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Fortunately, comedy shows tend to be pretty cheap dates.Options for winter ice skating used to be fairly limited in Chicago, but these days in addition to Millennium Park you can now lace up at outdoor venues like Maggie Daley Park and The Park at Wrigley, not to mention local parks like Wentworth Park where you can try (and fail) to reenact the closing scene from Drinking at a fireplace bar is a rite of passage during Chicago winter, but not all fireplace bars are created equal.Lake Geneva is never a bad idea, and an even closer option would be to check out the underrated small town of Woodstock to take in the annual winter spectacle that is Groundhog Days.In the wise words of that dashing Casanova Walter Sobchak: “Fuck it, Dude.With a front room stacked with newspapers and magazines, a bar stocked with everything from Chicago dogs to Irish coffee, and a back game room, a quick stop in from the cold here can quickly turn into three hours gone by in a flash.Not only is a place like Brooklyn Boulders the ideal location to scale fake rocks when it’s too cold to tangle with the real thing, it also cultivates a fun scene with a regular slate of events including pizza parties, movie nights, yoga, and more. One of the most awesomely weird spaces in the city, Aloft Loft is located in a 109-year-old Logan Square church and offers a variety of circus performances and classes in everything from aerial arts and trapeze to contortion and clowning.If your relationship can survive a clown class, it can survive anything. No matter where you are in the city, it’s guaranteed to be warmer in the Garfield Park Conservatory, which is brimming with lush plant life year-round.After a winter of staring at gray skies and barren concrete, the vibrant greenery is a sight for sore eyes.

A bookstore may not sound like the most exciting date in the world, but places like Lincoln Park’s Kibbitznest are tailor-made for winter.Some free advice: Don't spring this one on a first date unless you know you're both high rollers.If you’re feeling confident about your compatibility with your date, it might be time for a winter road trip.So bundle up and get cozy with these can’t-miss winter date ideas.Second City is, of course, the granddaddy of comedy-themed date nights, but good times can also be had for fewer dollars (and fewer people from Iowa) at indie comedy venues like the Cornservatory or regular stand-up nights like Timothy O’Toole’s “Comedians You Should Know” (see full list here).Some of the best options in the city include the Dan Ryan Woods, Palmisano Park, and Caldwell Woods, while the burbs offer an array of hills like James Park in Evanston and Riverside’s Swan Pond.

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