8 Places to take a Date for Valentine’s Day

8 Places to take a Date for Valentine’s Day

If you’re like us, Valentine’s day has once again crept up too quickly. It doesn’t matter how long January dragged on, you haven’t given Valentine’s day a single thought. No worries, we are here to give you some creative ideas on how to spend the day of love this year, and we’ll even give you all the credit for coming up with a killer date idea. Whether it’s a movie, music, making, dancing, drinking, thinking, eating or exercising, we got you covered!

Gateway Film Center

Romeo & Juiet Showing – Wednesday, February 14th

You can’t beat the classic dinner-and-a-movie date. Spend your Valentine’s day getting comfy in front of the big screen with some popcorn and someone special. On Wednesday. February 14th, The Gateway Film Center will be showing Romeo & Juliet ballet. Don’t forget to stop by the Torpedo Room for a delicious dinner afterward!

Brothers Drake Meadery

Jazz Nights and Mead Flights – Wednesday, Febuary 14th

What says romance more than some live Jazz music and a flight of mead? What? You’ve never tried mead? Trying something new is romantic too! On Wednesdays, Brothers Drake Meadery hosts live Jazz Music that is guaranteed to ignite ALL of the romantic vibes. If it doesn’t, the alcohol is there to help.

Candle Lab

DIY Candles – Couples Package – Wednesday, February 14th

Spend the evening expressing yourself through scent. On Valentine’s Day, along with Friday & Saturday, February 9-10 and 16-17, from 4:00-7:00pm The Candle Lab will host a candle-lit evening with wine and chocolate for you and your special someone to make your own candle.

El Arepazo

Salsa Dancing – Tuesday, February 13th

What better way to impress your boo than to put on your dancing shoes and take a lesson in Salsa Dancing! Every Tuesday, the El Arepazo location in Brewery District offers a lesson in Salsa Dancing at 7 PM. Switch it up, get cultured this Valentine’s day!


Wine Tasting

Fancy a more classic twist on the age-old romantic holiday? Try some fancy wines at the new Tastings Bar in the Short North. With the vast variety of wines to choose from, and the ability to try anywhere from a 2 oz pour to a full glass, this place is sure to impress even the pickiest date! They even have a full menu if the grapes aren’t filling enough.

Grandview Cafe

Trivia Night – Wednesday, February 14th

It’s okay if you and bae don’t always agree on things, but put your knowledge to the test with some friendly competition this Valentine’s day and try your hand at Trivia at the Grandview Cafe. They have two types of trivia each Wednesday to keep those competitive vibes thriving each week.


Tapas Tuesday – Tuesday, February 13th

On Tuesdays every week, Sidebar offers a unique “happy hour” experience where you can try samples of their Mediterranean cuisine throughout the hours of 5-7 while you’re indulging in craft cocktails and other adult beverages at the bar and in the bar area. The menu is filled with amazing food that is inspired from South American dishes and classic Mediterranean.


Couples Yoga + Painting – Friday February 16th

The day after Valentine’s day isn’t too late to show some extra effort to that special someone. TRISM is hosting Couples Yoga and Painting. Valentine’s day doesn’t have to be all about indulging, it can incorporate some moving and creativity and still give you all the feels. Get moving and connect with your S.O. like never before with this fun, acrobatic event.

If these 8 ideas haven’t convinced you of the perfect date night, do not fear. There are plenty of local businesses, with tons going on, ready to be discovered on the Connects Columbus app. Check us out and discover something new today!

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