Date on the Bristol Pound
The sheer number of £B member businesses with that exciting, independent feel make Bristol Pound a key to some great dates:
Thomas and Saara specialise in Argentine Tango from the Salons of Buenos Aires, a smooth, unfussy style that puts great emphasis on fun, learning and the interaction between dancers. They also provide sessions with a discount for those paying in Bristol Pounds!
Self-described as the ‘flirty younger sister’ of the longer-established secret prohibition bar Hyde and Co., the Milk Thistle on Colston Avenue is the perfect secretive late-night date spot. It’s known for having some of the best cocktails in the city, but also boasts spectacular canapé and dinner party menus in impeccably decorated surroundings. Just be sure you a sharp looking cat or else you risk missing out on the jive, clive.
The Lido in Clifton dates back to 1849, and is possibly the most luxurious day a couple can have in Bristol. Combining renovated roman-style Victorian baths with an exquisite restaurant and an ethos of pure relaxation, take the Lido’s advice and ‘Just do nothing!’
Of all the things to spend your Bristol Pounds on, this is perhaps the most classically Bristolian. Lift off from the picturesque Ashton Court in one of Bailey's hot air balloons, indulge in some high-altitude champagne, and spend an unforgettable afternoon high above the city.
St Nicholas Market
The relaxed but bustling street food area of St Nick’s market has played host to many a first date. From Sourdough Cafe's rustic baguettes to Matina's Kurdish wraps to Moorish Kitchen's (extremely moreish) tagines, all tastes and cravings are catered to.
No. 1 Harbourside
With its delicious menu and proximity to other great £B date spots like the Watershed, No. 1 should be any couple’s first port of call for a waterfront date. Head down earlier in the day to browse the market stalls selling books, records and tasty baked goods.