Whether you're happily boo-ed up or reveling in your singleness, there are plenty of Valentine's Day events for whatever your relationship status may be. Here's a roundup of some of the best Galentine's and Valentine's events around the city.
For the Foodies:
Valentine's Dinner at Table 28: Roses are red. Violets are blue. We'll take one of everything from Table 28's five-course menu. Okay, that was a stretch. But Table 28's Valentine's Dinner is jam-packed with delicious options that are sure to woo your valentine. The dinner is $150 per couple and seating is limited. Make your reservation by calling (501) 224-2828.
Be My Valentine Dinner at Allsopp & Chapple: Celebrate the occasion with a four-course meal at one of downtown's newest hotspots. Take your pick of tasty dishes like lobster and shrimp bisque and pan-seared Alaskan halibut with parsley sauce. The dinner is $80 per person. Don't forget about Allsopp's complimentary valet parking. To make your reservation, call (501) 902-4911.
Valentine's Dinner at Petit & Keet: Petit & Keet is serving up Valentine's Day dinner in style with a five-course meal with dishes like beef tartare, boudin-stuffed quail and cocoa-dusted phyllo nest for dessert. The dinner is $85 per person and there's an optional wine pairing for $25 per person. For more info, head to the Facebook event page.
Tap Takeover at Stone's Throw Brewing: Might we suggest Stone's Throw Brewing for V-Day drinks? The Stifft Station taproom will be joined by Gravity BrewWorks for a special tap takeover event. There will also be PopPop and YumYam Grill and Smoke food truck from 5-9 p.m. serving up savory and smoky meats to pair with your favorite brews. For more info, head to the Facebook event page.
Pizza My Heart at Raduno's: What better way to your lover's heart than with pizza, meatballs and homemade pasta? Head to Raduno's on the Feast of Saint Valentine for some of Chef Cash's lovely creations including housemade ravioli stuffed with mushrooms, lemon zest, ricotta topped with pesto cream sauce, house dry-aged beef tenderloin and a gluten-free chocolate torte. Save some room for specialty cocktails including The Thank You, Next featuring J. Rieger & Co. whiskey, Giffard creme de cacao, campari, lemon juice, peach bitters and celery bitters. For more info, head to the Facebook event page.
Valentine’s Dinner at La Terraza: Enjoy a night of romance with La Terraza’s limited Latin-style Valentine's Day menu and a special parting gift after dessert. Space is limited, so reserve your spot sooner rather than later. Head to the Facebook event page for more info.
Valentine's Pre-Fixe Dinner at the Capital Bar & Grill: Enjoy the Capital's romantic pre-fixe menu for $120 per couple or $190 with wine pairings starting at 5 p.m until 8:30 p.m. After that, guests will have to select items from the limited menu. Call Judy at (501) 370-7068 to reserve your seat today.
Valentine’s Day Soirée at Atlas Bar: Single and ready to mingle? Head to Atlas Bar’s Valentine's Soirée for a night of fun that includes jams from DJ G-Force from 8-11 p.m., a tarot card reader, specialty cocktails and a bartender dressed as Cupid. For more info, head to the Facebook event page.
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Valentine’s Dinner with Chef Amanda Ivy at Rock Town Distillery: Treat the one you love to a deliciously romantic meal paired with cocktails that will complement each course this Valentine's Day. Chef Amanda Leigh Ivy of Low Ivy Catering will be preparing a four-course meal that Rock Town’s mixologists have paired cocktail choices for him and her. Doors open at 7 p.m. and dinner starts at 7:30. Tickets are $75 per person and space is limited, so grab your reservations today. Head to the Facebook event page for more info.
Valentine’s Day Party at Flying Saucer: It's shaping up to be quite a good time at Flying Saucer's V-Day bonanza. Specials include a beer and doughnut pairing, half-off wine and champagne all day and special beer tappings. And if you’re feeling a little jaded on this day of love, you have the option to shred a photo of your ex in exchange for a free pretzel. The fun starts at 11 a.m. and lasts all day long. For more info, head to the Facebook event page.
Non-Traditional Valentine's Day Party at The Rail Yard: Make Valentine's Day about all the people you love. Bring your lover, your gals, your mom or even your four-legged pal to The Rail Yard for crepes, macaroons and wine specials. The Rail Yard will have a freshly stocked pile of new games for you and your friends to play as you sip on $2 off all beer and wine and $5 Hanger Hill Punch. For more info, head to the Facebook event page.
Valentine’s Day Wine Pairing with Manny Frias: You had us at merlot. Rusty Tractor Vineyards will be hosting Napa Valley winemaker Manny Frias for a Valentine's Day soirée. Guests will be greeted with champagne and charcuterie, followed by a wine/dinner pairing featuring award-winning Frias Family Vineyards and Rusty Tractor. After dinner, guests can dance the night away with Brae Leni and the Blackout Band. Tickets are $100 per person and the fun begins at 6 p.m. Head to the Facebook event page for more info.
Valentine's Cocktail Party at The Fold: Whatever Valentine's Day means to you, grab your margarita-loving crew and join The Fold as they shake up some cute and tasty drink specials all night long. Their signature black and white tile wall will be turned into a special photo op for all your Insta needs. For more info, head to the Facebook event page.
For the Four-Legged Friends:
Stupid Cupid Pawty at Bark Bar: Who needs a Valentine when you have a pup to cuddle with? Bark Bar is celebrating man's best friend with its Stupid Cupid Pawty, complete with drink specials all night and a festive selfie station. Be sure to fill out your pup's records online before pawtying. Head to the Facebook event page for more info.
