Plan the Perfect Date Night in New Braunfels - Sophies Gasthaus

Plan the Perfect Date Night in New Braunfels

June 9, 2022

photo credit: New Braunfels Convention & Visitors Bureau

Book a stay at the most romantic boutique hotel in New Braunfels for easy access to these 3 great local date night spots.

Past time for a date night? Whether it’s your anniversary, honeymoon, or you just need a romantic getaway, these ideas are sure to help you have the perfect date night in New Braunfels.

Built in 1906 and renovated in 2020, Sophie’s Gasthaus has quickly established itself as one of the most romantic places to stay in Texas. From its classic German architecture and art-filled interiors to its luscious courtyard and pristine pool, our stunning hotel presents itself as a truly one-of-a-kind home base for a romantic weekend getaway.

To help you impress your sweetheart, we have selected five of the best date night venues in New Braunfels. Enjoy artisan cheeses and gourmet goods, find your new favorite Texas wine at a local winery, listen to live jazz while sipping on a craft cocktail, and top it all off by not having to drive home!


Undoubtedly one of the “go-to” date night spots in New Braunfels, Sidecar offers up sultry live music, exquisite craft cocktails, and an intimate atmosphere. Located in the basement of the historic Prince Solms Inn, the speakeasy-inspired bar is home to dim lighting, vintage decor, original exposed brick walls, and unforgettable cocktails and tapas.

From classic martinis to unique seasonal menu items like the signature Razzle Dazzle (vodka, lime juice, and house-made clarified raspberry syrup), Sidecar offers up some of the best drinks and most romantic vibes in the city.

Our recommendation? Sit at the bar! Sidecar’s bartenders are friendly, charming, and always happy to recommend a drink to match your tastes. For a more intimate experience, snag a table near the piano.

Piano, jazz, and soul music can be enjoyed every evening, Tuesday through Saturday. Local favorites include Soul Ethos, Little Jewford, and Brett Cline. View the menu and live music schedule on the Sidecar website.

Be sure to make a reservation to ensure you won’t have to wait to be seated.

Gruene Hall

For a more lively date night, look no further than Gruene Hall. Built in 1878, Gruene Hall is famous for being the oldest continually operating dance hall in Texas. Today, country music acts both big and small can be found at the hall 365 days a year.

You never know when the small act on stage might be the next big household name! Gruene Hall has long been a hub for up-and-coming artists, many of which have gone on to great fame. Its small but mighty stage has been graced by the likes of George Strait, ZZ Top, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, and Willie Nelson.

The interior of Gruene Hall is littered with music memorabilia. Signed photos, concert posters, neon beer signs, advertisements from the early to mid-1900s, and historic images line every one of the original walls, all the way from the front door to the iconic stage. Take a step outside and you’ll find an outdoor biergarten for extra seating and the famous “Willie Door”.

Be sure to bring your dancing shoes – Gruene Hall is no stranger to two-stepping and swing dancing! If your dancing shoes are a little dusty, plan your date night for Tuesday! Swing dancing lessons take place before Two Tons of Steel takes the stage for Two Ton Tuesdays.

Myron’s Prime Steakhouse

Another “go-to” date night spot, Myron’s Steakhouse is the only locally owned and operated steakhouse in New Braunfels. Myron’s serves only USDA Prime beef and offers delectable upscale dishes such as escargot, lobster, and, of course, various tender cuts of beef.

Formerly a movie theater built in 1924, Myron’s Steakhouse has been a popular date night spot since 2003. White tablecloths and candles adorn every table, while cordial and attentive servers make sure your experience lives up to the hype.

If you plan to dine here, make sure to make a reservation and dress up! Our advice: Split a bottle of wine from the extensive wine list and make sure to splurge on a bowl of their famous jalapeño mac and cheese!


After date night winds down, return to Sophie’s Gasthaus for an evening glass of wine, relax by the fireplace, or soak in the hot tub before turning in for the night.

We pride ourselves on being one of the most romantic places to stay in New Braunfels!

Our stunning interiors, cozy rooms, and stunning grounds lined with magnolia trees and string lights set the mood for an idyllic weekend getaway.

For special occasions like honeymoons and wedding anniversaries, we recommend the Karbach Room, featuring its own lounge area and a spacious private balcony overlooking downtown New Braunfels. View the Karbach Room and our other luxurious rooms here.