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. Good luck.

Bar Josephine

Comfortable, kitsch and affordable.

295 Barkly Street
Footscray VIC 3011

Hotel Jesus

Fun, informal and always vibing.

176 Smith Street
Collingwood VIC 3066

Bomba

Tapas on a rooftop, with vermouth on tap.

103 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC

The Everleigh

Skip dinner and head straight to the cocktails.

1 150-156 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
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