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 27th May 2021




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.

Bow Lane

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Not the kind of couple that likes to sit in and watch the TV? We've got your date night sorted. 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 late-night DJs.

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. 

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 Dublin couples on their toes with a packed event schedule and signature concoctions. 

One of the most bizarre spots in Dublin, Mary's will keep couples entertained for hours. The bar doubles up as a hardware store, with hammers and saws hanging from walls. Head to the downstairs room for burgers and board games, then head upstairs for sips of whisky.

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 couples, with note-worthy vintage pieces and a cocktail menu that spans the centuries, starting with absinthe and ending with bloody marys.

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

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 night restaurant in Dublin.

Naughty and nice in equal measure, The Liquor Rooms has got plenty of entertainment for couples in Dublin. Head on over for live music, burlesque and cabaret spectaculars against a backdrop of quirky interiors, all accompanied by their award-winning cocktail list.

Add a little healthy competition to your date nights with a trip to Buskers on the Ball. The sports bar that has ping pong, table tennis, table football and pool. And if you need sustenance after all that activity? Check out their menu of American bites, including nachos and wings.

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 both be belting out Westlife on the karaoke machine.

From shooting 'em up on retro arcade games to wiping the floor with your partner at pool, Riot knows how to provide fun things to do for couples in Dublin. The dive bar is inspired by NYC, featuring neon-lit interiors as well as a crowd-pleasing menu of pizza and punchy cocktails.