When in need of things to do for adults in Edinburgh come date night, 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.
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 date night spots in Edinburgh will have you swooning for days.
Whether it's the interactive cocktail masterclass, diverse Pan-Asian menu or drinks list filled with classic cocktails that you're after, Bar Soba always delivers. Make your way to Hanover Street for a date night with a difference (and with great student deals, it doesn't have to break the bank either).
Looking to take your loved one off the beaten path? Check out our guide to all things secret bars in Edinburgh. Reserved for those in the know, these quirky spots can be found hidden behind barber shops and beneath bridges. You didn't hear it from us.
Take a musical tour of the city in the Cab-arette cab with your beau, where you'll enjoy a journey through the streets with music, dance, fact and fictions keeping you entertained on the way. This is cabaret with a difference, making a memorable quirky date in Edinburgh.
The Cauldron has got to be in the running for the best quirky date ideas in Edinburgh. The magic-themed bar is inviting witches and wizards to their abode for an evening of boozy potion making in a fantastic setting. And don't worry about the outfit - they'll provide the robes and wand.
If you're looking for something a little different to do on your next date night, The Three Sisters has been known to put on quite the show. Not only does it host exciting pub quizzes, but also cabaret-style musical performances. And if you fancy a laugh? Check out one of the stand-up comedy events.
Situated in the heart of Lothian Road, Innis & Gunn offers one of the most extensive craft beer selections in the city, with 26 beers on tap. Head here for live music, contemporary interiors and a roster of quirky food and drink events.
When in need of unique date nights in Edinburgh, Big Band Burlesque is coming in hot at Leith Arches with a sexy show. Combining a jazz band with live vocals and showgirls, this fun event is ideal for wooing your other half.
Enjoy an afternoon of learning and drinking at the same time. You'll get to taste your way through four delicious malt whiskies alongside a selection of cheeses from local producers, learning about the history of the Scottish drink and the art of pairing dishes.
This Edinburgh date night bar comes complete with its very own on-site distillery, meaning the cocktails are just about as fresh and unique as they come. If you fancy getting a bit more hands-on though? There's a selection of boozy masterclasses, giving you and your sweetheart the perfect opportunity to brush up on your gin-based trivia.