Beaumont’s generally a pretty family-friendly town, but sometimes, mom and dad need a break. If you’re looking to rekindle the romance (hint, hint Valentine’s Day is coming up) or are just in need of a fun Friday out, we have a few ideas where to hit the town.
See a Classic Movie at the Jefferson Theater
Every Friday, the opulently designed and beautifully preserved Jefferson Theatre hosts Classic Movie Night with a rotating schedule of feature films. With an admission price of just $5, live music and craft beer, it’s a great cheap date night.
Get Cultured at the AMSET (Art Museum of Southeast Texas)
With a permanent collection of approximately 1,000 artworks, AMSET is a hub of contemporary and modern masterpieces that range from charcoal drawings to prints. One of the highlights is the Felix “Fox” Harris gallery, a collection of folksy and mixed-media yard sculptures open to interpretation. Admission is free.
See the Symphony
Storytelling through sound, the Symphony of Southeast Texas has been wowing audiences for 65 years. A collective of 70 musicians, concerts range from classical to pop and include everything from Lone Star hits to timeless classics.
Cuddle Up at Suga’s for Jazz
Another great date night restaurant, Suga’s is fine dining with even finer entertainers. A rotating calendar of musicians grace the stage while homemade ice cream seals the deal.
Get a Good Drink at Portus Lounge
Known for their craft cocktails and well-enforced dress code, Portus is the place to get a stiff drink in Beaumont. The kind of sultry spot that would rival any big city cocktail bar, it’s understated elegance seems a bit out of place, but we’re not complaining.
Get Bowled Over at Crossroads
Dust off the old bowling shoes for a retro good time. 40 lanes of fun, relive those carefree teenage days over pizza and pitchers.
Wine and Dine at The Grill
Known for having the best happy hour in town, The Grill is a white table cloth kind of vibe that has live music on the patio three times a week.
Hit the Tee at 5 Under Golf Course
A high-tech and interactive driving range, the Toptracer program at 5U offer hours of competitive play with various games to challenge each other. But if you really want to feel like a “baller,” head up to the Topgolf Swing Suite where the golf simulators and drinks are served in a swanky lounge.
Play the Ponies at Delta Downs
If you’re up for a little road trip or weekend getaway, the town of Lake Charles is just about 30-minutes away. The racetrack and casino is a great place to get your adrenaline up with a few lighthearted bets.
Pinkies Up at a Paint and Sip Party
It takes just a little liquid courage to entice your inner artist come out. A completely BYO experience, pack the wine and charcuterie board and choose from over 6,000 paintings to work on.