Austin is chock-full of date-night destinations. But what if you’re ready to embrace your inner teenager and find the perfect spot to lock lips? We have you covered. CultureMap’s Makeout Map will show you the way Smoochtown. Location-wise, that is – the moves are up to you.
These North Loop locations are a great place for a date and maybe more. Stroll the street and browse the vintage offerings of Room Service and Hog Wild before popping into The Tigress Pub for a cocktail. Mosey on over to Drink.Well.’s darkened locale for a bite and some booze in one of the restaurant’s dark and mysterious corners. You can even have a house-made Twinkie for dessert. It’s not a makeout session if it doesn’t end in baked goods, right?
Sure, everyone has spent time on Town Lake’s Lamar Pedestrian Bridge. It’s the vantage point that engagement photos are made of. But on the East end of the lake is a truly lovely location to watch a sunset and sneak a smooch or two. And if things don’t go well, you can always gawk at the runners.
Before you start questioning this choice, listen up, folks. This South Austin recreational destination may seem like a lowly sporting event center. And maybe it is. But it also served as the scene for some of the games from Friday Night Lights, as well as the first kiss for adolescent Austinites for generations. So if you want to channel your inner Julie Taylor and Matt Saracen, head on over and put that car into park. Just don’t tell Grandma.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Whislers/503947913005205
“It’s full of dark corners, for doing dark deeds.” That trampy lady in Love Actually was on to something, guys. Corners where no one’s watching are the epicenter of Makeout Town, and these spots have them in folds. Sip a craft cocktail and sidle up to a booth, because things will move pretty quickly from there.
If you can manage to avoid getting hit by a Frisbee, this is a pretty fantastic place to lock lips. What’s more romantic than a picnic? Pack up some food and head to Rock Island. Or grab a blanket and lounge in the grass with some boxed wine and a book of poems. They don’t put things like this in coming-of-age movies for no reason, you know.
Think of this East Sixth Street hang as the seedy younger brother to Whisler's or Weather Up. If you're looking for darkness, Violet Crown has it. Sip cheap drinks and eat pizza from Villa 313; things will take themselves from there. Plus, with deals aplenty, you won't have to break the bank to get your mack on. (I'm sorry, that was gross.)
OK, sure. Technically, this is place for children to skate. Technically, it's a family-friendly affair. Technically, they don't allow alcohol. But if you're looking for some good, clean fun that could get dirtier, this isn't a bad option. Get your couples skate on with some slow jamz, and before you turn in your skates, turn a corner and you've got your locale.
Think of this gallery, formerly Arthouse at the Jones Center, as a setting for your own personal Garden State. Boy meets girl. Boy and girl peruse art. Boy and girl get hot and heavy on the rooftop. The picture practically paints itself (pun intended).
If privacy isn't your bag, more power to you. Unless you're making out with your pedicab driver, which takes this to a whole new recreational level. Kudos.
There's beer, there's adrenaline, and there are nachos. What more could you ask for? And with college football season under way, this is one of your best bets! Just step behind one of the tents and do your thing. Trust me, none of the frat boys are going to notice.
There you have it, lustful Austinites. These are just a handful places our fair city to get cozy. All you need to bring is the Chapstick.