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 edited by Lauren Cole

Last updated on 20th May 2024

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Serene Woodland Escapes

If wandering around lush forests and connecting with nature sounds like your idea of a fun date then embark on one of Serene Woodland Esccapes' experiences where you can partake in classes such as foraging for beginners, meditation and more. Discover inner peace as you venture out for the day, led by an experienced guide and appreciate the beauty of the planet. 

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.

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.

Flight Club Edinburgh

This vibrant bar in St James Quarter is a great shout for your next date night, with a whole load of quirky cocktails and several fun games available on the interactive dartboards. Get competitive with your partner, before tucking into pizza, burgers, sharing plates and more at Flight Club.

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz - Edinburgh

@ The Three Sisters on Fri, 27th Sep 2024 @ 18:30 - 23:00

Looking for something a little different on your next date night? Whether it's just you and your other half, or you're pairing up with more couples, you can compete against other teams in singalongs, dance-offs and guess the song challenges. This quirky quiz ha different themes for every round - ranging from indie anthems to throwback classics, with killer tunes from the 60s right through to modern day.

Best Tours

Bored of the same old dinner and drinks date night? Best Tours has got you covered with guided experiences filled with amazing storytelling, courtesy of film, TV, and travel pros. Whether you're visiting from out of town or you call this place home, they've got over 15 years of insider know-how to share and tons of hidden spots to explore. We'd recommend the Harry Potter walking tour to follow in the footsteps of the world's favourite wizard.

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.

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.