Looking for last minute Valentine’s Day plans? We’ve put together a list of all the best places to eat and drink, fun things to do, and limited-time specials going on around Austin!

Where To Eat and Drink

Dip Dip Dip Tatsu-Ya

For guests looking for a full dinner for two, DipDipDip Tatsu-Ya has carefully curated a Valentine’s Day Omakase that’s only available on 2/14. Priced at $300 for two, it features: Oyster on the half shell, crystal blue prawns, NY strip tartare, DipDipDip Tatsu-Ya’s shabu shabu ozen, locally sourced vegetables, hi fi mycology mushrooms, day boat scallops, Binchotan pork jowl, and prime rib, A sake pairing is available for an additional $80 per person, along with two limited edition Valentine’s Day cocktails. For a look at the full special, download the full DipDipDip Tatsu-Ya Valentine’s Day menu here. Photo Credit – Shion Aikawa.

Wax Myrtle’s 

Wax Myrtle’s, the Tex-Med rooftop restaurant and bar located on the fourth floor of the Thompson Hotel, is offering a Prix Fixe Valentine’s Day dinner from February 10th – February 14th. The dinner will cost $85 per person plus tax and gratuity and will consist of four courses. Menu highlights include cacio e pepe, duck breast, red velvet cake, and more. Additionally, on Valentine’s Day, Wax Myrtle’s will be hosting a “Dancing on My Own” party with music, and drink & shot specials. The event will be held from 8-11 p.m. More info and reservations are available here

Aviary Wine & Kitchen

Aviary is raising a glass to love and all of the trials and tribulations that come along with it. Dine with them on February 14th for Small Plates & Heart Breaks, a four-course dinner with wine pairings. Small Plates & Heart Breaks costs $120 per person, and there will also be an a la carte menu available. Reservations can be made here.


Savor a six-course tasting menu by Garrison’s renowned Executive Chef Jakub Czyszczon and experience unparalleled hospitality at one of Austin’s top rated restaurants, also named as one of its best date spots. Expect dishes including oysters to start and Grilled Akaushi Striploin, Olive Oil Poached Halibut as entrees. Reservations available on OpenTable.

Cape Bottle Room

On February 14th, Cape Bottle Room will be offering a Valentine’s Day Tasting for Two complete with two wine flights with three wines, a cheese board, and chocolates from Intero. The tasting costs $75 per couple, and reservations can be made here.

Tiki Tatsu-Ya

Austinites looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day at an oasis close to home can enjoy specialty cocktails made for two at the tropical bar Tiki Tatsu-Ya from February 10th-14th, along with the standard food and drink offerings. View the specialty cocktail menu here. Highlights include Heart Shaped Box: Two shots made to share featuring cherry-infused Jamaican overproof rum, Averna, Montenegro, cold brew coffee, salted cherry air, and chocolate covered maraschino cherries; and A Matcha Made in Heaven: A shareable drink made with matcha ice cream from DipDipDip Tatsu-Ya, Probitas Rum, El Dorado Rum Cream, creme de cacao, mint infused Jamaican overproof rum, and a matcha ice cream sando.

Summer House on Music Lane

Treat your Valentine to a special three-course prix fixe from Summer House on Music Lane featuring Scallop Crudo or Onion Tart to start, followed by Smoked Duck Breast or Blue Crab Cavatelli, while the not-to-be-missed desserts include Red Velvet Cake or White Chocolate Panna Cotta. It’s costs $75 per person with an optional $25 wine pairing. Reserve a table here.

L’Oca d’Oro

L’Oca d’Oro’s sixth annual Love v. Hate Valentine’s Dinner is back with a music inspired menu that celebrates indie vs. corporate pop/rock of the 70s. The whimsical, Italian-ish menu will be based on the lyrics and vibes of Abba and Big Star with each couple getting a multi-course meal of shareable dishes. Expect a lively evening with hits from the two groups playing throughout the restaurant and music videos projected in the dining room. 70s attire welcomed. It is $100 per person with a $60 optional beverage pairing. Make reservations here.

