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Dublin’s Best Intimate Bars for a Date Night

by aaronbarry
26 November 2019 · 3 min read
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Our Dublin 2 hotel is surrounded by some of Ireland’s most exciting and cool bars.

If you are looking for a cosy bar for THE ideal first date or simply a cosy and inviting place where you could meet your significant other, then say no more! We have gathered a list of the most intimate and romantic bars Dublin 2 has to offer, that will leave you and your date speechless.

Chelsea Drugstore

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Address: S Great George’s St South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2, D02 XY71

Located in Dublin’s city centre, Chelsea Drugstore has a large selection of tasty cocktails to choose from. With an original setting and a lounge atmosphere, it’s easy to lose track of time at Chelsea Drugstore!

37 Dawson Street

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Address: 37 Dawson St, Dublin, D02 W220

Far from the usual, 37 Dawson Street is an intimate trendy bar perfect for a drink with your better half. With brilliant cocktails and excellent staff, you are set to spend a marvellous night.


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Sip back & enjoy.

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Address: 27 Leeson Street Lower, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin 2

With a relaxed and glamorous ambience, it’s impossible not to have a good time at House. Just like the name mentions, you will feel at home from the moment you step in the door. Open from early in the morning until late at night, feel free to pop in with your date for drinks at any time, because as the famous saying goes, “it’s 5 o’clock somewhere”!

Peruke & Periwig

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Address: 31 Dawson St, Dublin 2 (near Grafton Street)

With a fine selection of pints, cocktails and spirits, Peruke & Periwig’s bar is open seven days a week. The bar’s soft lights and unique decoration will be a fantastic environment for a successful first date. If love is in the air, you’ll even be able to order from their delicious food menu!

Blind Pig

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Address: 18 Suffolk St, Dublin 2, D02 NP97

An authentic prohibition-style bar, the Blind Pig will be an original venue for your sweetheart and yourself. The friendly and welcoming staff will leave you relaxed and you’ll be able to sip cocktails all night long. The speakeasy atmosphere of the place will turn your date and yourself into the new Bonnie & Clyde.

Vintage Cocktail Club

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Address: 15 Crown Alley, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, D02 E229

Hidden behind a black door, in the famous Temple Bar, the VCC is the perfect original bar to take someone on a first date in Dublin. The Vintage Cocktail Club  is decorated in a 1920’s style with lots of fascinating trinkets to admire and a charming, cosy atmosphere. The date might go wrong because of mixed signals and overthinking, but it surely won’t be because of this fabulous place!

The Green Hen

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Address: 33 Exchequer St, Dublin 2, D02 A620

What could be more romantic than a French style bistro in the heart of Dublin? Nothing right?! With a relaxed atmosphere,  lovely staff and excellent cocktails, love could well blossom at The Green Hen! If the drinks are going well, you could even spoil your better half and yourself to one of their yummy dishes!

Bow Lane

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Address: 17 Aungier St, Dublin, D02 XF38

With a stylish venue and even better cocktails, make it a fantastic date night to remember at  Bow Lane. Intimate and funky, it’s the ideal bar for the cocktails fan. You and your date will be spoiled for choice with the drinks menu, meaning you are guaranteed to go for more than one round!

We hope we have given you lots of great ideas for your upcoming date. Planning a date can be complicated sometimes, but we hope we’ve made it a lot easier with our suggestions. Feel free to check out our post on the 10 Trendiest Bars to Drink in Dublin for more ideas!

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