For a quirkier first date, Waxy O'Connor's is the place to go. Although the bar sprawls over three floors, six bars and nine spaces, it manages to maintain a warm feel with its cosy furnishings, hearty food and drink, and stunning carpentry that acts as a bonus talking point.
Best for First Date in Glasgow
Where to take your first date is a decision that could seriously affect your relationship chances. But fear not, for if you've got a first date in our city, there are oodles of great places to choose from. With buzzing restaurant bars that will keep conversation flowing, cosy pubs for something low key but romantic, and fun bars if you're looking for something a little more lively; the choices for a first date in Glasgow are endless.
What could be more romantic on a first date than locking eyes across a table filled with delicious sharing plates? Spanish restaurant Cubatas serves mouth-wateringly good tapas and an excellent selection of authentic wines and cocktails, all at reasonable prices.
A one-stop shop for cocktails, delicious Thai food and beautiful interiors, Chaophraya is the place to go if you're looking to impress on a first date. What's more, it's handily placed in the middle of all the action on Buchanan Street.
Not only is the fun interior of colourful furnishings at Horn Please the perfect backdrop to a first date, but it'll really impress when you chomp on plates of the signature new concept Indian cuisine. If you need a bit of Dutch courage, then wash it all down with some cocktails.
For a truly unique first date in Glasgow, mosey on over to Swing. This underground club hosts live jazz performances three times a week and serves up some seriously delicious cocktails, ideal for a suave night out of drinking and dancing to break the ice.
Stack & Still is one quirky restaurant for a first date in Glasgow, offering almost 12 million different combinations of pancakes on its menu. Whether you're going sweet or savoury, make sure to check out the self-dispense bar area where you can our your own beer, cider or cocktails.
Mezcal is a lively taqueria and bar located in the city centre, serving Mexican-inspired street food and cocktails in a fun, neon-filled setting. If the date is going better than expected? Stick around for the live DJs and show off your moves on the dance floor.
A room with serious wow factor is a great choice for a first date, and Teller's Bar has awe-inspiring first impressions and then some. Lavish surroundings will instantly impress, while the great food and stylish cocktails will make the night feel really special.
You're a casual duo and you don't want anything stuffy when it comes to a bar on a first date. Cue Super Bario. One of the most cool and relaxed haunts in the city, head on down for craft beers and stick around for the arcade game selection.
Sometimes you need a vibrant venue to get that first date conversation flowing, so look no further than Thaikhun. Channelling the atmosphere from Thailand's capital city Bangkok, the venue serves delicious and authentic food, while the interiors provide a laid-back setting.
Looking for a venue that'll keep you on your toes? Take your date to Hillhead Bookclub where you'll be amazing by the menu of delicious, wholesome eats at an affordable price. Alongside this, there's a roster impressive events that are guaranteed to inspire a second date.
Bibimbap is a cool, relaxed place for a first date in Glasgow. Serving traditional and fusion fare, the restaurant pairs its dishes with creative cocktails and quirky interiors to create a unique dining experience that's fun and laid-back at the same time.
Innis & Gunn is a cool spot within the Argyle Street Arches, and one of the best places to drink beer in the city. Head on over for your first date and you'll get to drink from over 14 draft crafts, with street food market Platform located just next door if you get a little peckish.
Liquid courage can sometimes save an awkward first date and Gin71 is definitely a place to help you out. It's a liquor laden parlour of cocktail tricks and specially infused spirits, with more than just a dabble in your usual drinking affairs.
As both a bar and a restaurant, Chinaskis is ideal for a informal drinks date, a more serious dinner date - or both. The premier secret bar in Glasgow is stylish, chilled out and has great conversation-starting features making a chic first date venue that will impress any potential suitor.
226 Gallowgate is one of Glasgow's quirkiest pubs, filling itself with art from local creators, live music, hearty food, refreshing drinks and good times. See yourself as a budding musician? Wow your date by having a go on the piano (the sheet music is right there).
If you're looking to do some serious schmoozing, The Butchershop Bar and Grill is just the place to impress. Incredible food, amazing cocktails, and in an unfussy, unpretentious setting, this is the perfect place in Glasgow for a grown up date that's still heaps of fun.
Looking for a quirky activity for your first date in Glasgow? Fore Play is a fun mini golf course that adds a healthy dash of competition to the evening. To help break the ice a little, there's a bar area serving refreshing cocktails and street food vendors to check out afterwards.
Dark, mysterious and clad in a seductive style, Tabac forms the perfect backdrop for your first date if you're looking for something a little atmospheric and less bright eyes and doughy. Drinks come in all shapes and sizes with palatable plates to match, should your date be going well.