Best Valentine’s Day Restaurants Ever!

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Welcome to our official guide to the best Valentine’s Day restaurants and events in Tampa Bay, Clearwater, St. Pete, and all points in between!  From flowers to 5-course dinners, champagne to overnight getaways, it’s all here.  Want ideas for a special romantic night at home with your sweetie?  Gotchya covered!  Want some fun activities you can do as a couple that’ll get your pulse pounding, or ideas for new things to try?  We’ve got that too!

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Between the major cities that make up the Tampa Bay area in Hillsborough and Pinellas, there’s something for every couple to enjoy in the Tampa, Clearwater, St. Pete, Brandon, Westchase and beyond this year, from exciting events and festivals to dinner deals and fun activities, staycations and getaways, and so much more. For couples looking to beat the crowds, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate beginning in early February and continuing throughout Valentine’s Day weekend. And for those looking to celebrate on the holiday itself, there’s no shortage of fantastic dinners and happenings to choose from.

Here’s a strong suggestion:  call ahead to guarantee a res – everything fills up really quickly!

One quick note:  this list will expand regularly and often until February 14th – so check back regularly!  And if you’ve got a Valentine’s Day event you’d like us to consider adding to the list, send us the info here!

Ready?  Let’s get going!

Last Updated February 14, 2019

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Most Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner:

South Tampa Valentine’s at Bianchi’s Enoteca

Bianchi’s Enoteca in south Tampa is offering a special Valentine’s Day menu.  This local “foodie” and “wine-y” hotspot is a hidden gem known for people who appreciate simple elegance, European stylings, incredible food and delicious wine – at a very reasonable price.  Bianchi’s Valentine’s Day menu includes, in addition to their regular menu, special offerings of Seared Sea Bass, Rack of Lamb with Mint Pesto, Cioppino, and Pan Seared Duck Breast.  This is a very small and intimate dining experience – and reservations are highly recommended.  Call 813-837-2233 today to inquire about availability and reserve a table!

Enjoy an amazing Valentine’s Day meal at south Tampa hidden gem Bianchi’s Enoteca!



Valentine’s Day Flower and Florist Guide

So, it’s hard to do V-Day without flowers (or air plants)! But what to buy, how to order, and where to order flowers from can be a daunting task.  From the “can’t go wrong” roses to a unique Air Plant Design Studio Valentine’s Day air plant, we’ve got your sources in 1 place!

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Air Plant Design Studio

Pre-Valentine’s Day Happenings

Paint & Sip Valentine’s Jazz Edition – Feb 2

Join JMBradley’s Urban Art Studio “Paint and Sip – Valentines Jazz Edition.” JMBradley’s Urban Art Studio Paint and Sip – Valentines Jazz Edition is an evening designed for like-minded professionals, family, and friends to relax, have fun, and engage in community and positive conversation while painting your own picture and connecting with one another on a more creative level around common causes. Each attendee will receive: Courtesy Beverages and Complimentary Appetizers. 1.5 hours of guided instruction on painting technique and assistance. One 16”X20” canvas to paint an inspired piece of art based on the instructor’s collection to take home. JMBradley Studio Keepsake Bag”. $35.

ValDay w/out Red & Pink Dye Cooking Class Feb 7

On no other food holiday but Halloween are we expected to ingest so much red and pink dye all at once. Red velvet cake, red velvet cupcakes, red velvet fudge and all the other iterations of this “flavor” that has taken over Valentine’s Day are great and exciting when you’re a kid, but as an adult it’s hard to forget about what it’s doing to your insides. In the interest of still being festive with our Valentine’s Day menu plans, Joe & Sons Olive Oils sought out some of the deepest, darkest, reddest dishes — no food coloring allowed. Dishes include Tuscan Roasted Red Pepper Bisque, Red Heart Salad with Roasted Beet, Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Rosemary and Tart Cherry Sauce, Blood Orange Olive Oil Chocolate Cake with Balsamic Macerated Strawberries. Each class teaches tasty techniques and food preparation along with providing a generous tasting of each dish prepared…so come hungry! Joe & Sons Olive Oils invites you to bring your own wine to enjoy with the food; they will provide glassware and expect alcohol to be consumed responsibly.  $30/person.

