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.
If you're looking for a fuss-free first date with tasty scran, a cracking soundtrack and all-round good vibes, Wigwam is a top choice. Complete with ping pong tables, regular live music nights and plenty of cocktails flowing from the bar, it's a real winner.
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.
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.
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.
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.