Quirky Date Ideas In Cardiff

Whether you've secured a first date or are just looking for something new to do, this list of unusual outings is sure to spice up your evening. From quirky cocktails in slinky bars to eye-catching restaurants and social darts accompanied by pizza paddles, check out our recommendations for unique date nights in Cardiff and go a little off-piste.

Last updated on 2nd February 2023

@ YO! Cardiff St David's on Wednesday 8th February 2023 and 44 other Wednesdays

YO! is holding a weekly Sushi School at its Cardiff St David's outpost. Great for breaking the ice on first dates or for charming your long-standing love, this unique experience sees you learning a new set of cooking skills to whip up a range of delicious Japanese bites (before eating them, of course).


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One of the city's best hidden gems, this unique cocktail bar is changing the game when it comes to curious concoctions. Boasting an incredible range of curated spirits and a slick hip hop soundtrack, Pennyroyal will certainly earn you date night brownie points.

The Libertine

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For those of you who fancy cosy, indoor dates in Cardiff city centre, make way for The Libertine. This slick, A-lister haunt fronts vibrant wallpaper, glistening chandeliers and some of the best darn cocktails around - we're sure it'll impress the pants off your beau.

More of a classic games and comfort grub kind of duo? Chance & Counters has got you covered, as they house a mammoth range of new and old board games (and friendly staff to help you with the rules), as well as a tasty menu of wholesome grub and some jazzy cocktails.

Pop over to Guildhall Place where Vermut is introducing you to the marvels of vermouth. Cosy up and spend an evening sampling some of the best examples of the spirit that Cardiff has to offer, with plenty of tapas available for any rumbling tums.

Steak of the Art

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Is it steak? Is it art? While we definitely know it isn't a plane, we do know that Steak Of The Art is another one of the best restaurants around, bringing something a little different to the table. From the art-splashed walls down to the massive plates, this one will certainly get you talking.