Tickets to NBA games can sometimes go for as low as , making it one of the more affordable, lively date options around.
Get the ball rolling with your date at Pinstripes in Georgetown, which offers Italian-American food, wine, craft beer, bowling, and bocce ball.
Many people are unaware that they also have their own lovely Espresso & Gelato Bar, for when you both want to sit down and get a little energy boost.
It's also right next to the gallery's Cascade Café, in case you're in the mood for something more filling.
The District is teeming with excellent local breweries (and even cideries if you or your date need to go gluten-free).
Right Proper, 3 Stars, and DC Brau are all great choices, or head to Ivy City if distilleries are more your speed.
Take a step back in time with your date at a jazz bar like Blues Alley in Georgetown, with its varied lineup of performers from saxophone players to blues singers.
Step in from the cold, grab Scrabble or Cards Against Humanity, buy some drinks, and let the games begin.
(And if Board Room won't do, try any of these other great bars with games.) While the museums on the National Mall are always a great option, the smaller galleries off the beaten path have worthwhile gems you might never see elsewhere.
If you want to go bigger, splurge on a pricier per person pairing of a burger, whiskey, and cigars. Either way, Union Market has almost any cuisine you and your date could be feening for, even if it's two different things.
They've also debuted a small ice skating rink on the roof, with a skate-up bar dishing out boozy hot cocoa. Rows of stalls feature local offerings from Korean tacos to authentic Belgian Wafels, and nearby Angelika Pop-Up is the place to go for specialty film programming and unique events.