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Upcoming Speed Dating Events in Ashgrove

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The Mix Bar
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Fri, 2 August, 7:00 pm AEST
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765 Stanley St, Woolloongabba QLD 4102
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Hey Chica!
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Fri, 9 August, 7:00 pm AEST
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14/315 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Pig ‘N’ Whistle Brunswick Street
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Sat, 17 August, 6:00 pm AEST
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Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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The Fourth Monkey Cocktail Bar & Grill
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Fri, 20 September, 7:00 pm AEST
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58 Mollison St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Bar Gusto
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Sat, 31 August, 7:00 pm AEST
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601 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills QLD 4006
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Pig ‘N’ Whistle Brunswick Street
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Fri, 6 September, 6:00 pm AEST
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Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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The Mix Bar
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Fri, 13 September, 7:00 pm AEST
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765 Stanley St, Woolloongabba QLD 4102
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Hey Chica!
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Fri, 20 September, 7:00 pm AEST
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14/315 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Bar Gusto
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Sat, 28 September, 6:00 pm AEST
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601 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills QLD 4006
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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The Fourth Monkey Cocktail Bar & Grill
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Fri, 4 October, 7:30 pm AEST
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58 Mollison St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD

Speed Dating Social Events In Ashgrove

Looking for love in Ashgrove? You’re in luck! Speed dating in this charming Brisbane suburb is the perfect way to meet local singles and potentially find your match. Most events take place along Waterworks Road, the main nightlife strip dotted with cozy bars and pubs. Getting there is a breeze – just hop on bus 385 from the city and get off at the Ashgrove Centre stop. Once you arrive, you’ll mingle with other hopeful singles before the 7pm start, where you’ll embark on 12 five-minute mini-dates. Don’t forget the 10-minute intermission at 8pm – perfect for catching your breath and grabbing a drink! At 9pm, it’s all over, but the excitement continues as you use the Matching App 4.0 to select ‘Match’ or ‘Friend’ for your favorite encounters. Men rotate every 5 minutes, ensuring everyone gets a fair shot. Matches are revealed at 8am the next day, adding a thrilling element of suspense.

For the big night, dress to impress but keep it comfortable – smart casual is the way to go. Need a new outfit? Check out Emporium Ashgrove for some stylish options. You’ll be meeting singles not just from Ashgrove, but also from neighboring The Gap and Bardon, so bring your A-game! As an attendee, you’ll feel the buzz of excitement and possibility in the air. To secure your spot, book a ticket on Eventbrite and choose your age group: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, or 70s. There are also specialized events for Gay, LGBTQ, Christian, and Asian singles.

When it comes to conversation starters, why not chat about the beautiful Marist College Ashgrove? Its stunning grounds make for a perfect second date location. Suggest a picnic on the lawns – it’s a great way to continue getting to know each other in a relaxed setting.

Our Venues

Located on Waterworks Road, The Juke is a vibrant retro-inspired bar that’s become a hotspot for Ashgrove’s speed dating scene. Built in 2018 on the site of an old record store, this venue owned by local music enthusiast Sarah Thompson pays homage to its roots with vinyl-lined walls and a jukebox that actually works. These unique features create a nostalgic atmosphere that’s perfect for breaking the ice during speed dating events. The dim lighting from vintage lamps adds a cozy, intimate feel, while the eclectic mix of music from different decades provides endless conversation starters. For a signature drink, try their “Vinyl Spin” cocktail – a fruity concoction that comes with a mini record as a coaster. Speed dating at The Juke is a lively, upbeat experience. Pro tip: Arrive early to request your favorite song on the jukebox – it might just play during your perfect match!

Nestled on Ashgrove Avenue, The Treehouse Bar is a whimsical venue that brings the outdoors inside. Converted from an old Queenslander home in 2015 by nature-loving couple Mark and Lisa Green, this bar features actual trees growing through the floorboards, creating a magical forest-like atmosphere. The twinkling fairy lights strung between branches create a romantic ambiance perfect for speed dating, while the wooden swing seats at the bar add a playful touch that helps break the ice. The open-air courtyard, complete with a babbling brook, offers a peaceful retreat for those needing a breather between dates. Order their signature “Enchanted Forest” mocktail, a refreshing blend of herbs and berries served in a terrarium-style glass. Speed dating at The Treehouse is like a fairy tale come to life. Tip: Use the unique surroundings as conversation starters – ask your date which magical creature they’d be in this enchanted forest!

Situated on Stewart Road, The Book Nook is a book lover’s paradise turned speakeasy. Originally a quaint bookshop, it was transformed in 2019 by bibliophile and mixologist James Reed into a cozy bar that retains its literary charm. Floor-to-ceiling bookshelves line the walls, creating intimate nooks perfect for speed dating conversations. The ‘library ladder’ that slides along the bar allows bartenders to reach top-shelf liquors, adding a touch of whimsy to drink orders. Vintage typewriters double as menu stands, inspiring witty banter between daters. Try their signature “Plot Twist” cocktail, which changes ingredients weekly based on a featured book. Speed dating at The Book Nook is a novel experience that brings literature lovers together. Pro tip: Brush up on your favorite books before the event – you might find your soulmate through a shared love of the same author!

