One of the busiest bars in Dublin and packed with single people having late night fun every night of the week.I think we’ve said ‘dance’ and ‘chat’ in enough varied ways by now for you to get the idea.So you’ve tried Tinder and the rest of them and it’s time to go back to good old fashioned meeting people in a bar. We’ve put together a list of places where we’ve found that singles in Dublin tend to hang out.They’re usually late bars, with a wide and varied crowd, and the atmosphere is just right to find someone who might fit the bill. Mc Gowans might just have had more marriages and relationships started in between those walls than any other bar in Dublin.There’s no dancing inside, just people getting chatting. You can’t look around this place without seeing someone chancing their arm or trying to strike up a conversation.A really good spot for those that want to have a bit of substance on their first meeting, rather than just having a dance. You’ve got the option of the bar upstairs with all the motown hits, or downstairs in Rí Rá where all the serous dancing gets done.
You could be at a gig in the loft upstairs, having a boogie in the downstairs area, or having an extended chat in the covered smoking area.A day time date like this also gives you the opportunity to avoid that whole ‘your place or mine’ conversation too early in proceedings for your liking.Unlike a lot of other cafés in the city Foam Café on Strand Street Great opens into the evening for coffees, teas, fresh cakes and ‘light bites’ until 9pm Monday to Sunday. Another midweek evening coffee date option - Clement & Pekoe on South William Street opens until 7pm on weekdays, has super friendly staff and lots of plugs for laptops/phones.It’s as popular with locals as it is with tourists.Have a bit of a dance upstairs, and then come down for a chat once you’ve broken away from your friends. Whelans has been the home of music lovers in Dublin for 20 years now and it’s also served as the incubator for many budding relationships.