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Dublin’s Best Intimate Bars for a Date Night

by kaylagannon
23 July 2021 · 4 min read
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Our Dublin 2 Hotel in the heart of Dublin City, is lucky enough to be surrounded by some of Ireland’s most exciting, trendiest and coolest bars, some perfect spots for date night.

Are you looking for first date ideas? We have created a list of the most intimate and romantic bars Dublin City has to offer that will leave you and your date speechless. If you’re looking for a cosy bar for an ideal first date, somewhere to break the ice or simply a cosy and inviting place where you could meet your significant other, then look no further!

Chelsea Drugstore

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

Located in the heart of Dublin City, the Chelsea Drugstore is a Bohemian-style cocktail bar with an original setting, chilled vibe and lounged atmosphere. This cool cocktail bar has a large selection of tasty and fruity cocktails to choose from and believe us when we say that it is too easy to lose track of time at the Chelsea Drugstore!

Peruke and Periwig

Address: 31 Dawson St, Dublin 2, D02 DR58

Peruke and Periwig is the perfect spot for a first date. With a fine selection of pints, cocktails and spirits, Peruke & Periwig cocktail bar is located on 31 Dawson Street and is open 5 days a week – plenty of choice to organise a mid-week date night. The bar’s soft lights and unique decoration will be a fantastic environment for a successful date and if love is in the air, you’ll even be able to order from their delicious food menu!

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

With a fine selection of pints, cocktails and spirits, Peruke & Periwig cocktail bar is located on 31 Dawson Street and is open 5 days a week – plenty of choice to organise a mid-week date night. The bar’s soft lights and unique decoration will be a fantastic environment for a successful date and if love is in the air, you’ll even be able to order from their delicious food menu!

The 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 you and your sweetheart. The friendly and welcoming staff will keep you relaxed throughout your date and you’ll be able to sip cocktails all night long. The underground speakeasy atmosphere of the place will turn you and your date into the new modern Bonnie & Clyde, oh là là.

Vintage Cocktail Club

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

The Vintage Cocktail Club located in Temple Bar provides an exclusive cocktail and dining experience. The Vintage Cocktail Club is a hidden gem, tucked away and concealed behind a secret doorway in “Dublin’s Cultural Corner” and you must ring the bell to gain entry. This 1920s themed speakeasy has an extensive cocktail menu for all taste buds and no surprise has been recognised as one of the best cocktail bars in Ireland. With that recognition alone, there should be no questions or hesitations surrounding a visit to the Vintage Cocktail Club for a special date night with your significant other.

Pygmalion

For a more casual affair, we recommend checking out Pygmalion on South William Street. Pygmalion, or you may hear the locals calling it “Pyg” is the perfect location for a mid-week casual cocktail date night. Its exterior wall is full of bright lights that make it unmissable at night time and a great Instagram backdrop for a photo of you and your date for the Instagram feed! You can enjoy classics like a Mojito or Espresso Martini, or try their very own cocktail, Pyg Whiskey Sour. If the date is going well, they also have a food menu with some delicious & tasty bites to nibble on!

 

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Café En Seine

Café En Seine, on Dawson Street, is the perfect French escape you and your partner need. Not only because their food and drinks are delicious, but also its gorgeous décor that will make you feel like you’re having a romantic Parisian date night – the cheapest French-inspired date night you’ll ever be on! On adore!

The Carriage at the Alex

The Carriage restaurant, where style, comfort and luxury meet, is the perfect location to experience date night with your loved one. The space captures a 1950s industrial inspired look along with stunning décor, bespoke furniture and international design completing the trendy look of the place; Italian granite on the bar, Canadian lights and Parisian pink silk panels – ultimate date night with the perfect backdrop while enjoying a casual yet luxurious dining experience. We offer an inclusive vibrant food menu, as well as an extensive drinks menu, ensuring that there is something on the menu for everyone. Book your table for date night here.

 

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If you’re on the market for a weekend away with your significant other, why not spend it at the Alex? We have a very special romantic offer for all you love birds available on our website that that includes; chocolate covered strawberries, an overnight stay, breakfast in our Carriage Restaurant and a late checkout, how romantic.

We hope we have given you lots of great ideas for your upcoming date night. Planning a date can be complicated sometimes, but we hope we’ve made it a lot easier with our suggestions.

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