Valentine’s Day Cooking Class Feb 8

Grab your special someone and join us for a Valentines date night! You will learn how to cook a special meal with your honey and then enjoy at the end of class! The menu will be Valentine’s bruschetta, filet mignon with cranberry port wine sauce, roasted vegetables with garlic mash and a chocolate lava cake for dessert.

Ruth’s Chris Valentine’s Week Dinners Feb 8-17

Celebrate your Valentine from February 8 – 17 with a Surf & Turf offering at the Tampa and St. Pete Ruth’s Chris locations. Enjoy two buttery cold-water lobster tails served alongside a sizzling filet or ribeye.

Cheap Restaurant & Bar’s Lock & Key Party for Singles Feb. 8

Looking to meet someone to spend the perfect Valentine’s Day with? Head over to Cheap Restaurant and Bar on Feb. 8 for a Lock & Key party for professional singles in Tampa.  This can be a great way to meet somebody new, enjoy a cocktail, and have fun – plus there’s enough time after the event to plan more dates before Valentine’s Day if you’re successful.

Tampa Victorian Valentine’s Workshop Feb 9.

Elaborate, ornate, heartfelt. These words capture the beauty of Victorian Valentines. Discover this history of these gorgeous keepsakes and create your own treasures at our Victorian Valentine event. Participants are encouraged to bring items to personalize their Valentines – a special photograph, an old postcard, or a scrap of lace are all perfect additions! Hosted at The Commerce Club at The Oxford Exchange, refreshments and supplies will be provided at the workshop. Attendees are asked to create one additional valetine for a resident of The Home Association, a home for the elderly located in Ybor City. Purchase your tickets today for this fabulous event! $15

St Pete EDGE Valentine’s Sip & Stroll Feb 10.

On Sunday, February 10th from 12-4 pm the EDGE District celebrates with a special Valentine’s-themed Sip & Stroll! For only $15 in advance ($20 day of), guests receive an official Sip & Stroll cup and map to enjoy complimentary beverages and food at nearly two dozen of the EDGE District’s favorite eateries, pubs, retail shops and other very cool businesses. Guests can enjoy their drinks while exploring the EDGE, which has become one of the most popular destinations in the Tampa Bay region.  And, in honor of Valentine’s, there will be plenty of heart-friendly offerings to highlight the Stroll!

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Pre Valentine’s Sip & Stroll in EDGE District

Ybor Valentine’s Femmes & Follies Be Mine Burlesque Feb. 10

Femmes & Follies is back to celebrate its 6th season! Tampa’s largest burlesque production brings Valentine‘s romance to the stage! Love and Lust, heartache and heartbreak, told by burlesque, dance, song, aerialists, fire benders, craft cocktails and more! Tickets are limited so check out the sexiest, most exclusive show!  $10-$250.

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Femmes & Follies Valentine’s Burlesque Show

Clearwater Pre-Valentine’s Day Cooking Class Sun Feb. 10 1pm

Looking for something special to make on Valentine’s Day? Skip the steak & let Chef Parker at Nature’s Food Patch teach you a delicious grass-fed braised short rib recipe! This dish is sure to impress & delight your significant other.  Free.

Tampa Valentine’s Wine & Chocolate Fest Feb. 10

Ybor City Wine Bar’s Annual Wine & Chocolate – Sip & Shop Valentine’s Event is Sunday, February 10th, 2019 from 4pm – 7pm in Ybor City.  Sample over 75 wines, plus a variety of gourmet chocolates, cheeses, and desserts. In addition to savoring the wonderful wines, you can also take care of all of your Valentine’s shopping needs. Wine makes the perfect gift! Enjoy a 25% discount on all wines, baskets, and holiday items purchased during the event; includes complimentary gift bags, tissue and wrap to get you all set.  $75

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Ybor City Wine Bar

Tampa Valentine’s DIY Flower Design for Your Sweetie Feb. 11

Join us for this design class and we’ll help you create a gorgeous floral arrangement you can give your loved one(s) on Valentine’s Day! As always we will use premium flowers, teach you basic floral design, have everything you need for the class, and provide some light bites and drinks. Class begins at 6:30pm. $100.

