a visit. If you've already done the winery tour (or you want to add to it) then try the tasting rooms on the Dahlonega Square. From Cane Creek to Naturally Georgia, there are more than half a dozen tasting rooms and wine shops to choose from.

Serenbe Playhouse. Experience theater unlike any other at Serenbe Playhouse. Each performance takes place outdoors, in locations around the community. Now, you don’t even have to bring a chair for the majority of performances. From this season's Spring Awakening to Steel Magnolias, every show will grab you. Nosh on dinner or go shopping at one of Serenbe's restaurants or stores before the show.

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