1. The Hudson, Belfast
If craft beer is your thing, The Hudson in Belfast has a huge array. This bar is a great place to go if you want a good quality date but don’t want to seem like you’re making too much fuss. Located in an old 3 storey warehouse, this place is trendy and modern but still has a ‘pub’ vibe if that’s more for you, and the chicken wings are amazing!
2. The Lost and Found, Birmingham
If you’re looking to add a bit of mystery and excitement to your date, then Lost and Found in Birmingham should be right up your street. This bar features a botanical garden and is inspired by Victorian explorer Hettie G. Watson, making for truly stunning interior. The best feature? A secret bar hidden behind a bookcase.
3. Hillhead Bookclub, Glasgow
Whether you’re looking to combine your date with a look round a vintage fair, or you fancy receiving your cocktail in a gramophone, the Hillhead Bookclub has a lot going on and something for everyone. On a Friday night you can bring your date dancing at the bar’s weekly disco, and if a sewing class is your thing then you can do it over a drink on a Tuesday evening! This bar is the perfect place for a memorable date night.
4. Cloud 23, Manchester
If you’re looking for an upmarket date with a gorgeous view, Cloud 23 in Manchester is the place to go. Situated on the 23rd floor of the Hilton Hotel, this bar has an exclusive vibe and excellent table service, and it also boasts a variety of fancy drinks from champagne to unusual cocktails. Cloud 23 doesn’t come cheap, but it’s the perfect place if you want to do something special for your date.
5. Bounce, London
Fancy something a little more lively and fun? Have a competitive streak? Why not try Bounce in London, a ping pong club/bar hidden under an office block in Holborn. Grab a drink at the cocktail bar inspired by the history of ping pong and the local area and then if the conversation isn’t running as smoothly as you would like a game of ping pong will be a sure way to get things flowing and breathe some life back into the date.