Slow Dating venues
Here at Slow Dating, when we start running speed
dating events in a new town, we have the tough job of going from bar to
bar as part of our "research" to find just the right venue. We spend many hours
inside bars establishing a feel for the place. Naturally, we chat to the bar staff, the cab drivers and plenty
of locals in our quest to find the right venue.
Uppermost in our minds at all times is your safety - we ensure that all of
our venues are conveniently located, on well-lit streets with nearby secure
parking and easy access to public transport.
We look for something stylish, contemporary and comfortable, intimate yet
spacious. We want you to know that when you book with us, you can be confident
that you will be in a place where you will be relaxed and you don't have to
shout to be heard. We look for private areas for our exclusive use to ensure you are
not in a goldfish bowl environment, and we will do our best to ensure the
lighting is soft and the background music is chosen to complement the
atmosphere and mood.
Booking with us, we can promise you a truly enjoyable experience. Each
location is carefully chosen for its combination of space, intimacy and
atmosphere to provide just the right environment for you to have a night
Amongst the bars we are using over the coming weeks:-
2/3 South Parade
Check availability in Bath
Circo Bar oozes sophistication with its chic decor and luxurious Chesterfield sofas. This self-contained bar next door to The Halycon Hotel is located in the centre of Bath. We have secured exclusive use of the downstairs Vaults Bar so you can enjoy your dates in privacy and with no onlookers. The low seductive lighting creates the perfect atmosphere for Speed Dating in Bath.
Pitcher and Piano
The Unitarian Church
Check availability in Notts
Expect the unexpected they say. They are right. Pitcher and Piano in Nottingham is the latest addition to the popular bar chain Marstons. This unique bar has been converted from a Church and turned in to a modern day hotspot. We have exclusive use of the upstairs bar, overlooking the whole venue. Pitcher and Piano certainly offers comfort and relaxation in this stylish setting. You won’t be disappointed..
50 Call Lane
Check availability in Leeds
This trendy bar offers lots of style, space and sophistication, all in a contemporary space with a low key, unfussy decor. As well as a crisp, comfortable atmosphere, it offers a great selection of drinks plus happy hour prices - on the smartest street in the city, bang in the centre of the action. All in all it's friendly, fun and fantastically fabulous.
4 Victoria Street
Check availability in Edinburgh
Kasbar is sophistication, smoothness and sexy swankiness all rolled into one.
Saunter down the stairs into a sumptuous, sassy, seductive setting,
and settle softly in the shadowy surrounds.
Sit back and relax into the private booths, resting easy in the knowledge
that you will be able to enjoy your intimate exchanges in total privacy.
58 Leopold Street
Check availability in Sheffield
This is a warm and welcoming venue in the city centre, close to the hustle and bustle of Fargate and the High Street. We hire the private function area on the mezzanine floor, which offers privacy and secluded booths perfect for your one to one dates. Reasonable drinks prices at a fairly large bar helps the evening go down well.
The Royal Exeter Hotel
Check availabilty in Bournemouth
The multi award-winning Bar So is well known on the Bournemouth night out circuit and people somehow end up spending more time there than they originally intended. Perhaps it's because the venue offers different areas for different moods for the different stages of the night. Probably because it's a welcoming, relaxing, comfortable, well designed place with fast bar service at reasonable prices with a cool buzz. Either way, it's ideal for Speed Dating in Bournemouth.
Check availabilty in Liverpool
The contemporary modern décor and intimate booths in PanAm give the place a funky, chic, smart feel. The spacious back room that we hire on an exclusive basis has sweeping views across Albert Dock and the famous Three Graces, which all helps to create a great atmosphere.
The Glee Club
3 Hythe Bridge Street
Check availability in Oxford
The Glee Club is the old Jongleurs, re-done and rebranded. We have exclusive use for the night of the upstairs bar so there is bags of room for you to stretch out, with no onlookers to put you off your stride. Sometimes we are lucky enough to have exclusive use of Wahoo Bar downstairs, this popular Oxford hotspot is the perfect place for Oxford Speed Dating.
The bar has a wide range of beers, wines, spirits or, if
the mood takes you, champagne. A true blend for a fantastic night.
191 Ingram St
Check availabilty in Glasgow
The Corinthian is a spacious, stylish venue that has recently been renovated. It is bang in the city centre, and it offers the ideal environment for a relaxed evening dating. We take over the Bootleg room for ultimate privacy during your dates. The ambient lighting offers intimacy, the seating is well spread out and importantly the bar would keep any Scotsman happy with what seems like continual happy hour prices!
Pitcher and Piano
Check availabilty in York
Boasting a stunning riverside location and a lovely laidback atmosphere, York's Pitcher and Piano is a very relaxing, yet cool, place to be. The upstairs bar is where you will find us - it's unpretentious, nice and cosy and manages to be inclusive, not exclusive.
