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Top Date Ideas in Glasgow

Top Date Ideas in Glasgow

On the hunt for extraordinary date ideas in Glasgow? Your search ends here! 

We’ve handpicked a collection of thrilling suggestions to assist you in crafting unforgettable outings. From escape rooms and retro arcades to art galleries and gin tastings, there’s something here for every couple and couple-to-be.

Use our guide to add a touch of magic to your next romantic rendezvous in this vibrant Scottish city!

Play games at NQ64

Play games at NQ64's Homepage
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Known for: Retro Arcades, Classic Consoles, Craft Beers, Cocktails


Address: 11 Bell St, Glasgow G1 1NU, UK

Contact details: Email: [email protected]

Operating hours: Mon-Sun: 7 PM–3 AM

Dress Code: Smart/Casual, No Tracksuits or Jogging Bottoms

Quit playing games with your hearts (where are the nineties kids at?) and play games with each other instead! We absolutely adore NQ64, a unique arcade and bar that will give you and your date those sweet retro feels.  

We recommend this to couples who are young gamers, young at heart, or nostalgic for the 90s.

Shoot zombies in The House of the Dead, have a dance-off in Dancing Stage Euromix, or fight each other in Double Dragon. After playing these classic arcade games, have a delicious drink at their eclectic bar. 

Do try their delicious range of cocktails, which changes every season. For those who don’t partake, they also have yummy alcohol-free options, too!

Pro tip:

Don’t panic if one of their vintage arcade machines mistakenly eats your tokens. Simply inform one of their friendly staff members, and they’ll have you sorted.

Team up in a Locked In Escape Room

Team up in a Locked In Escape Room's Homepage
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Known for: Unique Escape Rooms 


Address: Central Chambers, 93 Hope St, Glasgow G2 6LD, UK

Contact details: +44 7849 987449

Operating hours: 

  • Mon-Thurs: 12 PM–8:30 PM
  • Fri-Sun: 10:30 AM–8:30 PM

Dress Code: Casual


  • 2 People – £25 each
  • 3 People – £22 each
  • 4 People – £20 each
  • 5 People – £19 each
  • 6 People – £18 each
  • 7 People – £17 each
  • 8 People – £16 each

Forget the same old dinner-and-a-movie routine. If you’re looking to spice up your date night, then Locked In is the ultimate date destination. What better way to test your compatibility than cracking codes and unravelling mysteries together?

Choose from their “The Surgery,” “Bittersweet,” “Glasgow School of Magic,” or “Bloodline” rooms and prepare for a ripper time. 

At just £50 quid per hour (for two people), we think it’s an absolute steal for an immersive experience that’ll make you feel like a couple of cheeky detectives.

Pro tip:

If you and your date are new to escape rooms, we recommend their Ghosthunters room. For advanced players, The Surgery and the Bloodline rooms would get your hearts a-pumping!

Putt with your partner at Golf Fang

Putt with your partner at Golf Fang's Homepage
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Known for: Golf Courses, DJ, Cocktails, Street Food


Address: 82 – 100 Lancefield St, Glasgow G3 8JD, UK

Contact details: +44 345 557 1288

Operating hours: 

  • Mon-Tue: 2:30 PM –11 PM
  • Wednesday: 2:30 PM –11:30 PM
  • Thurs-Sat: 11:30 AM –12 AM
  • Sunday: 11:30 AM –11 PM

Dress Code: Smart/Casual, No Offensive Slogans or Imagery


  • The Golf Experience

Off Peak – £12.50 (Sun-Thurs)

Peak – £14 (Fri & Sat)

  • The Sugar Daddy – £29
  • Double Parked – £27.50
  • Student – £14.50
  • Hero – £14.50

Get ready to tee off and make some epic memories together at Golf Fang Glasgow, the wildest golf venue in town. 

Lose yourselves in the captivating graffiti artwork, feel the sparks fly as you conquer challenging holes hand in hand, and let the melodic tunes from talented local DJs create a soundtrack for your love story. 

With the perfect blend of challenging gameplay, pulsating atmosphere, and delectable street food to satisfy your cravings, Golf Fang Glasgow is the ultimate offbeat spot for a fun-filled and memorable date.

