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.
125b George Street
Check availability in Edinburgh
Located downstairs from Tigerlily, we have exclusive use of the swanky VIP venue, Lulu giving you ultimate privacy to enjoy Speed Dating in Edinburgh.
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 availability 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 availability 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.
Slug and Lettuce
1 Oxford Castle
Check availability in Oxford
If you seek stylish environments, uncluttered, modern interiors and a vibrant setting when it comes to meeting new and exciting singles in Oxford, The Slug and Lettuce is the perfect venue in the area. For the best cocktails in Oxford and a venue boasting a chic and trendy vibe, The Slug and Lettuce is the place to be if you are looking for the perfect speed dating venue in Oxford.
191 Ingram St
Check availability 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!
1 Little Stonegate
Check availability in York
A lively, trendy and oh so sophisticated Kennedy’s Bar set in the cultured area of York city centre is the home to a range of ever popular speed dating events in York. Attracting a wealth of enthusiastic speed daters from across the area, Kennedy’s Bar is unique; set in the quarter, a cosmopolitan area of the city brimming with an eclectic range of bars, restaurants and boutiques and just a short distance from York Minister, this centrally located venue offers the ultimate when it comes to stylish settings and draws in a broad range of singles from across the region all looking for that special someone.
41-2 Mill Lane
Check availability 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.
11 Portland Street
Check availability in Manchester
Since its opening in 2011, this modern chic bar really packs a punch when it comes to hosting a fantastic speed dating event in Manchester due to its intimate atmosphere, great cocktails and lively vibe. As such, this tasteful central venue is ever popular and packed to the rafters with likeminded singletons at each and every one of our speed dating events come rain or shine! And it’s clear to see why.
Check availability in Swindon
The Royal Oak is a distinctive pub that’s been an Old Town landmark for more than 100 years and has recently been given a new lease of life being transformed from the former Champagne and Oyster Bar into in an ever popular pub in the heart of Swindon. And so, it’s of no surprise that Slow Dating have embraced this venue’s desire to reinvent and give its customers what they want to hold an array of highly successful speed dating events for the singles of Swindon to enjoy!
90-92 High St
Check availability 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 availability 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 availability 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.
Mr Postles Apothecary
2 Upper King Street
Check availability in Norwich
What better place to meet and chat with an array of interesting singles than Norwich’s very own, Mr Postles Apothecary? Situated in the heart of the areas Tombland, the unique setting- an emulation of a 1920’s Chemist with a truly modern twist is steeped in rich history and makes for the perfect place to mingle with likeminded singletons of the area when mystery, anticipation and desire is in the air!
18 Lower North Street
Check availability 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 availability 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 availability 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.
21 Ludgate Hill
St Pauls Square
Check availability in Brum
Stirlings have given us private exclusive use of the downstairs lounge. This stylish venue is located close to the Jewellery Quarter yet only a five minutes walk from the city centre. With Luxurious plush decor and ambient lighting this is the perfect place to relax and enjoy speed dating in Brum.
All Bar One
2-3 Pavilion Buildings
Check availability in Brighton
We have an area of All Bar One exclusive for speed dating. This modern venue is classy and sophisticated guaranteed to give you comfort while you date.
Chazz Bar at
7 Argyle Street
Check availability 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.
5-6 Friar Street
Check availability in Reading
Securing exclusive use of the whole venue, Matchbox is one of the most popular nightspots in the whole of Reading, Slow Dating are to deliver outstanding speed dating events in the heart of the city for all to enjoy!
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.