Quirky Date Ideas In Edinburgh

Sure, fancy candlelit dinners may have their appeal, but to really get to know someone? We reckon it's best to get a little bit weird. Whether you're keen to take on an adrenaline-pumping escape room, shake things up with a boozy cocktail-making session or head underground for a romantic night of jazz, these quirky Edinburgh date ideas will have you swooning for days.

Last updated on 24th May 2023

The Cocktail Mafia

Found along the West End's cobbled streets, The Cocktail Mafia is raising eyebrows with its curious interiors and even curiouser drinks list. Our favourite? It has to be The Other Rob Roy, made up of pineapple-infused Monkey Shoulder, Antica Formula, Angostura and mandarin bitters.

Porty Vault

A cosy nook nestled in Portobello, Porty Vault is a cool and casual first date idea in Edinburgh. Grab yourself one of the warmly illuminated tables and get to know each other over American-style BBQ bites paired with tasty craft beers.

Ballie Ballerson Edinburgh

When in need of fun things to do for couples in Edinburgh, look no further than Ballie Ballerson. The famous cocktail bar has put down roots in our city, bringing its famous combo of disco and house-playing DJs alongside a fun ball pit.

Heads & Tales

Seeking couples activities in Edinburgh? Heads & Tails comes complete with its very own on-site distillery, meaning the cocktails are just about as fresh as they come. There's also a selection of boozy masterclasses, giving you the perfect opportunity to brush up on your gin-based trivia.