Best First Date Ideas In Glasgow

Hot date on the cards and feeling nervous? Fear not. If you're in our city, there are oodles of great places that'll impress the pants off them. With buzzing restaurants that will keep the conversation flowing, cosy pubs for low-key but intimate drinks and fun bars if you're looking for something a little more lively; the choices for a first date in Glasgow are endless. 

Last updated on 28th September 2022

The Gardener

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Get to know your beau over at The Gardener, one of the best date night bars in Glasgow. As your backdrop, you'll have colourful murals, hanging foliage and pendant lights, making it the perfect setting to indulge in international plates and lush liquid libations.

Bothy is hands down one of the best date night restaurants in Glasgow. The vibe is classy yet relaxed, sporting hanging foliage, pretty wallpaper and a unique centrepiece bar. Head over to indulge in elevated British fare accompanied by top-notch cocktails.


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Show off your knowledge of the city's nightlife by taking your eye candy to Arta, one of the best first date bars in Glasgow. Not only is it totally gorgeous, but it also rustles up mouthwatering Spanish fare and killer cocktails. Plus, it often holds salsa, cabaret and live music sessions.


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Sometimes you need a vibrant venue to get that first date conversation flowing, so look no further than Thaikhun. Channelling the atmosphere from Thailand's capital city Bangkok, the venue serves delicious and authentic food, while the interiors provide a laid-back setting.

Super Bario

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You're a casual duo and you don't want anything stuffy when it comes to a bar on a first date? Cue Super Bario. If you're looking for a cool and relaxed haunt in the city, head on down for craft beers and stick around for the arcade game selection.

A trip to Stack & Still is one of the best first date ideas in Glasgow city centre. It offers almost 12 million different combinations of pancakes on its menu. Whether you're going sweet or savoury, make sure to check out the self-dispense bar area where you can pour your own drinks.


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Liquid courage can sometimes save an awkward first date, and Gin71 is definitely the place to help you out. It's a liquor-laden parlour of cocktail tricks and specially infused spirits, with beaut furnishings in the way of foliage-filled partitions and pendant lighting.


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Dark, mysterious and clad in a seductive style, Tabac forms the perfect backdrop for your first date if you're looking for something a little atmospheric. Drinks come in all shapes and sizes with palatable plates to match, should your date be going well. 


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Bibimbap is a cool, relaxed place for a first date in Glasgow. Serving traditional and fusion fare, the restaurant pairs its dishes with creative cocktails and quirky interiors for a unique dining experience that's fun and laid-back at the same time.