Quirky Date Ideas In Glasgow

Whether you're stuck in a rut or hoping to impress a new beau, it's time to spruce up those dating habits. And in a city like ours, it's not hard to leave those cinema and Spoons trips behind, as there's something unique around every corner. From wacky golf bars to unusual tasting menus and arcade hangouts, we've rounded up all the quirky date night ideas in Glasgow.

Last updated on 6th February 2023

For those of you who fancy something a little different, Speakeasy showcases all kinds of fun date ideas in Glasgow. While you can simply knock back a couple of pints in the the cosy surrounds of this popular gay bar, you can also sing your heart out at karaoke, enjoy drag performances and more.


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Seeking out fun things to do for couples in Glasgow city centre? YO! is hosting a sushi school every Wednesday, where you can make all your favourite rolls with guidance from a talented chef. You'll also get tuck into them when you're done, plus enjoy a glass of fizz or beer.

Whether the night before has stretched into the morning after or you're looking to mix up your dinner plans, Stack & Still is as quirky as they come. On top of being the UK's largest pancake house (with 10 million tasty combos), it also has a cool self-dispense bar.

Bar Varia

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This hangout is bringing Oktoberfest vibes to Glasgow year-round. If you like your dates rowdy, try Bar Varia for whopping steins of beer, live Oompah bands and German grub. Plus, it's located above a ski centre, meaning you can even hit the slopes beforehand.


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One of the coolest hangouts around, R-Cade is proving that couples who play together, stay together. Offering the ideal date night activity in Glasgow, this place lets you get stuck into a range of games from past and present, including Pac Man, Super Mario and even Halo.

One for the culture vultures and lovers with a little more edge, The Poetry Club showcases the very best rising talent across live music, spoken word and performance art. Tucked below SWG3, this is perfect if you're looking for fun date night ideas in Glasgow's West End.


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Burgers, booze and a big bowling theme are the trademarks of this Argyle Street spot. Fronting a meat-heavy menu of massive patties and no less than 25 different types of white Russians, as well as lots of live music, Lebowskis is a fantastic date night restaurant.

Super Bario

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Super Bario is a chilled-out arcade that's great for a first date, boasting old school games (think Ridge Racer and Mortal Kombat) and a bar full of craft beer. It's definitely up there as one of the most fun things to do in Glasgow city centre for couples.