10 romantic spots for date night in Cork City

By Fiona Frawley

February 3, 2023 at 3:01pm


They've said yes, now all you need to do is figure out the perfect location.

If you're looking to treat your feen or beour to a night out in the real capital, there's no shortage of places to head to.

Particularly since the push for outdoor dining in recent years which Cork embraced beautifully, there's an excellent selection of rooftop bars and terraces full of twinkly lights and tasty cocktail options. Here are our top 10 spots to head to if you're planning a special night out with your love.

Montenotte Hotel

A luxury hotel surrounded by lush Victorian gardens and blessed with panoramic views of Cork city. The perfect spot to bust out your best "what a view!" pun when uploading a pic of your date to insta.

River Lee Hotel

Another truly stunning inside/outside spot with twinkling lights, lofty greenery and a delicious cocktail menu.


Soho Bar

We weren't joking at the impressive amount of rooftop bars. Perch Rooftop Bar at SoHo boasts a tasty pizza and tapas menu, along with plenty of cover and heaters if you want to enjoy their outdoor terrace. The decor, the drinks, the dance-inducing tunes - it all just makes sense.


Some of the most inventive cocktails you'll come across, accompanied by live DJ's and a delicious menu showcasing local produce.



Another excellent speciality cocktail spot with cosy, tranquil vibes and complimentary bar bites every Friday.


Asian fusion dining in intimate surroundings with riverside views and yet another excellent cocktail menu.

Crane Lane Theatre


You probably already have this spot on your date night hit list but just in case. A house of blues, jazz and burlesque with luxe interiors and all round great vibes.

Tom Barrys

If you're looking for something a bit more casual but equally cosy and intimate, Tom Barry's have you covered in the candlelit pizza department. The perfect spot to gaze lovingly into each others eyes.

Pigalle Kitchen

A beautiful central spot with a unique, regularly changing menu, a cosy outdoor area and, as I'm sure you've come to expect at this stage, excellent cocktails.


Tedo Tapas Bar

Small plates, cosy decor and Latin music to set the scene, Tedo's is the perfect place to whisper sweet nothings over a jug of sangria.

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