We're going to let you in on a local secret: weeknights in Hermann inspire romance. Take advantage of fewer crowds for an intimate getaway where you can truly connect and enjoy the company you're with, minus the bustle of busy weekends. It's a chance to slow down and savor special one-on-one time with your exceptional someone.
Tucked in the Missouri River Valley, you’ll find Hermann, MO. It’s a charming village lined with 19th-century brick buildings reminiscent of little Germany. With delicious local eateries, beautiful views of the river and rolling hills, and plenty of engaging experiences, we have some suggestions for a romantic rendezvous every night of the week. So, pack an overnight bag just in case, roll down the windows and enjoy the picturesque ride to one of the loveliest towns in the Show-Me State.
If you have a hard time scheduling something during the workweek, Sunday is a great option to take a drive to Hermann for a day of laid-back exploring.
Sip signature drinks and enjoy easy conversation with your date at Hermannhof’s Hofgarten, a stunning outdoor setting along the water. Or maybe you prefer to grab a table and share a bottle of handcrafted wine from G. Husmann Wine Company or sip cocktails from Black Shire Distillery – the light-hearted atmosphere of the space is perfect for talking and connecting with your date!
When you’re ready, walk across the street for a dinner to remember at Tin Mill Restaurant. Their hearty menu features a mix of upscale comfort food favorites and flavorful German delicacies. After sharing food and laughs together, stroll along the Missouri River for spectacular sunset views. Afterwards, treat your sweet tooth to dessert from Fernweh Distilling Co., known for their decadent Dark Chocolate Torte.
Linger in the moment and stay downtown for an evening stroll and memories you'll cherish forever. Walking through historic downtown among the brick buildings with the soft glow of streetlights, after the shops have closed and the moon is high in the sky, is simply dreamy. Take your time indulging in the companionship of your wonderful date as you walk the quiet streets and enjoy an unforgettable night. And for a special insider tip? Time your walk to enjoy the bell toll at the top of every hour from the Historic Hermann Museum.
Treat your date to a Monday evening to remember. Whether you want to create the ultimate romantic date night or you could use a casual night simply relaxing in each other’s company, Hermann has options for you.
Take your "liebe" (love in German) to experience a romantic night of flickering candles, handcrafted wine, and a mouthwatering dinner at the Stone Hill Winery. The wines pair perfectly with the vineyard’s breathtaking view. The winery grounds overlook the city of Hermann, complete with glimpses of the peaks and steeples that make the town unique. When you're ready, a candlelight dinner is served at Vintage 1847 Restaurant. The signature dining experience is in a beautifully restored carriage house next to the winery. Best known for its German specialties, it is the kind of place that serves up charm along with flavorful world cuisine for an unforgettable evening with your love.
For a more casual evening, visit Hermann’s German legacy at Tin Mill Brewery. It's where you'll find authentic German beer and a fun, friendly atmosphere for a low-key evening with your date. We recommend sharing a beer tasting featuring six flavors of their many brews on tap. Try four of Tin Mill’s staple brews plus two flavors of your choice. Head out to the Brewery Biergarten for a friendly game of cornhole and relax in Adirondack chairs under the twinkling lights. It's the perfect spot to talk and simply enjoy each other’s company.
No matter which date night option you choose, an overnight in one of Hermann’s guest suites is sure to keep the flame going. In the morning, be sure to wake up early and grab a warm coffee from Espresso Laine and take a stroll across the Missouri River Bridge. This is one of the best places in town to catch the first rays of light as they come up over the rolling hills and water, creating a wonderful memory with your love.
Tuesday night in Hermann is one of the quietest, but we have some extra special ideas that will impress your date.
Begin your date night hand-in-hand as you stroll unhurriedly through the streets of downtown. There’s a lot to see with the stunning and historic murals, statues, and pocket gardens throughout town. With several self-guided tours available, it’s easy to slow down and enjoy walking through Hermann’s legacy with your company. Insider tip: Before you start exploring, stop by Hermann 1837 for a local favorite, Calvin’s 1836 Rootbeer to add to the date-night vibe.
Pick up a casual dinner at Downtown Deli known to locals and visitors for made-from-scratch favorites such as the Nearly Famous Chicken Salad. Or end your evening by surprising your love with a romantic gesture to remember. Make advanced reservations at Alpenhorn Kitchen for multi-course fine dining with European hospitality. Keep the romance going with a late-night rendezvous in the Wine Cellar. This sinfully delicious experience features the soft glow of candlelight and decadent handmade chocolate dessert, paired with local and imported Port wines. This is the kind of exclusive evening that is the cherry on top of a perfect date.
Wednesday is a perfect day to steal your love away for some mid-week fun. Start your date at the trendy Doxie Slush, located in the heart of historic downtown Hermann just a block from the river. While they are known for their made-from-scratch frozen cocktails, you are sure to enjoy the coastal-inspired high-end bar fare while dining in or on the patio along the always lively First Street.
Next, head over for live music at Hermann 1837 Cellar Bar. Known as the premier spot in town for live music Wednesday thru Sunday, it's the best spot for sipping exceptional drinks while singing or dancing with the band. The cellar space feels personal and sophisticated with vintage stone walls and Victorian Era architecture. The patio is filled with a soft glow from carefully strung lights, creating a romantic ambiance that will make you want to stay out a little longer together.
Keep the carefree vibe going and let your inner kid play at Loose Caboose Saloon. Simply put, this is a great spot for a fun, spontaneous weeknight adventure. Laugh and kindle a friendly rivalry by playing (ahem, winning) Jenga, foosball, air hockey, darts, pool, and video games. Casual and entertaining, the Loose Caboose Saloon is open late for an evening of easygoing food and drinks, like indulging in a whole pan of savory, cheesy nachos. It will be a weeknight in Hermann that will leave you feeling carefree and smitten with your date.
For some heart-racing romance, schedule an afternoon flying through the trees by zipline. Just 15 minutes from downtown Hermann is Eco Adventures Zipline. Spend some time taking in the view from the canopy with your date. Ziplining is an exciting adventure, perfect for shaking up your typical date night routine and making memories. Featuring 10 zip lines stretched out over a mile of cable at up to 250 feet above the ground, it's an adrenaline rush meets bonding experience like no other. Reserve your spot for a thrilling Thursday adventure that will leave you both smiling and breathless.
Keep the adventure going at Wings-A-Blazin’. As you approach the building, you will see the front of an airplane greeting visitors. Once inside the aeronautic-themed space, you’ll find friendly people serving up cold beer and hot wings in a variety of flavors and heat options. There is something to satisfy your mildest to spiciest cravings.
Cool off from your spicy adventures with ice cream from Downtown Deli & Custard Shoppe, known for its hand-dipped ice cream cones and frozen custards. Choose from classic scoops and signature creations, like malts and banana splits. Take your treat to go and explore downtown. Step into the recently renovated City of Hermann Caboose Museum, where you’ll find interactive displays of railroad history in Missouri. Then head across the street for a romantic walk along the steady Missouri River at Riverfront Park. The quiet sounds of nature are the perfect melody while you cozy up on a blanket or park bench for pristine waterfront views and uninterrupted time with your special someone.
Whether you want to whisk your sweetheart away for a leisurely overnight stay in one of our guest suites or impress your soon-to-be significant other with spontaneous weeknight romance, a date night in Hermann has something for everyone.
With more than 300 guest rooms, from luxury suites to cozy cottages, country homes and inns, and even tree houses, the Hermann area has lodging for every taste and budget.