Alternative First Dates in Dublin - Dublin Visitor Centre

Alternative First Dates in Dublin

What makes a good first date?

People who say that Paris is the city of Love have never been to Dublin! For a first or second date, pick a good location full of talking points which can help the conversation come along. Try and pick an unconventional place which will intrigue and impress your date. While Dublin is full of incredible restaurants, save your favourite for a third date!

Dazzle at the Pictures!

At a first glance, bringing a date to the cinema does not seem like a good idea. The Stella Cinema in Rathmines turns this idea completely on its head! Opened in 2017, this sumptuous Art Deco Cinema is the perfect place to bring a date. This cinema exudes charm and elegance! Its’ luxurious leather seats, warm blankets in the footstool and vintage lamps are all designed to create a romantic ambiance. Forget the greasy popcorn, treat yourself and date to Monkfish Taco, Tempura Shrimp or the Buttermilk Panko Chicken Tenders. Following the Cinema and lunch retire upstairs to the Cocktail bar where you can get to know each other better and discuss the film…

Take a Tour!

You don’t have to be a Tourist to enjoy some of Dublin’s great tours. Indulge your sense of adventure and Hop on Board the ‘Castle and Coastal Tour’. morning or afternoon departure on O’Connell Street. Head out to Malahide Castle where you can avail of a guided Tour of the 800 year old Castle. If you are feeling brave / naughty, Take advantage of the tales of the legendary resident ghost and sneak a cuddle! Following the Tour of the historic castle, hop on board to go to Howth where you can grab a coffee or lunch in this pretty sea side town. If your date is a fan of wild life, go down to the Harbour where you can introduce your date to ‘Sammy the Seal’. The cute factor will guarantee a second date!

Engage your competitive Spirit

There’s nothing like competitiveness to spark the flames on a new romance! If your date is Gamer, bring them to Token in funky Smithfield. Home of retro arcade games and challenge them to Streetfighter. Alternatively, you could bring your date Bowling and treat them to a White Russian afterwards! This is particularly effective if they are fans of Cult Film the Big Lebowski! If you are looking to learn more about your date and keen to work up a sweat you can always hire Bikes and do a tour of the Phoenix Park. (Feeling lazy hire a carriage to tour the Phoenix Park!)

Other great ideas include bringing your date to the Zoo or Dead Zoo, Lighthouse Cinema or even checking out some of Dublin’s legendary Comedy Clubs.

 

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