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.
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.
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.
Add a touch of magic to your next quirky date in Edinburgh with this Harry Potter-themed walking tour. Learn more about the city that J.K Rowling wrote many of the famous books in, visiting spots that inspired her and Hogwarts-style streets along the way.
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).
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.