First dates in Glasgow

Our top picks

Zopaash Iqbal | Date posted - 01 Oct 2018

Whether you started chatting on Tinder, Grindr, met through a mate or locked eyes in the street, you’ve put in the graft and as Paddy Mcguinness would say “You’ve got yourself a date!” Now where to go with your lovely love interest? Not to worry we’ve done the searching and found the best places for a date in Glasgow.

Brel

For the casual couple
For the casual couple

Make your way towards the twinkly lights of Ashton Lane and you’ll find the oh so cosy Brel, the perfect place to start or end an evening. Dim lighting, candles, and coming complete with an outdoor garden, this place is very likely to get you in the mood.  However, if the date isn’t going so well and you want to get the hell out of Brel, the dim lighting allows an easy escape to one of many exits (one of which is conveniently located a minutes walk from the subway).

Gin 71

When you're looking to shake things up
When you're looking to shake things up

Out of all the things to do for a date in Glasgow, going out for a drink is a safe bet. We get it, first dates can be weird and sometimes we need a bit of liquor to loosen up, which is why Gin71 is a perfect date destination. With 70 gins on offer and more booze than you can shake a maraca at, you’ll be feeling relaxed in no time.

Thaikun

Spice things up
Spice things up

With eccentric bric a brac adorning the walls and ceilings, Thaikun is an affordable date venue for people who like a bit of spice. Located conveniently in Silverburn shopping centre, if your date is going less than “thairiffic” you won’t need your mates to fake call you: you can drown your sorrows with some retail therapy.

Lebowskis

For the relaxed date
For the relaxed date

If your idea of a good date is a bottle of Buckfast down the park while Cascada’s “Everytime we touch”  blares from your phone then the only thing your date will be feeling is despair.  Let us help you out.  Lebowskis, otherwise known as home of the White Russian, is a relaxed venue offering an extensive range of cocktails (some with Buckfast), beers wines and great burgers, sure to set you up for the night ahead.

Kelvingrove Cafe

Get cosy
Get cosy

This historic spot has been one of Glasgow’s top Cafes for more than a hundred years. Located in the West End area, this cosy and intimate venue is a great place to bring your date for a successful night out. Have a glass of their amazing wines or order a good dish (if you dare to eat in front of your potential future partner on the first date), you’ll definitely have a good time here.

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