Whether you’re looking to stay in, go out on the town, wine and dine someone special, or treat yourself to something sweet, we pulled together a list of Valentine’s Day specials and events going on in Austin that has a little something for everyone.
EVENTS + ACTIVITIES
Enjoy your tasting at their candle-lit tables and heated taproom and patio.
Spend your Valentine’s weekend dancing the night away at this special Valentine’s Stoplight Silent Disco at The Brass Tap on the 11th and The Belmont on the 12th. This event is open to everyone, single or taken. Upon check-in you will receive either a “green” glow-in-the-dark bracelet signaling you are single and available, a “yellow” bracelet denoting “it’s complicated,” or a “pink” bracelet meaning you’re “off the market.” Both Silent Discos start at 10 p.m. and cost $20 each.
Meanwhile Brewing is celebrating all day with events including a pop-up flower market, speed dating, live music, Amélie on the lawn, local vendors, special cocktails, and more. This is a great event to go to with a friend and where the day takes you!
Looking for an easy ice breaker? Big Laugh Comedy has a show at Vulcan Gas Company. These shows are always a good time, grab a table before they sell out.
Heartbreak Hacienda at Kinda Tropica will feature Walker Lukens Quartet playing the songs of the Nat King Cole Trio. On Mondays Kinda Tropical also does happy hour from 3–6 p.m. with $7 food and drinks, $1 off beer.
There’s never a dull moment at Antone’s! If you are looking for a good time and good music, look no further.
Church on Monday with Elias Haslanger featuring Dr. James Polk is an evening of unforgettable jazz in the gallery. If the date is going well, head downstairs for Dale Watson at 10 p.m.
Experience a new, medium-driven exhibition at West Chelsea Contemporary! Austin On Paper features over two dozen modern and contemporary artists and aims to illuminate the intricate nature of paper-based artwork.
Make it a Motown Monday with Matchmaker Band at Far Out Lounge. From the Jackson 5 to Stevie Wonder, Beyonce, and Bruno Mars, Matchmaker Band performs the best of Motown, funk, and soul. With 10 talented musicians and whole lotta energy, they are one of Austin’s best party bands.
Self-care is in the air and milk + honey has put together some fabulous Valentine’s Day Retreats for you to spoil someone special (or yourself)! They have three separate retreats made up of different services like ultimate massages, lux manicures, signature facials, and more. They also have a Valentine’s Couples Massage that’s the perfect way to have the most relaxing and romantic Valentine’s Day.
At Dreamland, visitors can wander the 64-acre outdoor venue in Dripping Springs and find new illuminated igloos that are the perfect spot for Valentine’s Day date night or an evening out with friends. Igloos can be reserved for $30 an hour, with 4-6 people fitting in each igloo. Guests can sip on wine along with any beverage from the taproom. There are new cocktails for Valentine’s Day, including “Strawberries and Kisses” and “The Single Lady,” along with hot cocktails, all available for delivery service from the bar. In addition to drink service inside each igloo, Dreamland will be serving up charcuterie boards, only available for purchase when reserving an igloo. For more info, click here.
APA! teamed up with Swift Fit Events to put on their annual Palentine’s Day 5k. They’re inviting you to take part in a virtual run or walk in your neighborhood or city and support pets still looking for their best pal with the APA! The 5k takes place on the 12th at any location of your choice. Registration is $35 and comes with a Palentine’s T-shirt, suggested routes, and entries into their Palentine’s giveaways.
Make your boo love you, even more, this Valentine’s Day with a relaxing spa treatment at Viva Day Spa + Med Spa. Right now they’re offering limited-time Valentine’s Day Packages like their Love Rocks Massage, Sweet Cheeks Organic Face Facial Package, and the Pure Love Mani-Pedi Package. They also have two Valentine’s Couple treatments including their Couple’s Massage and Delicious Duet Couples Spa Package. Learn more about their Valentine’s Day treatments here.
Osome has assembled incredible, handcrafted nigiri boxes that make for an intimate night in. Their limited-time Valentine’s Baller Box includes 24 pieces of globally sourced nigiri style Japanese Bluefin Tuna Flight including Akami, Chu Toro and O’Toro, Big Glory Bay New Zealand King Salmon, Tasmanian Ocean Trout, Amberjack from Kona Hawaii, and Japanese Sea Bream. There will also be an assortment of delicacies from Kaluga Hybrid Caviar, Alaskan King Crab, and A5 Miyazaki Wagyu. The Valentine’s Baller Box is $320 and is paired with a dessert for two, accompanied by imported Sake or Cava wine provided by Civil Goat Coffee. Pickup and delivery are available on February 13th, 14th, and 15th. Order the Baller Box here for delivery and here for pick up.
Walton’s Fancy and Staple is making sure everyone feels the love this year with their festive sweet treats, fresh floral arrangements, and fruity mimosa carafes for Valentine’s Day weekend. Enjoy a variety of pastries including chocolate strawberries, pink and white macarons, Cupid-approved cupcakes, and more, as well as their limited-time mimosa carafes paired with fresh fruit purees available the weekend before Valentine’s Day. While you’re there, pick up a pre-made floral arrangement or call 512-542-3380 to customize your own. Their pastry case is full of handmade Valentine-inspired goodies for grab-and-go purchases and their pastry chef can also customize a darling display for your V-Day celebration.
