Romantic Bars In Edinburgh

From those cobbled little streets to the abundance of cute, cosy pubs, planning an amorous day out here 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 - the rest is up to you...

Last updated on 19th August 2022

Located in Edinburgh, Ghillie Dhu is fabulous for events such as wedding and live music soirees, but did you know it's also a fabulous watering hole for date night? Head to the main bar where you can sink frozen margs, banana sours and gin flights.

The Raging Bull

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Close to Grassmarket, The Raging Bull is a connoisseur of all things coffee and alcohol, offering one of the best espresso martinis in the city. This date-ready bar also hosts a bunch of exciting masterclasses, so you can break the ice while learning something new.


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A slick, intimate watering hole that's found beneath the streets of Edinburgh's New Town, Nightcap is one seriously hot spot for your next romantic outing. Think fun, quirky decor, neon lights and unique cocktails - a foolproof recipe for any successful date night.

Heads & Tales

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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 spot is also crammed full of cosy corners that are ideal for intimate chats.

Panda & Sons

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If you're on the lookout for romantic places to go 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.

Looking for romantic things to do in Edinburgh? 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.