Valentine's Day 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 14th February. From sky-high restaurants with views of the city to fun-loving bars that'll send sparks flying, check out our guide to Valentine's Day in Dublin. 

Last updated on 17th January 2020

Farrier & Draper

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Farrier & Draper covers all bases when it comes to Valentine's Day, with food, drinks and ambiance spread across its three floors. From the Italian eats at La Cucina in the basement space, to the quirky mezzanine upstairs, it's a winning spot regardless of your plans for the evening. 

Italian food is always a crowd-pleaser, so whether you're taking someone out or you're dining with a group, Pacino's is a top choice. From freshly-cooked pasta to proper pizza, the menu is busting with authentic eats that can be washed down with some of their expertly-chosen wines. 

Switch up date night with a trip to one of Dublin's top secret bars. Tucked away in the city centre, this swanky speakeasy bar showcases an artistry of cocktails against a classic bootleggers backdrop, with Prohibition decor and a charming sense of debauchery running through the joint. 

Bow Lane

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With its low lighting, plush booths and mahogany interiors, Bow Lane's got a classic romantic date night aesthetic. Should you swing by on Valentine's Day, you can imagine this place turning the music up and the space being filled with fun-loving couples seeking expertly-made cocktails.

If Italian dining is more your kind of thing, Nero XVII is well worth checking out. With fresh pasta, homemade pizza and mouthwatering antipasti taking up the menu, Valentine's dinners here are rounded off nicely with a beautiful bottle of wine.

Peruke & Periwig

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If you're looking for a quirky place to drink on Valentine's Day, 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.

Wanna go somewhere fun on Valentine's Day? Go to Capel Street's very own slice of New Orleans in Dublin. Krewe promsies a night of American-meets-Irish goodies, from hearty plates to quirky cocktails, all in a free-spirited atmosphere. 

The Vintage Cocktail Club offers something more exclusive when it comes to Valentine's Day date nights. If you're planning on taking your partner here, be prepared to enter the 1920s with an ample choice of award-winning mixes and sumptuous sharing plates to accompany.

Planning a night of drinking and dining? NoLita is a top choice, seeing as it's a sleek bar and restaurant all rolled up into one. Try starting your date night by sipping cocktails in the lounge, then go through to the dining room and eat your weight in Italian food, it'll definitely be a winner. 

Sophie's is a sky-high eatery that's sure to blow your date away come Valentine's Day. 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. 

If you're a wine-lover make sure to head to one of Dublin's pinkest bars on Valentine's Day (seems fitting, right?). Spend the night at Bobbys and you'll get to sip on handpicked bottles in pretty surroundings, with expertly-curated sharing boards of Irish cheese and charcuterie.