Life can get hectic and messy. When was the last time you and your significant other spent quality time together, just the two of you? If you can’t remember, then you are long overdue for a date night! Or maybe you are bored of going to the same place each Friday night. Whatever your reason for needing some ideas for your date, Skagit County has some amazing places for you to check out.

Mount Vernon

Date Night Skagit County Valley Shine Flight Nights Mount Vernon
Valley Shine Distillery features unique cocktails during Flight Night, every Thursday. Photo credit: Stacey Lazowski

With an abundance of shops and art galleries located directly downtown, Mount Vernon offers many possibilities for any couple ready to enjoy a special night with each other. If you’re a couple looking to indulge in an elegant night, Mount Vernon has several restaurants that maintain an ambiance that will make you feel like you’re enjoying a night in the city.

The Lincoln Theater
712 S. First Street Mount Vernon, WA

The popular and historic Lincoln Theater constantly offers a large variety of different events, shows, and live bands to help tie in an exciting night. And its location is right next to some of the most popular restaurants in Skagit County. To wrap up your night, enjoy a beautiful stroll along the newly constructed boardwalk as you watch the sunset slowly sink away.

Valley Shine Distillery
320 S 1st St, Mount Vernon
Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 11:00 a.m – 9:30 p.m.

Located right in the heart of downtown Mount Vernon is Valley Shine Distillery, a small boutique distillery that serves top shelf spirits as well as inspiring craft cocktails that will make you keep coming back. Their menu of delicious, locally grown food is constantly changing as the seasons come and go and are inspired by local meats and produce. If you plan to have date night on a weekday, I recommend scheduling it on Thursday so you have the chance to enjoy their one-of-a-kind flight nights where you can try four featured cocktails that are as creative as they are delicious!

Skagit River Brewery offers growlers of beer to take home, so you and your date can have an after dinner drink at home. Photo credit: Mike Cavanaugh

Skagit River Brewery
404 S 3rd Street, Mount Vernon
Monday – Thursday, Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Brewing beer that offers a Pacific Northwest feel,  Skagit River Brewery is the perfect place to dine with your loved one. They offer 24 taps of popular favorites from all over the Pacific Northwest. With its dark ambiance that pairs perfect with a romantic evening and an amazing menu, Skagit River Brewery offers many possibilities that can cater to anyone.


Right in the heart of Skagit County lies the town of Burlington, a perfect location that offers a variety of restaurants and bars with mouthwatering options allowing anyone to find the perfect place to enjoy date night. After having a romantic dinner, you can take a short 15-minute drive towards the outskirts of Burlington and embrace the beauty of Bay View State park. Bring your blankets and bundle up along the sandy beach and witness the sky transiting from a beautiful sunset, to sea full of stars.

Railroad Pub & Pizza

122 S Spruce Street, Burlington
Sunday – Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 11:00 a.m -10:00 p.m.

Have you ever tasted wood fired pizza? If you’ve had the chance, your mouth is probably watering right now just thinking about it. If you’re dying to know what it tastes like, then head to local favorite Railroad Pub & Pizza. Located right off Fairhaven Avenue, Railroad Pub & Pizza is a great restaurant for date night. Like many, I consider myself a pizza connoisseur and love finding places that have their own unique twist on this classic Italian dish. Railroad may be famous for their pizza, but they also offer salads and sandwiches, in case your significant other isn’t in the mood for pizza.

Train Wreck Bar & Grill
427 E Fairhaven Ave, Burlington
Sunday – Thursday: 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 8:00 a.m –12:00 a.m.

If, after your fill of Italian, you’re wanting to enjoy some late-night cocktails,  The Trainwreck Bar and Grill is within walking distance from Railroad Pub & Pizza and is owned by the same fantastic people.


Anacortes is a great location for anybody looking for a romantic night on the town. Take a walk down by the marina while admiring the sunset or if you prefer, take a drive out to Washington Park Beach where you can see the natural beauty that makes Washington what it is. From beautiful beaches to the calm, intimidating forests, it’s a romantic spot to spend a day or evening.

Date Night Skagit County Bastion Taproom Anacortes
The main space in Bastion Brewery is inviting for a casual night out. Photo credit: Joe Behan

Bastion Brewing Co.
12529 Christianson Rd, Anacortes
Sunday – Tuesday: 11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday – Friday: 11:30 a. m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Looking for a fun, laidback, atmosphere that offers some of the best brews in the Valley? Look no further than Bastion Brewing Co. Located right off highway 20 heading west towards Anacortes, Bastion is the perfect place for the couple who loves upbeat atmospheres. Bastion Brewing is one of my personal favorite places to go when I’m looking for a casual date. Wednesday nights make a for a great mid-week break, especially with their trivia nights. They offer a casual dinner menu and the choice of over 14 different beers.

A’Town Bistro
418 Commercial Ave, Anacortes
Monday – Saturday: 11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays

If you’re a couple that loves to try new, unique takes on culinary art, or you just want to enjoy a delicious pot of French press coffee outside under the stars after a night on the town, I highly suggest A’Town Bistro . Their entrées bring a rustic, old world flare with ingredients that are as local as you can get. A’Town Bistro strives to bring the Pacific Northwest into every meal they make. When you walk into A’Town, you will instantly feel the warm, relaxing presence and will be captivated by the beautiful decor.

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