Date night ideas for Valentine’s Day 2022 in Glasgow


You really need to go out on a good date after last year’s restrictions!

It’s that time of year again. Big red love hearts, roses, chocolates, the squeaky messages about how much someone loves their other half… Last year was pretty awful for Valentine’s Day but never fear, after years in Glasgow, I have some great Valentine’s Day date ideas for you and your significant other.

The gardener
Somewhere that I don’t think many people know about… Found on Ashton Lane, it has such a nice quiet vibe that’s perfect for ogling your other half. The decor is beautiful and is quite cute and chic. They make the most beautiful cocktails and their White Russians are to die for. One of my personal appointments, especially for Valentine’s Day.

Hillhead Book Club
Fun fact – as a West End virgin I thought Hillhead Bookclub was actually a library… Oh, I was so wrong. £3 mojitos, table tennis and classy food make the Hillhead Bookclub a go-to for any date, not just Valentine’s Day.

Bank Street
Bank Street is a must if you’re looking for a decent, laid-back Valentine’s Day. There’s £3.50 worth of prosecco and an amazing pizza. (I recommend the buttermilk chicken pizza.) However, Bank Street is quite small, even with upstairs seating, so reservations are essential.

beer bar
Honestly, I can’t think of a better way to spend Valentine’s Day. If you and your other half are completely new to the dating game, then why not have a pint of fun and laugh the night away, while secretly jukeboxing their taste…

We CANNOT mention food in Glasgow without mentioning Paesanos… If I could date Paesonos pizza, my boyfriend would be single in an instant. Paesano’s is one of my favorite places for you and your significant other. Ultimately we are students and Paesanos has a reasonable price range. You can even grab a takeaway and relax in your apartment or eat it in Kelvingrove Park – how romantic!

Ubiquitous chip
If you really want to spoil yourself, then Ubiquitous Chip is THE place to go… The food is simply divine and the cocktails are fantastic. If it’s a nice evening, there are seats on the balcony but the aura inside is really splendid. A 10/10 first class meal idea for Valentine’s Day.

Ashoka Shak
Maybe not the most romantic but who doesn’t like curry. Located on the corner of Ashton Lane, it has a prime location for couples doing the Valentine’s Day bar hopping. No better way to start/end an evening with a hot and spicy curry.

Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery

Want to see some heads hanging from the ceiling and try to look more cultured this Valentine’s Day? Then Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery is your go-to! It’s such a beautiful building and there are exhibits for everyone. Going on a date to the museum might seem boring, but you can make some really great memories and learn something new too!

The Riverside Museum

You can double that date by heading to Glasgow’s Riverside Museum and then taking a romantic evening stroll on the Clyde. Maybe even go to the science museum afterwards. Remember, smart is the new sexy!

Cafe Gogo
Cafe Gogo is on a side street near the university, Cresswell Lane. It’s a hidden gem that serves great hot chocolate, cakes, soup and nachos. It’s a wonderful place to take your significant other for a Valentine’s lunch between classes. They do a take-out service so you can even go for a walk after graduation on Valentine’s Day with the drink and person of your choice.

Kelvingrove Park
Such a rendezvous in the West End for a romantic stroll, seeing the squirrels and ducks in the pond. Go ahead, be a kid and play on the swings too!

Mini golf
First to hole-in-one wins… Miniature golf at places like Foreplay Golf (Kinning Park, a five-minute walk from the tube station) are great fun date ideas for the Valentine’s Day. Places like Foreplay aren’t just for golf, as they offer food, snacks, and drinks.

TCA Climbing Center
A little adventurous but what better way to spend Valentine’s Day than to gauge your trust in each other? One rides while the other provides? Or maybe you catch them if they’re free climbing? Guaranteed to be a really fun (and understated) date idea if you like something a little different.

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