Date Ideas Glasgow: 25 Romantic Things to Do in Glasgow [2023]


Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland, so it’s no surprise that there are loads of romantic date ideas here.

The city has a date to suit just about everyone’s taste, whether it’s something adventurous, creative, or boozy!

Whether you’re hoping to win over a first date, take your long-term partner somewhere new, or just get the girls together for a mate date, Glasgow has got you covered.

Read on for the 25 very best date ideas in Glasgow that are sure to impress no matter the occasion!

1. Topgolf


Address: 10 Duchess Pl, Rutherglen, Glasgow G73 1DR

Phone number: 01416749300

Price: From £25 per person

Starting off with one of the newest additions to Glasgow’s entertainment scene is the renowned golf venue, Topgolf.

A golf destination, party venue, sports bar, and restaurant all rolled into one, this spot isn’t only for someone who knows what their ‘handicap’ is – it’s fun for everyone!

The high-tech driving range uses micro-chipped balls that track your shot, and there are loads of different games to play.

(For different levels of experience, too!)

On top of that, there’s a pretty swanky lounge serving drinks and offering other games to keep you busy.

Prices vary depending on how long you want to play, but Topgolf definitely lends itself towards a double or group date, as you get a whole bay to yourself.

2. Golf Fang


Address: 82-100 Lancefield St, Glasgow G3 8JD

Phone number: 0345 557 1288

Price: From £12.50 per person

Sticking with the golf theme (but for those who prefer to putt rather than whack), Golf Fang is the best mini-golf spot in Glasgow.

Located inside a gigantic warehouse, this neon graffiti-covered venue is far from your average mini golf course.

With 18 themed holes full of innovative challenges, bespoke art, and Insta-worthy spots, Golf Fang will entertain for hours.

But what really tops it off is the atmosphere.

DJs, cocktails and street food keep the party going long after you’ve put your putter down!

3. The Stand Comedy Club


Address: 333 Woodlands Rd, Glasgow G3 6NG

Phone Number: 0141 212 3389

Price: From £5 per person

What better way to break the ice on a first date than going to a comedy show?

The Stand Comedy Club is a bit of an institution in the west end of Glasgow, with a stage that has welcomed comedy acts from all over the world as well as local Scottish legends like Kevin Bridges and Larry Dean.

But the real star of The Stand’s show is Red Raw.

Their long-running weekly beginner’s showcase is fondly known as the best open mic night in the UK.

Up to ten brand new acts take to the stage (some for the first time ever) and if one thing is guaranteed, it’s that you’ll both leave with your cheeks sore from laughing.

4. Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum


Address: Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8AG

Phone number: 0141 276 9599

For those of you who like a bit of culture on a date, Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum is one of the best date ideas in Glasgow.

With 22 themed galleries and a core collection of over 8000 objects, it’s amazing to think that this museum is completely free.

(Although there are donation points throughout!)

See the world-famous Salvador Dali masterpiece ‘Christ of St John of the Cross’, take a picture with Kelvingrove’s infamous Floating Heads, and compare notes on art from across the globe.

And once you’re finished, why not take a stroll through the gorgeous Kelvingrove Park surrounding the museum?

(If the weather holds up, that is…)

5. Ashton Lane


Address: Ashton Ln, Glasgow G12 8SJ

A couple of casual drinks underneath the twinkling fairy lights of Ashton Lane is a surefire way to kick off a great date in Glasgow.

There are plenty of drinking spots to choose from on this famous, cobbled street, from cosy little pubs to lively cocktail bars to outdoor firepits.

Likened to Glasgow’s version of Dublin’s Temple Bar, Ashton Lane has a buzzy little atmosphere all throughout the week, so it really doesn’t matter what day you plan on visiting.

It’s a good area to grab a bite to eat, too, if you fancy booking a romantic dinner instead!

6. Six By Nico


Address: 1132 Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8TD

Phone number: 0141 334 5661

Price: From £37 per person

If you’re looking for a truly unforgettable dining experience for two, then look no further than Six By Nico.

Chef Nico Simeone creates innovative, beautiful small dishes that really tell a story.

His six-course tasting menu changes every six weeks and is themed upon a different place or memory.

Order the tasting menu and listen to the knowledgeable waiting staff explain the process and inspiration behind each dish.

