Quirky Date Night Ideas in Cardiff

Whether you've secured a first date, or are simply old timers looking for something new to do, this list of unusual date night ideas is sure to keep you guys chatting through the night. From quiz nights and secret bars to unusual restaurants and late night adventures, check out our recommendations for a unique date night in Cardiff and go a little off piste. 

Last updated on 14th May 2021


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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 slick hip hop soundtrack, it's the perfect spot for date nights in Cardiff.

Wander along South bank and you'll come across Between The Bridges, a giant beer garden offering a range of fun and unusual events. Alongside crazy golf and live music nights, you'll also find drag brunches and tejo, Colombia's national game.

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It's one of the best secret bars in the city, and primed for any and all unique date nights in Cardiff. Not only will you impress your date with insider knowledge of one of the coolest spots in the city, the cocktails here are kind of out of this world. 

Make it a day date with a trip to one of these excellent restaurants. Offering some of the best boozy and bottomless brunches in Cardiff, you and the other half will be spoilt for choice about where to get your fill of food and fizz.

Just a short walk from the city centre, this gorgeous bar, restaurant and distillery is one of the best places for a quirky date night in Cardiff. Get your fill of piping hot pizza slices and cocktails, or step into one of their tasting rooms to sample the goods and even mix up your own drinks.

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 in Cardiff, and perfect for something a little different. From their art splashed walls down to their hunking plates, this place will have you talking. 

Fancy trying out something a little different from your usual tipples? Head over to Guildhall Place where this tiny vermuteria 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.

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.

Another one of Cardiff's infamous date night spots, Lab 22 are not only harking back to the days of the prohibition with vintage inspired cocktails, join them on select nights as you and your date night could be treated to the smooth sounds of jazz. 

You may think a pub isn't the most unusual idea for a date night in Cardiff, but The Cambrian Tap isn't any old pub. Join them not only for industrial fittings and unique interiors, you'll be chuffing back some of the best craft beer in the business. 

One of the best places to eat outside in Cardiff, you and the other half can get stuck into some of the city's finest street food as DEPOT turns its party vibe into a massive outdoor dining area. Head down for mouthwatering meals and funky cocktails with friends.

It's no secret this part of the world is home to some of the tastiest beers in the UK. Treat your sweetheart to a day of sights and samples on this whirlwind tour of some of Cardiff's best craft breweries, from local micro-spots to one of the biggest names on the scene.