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Sweet Ideas to Celebrate the Loveliest Day of the Year

January 29, 2024 /   valentines day milwaukee

Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and that means downtown Milwaukee hotels and restaurants are gearing up to open their doors to couples ready to celebrate each other. From dinner and cocktails to unique stargazing experiences, there are plenty of offerings downtown for you to celebrate the one you love.

1. Valentine’s Day at the Dark Room
You and your partner can enjoy an exclusive dinner in The Dark Room at Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel. The dinner features a four-course menu with drink pairings. Four dinner sessions are available between Feb. 9 – 14, but seating is limited and reservations are required. Learn more here.

2. Romancing the Stars at the Milwaukee Public Museum
Take a tour of the universe during this special Valentine’s Day program. You and your partner can head to the Daniel M. Soref Planetarium and receive a rose and a box of chocolates to enjoy during the show. Shows are available on Saturday, Feb. 10 and Wednesday, Feb. 13. Learn more here.

3. Valentine’s Day at Bartolotta Restaurants
All Bartolotta Restaurants are now accepting reservations for dinner the week of Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re looking to dine at Bacchus, Harbor House or any of the other Bartolotta restaurants, you’re sure to enjoy an evening filled with good food. Learn more and make reservations here.

4. Valentine’s Day at Blu at the Pfister
Celebrate Valentine’s Day in style at Blu, the Pfister Hotel’s cocktail lounge located on the 23rd floor of the hotel. For five days, Blu is offering a special package that includes a reserved table, a charcuterie spread, desserts, and a bottle of Rosé. Reserve your seat here.

valentines day milwaukee5. Valentine’s Day at ARIA
ARIA at Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel is offering an enhanced menu this Valentine’s Day, with reservations available Friday, Feb. 9 through Wednesday, Feb. 14. You can book a table for you and your special someone through OpenTable. Learn more here.

6. Pretty in Pink at Saint Kate’s Giggly and The Bar
Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with a loved one or friends, Giggly and The Bar at the Saint Kate will offer live music and a swoon-worthy selection of charcuterie served with a chilled bottle of Rosé. The special offering is available only through Valentine’s Day. All the details are available here.

7. Valentine’s Day Dinner at Third Coast Provisions
Indulge in a prix-fixe menu with wine pairings available at Third Coast Provisions. Whether you’re looking to enjoy seafood or contemporary American, you’ll find it at Third Coast. Reservations are available now for Valentine’s Day. Click here for details.

8. Laugh Along with Darcy and Jer
Darcy and Jer, a couple that’s been together for more than 20 years, will take the stage at Turner Hall on Valentine’s Day, bringing with them joy and laughter. Their comedy celebrates conversations around mental health, relationships, politics and living a happier life. Tickets are available here.

9. Valentine’s Day at Lupi & Iris
This Valentine’s Day, Lupi & Iris is offering a three-course menu for groups and couples, with a limited time option to purchase fresh flowers for your table. The special is only available on Valentine’s Day from 5-9:30 p.m. To reserve your table, click here.

10. Milwaukee Public Market Cooking Classes
The Milwaukee Public Market has numerous cooking classes available in honor of Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re interested in making heart cakes, truffles, or cooking with your kids, there’s something for everyone. Hurry! These classes sell out quickly. Click here to learn more.

11. Ice Skating at Red Arrow Park’s Slice of Ice and Milwaukee Public Market’s Dinky Rink
If you and your partner are looking to enjoy the outdoors this Valentine’s Day, Milwaukee has two ice skating rinks available for your adventure. Head over to Red Arrow Park’s “Slice of Ice” and rent some skates for the evening. Or, glide on down to the Milwaukee Public Market and check out their petite-sized rink – just make sure to bring your own skates.

mke dog park valentines day12. Candlelight: Valentine’s Day Special featuring Romeo and Juliet at The Abbey at St. James
This Valentine’s Day, enjoy a candlelight concert at The Abbey at St. James 1868. The 65-minute show features classics like the “Love Theme from Romeo & Juliet,” “My Heart Will Go On” from “Titanic” and “Moon River” from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” Tickets are available here.

13. Smooches with Pooches for the MKE Dog Park
MKE Dog Park will host a Valentine-themed photo booth for dogs at Foxtown Brewing in Mequon on Saturday, Feb. 10. From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., pet parents will receive a photo with their pooch with a $10 donation. All proceeds benefit the fundraising efforts to build downtown's first dog park. RSVP here.


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