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!

Best Valentine's Date Spots in Austin


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.
  • Oasis Cantina Del Lago
    Check out their Valentine's Day Menu
    Enjoy dinner at the Sunset Capital of Texas, but make sure to make reservations ahead of time!
  • 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.
  • A Valentine's Evening at Winflo Osteria
    A special 5-course meal, extensive wine list and handcrafted cocktails, and live music from Matthew Mayfield.
  • Eat, Drink and Be My Valentine
    Enjoy a four course delicious meal at Hye Meadow Winery, paired with one of their wines.

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.
  • Valentine's is For Talking Heads Lovers
    Doors Open at 9:00 PM
    Show Starts at 10:00 PM
    Talking Heads Tribute Band, Heart Byrne, is performing two sets at Parish on Sixth Street.
  • 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.
  • Valentine's Day at Hotel Vegas
    Spend your Valentine's Day at Hotel Vegas featuring tributes to Motorhead, ACDC, Neil Young & Crazy Horse.
  • 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.



  • Valentine's Flea Ball
    Stop by Opal Divine's Penn Field to shop local handmade items and vintage wares with free live music.
  • Bazaar Brunch "Valentine's Edition"
    Lovely brunch, mimosas, and plenty of vendors to shop for handcrafted and vintage goods!
  • Hands-on-History: Valentine's Day
    Learn all about the past traditions of Valentine's Day at The Williamson Museum.
  • Valentine's Day Photos at Austin Pets Alive
    Get your photo taken in a kissing booth with your dog or cat at the Town Lake Animal Center. All proceeds go to benefit Austin Pets Alive.
  • 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.
  • Valentine's Day Faerie Tea Party
    Come dressed in your faerie vest for a tea party overlooking the Zilker Botanical Garden.
  • 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!
  • Treat Yo' Self Valentine's Dance Party
    A dance party at Swan Dive to celebrate Self Love with music from Typewriter Rodeo and Dj GirlFriend.
  • 7th Annual Anti-Valentine's Day Burlesque Show
    Join the Bat City Bombshells at the Spiderhouse Ballroom for their annual celebration of lust, broken hearts, and beautiful ladies!
  • 2nd Annual No One Gives a S*^! About Valentine's Day
    Come dance the night away with The Stummies and start off your Valentine's Day weekend with a flashback to the 80's!
  • 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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