What To Expect At Our Events

Upon arrival, you’ll receive your name card and scan the QR code to access the Matching App 4.0. This nifty app shows you a list of all attendees, allowing you to keep track of your mini-dates. After some casual mingling at the bar, ladies take their seats while gentlemen rotate every 5 minutes, guided by our friendly hosts. As you chat, simply use the app to mark each person as a ‘Match’ or ‘Friend’. The suspense builds overnight, with matches revealed at 8am the next day – including mutual selections and their contact details.

You’ll enjoy 12 five-minute mini-dates between 7pm and 9pm, with a midway intermission for refreshments and optional ice-breaker games. Conversation cards are available if you need a little help getting the ball rolling. With 40 attendees (20 men and 20 women), the equal ratio ensures everyone has a fair chance at finding a connection. Compared to popular dating apps like Tinder or Bumble, our events offer a refreshingly personal touch. You’ll feel the energy of real-life interactions, free from the uncertainties of online profiles.

Speed Dating Social

Founded by Darcy Todd in 2020, Speed Dating Social has successfully hosted over 787 events, introducing more than 37,423 singles. Our commitment to equal ratios ensures a balanced and fair experience for all. Tickets are affordably priced at $29.90 for early birds and $34.90 for last-minute decision-makers. We have a no-refund policy within 30 days of an event to maintain our carefully curated ratios and event quality. For any queries, reach out to our dedicated team at matches@speeddatingsocial.com.

Who You'll Meet

Expect a diverse mix of singles at our Ashgrove events. You might chat with young professionals fresh out of university, single parents juggling work and family life, or mature daters over 50 looking for companionship. Many attendees are first-timers, nervously excited about the prospect of meeting someone special. Others are speed dating veterans, confidently navigating the mini-dates with ease. You’ll encounter folks from neighboring suburbs like The Gap and Bardon, adding to the eclectic mix. The atmosphere is generally warm and friendly, with everyone in the same boat, looking to connect. Pro tip: Keep an open mind – sometimes the person you least expect turns out to be your perfect match!

For single parents, we understand the challenges of dating with kids. Consider leaving your little ones at Ashgrove Kids, a reputable local childcare center, while you attend the event. Afterwards, why not suggest a follow-up date at the family-friendly Ashgrove Park Playground? It’s a great spot for kids to play while you continue getting to know your potential match.

Post Event Ashgrove Date Night Ideas

Sunset Picnic at Mt Coot-tha Lookout: Take your speed date to new heights with a romantic picnic at Brisbane’s iconic Mt Coot-tha Lookout. Just a short drive from Ashgrove, this spot offers breathtaking views of the city skyline. Pack some gourmet treats from local Ashgrove delis and time your visit for sunset. The shared experience of watching the city light up as night falls provides plenty of opportunities for deep conversation. Tip: Bring a cozy blanket to sit on and some battery-operated candles for extra ambiance.

Cooking Class at Season’s of Ashgrove: For a hands-on date that’s sure to impress, book a cooking class at Season’s of Ashgrove. This local culinary school offers couples’ classes where you can learn to prepare a delicious meal together. It’s a fun way to break the ice, show off your skills (or laugh at your lack thereof), and enjoy the fruits of your labor at the end. The shared accomplishment of creating a meal can really bring two people closer. Tip: Choose a cuisine you’re both curious about but haven’t tried cooking before – it levels the playing field and adds to the excitement!

Attendee Reviews

Jeffery
Jeffery
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I tried a speed dating night in Sydney, it was pretty good, I think 2 ladies didn't show up but I still got about 14 dates
Sarah
Sarah
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was a fun night out with my girlfriends, some conversations were a tad dull but 2 cute guys made it worth it and even got their numbers
Steph H
Steph H
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I didn't know speed dating was a thing but I'm new to the area and was good meeting some new people
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How It Works

Ever wanted to try or wondered how a speed dating event works? It’s easy, just follow these 6 steps:

Book A Ticket

Simply book a ticket through our website or Eventbrite to secure your spot

Hosts Greet You

Turn up and be greeted by friendly hosts who help scan you into our matching portal

Get Your Own Table

Be assigned your own table where you can comfortably mingle one on one

Enjoy 12 Fun Mini Dates

Be rotated every 5 minutes and enjoy 12 fast 5minute dates

Tick Yes To Anyone On Your Phone

Anonymously tick yes on anyone you like from your phone

Matches Sent The Next Day

Receive your matches and contact details of everyone who selects you the next day

Frequently Asked Questions

Dress to impress, but keep it comfortable! Smart casual is the way to go for Ashgrove’s laid-back yet stylish vibe. For ladies, a cute dress or nice top with jeans works well. Gents, opt for a collared shirt and slacks or dark jeans. Looking for the perfect outfit? Head to Emporium Ashgrove on Waterworks Road. They’ve got a great selection of trendy yet approachable styles that’ll help you make a stellar first impression without looking like you’re trying too hard.

