Date Night In Dublin

From Tinder meet-up jitters through to long-time ruts, dating is never a walk in the park. Fortunately, Dublin is one swell city when it comes to romance, with candlelit cocktail bars, fun pubs and slick restaurants to suit whatever you need. Get ready to fall head over heels and sweep your sweetheart off their feet with our picks for date night in Dublin.

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Last updated on 23rd January 2024

The Rag Trader

Love a chilled out date night more than anything else? The Rag Trader is a traditional-looking boozer that's got vintage trinkets, wallpapered or wood panelled walls throughout and quirky mismatched furniture to boot. Pub grub from sister bar Dakota has you covered for food, while the bar here is over 100 whiskies strong, with stout, craft beer and cocktails on the cards too.

Pink Restaurant

If your sweetie loves chic interiors and decadent eats, then Pink is one of the most private places for couples in Dublin. Situated on William St South, this themed restaurant dishes out magenta-coloured cocktails and plates of Insta-worthy cuisine.


With a menu curated by Michelin Star chef Alfred Prasad, Doolally is on a mission to combine the finest Irish local produce with ancient Indian techniques. If you're looking for a date night destination that promises innovative flavours in plush surrounding, this is a top spot.


Nothing screams romance quite like a rooftop restaurant, so head on over to Sophie's and make the most of the stunning panoramic views while chomping away on their menu of Italian-inspired classics. If it's sunny? Make sure to check out their cute terrace space to soak up some rays.