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Tampa DIY Valentine’s Floral Arranging

Pre Valentine’s Day Wine Dinner at Mother’s

Mother’s is hosting a Pre-Valentine’s Day Wine Dinner. Guests arrive at 7:00 pm be seated together for to enjoy a different course meals paired wine dinner. Tickets are limited and are $60 per person.

Pre-Valentine’s Wine Dinner at Mother’s

Tampa Valentine’s Day Wine Dinner at Old Heights Bistro

Old Heights Bistro on North Nebraska Ave is offering a 5 course Valentine’s Day dinner.  $75/person including wine, $55/person without wine.  Reservations required.

Special Valentine’s Dinner at Old Heights Bistro

Tampa Valentine’s Eve Champagne Tasting Feb. 13

Join the Independent Bar & Cafe on Valentine’s Eve for a two-hour tasting of all things BUBBLY!! We will offer Champagne, Prosecco, Cava, Cider, Kombucha & Bier de Champagne poured by knowledgeable representatives who can answer all of your questions about these delightful beverages. We will also offer cheese and chocolate pairings and cool lounge music to round out the experience! $30 per person. 7-9 pm.

Cupcakes & Cocktails Valentine’s Edition Feb 13

Make some whoopee on Feb 13! Pies that is. Join Chef Beth from Cloud 9 Confections for a special Valentine’s class making whoopie pies! Learn to make two different kinds of pies and then create your own delicious combination with fillings and garnishes. All the while you’ll be sipping on libations lovingly made by Jenna, everyone’s favorite Elevage Cupid. Take home 6 treats to share the love with the sweets in your life.  $65/person.

Michael Buble Valentine’s Eve at Amalie Feb 13.

Four time Grammy winner Michael Buble kicks off his newest tour in Tampa on February 13th at Amalie Arena.  Tickets start at $65.

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Tampa Galentine’s Day Girls Pint Out

Join Girls Pint Out for a Galentine’s Day chocolate and beer pairing at Cigar City Brewing. With your ticket to this event, you will receive four chocolates (Mad Beach Chocolates) carefully paired with four Cigar City beers. We have a very limited amount of seats available. So come TREAT yourself this Galentine’s Day with Girls Pint Out! $25/person.valentines day tampa

Tampa Galentine’s Day Sip & Shop at Westshore Plaza

Sip ‘N Shop is an opportunity girlfriends to celebrate each other, so come hang out with your girlfriends and BFFs, and treat yourselves to a little self-care around Valentine’s Day at WestShore Plaza.  Women can stop by select retailers, grab a beverage and/or small bite and shop a special in-store discount! First 50 women to register will recieve a Galentine’s Day Swag Bag at Check-in and paint a wine glass with Tampa Artist, Alicia Campos!

Galentine’s Brunch Feb 10

Join your Gal friends at Big Easy 2/10 from 12-4 PM for Galentine’s Day Brunch! Awesome specials and bottomless Mimosas!

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Galentine’s Brunch at Big Easy

Galentine’s Day Breakfast & Panel Feb 12

Join Babe Crafted, Bake’n Babes, & Kōfe_Tampa for a Galentine’s Day breakfast on Tuesday, February 12 from 9 to 11 a.m. for breakfast with the babes! Create-your-own Belgian waffle with loads of tasty toppings, sip on a latte, & hang with local ladies who are building the businesses of their dreams. The DIY waffle bar includes Nutella, powdered sugar, sprinkles, marshmallows, fruit, & more.

Galentine’s Day Beer & Chocolate Pairing Feb 13

Join Brew Bus Brewing for a Galentine’s day chocolate and beer pairing led by Certified Cicerone, Ami Parrino. With your ticket, you will recieve four chocolates carefully paired with four of our beers and a guided explanation of how the chocolate and beer harmonize with eachother. We have a very limited amount of seats available, TREAT YO’ SELF now before they sell out.

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Brew Bus Brewing’s Galentine’s Day Event

Networking Galentine’s at Season’s 52

Join Tampa Housewives in the City at their Galentine’s Day Networking Social.  Free to attend, but please register on the above link.

