Italian food is always a crowd-pleaser, so whether you're treating someone on a first date or celebrating an anniversary, Pacino's is a superb spot for Valentine's Day in Ireland. Tuck into freshly-cooked pasta, decadent seafood and proper pizzas and sultry sips.
Valentine's Day 2025 In Dublin
Cupid's birthday comes but once a year... and with it, Dublin's friends, families and couples all start to feel the love a little. Whether you're celebrating Galentine's or taking your partner out for a hot date, these bars, restaurants and venues are offering a variety of things to do come the 14th of February. From sky-high rooftop views of the city to fun-loving watering holes that'll send sparks flying, check out our guide to Valentine's Day in Dublin.
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Challenge your date to shuffleboard, Jenga, giant Connect Four and foosball this Valentine's Day at Dublin's Shuffleboard Bar. Kill time between rounds with trips to the bar for quirky cocktails and craft beers, along with pizzas, burgers and tasty sharing plates. And with so may games to choose from, you're bound to win one of them... right?
You can't say no to a night at the beautiful Parisian-themed Café en Seine – especially when it's offering a three-course Valentine's Day meal in Dublin city for €59 per person. The sharing menu includes tuna sashimi, chicken wings, pork croquettes and a choice of two irresistible desserts.
Bringing local and international comedians to the stage for a night of fun, In Stiches Comedy is a top pick for couples who love to laugh together. Head to Peter Kearney's pub and giggle 'til you drop, with entry starting at just £13 – and other ticket options that include up to four drinks.
Farrier & Draper covers all bases when it comes to Valentine's Day, with food, drinks and ambience spread across its three floors. From the Italian eats in the basement space to the quirky mezzanine upstairs, it's a winning spot regardless of your plans for the evening.
You're bound to have a fun night if you're spending it at Wigwam; from tiki bingo to ping pong and karaoke, there's something to suit every couple's idea of fun. Cocktails are in plentiful supply, with many varieties including the fruity Zombie, a punchy mai tai and the classic piña colada.
This charming Irish pub has a diverse range of offerings suited to every couple's taste. Nancy Hands not only serves incredible local dishes colcannon croquettes and Guinness beef stew, but also has a selection of American-style plates like pulled pork fries and mac 'n' cheese. Accompany your meal with wine, cocktails and live music, or even head down on a Thursday for their weekly speed quiz.
Romantic things to do on Valentine's Day in Dublin that happen to involve cocktails and live music? Disndat can deliver. This cool and quirky pub is for fun-loving couples who enjoy inventive sips such as tiramisu martinis and Snickers old fashioneds.
This swanky speakeasy is keeping with the Prohibition theme by dishing out delish meals. Enjoy tucking into everything from oven baked salmon with purple mash to Italian charcuterie boards and seafood linguine – all washed down with some expertly crafted cocktails.
The ideal Valentine's Day boozer for pint-loving pairs? It's gotta be BrewDog Outpost. Find your favourite from the 32 taps of draught brew, or sign up for 'Beer School' where you can try five 1/3 pints alongside a cheese board for £25 per person. They also have a boozy brunch and plenty of food deals.
Make this Valentine's Day a wholesome one with CityDays; take a romantic walk around the capital as you embark on a puzzle-filled adventure on this interactive sightseeing tour. Your journey will also lead you to a number of great bars along the way to give your day a bit of a boozy boost.
If you're looking for a quirky place to drink on Valentine's Day in Dublin, Peruke & Periwig may be the bar for you. The venue's candlelit tables and plush seating are met with old-school pub feels, and rounded off with unique cocktail creations and delicious small plates for sharing.
If you're looking for a wine bar that also happens to be one of the best Valentine's Day restaurants in Dublin, it can only be La Cave. With intimate, low-lit interiors and over 350 bottles to choose from, time can easily get away from you don't in this lover's den. You can also upgrade your date night with some French-inspired food.
Can't quite afford a Valentine's hotel stay? We've got the next best thing with a trip to The Market Hotel's rooftop bar and terrace. Soak up the sights and gaze at the stars while sipping on world-class cocktails against Dublin's skyline. There's plenty of comfy sofas – perfect for couples who want to get a little closer as the night progresses.
If you don't mind splashing the cash for the sake of love, The Ivy is an incredible place to eat and drink from the 10th to the 15th of February. For €95, you and your other half can crack on with an array of sharing plates accompanied by a glass of pink prosecco.
Make Valentine's Day 2024 an iconic one at Sophie's, a sky-high eatery that's sure to blow your date away. Offering picturesque views of the city below, along with a cosy roof terrace and a stellar menu of New York-meets-Italian-meets-Irish dishes, it's a winning choice for Dublin's lovebirds.
Bond over your shared love of whiskey with the Jameson Distillery tour. Spend the day learning the history behind this iconic Irish brand while exploring the grounds and getting to see the distillation process in action. End your experience at the on-site bar with a signature Jameson ginger and lime. One of the best Valentine's Day experiences in Dublin? You bet.
If you're a wine lover make sure to head to one of the city's pinkest bars on V-Day (seems fitting, right?). Spend the night at Bobby's and you'll get to sip on handpicked bottles in pretty surroundings, with expertly-curated sharing boards of Irish cheese and charcuterie.
Ryleigh's Rooftop Restaurant is perfectly perched atop The Mayson Hotel in Dublin 1, overlooking Dublin Bay, the Mountains and the iconic Poolbeg Pier. Should you have a hankering for freshly grilled goodies with a view, this is the romantic place for you.