Thoughtful Date Ideas in Swansea
Jun 29, 2020
With lockdown being lifted, singles, daters and marrieds will undoubtedly be eager to get back to a bit of face-to-face romance. Here’s a round-up of some of the best date ideas in Swansea.
The indoor crazy golf course at Bunkers is the perfect first-date idea. It has a laid back, fun atmosphere, and focusing your attention on the crazy-golf style course will prevent any awkward silences. You can enjoy a full game and a drink for £10 each and continue the evening in the bar, or play ping pong or darts. It is a great way to find out if your date is competitive.
If you haven’t had enough of lockdown, then Breakout is a great bonding activity, too. Work together to solve clues, in order to escape a locked room.
Or, why not head to Copper Bar for a game of table tennis in their games room?
Casual lunch date
You might not think of Swansea Market as a date location, but it has loads of character, oodles of foodie choices and it is a great place to grab a bite to eat without committing to a formal dinner date. It is great for people-watching too. Try the Pad Thai at Thai Taste, dip into a mixed Mezze from Iokasti’s Greek and Mediterranean Kitchen, share a sushi platter from Little Tokyo, or something tasty from the Falafel Stall if you’re planning a casual picnic at the beach or in the park.
Formal dinner and drinks
Wind Street, has something for any date night. Popular for a formal dinner date, La Braseria is a traditional option. Their seafood platters and steaks are popular, and you can see and choose your fresh seafood and meat before it’s cooked.
If you fancy something more casual, The Smoke Haus has burgers, ribs, grills and more. The unique décor and downloadable app, allowing you to change the music, are great conversation-starters. After dinner, you can head to The Perch or No Sign Wine Bar where you’ll find live music every Friday. Belle Vue Bistro is a small, friendly restaurant with an intimate, welcoming feel, ideal if you want a good chat somewhere quiet and unhurried.
For a cocktail and good music, check out Six Swansea, Kon Tiki, Prohibition or Bambu Beach Bar, which are all a short walk from one another so you could try out a few different places and see which one takes your fancy.
Cinema & Co is perfect for a quirky date. This indie film house, live music venue and gallery space is in the heart of Swansea City Centre. They often hold pizza and movie nights, and they have a soft spot for themed nights featuring favourite vintage titles.
Alternatively, you can find Vue Cinema just a stone’s throw from Wind Street, with the latest blockbusters.
A coffee date is a great way to get to know someone on a first date or a blind date. The Mad Cow serves milkshakes inspired by popular chocolate bars and sweet treats. Storm in a Teacup and Basekamp are quirky and have great speciality coffee.
Museum or theatre date
Why not catch a show at Swansea Grand Theatre, head to a gig at the Bunkhouse, or, for a cultured lunchtime date, check out the permanent collection in Swansea’s flagship art gallery, The Glynn Vivian? Or find some talking points at Swansea Museum, which houses everything from an Egyptian mummy to a Welsh Kitchen.
Cocktail making classes and gin tasting
There are a number of cocktail-making classes on offer in Swansea – a great idea for a relaxed group or double date with friends. Check out Slug and Lettuce, Peppermint, Las Iguanas, Fiction, Revolution and The Perch for a range of packages.
Not only is their gin delicious, but Cygnet Gin holds gin masterclasses at its micro-distillery. They are free, but you need to buy a bottle of gin while you’re there.