Romantic Bars In Edinburgh

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

Last updated on 28th April 2021

Angels Share

904 user reviews 4

Known for their massive selection of wines and Champagnes, Angels Share is one of Edinburgh's quirkier romantic bars. The Hope Street watering hole mixes old with new; think glitzy chandeliers and leather booths with exposed brick and monochrome prints. And if your date has gone really well? There's hotel rooms upstairs...

The Raging Bull

37 user reviews 5

Close to Grassmarket, The Raging Bull is a connoisseur of all things coffee and all things alcohol. As one of the top places for an espresso martini in the city, the date-perfect bar is also hosting masterclasses, so at least if the night doesn't go well, you'll have a new skill. 

Looking for a romantic Edinburgh bar? Chaophraya might do the trick. Sat high above the city, this Thai restaurant and cocktail spot can sort you out with a selection of unique sips, perfect for pairing with their gorgeous skyline views.

This intimate basement haunt has got a whole lot of talent when it comes to romantic spaces in the city. Along with a long list of cocktails and there's regularly party nights, but it's the decor that gets us, from the candles lighting the stairs, through to the jam-jar lanterns.

The Devil's Advocate

2 user reviews 5

The Devil's Advocate is an atmospheric boozer found in the old town which is throwing romantic vibes our way with its flagstone floor and low-lighting. The former pump house isn't just cool Victorian decor, the space also has loads of whiskies, great for any date night convo.

One of Edinburgh's coolest drinking spots is also one of its best for date nights. Paradise Palms is a knickknack haven, filled top to toe with bunting and records - it's also got a curated line-up of events, with a DJ regularly getting behind the decks.

White tiles, neon signs and velvet touches help to make Lucky Liquor Co one of Edinburgh's most romantic bars. And if you're stuck for date-night chitchat? Their list of inventive, quirky and downright strange libations should help things along.

Heads & Tales

1 user review 5

Sharing a home with Edinburgh Gin Distillery, Heads & Tales is the place for a banging G&T. And it's not just the drinks that will sort you out on your next Edinburgh date night, this romantic spot is crammed full of cosy corners.

Panda & Sons

3 user reviews 5

What's more romantic than the hunt for a secret bar? An Edinburgh fave, Panda & Sons is tucked away behind a bookshelf. And once you're in? The dapper little space is a collection of small tables, low lighting, and inventive cocktails.