Quirky Date Ideas In Brisbane

Whether you've got a first date on the cards or fancy trying something new with your other half, our bustling city has got just the thing. But if you're stuck for inspiration? Set yourself up for some serious romancing by checking out our guide to the best date ideas in Brisbane. From slinky bars boasting quirky cocktails to riverside restaurants that are sure to charm them over, here's where to take your beau.

DogTap Brisbane

Showcasing industrial-chic interiors, from the concrete walls to the royal blue booths, DogTap is as cool as can be. It also has 28 taps of craft beer and scrumptious pizzas that, when paired with the riverside views, make for one helluva date night spot.

Donna Chang

Flaunting plush, pink booths, verdant foliage and Art Deco features, Donna Chang is one of the best date night restaurants Brisbane has to offer. Chomp on authentic Chinese fare complemented with fine wine, then if the night's going well? Head to the slinky basement bar for late-night cocktails.

B. Lucky & Sons

Bored of the same bog-standard bars and restaurants for date night? We've got just the thing. Situated in Fortitude Valley, B. Lucky & Sons is a neon-doused arcade den fronting all the retro games you know and love, plus a fabulous selection of tasty tipples.

Death And Taxes

Make it a date night to remember by escorting your beau over to Death and Taxes. The city centre haunt brings sexy speakeasy vibes with its retro interiors and quirky artwork, which offers a unique backdrop for tipping back creative cocktails, such as the purple-hued moonlight.


Otto is an elegant, Italian restaurant for date night in Brisbane. Overlooking the river, it provides beautiful views alongside its colourful chairs and flowing white tablecloths. Get stuck into handmade pasta or scrumptious steaks accompanied by cocktails, wine or Champagne.