Carpenters Hall

Join Carpenters Hall for special a Valentine’s Day dinner, featuring a handful of specials in addition to the full dinner menu, while wine pairings are also available to take date night up a notch. Menu highlights include yellowtail crudo, New York strip for two, roasted young chicken, and more. Reservations available here.

Café No Sé

Café No Sé, located on the bottom floor of the South Congress Hotel, will be offering a variety of dinner specials available Tuesday, February 14 from 3 to 8 p.m. Dinner specials available to all in-house guests (takeaway not included) and reservations can be made on OpenTable. Highlights include Foie Gras Torchon, Bottarga Cacio e Pepe, Chocolate hazelnut cake, and more.

Emmer & Rye

Celebrate Valentine‘s Day and escape the hustle and bustle of Rainey Street by cozying up at Emmer & Rye! For this special evening, their chefs have prepared a 6 course Valentine‘s Day menu for you to indulge in. Once you’ve been whisked away to your table, let their sommeliers take the reins with a curated wine pairing, or peruse our specialty a la carte cocktail offerings. After a meal to remember, continue your experience at home with a takeaway gift from their talented pastry team. It is $150 per person with an optional $95 wine pairing. Reservations are available here.


Wine, Dine & Be Mine for Valentine‘s dinner at TRACE. You and your special someone can enjoy a complimentary rosé, three course menu, and chocolate covered strawberries for $95 per person. Relish in the moment while listening to live acoustic music and sipping on our specialized wine list. Reserve your spot today here.


Make a toast to love with TLC’s Surf & Turf and Champagne specials on Valentine’s Day. Their Surf & Turf special consists of a 12oz. Beef Tenderloin and Butter Poached Lobster Tail with grilled broccolini and roasted fingerling potatoes, served with a Cabernet Demi glacé. Follow that up with something sweet like their Cupid’s Strawberry Galette a la mode. End the evening with TLC’s Bubbles and Berries special! All bottles of bubbles come with an assortment of complimentary dipped strawberries. No reservations necessary, walk-in only.

Things To Do

Beer My Valentine at Indy Brewing 

Independence Brewing has a very Texan evening planned for the big day with an all-night happy hour, live music by AV and the Viscounts, two-step lessons from Native Texan Two Step, Garrison Brothers Bourbon tasting, and a special release of Garrison Brothers Bourbon Barrel-Aged Convict Hill. Get tickets.

Punk Rock & Cocktails at Mohawk

Time to slam dance to some punk classics and have some fun this Valentine’s Day at Mohawk during Punk Rock & Cocktails! Join them for an evening with DJ Jim Bradford spinning punk vinyl! They’ll be playing Punk videos on the big screen: Minor Threat “Live at the 9:30 Club” (1983), MTV’s Punks and Posers Special (1985), the punk episode of Quincy (1982), Yugoslavian punk documentary (1984), the earliest live video of the Dead Kennedys (1978) and more!

Silent Movie Night at Carpenter Coffee Bar

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Carpenter Coffee Bar with a silent screening of Scott Pilgrim vs The World with specialty cocktails in hand, including the 7 Evil Exes (a classic clover club), and the Black Sheep (a twist on a classic Manhattan featuring activated charcoal). Taking place on February 14th from 4-10 p.m.

The Perfect “Love Shot” at Domain NORTHSIDE

Looking for something to do this Valentine‘s Day weekend? Domain Northside has three heart-filled installations around the center, guaranteed to give you the perfect Instagram pic. There will be a 30-foot LED heart tunnel, roses and cages installations hanging in the trees, and a love chalk wall you can write on and pose in front of.