41-2 Mill Lane
Check availabilty in Cardiff
Mocka Lounge is Cardiff’s answer to a great night out. This ample space has trendy bleached wood flooring, exposed brick work and a mix of traditional and contemporary furniture giving the bar an airy spacious feel. It’s centrally located so you don’t have far to walk, using all forms of transport.
80 Great Bridgewater
Check availabilty in Manchester
Rain Bar is a short walk from the thriving Deansgate development. With beautiful views of the Rochdale canal this is a splendid place to enjoy Speed Dating in Manchester. It has been described as a serene and peaceful place to enjoy a drink or food after work. We have exclusive use of the Function Room that offers us panoramic views overlooking Manchester from the terrace.
Check availabilty in Swindon
We hire the whole of the upstairs at this popular, trendy stylish bar in the heart of Old Town. As you probably know
it is spacious and airy with wooden flooring and oh so comfortable leather seats. The bar has a good selection
of drinks, the staff are friendly, and did we mention those comfy seats?
90-92 High St
Check availabilty in Leicester
Easy to find in the heart of the city's entertainment area, Cafe Bruxelles has a reputation for fabulous music at the weekend. During the week when we hire the bar, it's a little quieter, and we find the vibe offers a crafty combination of sophistication and earthiness.
17-19 Princess Street
Check availabilty in Plymouth
The Berkeley is a breath of fresh air in the Plymouth bar scene, offering a hint of style and sophistication rarely seen in the city. We hire the self-contained mezzanine bar on an exclusive basis so there will be no passers by to put you off your stride. It also means no queuing at the bar! The Berkeley is bright and airy with comfy seating - all adding to a relaxed and fun filled atmosphere - the ideal location for successful Speed Dating in Plymouth.
Spice Island Inn
1 Bath Square
Check availabilty in Portsmouth
Spice Island is a popular public house on the Portsmouth harbour front. We have use of the first floor bar on an exclusive basis for the night. It's a private, spacious relaxed place with panoramic views over the Harbour. Parking is easily located less than a two minute walk on Broad Street.
It's a smart place, yet you won't feel out of place in jeans and a T shirt.
Check availabilty in Norwich
Very very central and very very easy to find, Farmer Browns is a funky, chic, contemporary place with a mixed décor, all offset with low level lighting. This bar is a real stunner with a subtle relaxed atmosphere which will help get you in the mood for those close encounters. Naturally, we arrange the evening for our exclusive use.
18 Lower North Street
Check availabilty in Exeter
Starz Bar is seductively lit with oh so many dark corners. We turn the lights down low and light the candles on the tables to create the ideal atmosphere for your dating pleasure. No need to bring a torch though - it's not that dark.
24 Carlton Place
Check availabilty in Southampton
Our venue for speed dating in Southampton is Ninety Degrees which is located in the popular area of Carlton Place. Ninety is stylish, spacious, yet oddly enough quite cosy. With its central location it makes it easy to get to and it's very easy to park on the streets nearby - and after 6:30pm it's free. We have exclusive use of the Penthouse throughout the evening, so there will be no unwanted on-lookers or leering office workers cramping your style.
The Assembly Rooms
Check availabilty in Newcastle
Bon Bar is the latest addition to Newcastle night life. This popular stylish venue really has the wow factor. We have exclusive use of 467 Club room for your Newcastle speed dating evening. With its own private entrance, private toilets and of course private bar, everything is taken care of, to make you feel relaxed while you enjoy 15-20 dates.
Check availabilty in Brum
The Vaults is the perfect place to relax and unwind. The chic and debonair lounge bar boasts exposed brickwork, bespoke furniture and highly polished wooden flooring and importantly private booths. Occupying the vaulted underpinnings of an imposing Victorian building, this distinctive bar is ideal for Speed Dating in Birmingham.
Check availabilty in Brighton
This fabulous venue is in a great location surrounded by stunning beach views to put you in that romantic mood. We always hire the downstairs private room, which is very spacious giving you plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy those intimate one on one encounters. One other thing - there's a great selection of drinks which will leave you spoilt for choice.
Chazz Bar at
7 Argyle Street
Check availabilty in Bath
Luxurious sofas, low seductive lighting and a contemporary décor define the
Chazz Bar. We have reserved the upstairs bar including the oh so comfy chill
out area exclusively for your evening with us, and whilst not as large as some
venues we use, Chazz Bar offers a level of intimacy and atmosphere not found
elsewhere, so we limit the numbers for the evening to 15 guys and 15
girls to keep it very cosy.
Check availabilty in Reading
Ivory Lounge is vibrant, trendy and sophisticated. We hire the very roomy funky first floor area - thankfully it's air conditioned,
which it needs to be, as it normally heats up later on during our successful evenings :) Ivory Lounge overlooks the river in the popular, central and easy to get to Oracle complex. It's right next door to a safe, well lit multi-storey car park; or if you fancy a drink or two on your night out, there are plenty of taxis and local buses nearby.
We are on the lookout for new venues throughout the UK. If you know of, or work
for, a great location that you believe could and should host a future Slow
Dating event, please contact us.