Date Night With A Difference In Dublin: 5 Places To Try

Fancy something a little different for your next date night, or catch up with the gals? Here's five places to try!

Peruke & Periwig, Dawson Street

Feeling romantic? Peruke & Periwig on Dawson Street makes for the ideal romantic, yet cosy night. Its gorgeous decor and warm ambiance, not to mention the sublime cocktail menu, shows it’s a special spot for your next date night. The hardest decision you’ll have to make is choosing between The Cold S’mores and the Key Lime Pie. Divine!

Dublin Markets

Lucky enough to live within walking distance to a weekend market? Chances are, you probably don’t make the most if it, right? Well, now’s your chance to take a stroll and see what treasures you come across. It could be anything from a stunning jewellery box to the best relish you’ve ever tasted in your life.

If you’re based in Dublin, be sure to check out the Malahide Market on a Saturday, or the Dublin Flea Market on the last Sunday of each month in city centre. This would make for a fabulous date with friends, especially if you top it off with heading out to your favourite restaurant after. If you don’t happen to live near one (or if you’ve had enough of the local market) then make a day of it and take a road trip. Road trip playlist at the ready!

Token, Smithfield

Want to put a twist on date night? Head to Token in Smithfield. Part restaurant, part bar and part arcade, if you’ve yet to come across this gem of a place, slot some time in to visit ASAP. Not only do you get to enjoy their divine food and drinks (try their Bacon Jam Fries, you won’t be disappointed!) but Token is decked out with over 40 retro style video games. So you can beat your date at classic games from Pac Man and Donkey Kong, to Pinball and Mario Kart. Come hungry, and get ready for an evening of harmless rivalry!

Go Quest

For all the adventure lovers out there, this one’s for you. Choose from 28 unique challenge rooms and make your way through as many as possible before time runs out. If you’re coupled up, you won’t be able to do all the rooms as some are only suitable for three people or more. But hey it’s a great way to finally settle who’s the smarter one between you two. Or, for a group, it’s perfect for getting together outside of the pub.

Cosy Night In?

Okay, hear us out. We know chilling out to catch up on a Netflix box set may be a weekly or even daily occurrence for some, but when was the last time you really made a night out of it? Set up for the ultimate cosy night, jam-packed with pizza, wine, popcorn and Maltesers – or whatever floats your boat. We’ve even done half the work for you, so you won’t spend half the night deciding what to watch! For the month that’s in it, check out our top Halloween picks on Netflix. It’s the perfect cosy night in to catch up with the gals or spend some time with your other half. Plus, we can bet it’ll beat heading out once the winter nights set in!

Couple watching Netflix