UnValentine’s Day at the Little Rock Zoo: Love animals but not your ex? Well, this is the event for you. The Little Rock Zoo invites you to support animal enrichment this Valentine’s Day in a thoroughly enjoyable way. At 11 a.m. on Valentine’s Day, the broken-hearted can donate $10 and enter a name in the zoo’s “broken hearts” box and then watch the zoo’s lions tear up that bad memory for you. Talk about (cat)hartic. Donations will also be accepted online until noon on Feb. 13 and at zoo gates until Feb. 14 at 9:30 a.m. Head to the Facebook event page for all the details.
For the Thrill-Seeker:
Haunted Hearts — A Valentine's Day Paranormal Experience: Nothing says love like getting the pants scared off of you, right? Head to the Fee House in Little Rock's Governor's Mansion area for a spooky night of ghost hunting. Couples can choose between a 2-hour investigation or an overnight stay that includes pizza, soda and snacks to get you through the night. Tickets are limited to 10 tickets per 2-hour investigation and eight for the overnights. For more info, head to the Facebook page.
For the Dancer at Heart:
Valentine's Dance Party at BLS Ballroom: Bring your dancing shoes for a night of fun at BLS Ballroom. The evening starts with a salsa lesson from 7-8 p.m. led by Tim Buffenbarger. After that, Buffenbarger will lead a dance party until 10:30 for you and your Valentine to get your tango on. For more info, head to the Facebook event page.
For the Last-Minute Shopper:
Valentine's Day Happy Hour at the Green Corner Store: Sip on complimentary beer and wine as you shop for that perfect gift on V-Day. Browse through The Green Corner Store's selection of locally made jewelry, Arkansas-made chocolates, pampering bath and beauty products, tea and more to find the perfect gift for your special someone. P.S. The Green Corner Store is offering a Good Acres Life Valentine's special. If you buy over $30 worth of GAL products, you'll receive a free lavender bath bomb and Valentine. For more info, head to the Facebook event page.
Hearts, Hops & Handmade Craft Market: This one happens before V-Day, but that actually works in your favor if you haven’t found the perfect something for your significant other. Bang-Up Betty and Diamond Bear are teaming up for a day full of local vendors so you can find a perfect gift while sipping on a brew or two. Shoppers can browse custom jewelry, enamel pins, printed T-shirts, Valentine's cards and more. The fun is happening on Feb. 9 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Head to the Facebook event page for more info.
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For the Artistically Inclined:
Valentine's Day Pottery Making Workshop: Looking for a unique pre-Valentine’s Day celebration? We know just the thing. The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub is hosting a pottery workshop for lovers. Couples are invited to create a simple pair of mugs or small pieces of pottery to fire up in the kiln. Drinks, snacks and chocolatey desserts will be available as you find your inner potter. Is that you, Patrick Swayze? The event is $80 per couple and takes place on Feb. 13. For more info, head to the Facebook event page.
Galentine’s Night Brunch: Gather your gals because Galentine’s is here and the At the Corner girls have guaranteed a good time with their specialty brunch menu. From complimentary sweets to spa bag giveaways, At the Corner will be celebrating ladies all night long on Feb. 13, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Sweatpants are encouraged.) Visit the Facebook event page for more info.
Petit & Keet Galentine's Day Dinner: Gather your girlfriends and treat yourself to a special pre-fixe menu at Petit & Keet. The night includes a delicious three-course meal, wine flights and a photo booth. The evening kicks off at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13. Call (501) 319-7675 to reserve your spot. Visit the Facebook event page for more info.
Galentine's Day Tea Party at Abbi's Teas & Things: It's high time for tea time, wouldn't you say? Practice some self-love with your best friends during Abbi's Teas & Things' Galentine's Tea Party on Feb. 13. The spread includes finger sandwiches, a pot of tea and desserts. Tickets are $15 per person and reservations are required. Visit the Facebook event page for more info.
Girl's Night Out + Friendship Bracelets: Grab your girlfriends and spend Galentine's Day with the Bella Vita. Re-learn how to make the classic macrame friendship bracelet, embellished with an antique button and BFF charm while you sip wine and nibble on light apps. Tickets include 10% off of the Bella Vita Shop. Space is limited, so get your ticket soon. The fun starts at 5:30 p.m. in downtown Little Rock. For more info, head to Bella Vita's website.
Galentine's Night at Club Pilates West Little Rock: Celebrate the strong women in your life by bringing them to a Galentine's Day Pilates Class with Danielle for free from 6-8 p.m. After you work up a sweat, Club Pilates will offer beverages and light snacks. Call or stop by the studio to get your friends booked into class with you. For more info, head to the Facebook event page.
Galentine's Day at Table 28: Ruth Bader GINsburg? Knope Waffle? These themed drinks are reason enough to head to Table 28 for your Galentine's Day celebrations. Ladies enjoy happy hour all night long and specialty cocktails for $9. Plus, ladies who bring a friend receive a complimentary glass of bubbly on the house. For more info, head to Table 28's Facebook page.
Galentine's Day at Bark Bar: Leslie Knope would surely approve. Bark Bar is offering a slew of specials for the ladies including $4 wine and 50 percent off bottles, $3 White Claws and Trulys and $12 champagne buckets. If you plan on bringing your furry friend, remember to submit their shot records before you go. For more info, visit the Facebook event page.
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