12 Date Night Ideas within 12 Minutes


The American Inn of Bethesda offers a welcoming atmosphere, warm hospitality and during the month of February, a Romance Package complete with complimentary champagne and chocolates.

To complement your Romantic weekend getaway package, we present 12 date night ideas within 12 minutes of the American Inn of Bethesda.  These Bethesda gastropubs, brewpubs, alehouses, jazz clubs, casual dining and upscale restaurants will ensure your Valentine’s Day 2015 is a night to remember.


Black’s Bar & Kitchen | 7750 Woodmont Avenue – 6 minute walk

New American seafood spot featuring organic ingredients, regional flavors and a prominent wine display.

Brickside Food & Drink | 4866 Cordell Avenue – 4 minute walk
American gastropub with elevated takes on bar fare, plus punch cocktails and a buzzy happy hour.

Woodmont Grill | 7715 Woodmont Avenue – 6 minute walk
Restaurant featuring upscale American fare (burgers, salmon, rib-eye) & live jazz nightly.

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery |7900 Norfolk Avenue – 5 minute walk
Upmarket brewpub serving house beers & upscale pub food & American fare in lively environs.

Olazzo | 7921 Norfolk Avenue – 5 minute walk
Neighborhood fixture offering Italian fare with modern accents in a rustic, warmly lit room.

Guapo’s | 8130 Wisconsin Avenue – 1 minute walk
Voted best Tex-Mex in the D.C. area, Guapo’s delivers an authentic cuisine, margaritas and the convenience of being right next to the American Inn of Bethesda.


Union Jack’s | 4915 Saint Elmo Avenue – 5 minute walk

British-inspired alehouse featuring stone walls, TV sports, dancing & classic English pub grub.

Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club | 7719 Wisconsin Avenue – 6 minute walk
Featuring The Duke Ellington Orchestra for a special Valentine’s Day performance. Doors open at 6:00pm for a dance night with reserved table seating.

The Barking Dog | 4723 Elm Street – 4 minute drive / 14 minute walk
Large bar serving pub grub and featuring events such as trivia, karaoke, live music and salsa dancing.


Round House Theatre | 4545 East-West Highway – 4 minute drive / 11 minute walk

Featuring Pulitzer-nominated Rapture, Blister, Burn on Valentine’s Day

Bethesda Row Cinema | 7235 Woodmont Avenue – 4 minute drive / 15 minute walk
Landmark Theatres is America’s largest theatre circuit dedicated to independent film, foreign language cinema, restored classics and documentaries.

Regal Cinema | 7272 Wisconsin Avenue – 4 minute drive / 13 minute walk
10 screens featuring all the latest releases

Don’t forget to book your American Inn of Bethesda Romance Package early as reservations are subject to availability.  Click here to book now or call the hotel direct at 866-395-1376.