Step in from the cold, grab Scrabble or Cards Against Humanity, buy some drinks, and let the games begin.
(And if Board Room won't do, try any of these other great bars with games.) While the museums on the National Mall are always a great option, the smaller galleries off the beaten path have worthwhile gems you might never see elsewhere.
Many people are unaware that they also have their own lovely Espresso & Gelato Bar, for when you both want to sit down and get a little energy boost.
It's also right next to the gallery's Cascade Café, in case you're in the mood for something more filling.
If you choose to go on a Monday night, you can warm things up even more with half-priced wine bottles and Barcelona's excellent cheese croquettes. The National Gallery of Art is free to all visitors and is the perfect escape from the winter cold, with enough art to keep you and your date busy for weeks.
You and your date will have a great time sipping like critics for the day, choosing which beers receive the highest marks.
You can also check out our list of the best winter beers from local breweries as a good starting point.
The bar that's obsessed with board games -- Board Room -- is a great spot if you and your date are looking to test your teamwork skills or compete against each other.
It's also a fun double date idea, and you'll make a great team playing any of the many, many board games that are available for rent for a flat fee.