Pro tip:

Golf Fang Glasgow offers limited-time, unique golfing experiences on their website. Do check their site beforehand going to this venue. For a seamless date, we recommend booking experiences in advance as well!

Explore Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum's Homepage
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Known for: 22 Themed Galleries


Address: Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8AG, UK

Contact details: +44 141 276 9599

Operating hours: 

  • Mon-Thurs: 10 AM–5 PM
  • Friday: 11 AM–5 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM–5 PM
  • Sunday: 11 AM–5 PM

Dress Code: Casual

Prices: Free!

For art aficionados and culture seekers, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum would be the ultimate date spot for you.

Step into a world of wonder as you and your partner explore its 22 themed galleries showcasing a staggering 8000 objects. Stroll hand in hand through the vibrant exhibitions while engaging in lively conversations.

Best of all, entry is absolutely free! So, immerse yourselves in art, culture, and laughter at Kelvingrove, creating cherished memories without spending a penny.

Pro tip:

While there is a cafe inside the gallery, we recommend packing a romantic picnic to enjoy in Kelvingrove Park, which is right next door.

Enjoy a cuppa (or two) at Tchai-Ovna

Enjoy a cuppa (or two) at Tchai-Ovna's Homepage
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Known for: Teas, Vegetarian, Vegan, Poetry Readings, Storytelling, A Tea and a Tune


Address: 42 Otago Ln, Glasgow G12 8PB, UK

Contact details: +44 141 357 4524

Operating hours: 

  • Monday: 12 PM–8 PM
  • Tue-Thurs: 5 PM–10 PM
  • Friday: 12 PM–10 PM
  • Sat-Sun: 12 PM–8 PM

Dress Code: Casual

Escape to the enchanting world of Tchai-Ovna, the perfect bohemian date spot where love and tea intertwine. Nestled in a rustic cabin and its serene grounds, this hidden gem offers a delightful sensory experience. 

Explore over 80 varieties of tea, each with its own story and flavour profile, accompanied by delectable vegetarian and vegan dishes that harmonise perfectly with your chosen brew. 

And the magic doesn’t end there – Tchai-Ovna’s vibrant calendar of events, from gigs to storytelling and poetry readings, ensures your date will be nothing short of extraordinary.

Pro tip:

To make your date extra special, we recommend going on a Tuesday for you to enjoy their lovely A Tea and a Tune gig. Be sure to visit their website to check the latest lineup of talented performers.

Laugh out loud at The Glee Club Glasgow

Laugh out loud at The Glee Club Glasgow's Homepage
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Known for: Comedy, Music, Cabaret, Burlesque, Drag, Family


Address: 11 Renfrew St, Glasgow G2 3AB, UK

Contact details: +44 871 472 0400

Operating hours: 

  • Friday: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 6:45 PM – 11:00 PM

Dress Code: Casual


  • VIP Front Row – £18.50 
  • Earlybird Show Entry – £11.50 
  • Standard Show Entry – £13.50 
  • + £2.00 booking fee per ticket.

Love and laughter collide at The Glee Club Glasgow, creating an unmatched atmosphere for an unforgettable date night. 

Prepare to be enthralled by a range of performances including uproarious stand-up comedy, captivating live music, fabulous drag shows, mesmerising cabaret acts, and enticing burlesque performances. 

We also suggest indulging in their yummy bar snacks – from classic crisps to fresh popcorn, nuts, and locally-made pork scratchings.. because nothing says romance more than accidentally reaching for the same pork scratching.

Let the artists whisk you away on a journey of laughter, music, and pure entertainment, creating cherished memories with your partner (or partner to be).

Pro tip:

Since tickets are more expensive at the door and some shows sell out fast, we recommend booking well in advance, at least two to three weeks before the event. 

Flirt in Seaforce Powerboat’s Fast Boat Ride

Flirt in Seaforce Powerboat’s Fast Boat Ride's Homepage
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Known for: Fast Boat Rides, RYA Courses, Gift Vouchers, Private Boat Hire


Address: Kelvin Harbour, Seaforce Powerboats, 150 Pointhouse Pl, Glasgow G3 8RS, UK

Contact details: +44 141 221 1070

Operating hours: Mon-Sun: 10 AM–6 PM

Dress Code: Casual


  • The Clyde Ride – £14.95
  • Erskine Bridge Express – £24.95
  • Doughnuts on the Clyde – £19.95

For your next date, embark on an exhilarating adventure with Seaforce Powerboat’s fast boat rides. Set sail on the mighty River Clyde as you cruise at an adrenaline-pumping speed of 25-30 knots. 

