Seattle Valentine's Day Date Night ideas

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As we all know, Valentine’s Day is THE day to show you care. Now, while I fully disagree and think that you should show you care EVERY DAY (“just because” flowers are WAY better than VD flowers), it’s still a good excuse to go out and have some fun with your lovie.

And there’s not a city that plays a better backdrop for a night of romance than our very own Seattle. I mean, come on – Sleepless in Seattle?!?  Only one of the best love stories of all time.

Anyway, this year, the special day falls on a Friday – and a long weekend at that! (if you’re lucky enough to get Monday, President’s Day, off) So there’s NO excuse for slacking. But fear not – we’ve compiled a list of some great restaurants and events that are pulling out all the stops this Valentine’s Day. So book quick! You’ve only got a few short weeks to go!


"A lovely 3-course menu designed to create romance. 3 courses - $50 per guest. Or enjoy the Chef’s Cut for two - Market Price. Reservations recommended."

V-Day Dinner at Altura Restaurant
Offering a 4-course set menu on Valentine's Day
($77/person to add paired wines)

Come aboard for a romantic evening for two aboard the Royal Argosy. Guests will enjoy a live band during this three-hour sailing. Dinner is a special 5-course seated-served meal, prepared by James Beard award-winning Executive Chef Christine Keff.  Rate includes: Romantic Elliott Bay Cruise, Champagne greeting, seated 5-course dinner, coffee and tea, and live band.
Note: couples sit at their own table. $115 per person.

Valentine’sDay Dinner Cruise  (Brunch and Dinner options)
Waterways Cruises and Events, Seattle and Kirkland departures
Treat your sweetheart to a romantic 4 course dinner aboard a beautiful Waterways yacht! Relax and enjoy breathtaking views as you cruise on Seattle’s lakes... Live harp music and your Captain’s narration will add to your enjoyment of these very special cruises. 

The Crocodile 
Put on your red shoes and dance the blues this Valentine’s Day! The Crocodile presents the debut of BowieVision, an eight-piece band bringing the best of Bowie to life in sound and vision with the aid of stunning multimedia effects. Special guests the Braxmatics will fill the dance floor with old-school funky goodness and Purr Gato opens the show with sweet Eighties-influenced electronica. Let’s dance!

Barrel Thief
"The Barrel Thief is a great place to bring a date for Valentine's Day. We have over 150 wines by the glass, cocktails, food, desserts, and an elegant, comfortable atmosphere. We have over a dozen Ports and other dessert wines by the glass, sparkling wine by the glass and bottle, and a great selection of artisan chocolates."

Parties that Cook, Woodinville
Perfect for Valentine's Day: Treat your special someone to a romantic evening of wine sipping, hands-on cooking and delicious fun at the beautiful Efeste Winery! At this exciting hands-on cooking party, guests are greeted at the door with a nibble and name tag. Then, guests enjoy a lively introductory cooking lesson featuring tips such as the fastest way to dice an onion without a tear.

You and your partner will heat up the kitchen as you listen to upbeat music, learn cooking techniques and work in teams to prepare 2 recipes from the evening's tantalizing tapas menu. When the cooking is over, guests savor the 'fruits' of their labor hot from the oven! Copies of the recipes and digital photos are emailed to the group after the event. 2 glasses of complimentary wine are included.

Chihuly Garden
Valet parking, champagne toast and passed starters upon arrival, followed by a delectable four course dinner designed by one of Seattle’s top chefs, Ivan Szilak of Collections Café. Included is a complimentary bottle of wine or champagne, with choices including Billy O Dunham Collections White or Red or Capitello Brut.
Live music by local jazz musician Jacqueline Tabor and her Band.
And, after dinner, tour the galleries and garden, leaving with a keepsake commemorating your unforgettable evening.

