So you swiped right and got a match. The next step is harder: finding the right place to impress your date.

These aren't places for quiet, white-tableclothed romance. They're fun, energetic restaurants and bars packed with atmosphere, where there's rarely a chance for an awkward silence.


Bond over tacos and Margaritas.

Level 1 11 Collins
Melbourne VIC 3000


Tapas on a rooftop, with vermouth on tap.

103 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC


Modern Indian hidden at the end of a laneway.

20 Duckboard Place
Melbourne VIC 3000

The Everleigh

Skip dinner and head straight to the cocktails.

1 150-156 Gertrude Street
Fitzroy VIC 3065


Andrew McConnell's slick wine bar.

53 Gertrude Street
Fitzroy VIC 3065

Clever Polly's

A sit-in bottleshop that's big on charm.

313 Victoria Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003

Copper Pot

Take a Euro trip together.

105 Victoria Street
Seddon VIC 3011