The Blind Pig is hidden away in Dublin's city centre with a speakeasy aesthetic and kooky cocktails from award-winning mixologist Paul Lambert. Expect to encounter candlelit tables, mahogany furnishings and plenty of paraphernalia in this romantic haunt.
Bars For A First Date in Dublin
You've worked up all your courage, or just swiped right, and found the perfect match, now it's time for that all-important meet-up. To help you find the perfect spot, we've whipped up a list of our favourite bars in Dublin for a first date. Whether you're looking to impress with a hidden cocktail haunt or blow their socks off with panoramic views of the city, consider us your well-wishing guides as we set you off on the path to romance.
If you're looking to impress with some great craic and crafted cocktails, Bow Lane is an effortlessly cool place to visit on a first date. Pop over for a romantic drink or, if you're feeling adventurous, switch it up with a drag brunch or free-flow supper club for something a little different.
Farrier and Draper is a slick spot for a cocktail or two before heading downstairs to the authentic Italian restaurant La Cucina below. Offering plush seating and vintage decor alongside a wide range of cocktails and craft brews, the stylish bar is a pretty suave place for a first date.
One of the city's most elegant eateries and bars, Isabelle's is a stunning choice for a first date. With its stylish decor, impressive food menus and curated list of expertly-mixed cocktails, this bar is sure to make your date swoon.
Zozimus is an elegant eatery and unique bar for a first date. Serving Hong Kong-inspired dishes against a backdrop of bright interiors, there's exquisite brunches and delectable dinner options including dim sum, Peking duck and tofu with shiitake mushrooms.
A basement bar that's brimming with charm, The Liquor Rooms is a hub for cocktail lovers across the city. Found just a stone's throw from the River Liffey, the venue boasts four distinct rooms of differing themes to keep you and your date entertained all night long.
Boasting 360 views of the city, Sophie's is definitely one of Dublin's most impressive date locations. With its ample list of cocktails alongside a curated selection of gin and alcohol-free options, the bar is a great all-rounder with a lovely rooftop terrace for the warmer months.
This hideaway on Dawson Road offers old school interiors, quirky cocktails and a chilled vibe for those looking for a slightly more low-key first date. Snuggle up in plush seating surrounded by vintage decor as you sip on quirky concoctions from the experts.
Sprawling over one of Dublin's most luxurious hotels, this atmospheric rooftop bar is a perfect spot for taking in the sights of the city and sipping world-class cocktails. Offering sun-soaked views of the city by day and a luxurious lounge by night, the bar caters for any date plans.