There’s just something about nighttime in the city. As the sun goes down and the lights go up, the city starts to come alive. Whether you’re in need of a unique date experience, a fun night out with the girls or some overdue bro bonding, you need look no further than the city of Harrisburg.

If you want to impress your date by thinking beyond the typical dinner and a movie, start with Spanish tapas at Suba. Though they offer entrees, the real adventure is in exploring the many flavors Spain as to offer as you and your date share a wide variety of small plates. After dinner, visit the Millworks for live music or even a painting event. You will be supplied with everything you need, including instruction, for a fun and relaxing experience. While you’re creating your very own Rembrandt, enjoy an artisan cocktail or maybe even dessert. After completing your masterpiece, head on over to the Zero Day Brewing Company for a nightcap. There you will find an impressive selection of local beer and wine to go with your witty repartee.

When the feeling’s right for ladies’ night, begin the festivities at Bacco Pizzeria and Wine Bar. There you will experience Sicilian culture through authentic recipes made with fresh, local ingredients. They also offer imported cheeses, exotic wines and finely crafted cocktails inspired by the early 1900’s. Afterwards, you can dance the night away at Level 2. This unique nightlife destination plays host to the city’s bold and beautiful with their rotating lineup of guest DJs, inventive cocktails and impeccable service. Take your evening to the next level by calling ahead and reserve your seat in The Living Room. When you’re all boogied out, slow things down at Knock Speakeasy. But before you can experience their updated Prohibition-era style cocktails and décor, you’ll need the password to enter this “secret” Harrisburg hot spot (hint: you can find it by following them Instagram or Twitter).

The boys are back in town, and that means good food, good drinks and good times. Kick the night off right with the best wings in Harrisburg at Ted’s Bar and Grill. With 20 sauces to choose from, including Ted’s own original sauces, these acclaimed wings pack a ton of flavor in every bite. Choose from over 18 beers on tap and start swapping stories our yelling at your favorite sports team on the TV. Either way, the good times are just beginning.

Once you and the fellows are full, roll on over to the Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center for a show. From open mic night to music festivals, there’s always a good time to be had at HMAC. Make sure to check out their list of upcoming events online. After the show, head to the quintessential late night bar, Shady McGrady’s. Lovingly known for its dive bar atmosphere, Shady McGrady’s offers a great selection of beers along with outstanding bartenders and a stellar jukebox. Grab a couple of pool cues for some nine-ball and trash talk to finish the night off right.