Teatro Zinzanni

Treat your sweetheart to an experience not soon forgotten with music, merriment, chocolate-covered strawberries, a glass of champagne and a multi-course feast!  Valentine’s Day is twice as nice with special seating and sweet surprises for your sweetheart.

Unexpected Productions
Love is in the air at Unexpected Productions this year... Join us for our special Valentine's Day themed improv show, Comedy of Love, as we explore the passions of the holiday through hilarious comedy improv. Watch our veteran improvisers take on love, lust and everything in between, all based on audience inspiration! It takes place at the Market Theater, in romantic Pike Place Market! All ages are welcome. Comedy of Love has been a hit since 2005.

The JewelBox @ Rendezvous
Featuring a headlining performance by Eric Blu & The Soul Revue, musical performances by Jack Mozie, ELoh, and Karin Parks, comedy by Edi Zanidache, pole dancing by Dimeatra Dee, fashion presentations by Backpack Girl Bikini's and A Little Risqué, burlesque by EmpeRoar Fabu Lous, and more TBA.

Mindi Abair Valentine’s Celebration
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
Sax player Mindi Abair has sold half a million solo albums, but also served as the featured saxophonist for American Idol in 2011 and 2012. Kick back at Dimitrou’s and enjoy a mellow Valentine’s concert.

Columbia City Theater
A little bit of comedy and a little bit of spice makes Valentine’s Day a night you won’t forget. This evening of popular acts from Stripped Screw features Stella D’Letto with an all-new act, Lady Drew Blood, Violet Tendencies and Seraphina Fiero.

The Neptune Theater
Live Sex advice show and podcast recording about sex and death hosted by syndicated columnist Dan Savage with special musical guest: The Wet Spots.

RED – Seattle’s Flirtiest Bash
Showbox at the Market
If you want to party for Valentine’s Day, RED is the event for you. Seattle’s top DJs will spin Top 40 and old-school R&B to keep the dance floor lively!
$30-$50 pp

Brian McKnight
Emerald Queen Casino
An R&B artist with several platinum albums behind him, McKnight will be at the Emerald Queen Casino just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Century Ballroom
8:30pm Couples Intro Lesson
9-10:30pm Argentinian Wine Tasting
9:30pm-1:00am Dance

Free Wine Tasting
Taste wines from Argentina! Bottles & glasses of your favorites will be available to drink that evening or to purchase retail and take home with you. 9-10:30pm in Century or 6-9pm in The Tin Table. We will also have Argentina-inspired Valentine's Day specials in The Tin Table, so join us for dinner, as well!

Spend a special evening with a unique, one-of-a-kind dining experience enjoyed by couples, foodies and friends. The Valentine's Day Seductive Dinner Party spotlights seductive foods with an extravagant 7-course meal, with each small course intended to pique your appetite and satisfy that longing for the perfect first bite. The dinner party takes place at the historic and gorgeous Goodwin Library in Pike Place Market.

Looking for Unique Tropical way to start your Valentine's Day? Join the Friends of the Conservatory at a very special cocktail tasting experience on Valentine's Day, set amongst romantic and starlit houses of the Volunteer Park Conservatory. Bring your sweetie, or come by to make a new friend or two!

The Blue Moon Tavern is proud to announce, Dreamboats: A Valentine’s Day Soiree and Man Auction. This show will feature the talents of some of Seattle’s dreamiest musicians. Following the performance, we will auction off the musicians for a private concert. There will be an intimate setting, a Valentines Making Craft Table, Kissing Booth, Champagne Toast, Dancing, and the chance to bid on an amazing musician for the night. Formal dress encouraged. All proceeds go towards local art and music.

And if you’re not too fuzzy Saturday morning, why not join in on some MORE fun in your undies with Fremont’s Cupid Undies Run. 

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This weekend's Date Ideas!

Happy Friday, dear readers!
Please find below some interesting events happening around Seattle this weekend. Whether you treat your honey to a new boat, or celebrate the Lunar New Year, there's somethign for everyone.