Great Date Ideas For Valentine’s Day in Austin

Love is in the air and it is time to make plans for you and your special someone for Valentine’s Day this year! In Austin, Valentine’s Day is more than just a Hallmark holiday but a fun and unique experience that Austinites enjoy with their significant other. But we know there are still some out there looking to celebrate in other ways – talking to you, Beyonce’s Single Ladies (and gents)! Make it a night to remember and keep it local with Austin festivities!

Valentine’s Day Restaurants

    • Chez Zee
      Check out their Valentine’s Day Menu
      An American bistro also located in central Austin, Chez Zee offers a great variety of dishes in a sophisticated environment at reasonable prices. Impress that special someone, but make your reservations soon.

    • Sullivan’s Steakhouse
      Check out their Valentine’s Day Menu
      Now there are multiple Sullivan’s locations, but Austin’s downtown location snuck into this top five because of its classy, romantic atmosphere and exceptional live music provided by local Austin talent. After dinner, enjoy drinks at Sullivan’s upscale piano bar.

    • Russian House
      Check out their Valentine’s Day Menu
      Set the tone with a romantic dinner for two at the Russian House this Valentine’s Day with a 4 course pre-fixed menu $150 per couple. Bottomless champagne and dessert bar included!

    • TRIO
      Check out their Valentine’s Day Menu
      Show that special someone how much you care with a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner menu at the TRIO.

    • Mulberry
      Check out their Valentine’s Day Menu
      This Valentine’s Day, Chef Ruston Richardson will perfectly prepare a four course dinner starting with a bubbly toast! Seating is limited, so reservations are highly recommended.

Concerts & Shows

    • Bob Schneider and The Moonlight Orchestra
      Doors Open at 6:30 PM
      Show Starts at 8:00 PM
      Bring your special someone to see Bob Schneider and The Moonlight Orchestra for a romantic holiday evening this Valentine’s day at ACL Live at The Moody Theater.

    • Bey My Valentine
      Doors Open at 7:00 PM
      Show Starts at 8:00 PM
      Midnight Menagerie celebrates Valentine’s Day with Beyoncé, including a celebration of fierceness, body, hair whipping and dancing!

    • Valentine’s Day Special
      Hear one of Austin’s best R&B groups, The Nightowls, cover Al Green. They will have roses, chocolate strawberries, and plenty of candy out for you to enjoy.

    • Valentine’s Day Party
      Come celebrate Valentine’s Day at Barracuda with tributes to David Bowie, Olivia Newton John, The Pretenders and more.

    • FETISH: A Valentine’s Ménage à Trois!
      Features Texas’ finest aerial artists, performing for you on stage, Poles, Lyras, Silks, Straps, Chains and Aerial Ropes, in highly choreographed and costumed scenes of aerial passion!

  • Mortified ATX: Valentine’s Edition
    Mortified Live is a storytelling show where adults share their most embarrassing childhood letters, lyrics, journals, home movies and artwork in front of total strangers.


    • Date with Bollywood
      Doors Open at 6:30 PM
      Bollywood brings to you the larger than life romance through beautiful songs, expressive dances, vibrant colors and so much more.

  • Broken Spoke
    Hours 9:00 AM – 12 AM
    Cuz ain’t nothin more romantic than two-steppin the night away together.


    • The Princess Bride Quote-Along
      Quote-along to The Princess Bride which includes inflatable swords for everyone to fight with and a Rescue Princess Buttercup game before the show.


    • Valentine’s Flea Ball
      Stop by Opal Divine’s Penn Field to shop local handmade items and vintage wares with free live music.

    • Cupid’s Chase 5K and Fun Run
      The 5k race is a flat-and-fast course showcasing the downtown Georgetown area, as well as Southwestern University and local parks.

    • Paramount Break-a-Leg 5K
      Starts at 11th and Congress Avenue and ends at the entrance of the historic 100 year old Paramount Theatre on Congress Avenue.

    • Special Valentine’s Tour
      Eco Tours are offered on Lady Bird Lake in Barton Springs and you are able to see fish and other cool creatures, including the endangered Barton Springs Salamander that only lives in Barton Springs.

  • Valenpugs Gala 2016
    This gala is a human only event to raise funds for our rescue pugs. Cost of ticket includes a buffet, silent auction, dessert and romantic live music.

Anti-Valentine Events

    • Jimmy Eat Wednesday VII
      Barbarella is hosting an Anti-Valentine’s Day party that features live music, so come hug all your friends and let it out!

    • Galentine’s Day
      A special cask tapping, a popup trunk show featuring local vendors, light bites and a raffle benefiting SafePlace, which provides safety for individuals and families affected by sexual and domestic violence.

  • Valentine’s Day: Video Dance Party
    The Highball will be playing the best of Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Britney Spears and more making this the perfect dancing party for you and your Gal’s!

Map of Valentine’s Day 2016 Events

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