Romantic Bars In Edinburgh

From those little cobbled streets to the abundance of intimate haunts, planning an amorous day out in the capital isn't hard. But while you could do the tried and tested formula, whether it be a first date or an anniversary, we've got a few tricks up our sleeves. Perfect for putting the spark in any outing, these romantic Edinburgh bars are ticking all the boxes; think impressive cocktails, low lighting, music sets and dreamy decor.

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Last updated on 25th March 2024

Scotsman Hotel & Grand Café

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There's no denying that Scotsman Hotel & Grand Cafe is an absolute stunner. Not only does it boast opulent chandeliers, hanging foliage and sexy velvet booths, but also mesmerising views of the castle. The food and drinks menus are also certainly up to the task of impressing your date to no end - we're talking dry-aged steaks and sumptuous sharing boards washed down with all kinds of creative cocktails.

Porty Vault

Gaze into each other's eyes over a bunch of beautiful bevvies at Porty Vault, which flaunts bare-brick walls, leather seating and low lighting. Showcasing an impressive 36 taps, this is the ultimate date night spot for beer-lovers, plus there's a droolworthy array of BBQ bites to accompany.

Panda & Sons

If you're on the lookout for indoor date ideas in Edinburgh, sweep your beau off their feet with a trip to this secret bar. Panda & Sons is tucked away behind a bookshelf, and once you're in? The dapper little space fronts a collection of small tables, low lighting, and inventive cocktails.

Paradise Palms

If it's quirky bars in Edinburgh you're after, then head over to this beaut for an evening of swish cocktail sipping. Paradise Palms is a knick-knack haven, filled with bunting and records. It also has a curated lineup of exciting events on the go, with DJs regularly spinning top tunes.

Heads & Tales

Sharing a home with a local distillery, Heads & Tales is the place for a seriously banging G&T. And it's not just the drinks that will sort you out on your next date night in Edinburgh, this romantic haunt is also crammed full of cosy corners that are ideal for hushed chats.