Month of Love
Swoon over these 12 sweet and saucy Valentine’s Day celebrations in Austin
Falling in love with this city is easy thanks to these swoon-worthy happenings scheduled for the month. Take a risk and follow your heart to an adventure that will make this Valentine’s Day and Galentine’s Day season one to note in your diary.
Date night activities, unique dinner plans, and memorable BFF moments offer something for all locals to enjoy regardless of relationship status. If you already have plans on Valentine's Day — or have too many sweethearts to keep it down to one event — you'll be relieved to see these events don't all take place on February 14.
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Galentine’s Piercing Date at STUDS Austin
Get matching BFF earrings with your favorite galentine or significant other at boutique earscaping studio, Studs Austin. The Domain Northside location is offering a month-long promotion for half off a piercing service when customers bring in a friend. Guests can also shop an exclusive Valentine’s Day collection during their visit. Walk-in appointments and online booking options are available.
Meanwhile Brewing Co. presents Pre-Valentine's Day Market
Secure a unique and locally made gift for the special someone in your life at Meanwhile Brewing Co. Shoppers can browse and buy from a variety of vendors offering goods like vintage clothing, ceramics, and more. 6th House Tarot will be offering card readings for those interested in what their future love life holds. Food trucks will be onsite, and beverages from Meanwhile Brewing Co. will be available in the taproom. Admission to this market is free and open to the public. Guests can keep up with Meanwhile on Instagram for more more event details.
Punch Bowl Social presents Galentine’s Party
Gather up your best girlfriends and enjoy a night of gal-approved fun at both Punch Bowl Social Austin locations. Party highlights include game night activities with throwback favorites like a DIY friendship bracelet bar, live DJ sets, karaoke, craft cocktails, and more. Ladies will also receive a complimentary pair of heart sunglasses upon arrival to get into the girl power groove. Go to Eventbrite for more information.
Hotel San José presents Can Buy Me Love — A Valentine’s Market
Hotel San José is making it easy to secure the perfect Valentine’s gift. This afternoon outdoor market will feature live music by Son Fjord, and a variety of local vendors selling jewelry, fragrances, vintage clothing, and more. The hotel lounge will be offering cheese and chocolate specials to keep guests fueled for the shopping. The market is free to attend.
Garbo’s presents Galetnine’s Botox & Bubbles
Indulge in bubbles and beauty rituals at this boozy Galentine’s brunch event. Guests to this this event at Garbo's on North Lamar can enjoy an exclusive cocktail menu, sparkling wine, and botox sessions at a discounted rate provided by Austin nurse injector Ashley Compton. More information is available at garboslobsteratx.com.
Austin Proper presents Rendezvous at The Quill Room
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with no strings attached at Austin Proper’s cocktail bar the Quill Room. The evening includes a live set performed by DJ Dulce, specialty-crafted cocktails, and French-inspired bites to keep guests dancing throughout the night. Admission is free and open to the public. To reserve a table in the middle of the action, go to OpenTable.
House of Torment presents Love Bites: A Valentine’s Haunted House
Skip the chill night in and get your thrills with your boo by your side at the return of House of Torment’s Love Bites experience. Notable highlights include an interactive haunted maze, photo opportunities, and specialty food and beverage offerings. Guests can also choose from add-on activities like alternate ending options, access to a creepy selfie museum, and entry to the Neon Coffin Secret Bar for those 21 and up. This year’s offerings include two date night packages that feature perks like couple photos and eyeball rose bouquets. Get tickets at houseoftorment.com.
DipDipDip Tatsu-Ya presents Valentine’s Day Omasake Experience
Enjoy the flavors of Japanese shabu-shabu restaurant, Dipdipdip Tatsu-Ya, with your romantic or platonic partner at this elevated omakase experience. Guests can select dishes from the special Valentine’s Day menu all week long, which includes oysters on the half shell, A5 wagyu, bone marrow, and more. Diners can also choose from six premier sakes to pair with their meal for an evening of pure decadence. Book a table on Resy.
L’Oca d’Oro presents an 80s-themed Valentine’s Day: Wham Glam, Thank you Ma’am
Liven up your typical Valentine’s dinner with a mix of glam rock, big hair, and nostalgia all served tableside at L’Oca d’Oro. Couples can choose from a selection of eight shareable dishes and optional beverage pairings. In addition to the typical romantic atmosphere, L’Oca d’Oro will play a swooning playlist featuring pop icons like Wham and Boy George and foundational metal acts like Motley Crue and Poison, while projecting their music videos for the full “dinner and a show” experience. Reserve via OpenTable.
Tillie’s Valentine’s Day Dinner at Camp Lucy
Take a romantic drive out to the Texas Hill Country for a special dinner at Tillie’s, located at the Camp Lucy wine resort. The creative four-course experience will feature dishes like scallop crudo, a choice of roast duck or braised beef shortrib, and a chocolate raspberry pave. Wine pairings and caviar service are also available. Make your reservations on OpenTable.
Ventana Ballet & Austin Camerata present Variations on a Love Theme
Local performing arts companies Ventana Ballet and Austin Camerata celebrate love in its many variations through dance at First Street Studio. This production is meant to be a departure from your typical love story, showcasing six different scenarios including forbidden love and the love of the past. Each story unfolds to a selection of musical works by Debussy, Piazzolla, Radiohead, and more. Guests are encouraged to arrive early for complimentary refreshments and a pre-show live piano performance. Get more details on Eventbrite.
Bob Schneider and the Moonlight Orchestra in concert
The music of Bob Schneider and the Moonlight Orchestra make a return to the stage in celebration of Valentine’s Day. This special concert at ACL Live at The Moody Theater will include songs from Schneider’s discography of 19 career albums, including his 2021 project, In A Roomful Of Blood With A Sleeping Tiger. Select tickets are still available at acllive.com.