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.


Sophie's is definitely one swish rooftop bar for a date in Dublin. With ample list of cocktails alongside a curated selection of gin and alcohol-free options, the place is a great all-rounder with a lovely suntrap terrace for alfresco outings in the warmer months. 

Bison Bar

Bison Bar combines hearty grub off the grill with the largest selection of whiskies in Ireland, making for one quirky date night location. Head over to this American-inspired gem and dive into the menu of mouthwatering smoked meat paired with impressive signature sips. 


Ohana offers a sense of paradise from its home in Portobello, serving up some of the finest rum creations in the city within its colourful interiors. A gorgeous date night idea in Dublin, the venue is not only beautiful to look at but its cocktail menu is really something special.


One of the city's most elegant eateries and bars, Isabelle's is a stunning choice for that all-important first meeting. With its stylish decor, impressive food offering and curated list of expertly blended cocktails, this bar is sure to make your date swoon. 


Proof is a trendy pizzeria and cocktail bar in The Liberties, offering a relaxed approach to first dates in Dublin. The bar's cocktail wall offers a plethora of mixes on draft, from Aperol spritz, espresso martini and old fashioned. Felling peckish? Try out the menu of Romano-style crispy pizzas.


Opium really does do it all; fronting a cocktail bar, swish restaurant, roof terrace and club all under one roof. One of Dublin's hottest tickets for a night out, its sure to impress that special someone with an evening full of eating, drinking and dancing, all in an undeniably cool location.