They now have three locations across Glasgow but the best has got to be the original Six By Nico located in Finnieston.

Visit and prepare to be blown away!

7. Glasgow Film Theatre


Address: 12 Rose St, Glasgow G3 6RB

Phone number: 0141 332 6535

Price: From £11.50 per person

Ah, going to the movies – a classic date night choice!

Glasgow Film Theatre is Scotland’s original independent cinema and the home of film in Glasgow.

Located right in the city centre, this historic venue has a pretty special atmosphere.

People of all ages and communities come together to watch a mixture of new releases, old classics, late-night cult screenings, and more.

Pick a showing, grab some snacks from the bar, and get ready to settle down for a couple of hours of movie magic.

8. The Climbing Academy


Address: 124 Portman St, Glasgow G41 1EJ

Phone number: 0141 429 6331

Price: From £11 per person

For one of the more active date ideas in Glasgow, take your date bouldering at The Climbing Academy.

It’s Glasgow’s first purpose-built bouldering centre, based in an old newspaper printing works.

The huge venue is lined with bouldering walls with climbing routes suitable for beginners, intermediatesm and even professionals.

You’ll get a short induction if it’s your first visit, and you can hire the proper bouldering shoes for a few extra pounds.

Remember, there are no harnesses involved with bouldering, so there’s a high chance you fall off the wall in front of your date…

(Just something to bear in mind!)

9. Sloans Friday Night Ceilidh


Address: 62 Argyll Arcade, 108 Argyle St, Glasgow G2 8BG

Phone number: 0141 221 8886

Price: From £12.50 per person

Is it possible to have a more Scottish date than a ceilidh?

Sloans has been around in Glasgow since 1797, initially as a coffee house.

Over 200 years later, Sloans has become a bar, bistro, wedding, and event space that hosts some legendary Friday night ceilidhs.

Dubbed ‘one of the best night’s out in Glasgow’, a ceilidh is the perfect opportunity to dance the night away with your date (and try your hand at ceilidh dancing, if you haven’t before!)

Hosted in Sloans Grand Ballroom with their resident ceilidh band ‘Chitterybite’, this is sure to be a date to remember.

10. Radisson Red Sky Bar


Address: 25 Tunnel St, Glasgow G3 8HL

Phone number: 0141 471 1687

If you want to impress your date with gorgeous cocktails and sky-high views, then look no further than the Radisson Red Sky Bar, one of my favourite rooftop bars in Glasgow.

Located in Finnieston, this rooftop bar has amazing views of the river Clyde and iconic city landmarks, including the SECC armadillo and the historic Finnieston crane. 

A classy spot, the bar gets super lively at the weekends with a DJ from 9 pm onwards.

It’s best to book in advance for this one, as tables fill up quickly!

11. Super Bario


Address: 7 King St, Glasgow G1 5QZ

Glasgow’s first-ever arcade bar, the wittingly named Super Bario, is the kind of spot where you can spend hours upon hours of fun.

Designed to put the social aspect back into retro gaming, Super Bario has a fun, buzzy vibe with old-school games like Pac-Man and pinball.

They pair the games with neon lights and great music, too, to guarantee you a fun night out.

It’s a cool and cosy spot, and the bar will happily supply you with a bit of Dutch courage for your date (if you need it) in the form of guestlist beers and crafted cocktails.

So get a drink in your hand and tackle some of the best old-school arcade games together!

12. Boom Battle Bar


Address: Unit 23, St Enoch Centre, 55 St Enoch Sq, Glasgow G1 4BW

Phone number: 0141 899 0112

Price: From £6 per person

Offering a slightly different style of games night, Boom Battle Bar combines state-of-the-art technology with a huge selection of games and activities.

With axe throwing, augmented reality darts, beer pong, shuffleboard, and ‘crazier nolf’ (crazy golf’s newer, cooler sibling), you won’t be stuck for things to do at this place.

So why not challenge your date and let your competitive side run wild for the evening?

Loser buys the next round!

13. The Absent Ear Hidden Bar


Address: A secret…

One of the latest additions to Glasgow’s eclectic nightlife is The Absent Ear, a secret speakeasy bar.

