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:
The Blue Rooms
Check availability in Bath
This is Bath's premier private members club, and we are fortunate enough to
have reserved the lounge bar including the oh so comfy leather and suede sofas
exclusively for your evening with us. Low seductive lighting, contemporary
décor and an air of exclusivity define the Blue Rooms. It is a unique place.
Not to be missed !
20 Victoria Street
Check availability in Notts
Expect the unexpected they say. They are right. This is a totally unique laid back place which is absolutely ideal for enjoying top quality speed dating. As soon as you enter the place and brush past the palm trees, all your worries will disappear. Your whole mood will change as you will be seduced by the atmosphere
of sensuality, romance, intimacy and excitement. You will be dating in the VIP area here, so
don't be surprised if you take on an inner glow knowing you are about to have a
very successful evening.
10 Greek Street
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
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
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.
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.
9 High Street
A classy bar in the centre of Oxford which has now undergone a transformation. Exposed brickwork, plush leather sofas and scattered soft cushions blend with traditional Moroccan furnishings to make the bar the perfect choice for a sensational night of fun and flirting. The bar staff can mix up an extensive selection of tantalising cocktails,
or serve you a wide range of beers, wines, spirits or, if
the mood takes you, champagne. A true blend for a fantastic night.
The Monkey Bar
100 Bath St
Check availabilty in Glasgow
The Monkey Bar - aka Rust Bar - is a spacious, stylish basement bar 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 whole place including the chill-out room, which is accessed via a rather large Smeg fridge door. 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.
42-43 St Mary Street
Check availabilty in Cardiff
Once upon a time, this was part of the original Brains Brewery, although you'd never guess, given the fresh smart look of the interior. Trendy bleached wood flooring, and a mix of traditional and contemporary furniture give the bar an airy spacious feel, and there's not a beer barrel in sight.
Check availabilty in Manchester
The Island Bar @ Pure has been described as sensual, stylish, serene, selective, sophisticated, spiritual, seductive and smoochy smooth. We think it's sexy too ! Come and enjoy a relaxed evening with us Speed Dating in Manchester, complete with full bar service and see what all the fuss is about.
72-74 Godwin Court
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?
29 Market Street
Check availabilty in Leicester
Easy to find in the heart of the city's entertainment area, Long Bar has a reputation for fabulous music at the weekend. During the week we we hire the bar, it's a little quieter, and we find the vibe offers a crafty combination of sophistication and earthiness.
Ha! Ha! Bar
17-19 Princess Street
Ha Ha 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! Ha Ha 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.
Bar 38 is located at the popular Gunwharf Quays development.
We hire the first floor bar, a spacious, relaxed place with wooden flooring
offering a panoramic view over a historic canal leading to the bay. 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, Henrys 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.
137 High Street
Our venue for speed dating in Southampton is Oasis Bar on the High Street. Oasis is stylish, spacious, yet oddly enough quite cosy. Premium brand drinks at sensible prices are the order of the day here. Its location on the High Street makes it easy to get to and it's easy to park on the streets nearby - and after 6:30pm it's free. We have exclusive use of the bar throughout the evening, there will be no unwanted on-lookers or leering office workers cramping your style.
Tiger Tiger is a number of different things to different people. We love it. The staff are ultra professional and the whole establishment has a relaxed laid back decadent vibe. We have exclusive use of the Kaz Bar, which exudes comfort and style and is full of alcoves and hideaways where you can enjoy your dates in private.
Stylish Sublounge is just a stone's throw from Colmore Row - and a world away from the noise and mayhem of Broad Street. Sublounge is just ten minutes walk from New Street station (we have timed it) and it makes for an ideal venue for Speed Dating in Birmingham. They somehow make mirrored walls and squeaky red leather seats work! Maybe it's the lighting, maybe it's the cheerful staff, but somehow it works.
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
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. We will be limiting the numbers for the evening to 15 guys and 15
girls to keep it very cosy.
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.