Top 5 Date Ideas in Glasgow


As one of the largest cities in the UK, of course you’re going to need a little help narrowing down the great date spots! We’ve selected the finest places to impress your date, whether you’re looking for a day date with a difference or a night date showing some style. We like to think we’ve found places that hit all the right spots in this beautiful city…

1. Soba Bar & Kitchen


Specialising in exquisite Asian fusion dishes, this is the place to go when you feel like adding a little flavour to your evening. With the lighting down low and great contrasting bright artwork on the walls, they’ve really created a sensual atmosphere here, setting the perfect mood for you to enjoy a dinner date, or to simply get to know one another by a selection of cocktails. Find out more here.

Soba Bar is full of flavour and atmosphere to fuel your special evening, booking recommended.

2. Glasgow Film Theatre


This independent cinema oozes charm and charisma. Now we wouldn’t usually suggest a trip to the cinema on a first date, but for this place we’ll make an exception. As soon as you set your eyes on the structure of this building you will be transported back to the 1940’s (think Great Gatsby)! A grand entrance with beautiful viewing screens, tiered seating, and a recently added modern decor thirdscreen! Also, to help settle those date nerves this cinema has its own screen balcony bar with a selection of wines, beer and spirits to enjoy whilst watching a film. We recommend going to a late night showing of a classic film for those special romantic occasions. Make sure you arrive on-time; the films start on-time with no trailers (another bonus!). Find out more here.

3. Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum


Have a passion for art? Or trying to impress someone who has? Why not visit one of Europe’s greatest art collections at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum? With plenty of historical features, beautiful Mackintosh designs and natural history, there will always be something that will strum up a conversation between the two of you. Whether or not you enjoy what you see, you will get to know one another by casual conversations whilst wandering around the stunning building. An added bonus is that the entry is free too! Who said dates need to be expensive?! Find out more.

4. The Ubiquitous Chip


If you’re looking for a romantic dinner date somewhere special, this is the place to be. With a candle lit, green courtyard and a menu that changes with the seasons, this place is the perfect restaurant for a first date. The Ubiquitous Chip has recently won awards such as the Good Food Guide Readers Restaurant of the Year for Scotland 2013. Now who wouldn’t want to eat here!?  Let the conversation flow whilst you enjoy the fine foods and sip on complimenting wine. This is definitely the place to go if you want to impress on a first date. Make sure you reserve a table! Find out more. 

5. intu Braehead (previously Xscape Glasgow)


Now if you are still struggling for ideas after the previous recommendations, let me introduce you to intu Braehead. Under one roof this venue has – indoor skiing, rock climbing, a laser station, adventure golf, bowling, restaurants, cinema and shops! We think it’s a great place to get to know one another, and is perfect for competitive types! Chose the activity suited to you both, take risks and laugh all day. We are sure you’ll leave with a smile on your face! Find out more.

Now you have your date ideas, all you need is your date! Check out today!

Until next time,

The Just Singles Team.

About the author…


Becca is an Admin Assistant. She likes music, photography and good food.