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The best Valentine's Day events in Austin

Still looking for Valentine's Day events? Here are our favorites this year, whether you're with a date or rolling solo.
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By Ciara O’Rourke and Time Out editors |

We're not sure how this happened, but Valentine's Day is here already—and with it, plenty of Valentine's Day events taking place across Austin. Along with special Valentine's Day dinners at romantic restaurants and dreamy cocktails at Austin's best happy hours, there are themed concerts, burlesque acts and plenty of wine pairings to indulge in with your bae. Not that you need one—these V-Day events are perfect for meeting your future dreamboat, too.

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Valentine's Day events

Whiskey Shivers at Antone's
Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Wally Gobetz
Things to do

Love Galore

Partners yoga, dancing, mini pop-up burlesque acts—and all before the business day starts. There will be some cold brew to get you going and breakfast provided by LemonKind, Manitoba Harvest and more. Yoga lasts until 7am, when the dancing starts. BYO yoga mat.

Home Slice North Loop
Photograph: Julia Keim
Things to do

Story Department: Love is in the Air

The theme for February's Moth-inspired storytelling event is very Valentine's Day-appropriate so get in the mood for love listening to your fellow Austinites revisit romantic memories. Ticket sales benefit the Austin Bat Cave's writing programs.

Old-fashionied at Whisler's
Photograph: Courtesy Whisler's/Brian Flannery
Bars, Cocktail bars

Whisler's Valentines Day

Is it love? Ask La Mystica Tarot card reader what the future holds at Whisler's sultry V-Day celebration that includes a special burlesque performance Mezcaleria Tobala, Ginny Maries Melange with a mood-setting musical set and dance jams care of Drew Davis Band—not to mention the romance-themed cocktail menu. Yeah, we think it's love. 

Austin beer
Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Justin Miller
Bars, Beer bars

Valentine's Day Chocolate Pairing

Red wine and chocolates are perhaps traditional but we'll venture that local craft beer and chocolates might be more fun. Crave Artisan Chocolate is teaming up with Craft Pride for custom flights with specialty sweets available only on Valentine's Day, plus sips from breweries including Austin Beerworks and Blue Owl. First come, first served.

Infinite Monkey Theorem
Photograph: Courtney Pierce, courtesy Infinite Monkey Theorem
Bars, Wineries

Valentine's Day at Infinite Monkey Theorem

This urban winery is feeling the love with an all-day happy hour for Valentine's Day. Specials include $5 tap wines and red cans and discounted champs and cheese plates. 

Hotel San Jose
Photograph: Courtesy Hotel San Jose/Nick Simonite
Things to do

Tide to Table

No comment on oysters' supposed aphrodisiac qualities but we do think slurping a dozen down sounds like a sweet way to spend Valentine's Day. Meet chef Maite Aizpurua in the hotel's courtyard lounge to learn how to shuck. Tickets include beer and wine pairings, cheese and charcuterie.

ColdTowne Theater
Photograph: Courtesy ColdTowne Theater
Comedy, Comedy clubs

Valentine's Day with Missed Connections ATX

Lovesick Austinites look for a second chance at romance in this show inspired by Missed Connections. And who knows—maybe there will be a post on Craigslist the next day about you at ColdTowne Theater laughing really, really hard.

Gibson Street Bar
Photograph: Courtesy Gibson Street Bar

Be our Valen-WINE

Whether Valentine's Day makes you swoon or shrug, we can all get behind half-off bottles of wine at Gibson Street Bar. And if you're hungry, there's a special Valentine's menu—$35 each—featuring beef tenderloin, lobster risotto and a flourless chocolate torte. Just make that reservation before Tuesday. 

Real Ale Brewing
Photograph: Courtesy Real Ale Brewing
Bars, Breweries

Real Ale Valentine's Day Pairings with Gillen's Candies

Skip the champagne and get a few pours of Real Ale beer served alongside chocolate treats this Valentine's Day Weekend. The pairing includes three beers, a pour of the Blanco brewery's Hill Country Whiskey and candies courtesy of local chocolatier Steve Gillen. 

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