7 Cosy Dublin Date Ideas

There really is no better time to fall in love in Dublin – do you like what we did there? Crisp cosy walks, kicking up the golden leaves, cuddling up by the fire, and the slightly colder weather providing the perfect excuse to indulge in a lazy Sunday late check out – all the things we love to hear! There are so many unique things to do in Dublin. If you’re planning a little romantic staycation look no further than The Clayton Hotel Charlemont– here are our top tips for a cosy Date Night in Dublin.

Canal Strolls

Clayton Hotel Charlemont along the Grand Canal
Clayton Hotel Charlemont along the Grand Canal

Patrick Kavanagh was on to something when he called them ‘leafy-with-love banks’. There’s something utterly enchanting about the slow, tranquil waters of the Grand Canal on our doorstep. Certainly, a view worth waking up to, grab a coffee and a bench, and watch the world go by… your significant other will be even more impressed if you start quoting Kavanagh, or better yet take them to his beautiful bronze statue just a 10-minute stroll from our front door. Our Date Night in Dublin package even includes a tantalizing meal for two in Lockside Bar/Social  and admire the canal while cosy and warm.

Drive-in Cinema

Drive in cinema in Dublin
Drive-in Cinema, Credit: Pexels

Not your typical movie Date Night in Dublin, but this is one of the cutest date night ideas. Step back in time with tickets to a Drive-in Cinema. Retro Drive-In run cinemas across the country including one right here in Dublin at Leopardstown. Curl up, get cosy and relax in your own private space while enjoying your favourite nibbles. Movies range from the latest blockbuster to classics – check the Retro Drive-In website for information on the latest screenings.

The Wild Duck Comedy Club

Credit: @WildDuckDublin via Facebook

For a Date Night in Dublin like no other check out the Wild Duck Comedy Club. The Wild Duck is offering up the best of Irish comedy with a full bar, table service, and food available. It’s the perfect setting for a cosy date night and it’s not surprising tickets are selling quickly – be sure to book in advance!

La Peniche, Canal Boat Restaurant

Canal boat restaurant
Credit: La Peniche, Grand Canal, Dublin

Have we mentioned how much we love the canal? The classically restored barge, La Peniche, is home to a charming restaurant with delicious food and drink. Full of character and romance and just a stone throw from our front door this is the perfect date night in Dublin city centre. You two can enjoy the atmosphere of the canal while stay wrapped up and warm.

Whiskey Cocktail Making Class @ Jameson Distillery

Couple whiskey tasting
Couple whiskey tasting at Jameson Bow Street Distillery, Dublin

What could be cosier than warming up with a hot one on a blustery day? Maybe trying something a little more romantic with the whiskey? The renowned Jameson Distillery run Whiskey Cocktail making classes, so why not learn from the experts. The Distillery itself offers a fantastic tour so why not make it extra special with an intimate cocktail making class? Find out more and book your tickets online.

The Little Museum of Dublin

The Little Museum of Dublin
The Little Museum of Dublin, St. Stephen’s Green Credit: Failte Ireland

Discover the history of our Fairy City in a little building with a whole lot of heart. One of Europe’s most charming museums, The Little Museum of Dublin, has oodles of character and characters for that matter! An idyllic location for a date set in a beautiful Georgian townhouse just around the corner from us. You can learn about the rich history of our City from a bygone time to as recent as the roots of U2! It’s the perfect place to fall in love with Dublin.

Drink and Draw

The Art Bar, Dublin
The Art Bar, Francis Street, Dublin via drinkanddraw.ie

Relax, rewind, and get creative with one of the coolest new pop-ups in Dublin. Drink and Draw is a social paint party in the heart of the City at The Arts Bar. No experience necessary, just bring yourself and your creative flair. All of their new events are socially distanced with food service and a full bar, so treat yourselves to a Date Night in Dublin with a difference – you even get to bring the art home with you!


Whatever you’re planning for your next romantic staycation we have the perfect Date Night in Dublin package for you. Enjoy a night of Romance and Luxury filled with charm and character with tranquil views of the iconic Grand Canal.

Indulge in a tantalising meal for two with delicious cocktails to follow. Experience the vibrancy of Dublin City Centre on our doorstep, then retreat to our luxurious bedroom with a complimentary upgrade. The next morning you will enjoy a delicious A la Carte Breakfast and check out at your leisure. Take a look at our date night offer and join us for your trip to Dublin.

Bedroom at Clayton Hotel Charlemont

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