7 Best Alternative Date Ideas For This Valentine's Day

7 Best Alternative Date Ideas For This Valentine's Day

As Valentine's Day fast approaches, the panic sets in on how to spend the day with your loved one. How to make this date night that little bit more special. Well we want to make it easy for you. We have compiled  a list of the best deals happening around Dublin this Valentine's Day. Keep reading to get some inspo for VDay!

One piece of advice I would offer is to download the Groupon App and sign up if you haven't already. There are so many fantastic deals on it and it will save you big bucks.

Exhibit A - 1 Hours Couple Massage

Indulge with this relaxing and luxurious couples massage in Cloud Nine Massage, Beauty and Wellness centre. There are three different 1 hour massages to choose from. Deep tissue, Swedish massage or Aromatherapy. Get 63% off using I'm relaxed evening thinking about it!

Exhibit B - Main-Course Irish Dinner with a Glass of Wine for Two

Head to the Clayton Hotel on Cardiff Lane for this great deal. €25 for a main-course dinner for two with a glass of wine each?! Sign me up. Get the deal here, along with many more!

Exhibit C - Thundercut Alley


In the heart of Dublin City Centre Thundercut Alley is a very trendy restaurant and bar. It specialises in wood fired flatbreads, cocktails, pecks and bites. It is also home to their infamous Baked Gin & Tonic cheesecake. Now how can you say no to that? Head to their facebook page to book a table.

Exhibit D - Fifty50

Head to Fifty50 in Templogue for the best early bird ever! The early bird is available from 4pm-7pm and it's 2 courses for €13.95 or 3 courses for €16.95. Serious value right there. Check out the infinite menu here and thank us later. Also don't forget to check out their cocktail menu, some real good'uns there!

Exhibit E - The Wiley Fox

Speaking of cocktails.. Situated on Eden Quay this trendy retro-industrial bar is the home of many craft beers and yummy cocktails. Head up stairs here to a late night SoundHouse with live music and a capacity of nearly 250 people. It's always buzzing! Choose three cocktails for €12, I'll take 6 for that value! Get your cocktail deal here.


Exhibit F - The Stella Theatre

Travel back in time in this restored theatre from the 1920's, in the heart of Dublin. It is truly a unique experience. The theatre was originally opened in 1923 and it still holds all the feels from the 1920's. Choose between your standard seats, 2 people couches or a bed at the front of the theatre and sit back relax and enjoy your blockbuster movie. You can order cocktails that will be delivered right to your seat along with all the movie favourites, popcorn, pick n mix etc. Finish off your night by heading to the original ballroom that has been transformed into a luxurious cocktail bar. A little bit more on the expensive side of a movie theatre, but well worth the experience!

Exhibit G - Valentine's Date at Dublin Zoo

This year Dublin Zoo are hosting special date days on the Saturday the 11th of February and Sunday the 12th for couples over the age of 16. For the special day the zoo will open its doors exclusively for 100 couples at 8am both mornings. The couples will collect a romantic breakfast picnic from Haughton House. Afterwards throughout the morning, there will be special keeper talks on courtship, breeding and the exotic romantic rituals of some of the animals. Couples will also receive a good bag as a reminder of the special date day. Sound good? Grab your tickets here.

See Also: Last-Minute Valentine's Day Gifts That Will Make Your Other Half Say "Ahh"

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Mary Stafford

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