Here Are The Most Successful First Date Spots In Every Major U.S. City

by Candice Jalili

Looking to take your hot date out somewhere cool in Boston? Maybe you're out in NYC, trying to find a fun spot to bring your new match? OR maybe you're in San Francisco, deciding which bar will make that date feel extra special?

Wherever you may be, Hinge has got you covered with their brand new dating survey.

The dating app surveyed over 8,000 singles across the U.S. to find out the most successful (and the least successful) first date spots in all our major cities.

Read through their findings below to find out the first date spots that will either help or hinder you from scoring that second date.

The best (and worst) first date spots in Boston.


Trying to get a second date in Boston? Take someone to Legal Harborside.

If you're trying to hit it and quit it, Carrie Nation might be more up your alley.

The best (and worst) first date spots in Chicago.


Honestly, I've been to the Lincoln Park Zoo, and it was pretty awesome.

I totally understand why taking someone there would guarantee a second date.

On the other hand, I've never been to "Bangers and Lace," but I could see how a place like that might not be really ideal for a first date that leads to a second.

The best (and worst) first date spots in San Francisco.


San Francisco is my hometown so OBVI I paid some extra attention here.

People in SF seem to be really big on the whole "dating in the park" thing, so opt for a spot like Golden Gate Park or Dolores Park.

A date at ABV, on the other hand, is bound to get you the axe.

The best (and worst) first date spots in Washington, D.C.


If you're in D.C., Hinge suggests taking that date you've been super into to Vinoteca or Barrel to secure a second date.

Northside Social and Oyamel are bound to leave you as a one-date wonder.

Even if you don't live in any of these cities, Hinge even found some foods you can order to snag a second date.


No matter where you are, ordering fried chicken has a 24 percent chance of getting you asked on a second date.

Here are the best drinks to order.


SWAG. I love a good Bloody Mary and they're 50 percent more likely to get you a second date.

Here are best things to do if you want a second date.


Drinks (37 percent) and coffee (34 percent) are almost equally likely to land you a second date.

Now that you know where to go, what to do, and even what to order... you have no more excuses.

Go get yourself that second date!