So you swiped right and got a match. The next step is harder: finding somewhere both of you can feel at ease and focus on getting to know each other. We're not into quiet, romantic spots – not early on, anyway. At these fun, energetic restaurants and bars there's rarely a chance for an awkward silence. Good luck.

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Copper Pot

Take a Euro trip together.

105 Victoria Street
Seddon VIC 3011

Bar Josephine

Comfortable, kitsch and affordable.

295 Barkly Street
Footscray VIC 3011

Hotel Jesus

Fun, informal and always vibing.

174 Smith Street
Collingwood VIC 3066

The Everleigh

Skip dinner and head straight to the cocktails.

1 150-156 Gertrude Street
Fitzroy VIC 3065