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6 Unique Date Night Ideas to Try This Valentine’s Day (or Any Day)

Are you looking for a unique date night for Valentine’s this year than the usual fixed-price menu? Not into the lovey-dovey vibe of a candlelight restaurant? Or maybe you just never got around to making that reservation in time and now you have a babysitter booked but no place to go?

Don’t worry! We’ve got your back! We’ve rounded up some ideas with a different vibe that are sure to leave you with a night you’ll both remember. Couldn’t get the babysitter lined up? No worries! All of these places are great to check out any time of year. Don’t forget to check this list for more date night ideas.

Donuts+Beer my Valentine at Lakes and Legends Brewery | February 11, 7 PM

Donuts and beer are the romantic pairings you never knew you needed! Treat your special someone to a date night of locally crafted donuts paired with the specially selected beer from Lakes & Legends Brewing! The purchase of a ticket includes: $40 ticket price includes: 2 flights of pre-selected beers to pair with 6 chocolate donut holes, 1 Turtle Cheesecake Inspired Donut, 1 Strawberry French Toast Inspired Donut, and 1 Red Velvet Cake Inspired Donut.


photo: Up Down Arcade Facebook

Game on at Up Down Arcade | February 12-14

If classic 80s and 90s video games are your idea of romance, then head over to Up Down Arcade Bar in Minneapolis. On February 12th -14th enjoy 6 domestic tallboys, 80 tokens, an Up-Down fanny pack, and a heart-shaped pizza for just $35. No reservations are needed.

Dive Bar Love at Bull’s Horn | February 14

Ditch the sappy love vibes and head into your favorite local dive bar on Tuesday, February 14. Bulls Horn is the perfect combination of low-brow space meets excellent food. Their Prix Fixe Three Course menu is $17 per person and includes a choice of wings or curds, burger with chips, and their fabulous chocolate pudding for dessert (my kids LOVE that pudding.) Take the fancy up a notch with a bottle of prosecco for an additional $28. Add some pull tabs to really make it a night to remember.


Match up at Urban Forage | February 14, 7 PM

Test your classic Hollywood romance knowledge with a game of Trivia at Urban Forage Winery and Cider House on Tuesday, February 14. Reserve your spot online. One ticket admits two contestants and includes a complimentary bottle of red wine and a cheese tray. A great date night plus you could win a rather amazing prize if your team comes out on top!


photo: The Parkway Theater Facebook

Movie night at Parkway Theater | February 16, 7 PM

If there is any rom-com that both my husband and I love it would be the classic Meg Ryan Billy Crystal match-up in “When Harry Met Sally.” Parkway Theater, a classic old theater in South Minneapolis, is doing a viewing of this great film on Thursday, February 16 for only $9 a person, $12 at the door. Come early for live music by Leslie Vincent & Ted Godbout and grab a drink before or after at the cozy cocktail lounge Sidecar (and yes, their Sidecar is AMAZING.)


photo: Minneapolis Cider Co.

Swing the Night Away at Minneapolis Cider Co. | February 16, 7 PM

Dance your heart out with swing music by Beasley’s Big Band at Minneapolis Cider Co on Thursday, February 16. Free dance lessons start at 6:15 pm – the band plays from 7 pm – 10 pm. A $10 cover gets you in the door. Even if dancing isn’t your thing, you can still enjoy a night of great music. Or maybe check out pickleball! You can reserve a court online.

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