Southside Flying Pizza is making Valentine’s Day extra cheesy this year with their heart-shaped pizzas available from February 11th–14th. They are pairing their heart pizzas with two heart-shaped brownies for $20. Southside’s Valentine’s Day special is available for dine-in, takeout, or delivery. Order online at your closest Southside location here.
Old Thousand just took Netflix and chill to the next level with their special Valentine’s Weekend Takeout specials for you to enjoy from home. For $88 their Valentine’s Packs come with Hainanese Quail with Ginger Scallion Sauce and Herbs, Pork and Kimchi Dumplings, Chicken Fat Rice, Dry Fried Asparagus, and Chocolate Mooncake. The V-Day Takeout Packs are available for pickup at both Old Thousand locations on February 11, 12, and 13. Additionally, they will offer a bottle of bubbles for an extra charge. There is a limited number of Valentine’s Packs at each location. To preorder, call 737-222-6637.
Suerte will host a pre-fixe 5-course meal to celebrate Valentine’s Day con tus amores! The menu will be curated by Chef Fermín Nunez and his team and will feature botanas (small bites), three savory courses, and dessert. All reservations will include a complimentary sparkling rosé toast, and beverage pairings can be purchased in advance or added upon arrival. Pre-paid tickets are on sale through Resy, and each ticket will be $120/person plus tax and gratuity, and $50 for optional beverage pairing.
Emmer & Rye is celebrating Valentine’s Day on the 12th, 13th, and 14th with a 9-course dinner and optional wine pairing. Menu highlights include Confit Short Rib, 45 Day Dry Aged Wagyu Ribeye, and Halloumi Ice Cream. See the full menu here. The Valentine’s Day menu is available as an a la carte menu on the 12th and 13th and prix fixe on the 14th for $150 per person with a $75 optional wine pairing.
Honey Moon Spirit Lounge is turning up the romance this Valentine’s weekend with their special Valentine’s menu. Along with their normal menu, Honey Moon is offering Caviar Service ($90) with Crème Fraîche, Chives, Boiled Eggs, Shallots, Capers, and Blinis; Grilled King Prawns ($25) with Chili Butter, Bacon, Corn, Crispy Potatoes, and Scallions; Smoked Lamb Spare Ribs ($46) with Goat Cheese Polenta, Sauce Bordelaise, Brassicas, and Cabernet Tomato; and Chocolate Bourbon Mocha, Strawberries and Cream, and Pistachio Cardamom Macarons. Reservations are available here.
Andiamo is offering a special Valentine’s Day menu available a la carte or as a prix fixe meal for $75. Their regular Winter Menu will be available as well. Their seasonal dishes include entree choices like Whole Roasted Branzino and Pan-Seared Veal Chops. Make reservations online here.
For one night only on the 14th, Kinfolk will offer a Valentine’s Day package that includes a welcome glass of Palmer & Co champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, two cocktails, a charcuterie and cheese board, and ending with La Pâtisserie macarons.
Treat your Valentine to a special three-course prix fixe meal at Summer House on Music Lane featuring Little Gems salad with buttermilk dressing or a Prawns Scampi Toast to start, followed by the main entree choice of a beef tenderloin Oak Grilled Fillet, Roasted Chicken with cream of mushroom sauce, or the Smoked Hen of the Woods Mushroom for a vegetarian option, while the not-to-be-missed dessert includes a Chocolate Torte with raspberry and candied almond or Strawberry Cake with pink peppercorn meringue and mascarpone ice cream. Summer House’s Valentine’s Dinner costs $58 per person. Learn more here.
Grab your gals and join atxGALS for their 6th Annual Galentine’s Art + Music Evening Party in partnership with In Bold Company! Shop new collections by local women artists plus over 100 originals from the rest of their collective while enjoying complimentary drinks and listening to live music by your favorite local gals. The Cathedral is having a nighttime celebration on the 11th and then a daytime pop-up on the 12th. There will be live music and an open bar on both days.
Celebrate the girls in your life at Austin Eastciders’ Collaboratory on Saturday, February 12th from noon – 5PM! From custom Valentine’s Day donuts from Lola’s Donuts, oysters from Austin Oyster Company, and boozy floats made with limited-edition Apple-Pie Cider and Nadamoo! Ice Cream, you won’t want to miss out on the incredible specials.
There will be a Rihanna-themed drag queen brunch at Trace at the W Austin with noon and 2 p.m. showtimes. Then, brunch hours will be extended from 3–10 p.m. so that you can celebrate with your friends all day. Brunch specials will include $5 glasses of Rose Gold Rosè, $5 House Bloody Mary’s, and an all-you-can-eat waffle bar featuring house-made whipped cream, berries, chocolate sauce, sprinkles, and cherries for $15 per person.
The Well is having a Galentine’s Brunch on Sunday, the 13th, with specialty bottles of rosè, mimosa flights, and specialty cocktails for Valentine’s Day weekend.
Know of other Valentine’s Day specials and events going on? Email them to Emily@365ThingsAustin.com.