Things To Do For Couples in Dublin

Couples in Dublin, are you listening? You should be, because there's a whole city out there, and it's waiting for you to explore it as a duo. From cocktail classes that are perfect for pairs to fun nights out at ping pong bars, check out out recommendations for fun things to do as a couple in Dublin and share the experiences that await with your beloved beau in tow.

Last updated on 12th February 2021

Bow Lane

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Not the kind of couple that likes to sit in and watch the T.V? We gotcha - Bow Lane is a fun little spot that does it all, whether that be dinner and craft cocktails, or cuddling up in a booth and getting down to the late-night DJ.

The couple that shakes together, stays together, and these cocktail classes are just the place for a date night. Whether you know your margarita from your mojito or are more of a virgin in mixology, this list will cater for all sorts of connoisseurs.

Take your partner to a boozy brunch with extra Italian flair at NoLita, where the party is always in full swing. Alongside a roster of regular live music, this place keeps its guests on their toes with a packed event schedule and signature concoctions. 

Naughty and nice in equal measure, The Liquor Rooms has got tonnes for couples to do in Dublin. Catch some live music in the beautiful Boom Room or be seduced by burlesque and cabaret shows, all accompanied by their award-winning cocktail list.

Anti Social is a a cool addition to Dublin's late-night scene, bringing together food, drinks, music and events under one roof. Head out on a quirky date night filled with craft beer and cocktails, top notch toasties and arcade machines, perfect for those that love something a little different.

Step back in time to the decade of flapper dresses and Prohibition at this sexy little bar in Crown Alley. Vintage Cocktail Club is a great spot for new couples, with note-worthy vintage pieces and a cocktail menu that spans the centuries, starting with absinthe and ending with bloody marys.

The cool younger sister of Pygmalion, Little Pyg has a menu of refreshing cocktails and enticing pizzas created by Michelin maestro Enzo Coccia. Tuck into wood fired creations topped with seasonal ingredients, against a pretty backdrop at this quirky date destination.

Sophie's is a fabulous spot for couples heading out on a date night in Dublin. Expect a New York-Italian-Irish menu with seasonal dishes that utilise fresh ingredients, an extensive collection of tipples and stunning views indoors as well as from the outdoor terrace in summer. 

From shooting 'em up on retro arcade games to wiping the floor with your partner at pool, Riot knows how to have a good time. The dive bar is inspired by the likes of Berlin and NYC, bringing it on the games front but also with a crowd-pleasing menu of pizza and punchy cocktails.

Wigwam is just fun, from the pool room to board games. Grab yourselves a plate of their Mexican fare (including burgers and burritos) and work your way through their ample drinks menu and before you know it... you'll be belting out Westlife on the karaoke machine.

Got a bit of a history buff on your hands? Mulligan's is stacked with interesting facts, including having James Joyce as a patron. Now, the spot serves up a feel of the old world with a no mobile phones policy and plenty of real ale on taps.

One of the weirdest spots in Dublin, Mary's will keep you entertained for hours. The bar doubles up as a hardware store, with hammers and saws hanging from walls, a downstairs room serving burgers and board games, and whisky can be found on the top floor.

Ball skills? Yeah we got them and we're going to show them off at Buskers on the Ball, the sports bar that has ping pong, table tennis, food ball and pool. Need sustenance after all that activity? Check out their menu of American bites, including nachos and wings.