Specials and Treats

Floral Arrangements and Festive Treats from Walton’s

Surprise your Valentine with a custom floral arrangement from Walton’s Fancy & Staple. Walton’s custom arrangements start at $40. Get a dozen rose arrangement with greenery and other filler for $94.99 or a half-dozen rose arrangement for $52.99. Looking for something sweet? Walton’s has a wide array of Valentine’s themed pastries, from handmade macarons to chocolate strawberries to their famous Golden Eggs. You can order a custom arrangement or a whole spread of sweets by calling 512-542-3380 or stop by and see what they have in their pastry case!

Sushi Boxes from Osome

Celebrate Valentine‘s Day at home with Osome’s top-of-the-line Sushi Boxes complete with an assortment of fresh nigiri, A5 wagyu, sweet treats, Prosecco, and more. Osome’s Valentine’s Day Sushi Boxes cost $320 per box and come with 18 pieces of assorted nigiri sushi, two maki sushi rolls, poke, a block of A5 Wagyu, two Japanese Curry Pan (bread pastry), dessert, and a bottle of Freixenet Prosecco provided by Praxis Coffee Roasters. Osome’s Sushi Boxes are available for pickup on February 12th, 13th, and 14th at Praxis Coffee Roasters’ East Austin location at 114 Linden St. You can pick up at any time between 4-6 p.m. each day. Delivery is also available for an added fee of $40. For delivery option, contact sam@madeinatx.us. You can order online here.

Broken Hearted Latte from Jo’s Coffee

Try the Brokenhearted Latte at Jo’s this Valentine’s Day — a traditional Honey Vanilla Latte topped with whipped cream and broken conversation hearts candy. It will be available the 10th-14th at all Jo’s locations.

Chocolates, Caviar, and Cocktails from Garbo’s

Pre-order a special Valentine’s Day box (for $100 each) containing Chocolates, Caviar & Cocktails from Garbo’s.  Each Chocolates, Caviar & Cocktails box includes: 2 Chocolate Lobster Pops, Garbo’s Signature Caviar & Chips, and 2 Dama Rosas cocktails (tequila blanco, fresh lime, house made strawberry simple, hibiscus). Pre-orders start Feb 1st and can be placed online via Garbo’s website. These will be available for ordering until 4 p.m. on February 14th, or until they sell out.

Swedish Hill

Swedish Hill is making Valentine’s Day easy with their sweet array of festive treats. Starting on February 12th, Swedish Hill will be selling Red Velvet Cake ($25), Valentine’s Themed Macaron Boxes ($35), Heart Shaped Cake ($50), and Valentine’s Day Boxes (Dinner for Two box, Coffee box, and other Valentine’s themed items). Available in-store only beginning February 12th.

Bakery Lorraine 

Bakery Lorraine is excited to announce that they will be offering exclusive treats in honor of Valentine’s Day when visiting in-store at their Domain NORTHSIDE location from Saturday, February 11 to Tuesday, February 14. Along with their themed desserts, Bakery Lorraine has partnered with Emma Lily Flowers for guests to pre-order flower bundles paired with macarons. Place your order on the Bakery Lorraine website HERE.

At Home Oyster Kit from LoLo 

LoLo teamed up with Austin Oyster Co , Made In , Spindrift Oysters to bring y’all this sick little Valentine’s Day Shuck kit. This will give you everything you need to create a vibe with your Valentine.
What’s included in a shuck kit:
-12-24 Spindrift Oysters (Westport, MA)
-A bottle of @pineau_julien 2021 Roche Blanche
-A @madein oyster shucker + pair of shucking gloves
-Condiments + sides for oysters
-Shucking instructions + video

It’s $110 or $130 depending how many oysters you wanna shuck. Buy via this link, pick up on Monday 13th or Tuesday 14th from 5-8 p.m.

Born and raised in Austin, Emily thrives off sunlight and a good happy hour. In her free time she enjoys finding hidden spots along the greenbelt and frequent trips to Austin Pets Alive! She graduated with a degree in PR and has spent the past four years as a social media manager and writer.