This Art Deco-inspired bar is a nod to the legendary Vincent Van Gogh – and the ear he made ‘absent’, to say the least.

Enter the bar by finding the hidden buzzer on Van Gogh’s self-portrait outside the venue, then reward yourself with a delicious cocktail from their brilliant little menu.

Book through their website or via Instagram (at which point, they’ll reveal the secret location) and impress your date with one of the coolest drinking spots in the city.

14. Dockyard Social


Address: 95-107 Haugh Rd, Glasgow G3 8TX

Phone number: 0141 248 7751

For those of you who have food as your unofficial love language, Dockyard Social has got to be one of the best date ideas in Glasgow.

Designed to make food a fun, social experience for all, Dockyard Social brings together the very best street food in Scotland under one fairy-lit wooden roof.

So whether you’re in the mood for Greek gyros, a traditional Thai, or American burgers, Dockyard Social will serve it up in a heartbeat.

The food is very reasonably priced (and the drinks, too), so you can always order from a few different vendors and share your food Lady and the Tramp style.

15. The Craft Pottery


Address: 48-54 Washington St, Glasgow G3 8AZ

Phone number: 0141 243 2823

Price: From £5 per person

Not only are The Craft Pottery BYOB but they’re also PYOP – paint your own pottery!

This independent pottery studio lets you pick a piece of blank pottery, paint it with whatever masterpiece comes to you, and leave it with them to be glazed and fired, ready for collection in a couple of weeks!

Choose from bowls, plates, mugs, vases, candle holders, piggy banks, and much more.

If you want to paint multiple items, you can also request to have your booking extended!

They also offer classes and courses on the pottery wheel for all ages and abilities in the pottery studio upstairs.

It’s one of the more expensive date ideas in Glasgow but it’s worth it if your date is particularly creative.

16. Glasgow Botanic Gardens & Kibble Palace


Address: 730 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 0UE

Phone number: 0141 334 2422

One of the most iconic green spaces in Glasgow’s west end is the Glasgow Botanic Gardens & Kibble Palace – a perfect date spot come rain or shine.

The gardens are impressively landscaped with seasonal flowers and adorable bench spot.

But Kibble Palace, sitting right in the heart of the garden, is the real star of the show!

This gigantic glass structure is home to countless plants from around the world – from the Middle East to Australia and New Zealand – as well as a handful of historical and mythical sculptures.

So why not grab a coffee from a local coffee shop down the road and wander through the gardens, taking in the city’s most vibrant greenery?

17. Spa at Blythswood Square


Address: 11 Blythswood Sq, Glasgow G2 4AD

Phone number: 0141 248 888

Price: From £89 per person

If you’re looking for one of the more relaxing date ideas in Glasgow, then book the two of you in for a treatment at the Spa at Blythswood Square.

Hop between the pool, sauna, steam room, and other luxurious relaxation spots, and top it all off with a specialist treatment of your choice (or two, if you’re feeling boujee!).

Keep an eye out for special packages that include afternoon tea or a light lunch alongside your spa experience.

This is a date that will leave you feeling truly relaxed and replenished!

18. Pollok Country Park & Burrell Collection


Address: 2060 Pollokshaws Rd, Bellahouston, Glasgow G43 1AT

Phone number: 0141 287 2550

Pollok Country Park is Glasgow’s largest park with exclusive woodlands and gardens steeped in rural history.

A short journey south of the city centre, Pollok Park has heaps of walking paths, making it the perfect place for a romantic stroll with your date.

The park is also home to the world-famous Burrell Collection.

This exhibition of over 100 objects was collected by Sir William Burrell and his wife, Constance Burrell, and includes sculptures, stained glass, medieval textiles, Chinese ceramics, and French art.

Between the park and the buildings nestled within, you could easily spend an entire day here!

19. Hatchet Harry’s


Address: 95 Union St, Glasgow G1 3TA

Price: From £26 per person

One to tick off the date bucket list, if you haven’t already, is a good old bit of axe throwing at Hatchet Harry’s.

Glasgow’s very own dedicated axe-throwing facility lets you channel your inner Viking and throw around some very dangerous weapons

(But in a very safe environment, of course!)

You’ll get a safety briefing and introductory training, before being led through a tournament in a small group to see who gets crowned the best at this bizarre sport.

