Quirky Date Ideas in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is such a cool and quirky city, we all know it. Why not make full use of all the fantastic things going, and show off your local knowledge to that special someone? This guide will run you through all the weird and wonderful bars, restaurants and events you, and your date, can enjoy. From activity bars packed with boozy entertainment, to unique watering holes where the drinks do the talking, check out our quirky date ideas in Edinburgh for a little inspiration. 

Last updated on 19th June 2020




This summer, treat your partner to a romantic outdoor cinema screening under the stars. Luna Cinema is giving couples in Edinburgh the chance to catch classic Hollywood flicks in the gorgeous surrounds of the Royal Botanic Gardens... now how's that for a quirky date night? 

The Voodoo Rooms

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This multi-faceted bar, restaurant and venue is renowned for its varied nights, making it a really dynamic spot for any date. In addition to this, the interiors really are quite something, with beautiful high ceilings, plush booths, large windows and gold accents, it's really quite breathtaking. 

@ Monkey Barrel Comedy on Every Friday

This cool and quirky comedy show will have the both of you laughing your socks off. Each show promises some of the best comedians from around the country in an intimate interactive setting, it's a great opportunity for you to understand each others sense of humour.

Heads & Tales

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These guys actually make their own gin which is distilled on-site, so you can sip on cocktails and share some seasonal small plates as the magic happens. If you fancy getting a bit more hands-on, they run regular masterclasses, which gives you the perfect opportunity to brush up your gin facts.