So you have done the whole introduction stage, been through all the small talk. So now we are at the predate stage, and what better timing with valentines day coming up and whether its the first dates, second date or this introduction is irrelevant to you are you are a fully fledged couple looking for the perfect black owned places to spend your evening.
We’ve put together a list of 10 great Black-owned places for you to go on a date this Valentine’s Day or just in general. We know it’s difficult enough to find somewhere to go on a date, especially if it’s your first date, so we’ve put together a list of places to help you break the ice or heat up your night.
1. thebrickstone Bar
If you are going for a first date, we know they can always be a bit awkward at first with the pressure of holding onto lengthy conversations, so theres nothing quite like breaking the ice by shaking a little leg and a few cocktails. If you are local to brixton and are in the mood for a cocktail, this bar is a nice spot to enjoy a nice upbeat chilled vibe. If you love Amapiano theres no better way to break the ice with their weekly LUV & VIBEZ BRUNCH event where you can enjoy some Grown and Sexy Amapiano / Afro Beats that Night, this even is a weekly fix so you cant miss the Luv. Not only that but The Brickstone also has a sports bar section where you can enjoy a little competition with their pool table and ping pong table present if one of you don’t mind taking a beating, a bit of healthy competition always seems to creates a bubble.
Located in the heart of Greenwich, promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience. Traditional Nigerian food with a British twist is on the menu, prepared by a team of professional chefs using locally produced ingredients. Chic design and a menu of Instagram-worthy cocktails and Cocktails can be found in their bar and lounge. Do you want to eat outside? Relax and unwind with friends in their heated outdoor seating area. So if you are after A fine wine and dine experience with some flavour and culture then this is your spot, take it easy, chill, smoke some shisha and cosy up with your date.
A small venue that holds boujee parties and club nights, as well as some of the greatest Mexican and American cuisine in the city. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The food, design, and drinks are also an date night dream, with limitless photo opportunities around every corner, we know how ladies you love to get a picture with any given opportunity so this spot is perfect to look cute and get some great images for the gram.
4. Trailer Happiness Cocktail Bar
If you are a couple that like live music then this is the place for you, enjoy some cocktail, wine and a nice cosy environment with this award-winning bar on Portobello Road, this ones for the grown and sexy.
5. Saint Aymes
First dates aren’t always about romance. Instead, in an age when singles connect online or through a dating app, first dates are more about doing your homework: seeing if this person is interesting. Think of it as a prelude to your more romantic second date. So, if you’re ever stuck for a first date location to figure this out, We recommend grabbing a cup of coffee.
That being said, this is the go to place if its going to be a coffee date. Saint Aymes is one of the most unique spots in London. The cafe, which is themed “Magic You Can Touch,” is an immersive experience with luxury décor, gold finishes, and a one-of-a-kind edible art menu. So if you do want to impress here gents, this is the place to take her.