Romantic Bars In Dublin

Paris? Rome? Barcelona? They've got nothing on romance in comparison to Dublin. From trad music in a cute little pub to sinking cocktails in a slinky den, the city is helping you plan for your next date night, whether it be a first meet or an anniversary. The most romantic places in Dublin are turning up the heat with candlelit corners, intimate seating, deadly drinks and heaps of atmosphere.

Last updated on 31st January 2023

Looking for one of the most romantic bars in Dublin city centre? You'll have to find The Blind Pig first... The secret bar is hidden away behind an unassuming front door, with a prohibition theme and 1920s vibes poured into its intimate tables, dimmed lighting and a punchy drinks list.

Bow Lane

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Bow Lane is ticking all our boxes for a romantic date night with your other half, from its boozy brunches through to its late-night libations. Head along to this cocktail joint to find cosy booths, perfect for cuddling up and ordering one of their inventive mixes.

One of the best date spots in Dublin? Hands down, we've got to shout out 9 Below. The basement bar flaunts ambient lighting, plush seating and some of the sexiest sips - we recommend trying the American Beauty or the 500 Days of Summer. They sound sublime.

Mix things up when setting up a soiree as 1661 brings Ireland's infamous poitín to the forefront. Drinks are unlike any other found in the city, from Oxmantown (which utilises Irish ice wine) through to the muddle of oats, coconut, stone fruits and poitín found in Barney Kiernan's.

Looking for a quirky watering hole? Mary's Bar & Hardware Shop is one of the best bars in Dublin for a date. From the outside, it looks like a actual hardware shop - and yes, you can pick up bits should you need to - but look a little closer and you'll see guests working their way through a list of concoctions.