A good activity to let off some steam, or at the very least, give you a good laugh with your date!

20. Corke and Caske Tasting


Address: 139 Hyndland Rd, Glasgow G12 9JA

Phone number: 0141 587 1952

Price: From £40 per person

If you or your date happen to be a wine lover, then Corke and Caske has your date night sorted with their specialist wine-tasting events.

Scheduled on most weekends, this independent wine shop hosts intimate, themed tasting evenings with wine managers and other experts who will take you through the flavours and stories behind each glass.

The tasting nights aren’t limited to wine, though!

They also host whisky and gin tastings and offer up a killer charcuterie board to nibble on while you enjoy a glass or bottle to your own taste.

Be sure to book in advance, as each tasting only has limited space!

21. Tennent’s Brewery Tour


Address: 161 Duke St, Glasgow G31 1JD

Phone number: 0141 552 6552

Price: From £12.50 per person

So what if your date is more of a beer drinker?

Well, then the Tennent’s Brewery Tour will take you both on a whistlestop tour of Tennent’s historic brewing process in Scotland’s oldest brewery.

Home to over 450 years of tradition and award-winning beers, the tour ends with a free pint of the infamously known ‘Vitamin T’, so you can enjoy it before you head off.

These tours only run on weekends, so it might take a bit of forward planning, but beer lovers will be in their element!

22. Glasgow Science Centre


Address: 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1EA

Phone number: 0141 420 5000

Price: From £13 per person

You might think that the Glasgow Science Centre would be more suited to a family day out (and that’s possibly true).

However, it’s also a cracking date spot for those curious, scientific-minded folk out there.

With two acres of over 400 interactive exhibitions, there’s a new and fascinating display around every corner, as well as live shows and the spectacular planetarium.

It’s a genuinely fun place to spend an afternoon, topped off with the 127-meter-high views from the top of the Glasgow Tower, if you’re both willing to make the climb.

A wee smooch at the top, maybe?

23. The Pavilion Theatre


Address: 121 Renfield St, Glasgow G2 3AX

Phone number: 0141 332 1846

Glasgow’s favourite variety theatre, The Pavilion Theatre is a real treasure found right in the city centre.

It shows something for everyone but the Pavilion is especially famous for its pantomimes.

So if you happen to be planning a date in the run-up to Christmas then you’re in luck!

But otherwise, you’ll find a whole range of fun and exciting shows all year round, from musicals and tribute acts to hypnotists and comedians.

Find out what sort of show your date is into and surprise them with a pair of tickets – you can’t go wrong!

24. The Glasgow Necropolis


Address: Castle St, Glasgow G4 0UZ

You might not think a Victorian graveyard would be one of the best date ideas in Glasgow.

But the Glasgow Necropolis has to be one of the most beautiful outdoor spots in the city centre.

Located on the second-highest hill in Glasgow, this 37-acre cemetery is full of incredible Victorian architecture, detailed sculptures, and fascinating stories on those who are remembered there.

If your date happens to be a bit of a history geek, you can even book a two-hour guided walking tour delving deep into the cemetery’s past stories.

It also has some pretty lovely views of the city centre and, if you plan it at the right time, you can catch some beautiful sunsets here too.

25. Flip Out Trampoline Park


Address: 89a Southcroft Rd, Rutherglen G73 1UG

Phone number: 0141 406 1600

Price: From £13.95 per person

Unleash your inner child together at Flip Out Trampoline Park, easily one of the best date ideas in Glasgow for a rainy day.

With over 63,000 square feet of trampolines, you can bounce across the entire floor while tacking inflatable obstacles, a bungee run, a ‘slamball’ court, and an official Ninja Obstacle course – one of the only ones in the UK!

Trampoline parks can often end up busy with young kids, but if you plan on visiting mid-week during the school day, you’ll often find you have the place more or less to yourself.

So grab two pairs of those weird grippy socks and bounce the afternoon away!


And that’s what I’d call the 25 most romantic things to do in Glasgow!

There are date ideas in Glasgow to suit every kind of couple, from foodies and wine lovers to game players and thrill-seekers to spa-goers and park wanderers.

Actually, I might have just planned out your dates for the next few months (or years…).

Don’t say I’m not good to you!

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