We all love our kids, but sometimes a night away with from being a parent is just what the doctor ordered. When you’re ready to call a sitter and get out on the town with your special someone, check out these great ideas for date nights in North County. Click through the slideshow for ideas from bonfires to beer tours.

Beer Tasting and a Live Music Show

Head over to Solana Beach where you’ll discover an $11 wine tasting at Carruth and beer tasting flights at Culture (starting at $1.25 per 3-ounce pour). You can also try San Diego BeerWorks where you'll pay $5 for a 5-ounce taste, $14 for three 5-ounce tastes, or $18 for four 5-ounce tastes.

After your tasting, mosey over to the Belly Up for live music. We recommend buying your tickets in advance as shows tend to sell out. If you’re in Encinitas, The Moonlight Lounge at Solace is your one-stop shop for dinner, drinks and live music. Make sure to find out who's playing as they offer quite a variety!

Photo Credit: Allison Stabile

Where are your favorite spots for date night? Are we missing anything in North County?

— Allison Stabile