Things to do on Valentine’s Day in Dublin

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate love than in the wonderfully vibrant city of Dublin? Whether you’re planning a romantic evening with your significant other or looking for a fun outing with friends; opting for a budget-friendly date or a blow-out night to remember, the city of Dublin has something to suit everyone this February 14th.

However, with so many things to do on Valentine’s Day in Dublin, it can be difficult to choose. So, to help you out we’ve created a curated list of activities in Dublin that are guaranteed to make this Valentine’s Day one to remember. 

Have a Laugh at Craic Den Comedy Club, Workman’s Club

© Workmans

Get ready to laugh your heart out this Valentine’s Day at the Craic Den Comedy Club! Located in Dublin City Centre at the Workman’s Club, this comedy haven promises a night filled with hilarity and good vibes. Invite your Valentine to sit back, relax, and enjoy the comedic stylings of top-notch Irish comedians including Aideen McQueen, Shawn Uyosa, and Ian Coppinger, hosted by Eddie Mullarkey. With rib-tickling performances and a lively atmosphere, this is the perfect way to kick off your Valentine’s Day celebrations in Dublin this year.

Grab your tickets here before they sell out.

Taste Top Whiskey at The Whiskey Reserve

© The Whiskey Reserve

Looking for a Valentine’s Day date in Dublin for a whiskey enthusiast? Look no further than The Whiskey Reserve. Offering curated whiskey tastings that cater to all levels, this is the perfect option to elevate your Valentine’s Day date. Explore the rich flavours and aromas of premium whiskeys, guided by knowledgeable experts. Located at The Temple Bar, this tasting adventure offers a glimpse into Ireland’s rich whiskey heritage.

Whether you or your loved one are whiskey new-comers, casual whiskey fans or aficionados, this is your chance to savour the finest spirits and toast to love this Valentine’s Day. So, what are you waiting for? Surprise the whiskey lover in your life and book your in-store whiskey tastings here for February 14th.

Create a Masterpiece at Dublin Pottery Painting Studio

Unleash your creativity and channel your inner artist painting pottery pieces with your loved ones at the Dublin Pottery Painting Studio this Valentine’s Day.  The event, which will take place in their brand new studio in Queen Street in Smithfield in Dublin City Centre, is perfect for those looking for something unique this Valentine’s Day in Dublin. Whether you’re a seasoned painter or a complete novice, the studio offers a wide range of ceramics to choose from, ensuring a fun and engaging experience for all! Attendees can create personalised keepsakes together and come back and collect their fired and finished pieces after around 3-4 weeks.

This event is BYOB so guests are welcome to bring their own drinks to the studio to enjoy a tasty tipple as they get creative. Tickets are available now on Eventbrite.

Enjoy Live Music at The Temple Bar Pub

Experience the heart and soul of Dublin’s music scene at The Temple Bar Pub. From traditional Irish tunes to contemporary hits, our iconic pub offers toe-tapping live music performances throughout the day. Best of all, there’s no admission charge, so you can simply walk in and immerse yourself in the sounds of talented musicians from 10AM – 1.30AM on Valentine’s Day.

So, whether you’re sipping on a pint of Guinness, enjoying a cosy chat or a lively dance with your Valentine, ‘Galentine’ or ‘Palentine’, The Temple Bar Pub is the perfect place to be this February 14th!

Valentine’s Gin School & Distilling Academy

© StillGarden Distillery

Indulge in a unique and immersive experience at the Valentine’s Gin School & Distilling Academy. Hosted by the renowned Stillgarden Distillery, this all-inclusive, hands-on workshop offers a fascinating insight into the art of distilling gin. Learn the secrets behind crafting the perfect blend, sample a variety of botanicals and special gins, and make and name your very own signature bottle of spirit to take home, choosing between gin, vodka or even a sambuca style spirit!

With expert guidance and plenty of tasting opportunities, this promises to be a Valentine’s date night unlike any other in Dublin.

Watch Romeo & Juliet on the Big Screen

© Stella Theatre, Rathmines

Transport yourself to the enchanting world of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo & Juliet at the Stella Theatre, Rathmines. This 1996 film of Shakespeare’s famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona and still retains the original tale and dialogue of the iconic star-crossed lovers. Located in Rathmines, the historic Stella Theatre offers a luxurious and intimate setting for a romantic evening out. Snuggle up with your sweetheart on the comfy couches with delicious drinks and a selection of snacks as you watch the timeless tale of love, passion, and tragedy unfold on the big screen.

With its vintage charm and luxurious plush seating, there’s no doubt the Stella Theatre sets the stage for a memorable Valentine’s Day date in Dublin. But be warned; young Leonardo DiCaprio may cause excessive swooning…

Take an Afternoon Tea Trip Around Dublin

© Vintage Tea Trips Dublin, Conor McCabe Photography

Imagine spending Valentine’s Day exploring the beautiful streets of Dublin while enjoying a delicious afternoon tea. Well, Vintage Tea Trips Dublin offers just that! Climb aboard a beautifully restored vintage bus and embark on a delightful journey through Dublin’s streets. Step back in time with your Valentine and indulge in an elegant vintage afternoon tea trip around the city. Enjoy a beautiful array of delectable treats, including freshly made sandwiches, desserts, cakes, and pastries, and freshly brewed tea as you take in the city’s iconic landmarks from a unique perspective, from Trinity College to the Phoenix Park.

There’s no formal commentary on this tour, but guests will be told a few great Dublin stories. On the bright side, this means you’ll have plenty of time to chat and make memories with your loved one. With vintage charm and impeccable service, this is a Valentine’s Day experience fit for royalty. 

Delve into Contemporary Art at IMMA 

© IMMA, Self Determination Exhibition

Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of contemporary art at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA). Located in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, IMMA consistently showcases an impressive collection of modern and contemporary artworks from both Irish and international artists. Explore thought-provoking exhibitions this Valentine’s Day, including ‘Talamh Agus Teanga’, ‘RDS Visual Art Awards’ and ‘Self Determination’, all offering insights into the ever-evolving landscape of contemporary art. If the ever-unpredictable Irish weather holds up, take a stroll through the museum’s beautifully curated galleries.

Entry to IMMA is free of charge, so take this as a sign to indulge your inner culture vulture if you’re spending this Valentine’s Day in Dublin.

Whether you’re laughing at some local comedians, getting artsy at a pottery studio or musuem, enjoying live music, crafting your own spirit, indulging in a classic love story, or whatever you choose to do, Dublin has everything you need to make this Valentine’s Day truly special. So grab your loved ones, explore the city, and create unforgettable memories together this February 14th. 

Thank you for reading our blog ‘Things to do on Valentine’s Day in Dublin’. Wishing you a very happy Valentine’s Day from The Temple Bar Pub Dublin!