The key is to find common ground quickly. Start with light topics like favorite local spots or recent events in Ashgrove. A great ice-breaker is asking about the beautiful Marist College Ashgrove. Its stunning architecture and grounds make for an interesting talking point and could even lead to a second date idea. Suggest a picnic on the college lawns – it’s a perfect way to continue getting to know each other in a relaxed setting. Remember, the goal is to establish a connection, so listen actively and look for shared interests or experiences.

The LGBTQIA+ community in Ashgrove has a vibrant speed dating scene! Most events are held at The Rainbow Roost, a queer-owned bar on Ashgrove Avenue. This inclusive space, opened in 2018 by local drag queen Sparkle Plenty, features a glittery dance floor and a wall of fame showcasing local LGBTQIA+ icons. These unique features create a welcoming atmosphere for speed dating events, allowing participants to feel comfortable expressing their authentic selves. Whether you’re gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, non-binary, or anywhere on the queer spectrum, you’ll find a warm and accepting environment here.

Fitness-focused speed dating events are gaining popularity in Ashgrove! When chatting, bring up Snap Fitness on Waterworks Road. It’s a 24/7 gym with state-of-the-art equipment and group classes. Mentioning your favorite workout or class could help establish a mutual interest and potentially lead to a shared gym session or active date. Remember, a common commitment to health can be a strong foundation for a relationship!

Ashgrove is a pet-friendly suburb, and many speed dating events cater to animal enthusiasts. The Barking Duck, a dog-friendly bar on Stewart Road, often hosts these events. To gauge your date’s love for animals, casually ask if they have any pets or enjoy spending time with animals. If you hit it off, suggest a second date at Dorrington Park. This local favorite has a fantastic off-leash area where you can bring your furry friends and get to know each other in a relaxed, playful environment.

First impressions count, so put your best foot forward! Visit Ashgrove Hair & Beauty on Ashgrove Avenue for a pre-event pampering session. For ladies, a blowout can add volume and shine to your hair, while gents might opt for a sharp haircut and beard trim. Don’t forget to ask for their “Date Night Special” – it includes a mini facial to give you that extra glow. Remember, confidence is key, so choose a look that makes you feel comfortable and authentic.

Ashgrove has a thriving community with various hobby clubs and activities. During your speed dates, mention the Ashgrove Community Garden on Yoku Road. It’s a great place for nature lovers and those interested in sustainability. If you find a fellow green thumb, suggest a second date tending to the garden together. It’s a unique way to bond over a shared interest while giving back to the community.

Typically, our events host around 40 attendees – that’s 20 men and 20 women for a perfectly balanced ratio. You’ll meet singles not just from Ashgrove, but also from neighboring suburbs like The Gap and Bardon. This diverse mix increases your chances of finding compatible matches while still keeping things local. The blend of different suburb vibes adds an interesting dynamic to the conversations!

Asian speed dating events in Ashgrove are vibrant and inclusive! Many are held at The Bamboo Blossom, a chic Asian fusion restaurant on Ashgrove Avenue. Their signature lychee martini is a must-try and a great conversation starter. The atmosphere is much more personal and immediate compared to apps like EastMeetEast. You get to experience real chemistry and cultural connections face-to-face, which is refreshing in our digital age.

Christian singles nights in Ashgrove offer a faith-based approach to meeting potential partners. Events are often hosted at The Blessed Bean, a cozy café near St Finbarr’s Church on Waterworks Road. Compared to apps like Christian Mingle, these events allow for deeper discussions about faith and values in person. Conversations often revolve around church involvement, favorite Bible verses, or volunteer work. If you hit it off, you could invite your date to a Sunday service at St Finbarr’s for a meaningful second date.

Over 40s speed dating in Ashgrove is thriving! Events are frequently held at The Vintage Vine, a sophisticated wine bar on Stewart Road. Singles in this age group often seek partners with similar life experiences and future goals. They appreciate honest conversations and genuine connections. Outside of events, check out the “Ashgrove 40+ Social Club” on Meetup.com for more opportunities to mingle with like-minded individuals in a relaxed setting.

Over 50s events in Ashgrove are warm and welcoming, often taking place at The Golden Years, a charming pub on Waterworks Road. The atmosphere is relaxed, allowing for easy conversation and genuine connections. Mature singles are typically looking for companionship, shared interests, and someone to enjoy life’s adventures with. While apps like OurTime can be useful, nothing beats the chemistry of meeting in person. At these events, you can truly get a sense of someone’s personality and energy.

For a memorable evening, consider the Twilight Markets at Dorrington Park. Held monthly, these markets offer a perfect blend of local food stalls, live music, and artisan crafts. Stroll hand-in-hand, sample delicious treats, and get to know each other in a lively yet relaxed setting. To make the most of it, arrive early to catch the sunset, bring a picnic blanket to sit on, and be open to trying new foods together – it’s a great way to create shared experiences and inside jokes!

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