Feel the rush as you watch the vibrant sunset paint the sky with stunning hues, creating a mesmerising backdrop for your romantic escapade. 

With highly trained and friendly staff at your service, expect a seamless experience from start to finish, made even easier with their user-friendly online booking system. 

For those seeking an extra touch of luxury, you can hire your own private boat. 

Pro tip:

Since the ride, “Doughnuts on the Clyde” is geared towards kids, we recommend choosing either “The Clyde Ride” or “Erksine Bridge Express” for a more romantic vibe. Also, choose a schedule that would happen during sunset!

Frolic at Fayre Play

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Known for: Funfair Games, Street Food, Prizes, Cocktails


Address: 124 Portman St, Kinning Park, Glasgow G41 1EJ, UK

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Operating hours: 

  • Thursday: 5 PM–10 PM
  • Friday: 4 PM–11 PM
  • Saturday: 12 PM–12 AM
  • Sunday: 12 PM–10 PM

Dress Code: Casual

Prices: Game Play – £14.50

Step into a world of grown-up fun at Fayre Play, as you and your date immerse yourselves in locally-inspired fairground games, guaranteed to bring out your playful competitive spirit. 

Located in Kinning Park, this adults-only fairground offers classic favourites with a Glaswegian twist, including Bulls AYE, Slam Drunk, and Lucky Tosser. 

Indulge your taste buds with mouthwatering loaded dogs, juicy burgers, and street food delights, perfectly complemented by themed cocktails like the Clown Star Martini and Merry Go Rum. 

Pro tip:

Impress your date by winning them special prizes, such as a free cocktail or a giant duck plushie, at the Plenty O’ Fish and Duck Hunt games. 

H2. Gulp down gin at Alston Bar & Beef

Gulp down gin at Alston Bar & Beef's Homepage
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Known for: Scottish Beef, Gin Experience, Cocktails


Address: Unit 19, Central Station, 79 Gordon St, Glasgow G1 3SQ, UK

Contact details: +44 141 221 7627

Operating hours: 

  • Mon-Tue: 4 PM–11 PM
  • Wed-Thurs: 12 PM–11 PM
  • Fri-Sat: 12 PM–12 AM
  • Sunday: 12 PM–11 PM

Dress Code: Casual

Prices: Gin Experience – £30 per head

For the oh-so-posh gin snobs out there (you know who you are), enjoy an unparalleled culinary and gin adventure at Alston Bar and Beef. 

They offer a unique Gin Experience class where Alston’s ‘Ginoisseurs’ will guide you and your date through an interactive gin-tasting class. 

Sample six different gin pairings and savour the flavours as you end with a complimentary Perfect Serve or Alston Signature Cocktail. 

Priced at only £30 per person, the class is an affordable treat. Enhance your experience by also dining from their exquisite menu, featuring the top 1% of beef sourced by John Gilmour, a renowned family butcher. 

Pro tip:

We recommend taking advantage of their Sirloin Tuesday deal to avoid breaking the bank. For only £60, you and your date can indulge in two 250-gram sirloin steaks accompanied by two sides, two sauces, and a delightful glass of wine or house gin and tonic. 

Wow your date with a Wee Food Tour 

Wow your date with a Wee Food Tou's Homepage
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Known for: Local Street Food, Tour Guide


Address: 272 Bath St, Glasgow G2 4JR, UK

Contact details: +44 141 345 3663

Operating hours: Wed-Sat: 11 AM–3 PM

Dress Code: Casual

Prices: £90 per head

Delve into a culinary journey with The Wee Food Tour, a perfect date idea that combines gastronomic delights and a touch of philanthropy. 

Indulge in over 20 diverse food items, some of which may surprise even the locals, as you visit six different establishments – from renowned restaurants to speciality shops and independent family-run businesses.

What makes this tour even more special is that £5 from each participant is donated to the local food bank, supporting the community in a meaningful way. 

Pro tip:

Wear your comfiest shoes since it’s a 2.4 km tour that lasts 4 hours. 

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