Brisbane’s Hot Spots for a Buzzing First Date with a Bumble Match


Okay, planning a first date is hard. Especially if you’re meeting for the very first time. In that case, you’ll want to find out the perfect date night activity that acts as an ice-breaker but also the right environment to suss out who you actually matched with. Don’t stress, because I’ve got you covered. Here are some ideas that might help.

A sucker for the classics

For all the romantic types, word on the street is River Quay Fish in Southbank has a Friday Night Date Night special. The low-down? $49pp for a seafood platter for two with a bottle of red or white wine. Then why not treat yourselves to dessert afterwards and try Mövenpick’s new menu? They’ve got white chocolate and rose ice-cream!

The Adventurous type

Remember the days at AMF bowling or Laser Force? Bring back your childhood memories with a game of bowling or laser tag at Strike! Wintergarden. This classic date makes for one of those cute and quirky “how I met your mother” stories.

Up for something a bit quieter? Head to Holey Moley in the Valley for a round of mini putt putt golf. Meaningful conversation over a friendly game of putt putt may be a little chiché but sounds like a dream to me.

BYO type of gal (or guy)

You’re shy, and you’ll need to down a few before you open up? I’ve got the perfect place for you. Brisbane is absolutely riddled with BYO Bars. My recommendation is Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers in Paddington. Known as one of Paddington’s best eateries, they’ve not only got a large selection of Fresh Italian Gnocchi for just $13, you can both bring along your favorite bottle of wine(s) for only $5 corkage.

#makethefirstmove and suggest something from the list with your next match!

LoveCaitlin Ryan