Bulla Gastrobar Galentine’s Sangria

Grab your closest gal pals and bring them down to Bulla Gastrobar to celebrate Galentine’s Day – Spanish style. On February 13th, groups of 4 or more ladies can stop by to share a complimentary pitcher of sangria – because girl’s night out wouldn’t be complete without one.

Enjoy a complimentary pitcher of at Bulla!

Galentine’s Day at Boca Tampa Feb 13

Wine, cheese and chocolate. What’s better than Valentine’s Day? Galentine’s Day—a whole day dedicated to the celebration of female friendships! You and your best gal pals are invited to join Boca Tampa for a special Wine, Cheese and Chocolate pairing event on February 13th from 5pm-close. Enjoy tastings of decadent chocolate and cheeses paired with a glass of wine of your choice. Available in our bar area only.  $20 per person; space is limited. Call ahead to make your reservation: 813-254-7070.

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Boca Tampa’s Galentine’s Party

Tampa Beer Works Galentine’s Party Feb 14

It’s only the best day of the year! Bring your best lady friends and come celebrate Galentine’s Day at TBW ❤️ They’ve got fun drink specials, a create-your-own Galentine station, and more! Hope to see you there, you poetic and noble land mermaid! PS – Mimosas and a waffle bar are happening 🎉


Valentine’s Day Drinks & Eats & Activities

South Tampa Valentine’s at Bianchi’s Enoteca

Bianchi’s Enoteca in south Tampa is offering a special Valentine’s Day menu.  This local “foodie” and “wine-y” hotspot is a hidden gem known for people who appreciate simple elegance, European stylings, incredible food and delicious wine – at a very reasonable price.  Bianchi’s Valentine’s Day menu includes, in addition to their regular menu, special offerings of Seared Sea Bass, Rack of Lamb with Mint Pesto, Cioppino, and Pan Seared Duck Breast.  This is a very small and intimate dining experience – and reservations are highly recommended.  Call 813-837-2233 today to inquire about availability and reserve a table!

Enjoy an amazing Valentine’s Day meal at south Tampa hidden gem Bianchi’s Enoteca!



St. Pete Beach Valentine’s Day Dinner at Evander Preston Gallery by Mise en Place

Enjoy a funky and delicious St. Pete Beach Valentine’s Day experience!  With food by Mise en Place and art by Evander Preston, this is a unique and artful Valentine’s Day experience like no other.  3 course meal for $99/person, very limited availability.  Call Mise en Place at 813-254-5373 for a reservation.

Clearwater Valentine’s Dinner at HEW Parlor & Chophouse

Fenway Hotel’s signature restaurant, HEW Parlor & Chophouse, is offering a romantic four-course prix fixe menu for a Clearwater Valentine’s Day on February 14 from 5-10pm.  The four-course dinner includes: Choice of appetizer – Cold Water Oysters, Sliced Yellowtail, Charred Beef Tataki, Tasso Style Pork, Chicken Liver Mousse or Caramelized Cauliflower, choice of soup or salad – Fenway House Salad, HEW Caesar Salad, Crab Soup or Cock-a-leekie, choice of entrée – Grilled Airline Chicken Breast ($56); Grilled Pork Loin ($64); Duck Breast ($68); Olive Oil Poached Cobia ($70); Filet ($74); BBQ Lamb Loin ($76); Mixed Shellfish Risotto ($85); or Tomahawk ($130), choice of dessert – Malted Chocolate Cake, Pear Panna Cotta or Cheese Tasting. Enjoy your Clearwater Valentine’s Day at HEW!

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Valentine’s Dinner at HEW

Tampa Valentine’s Show: The Love Show 2019: An Improv Show

Love comes in all shapes and sizes. Whether single and searching, bumbling around or even if you have found your match for life, come laugh as Dear Aunt Gertrude brings you an Improv Show all about the woes and triumphs of love. $10/person.  Shows Thurs Fri Sat at The Box Improv Theater near University Square Mall in North Tampa.

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Valentine’s Day with improv theater!

South Tampa Valentine’s Day at Ciro’s

This Valentine’s Day, spoil your loved one with an intimate evening at Ciro’s. Enjoy a special four-course pre fixe menu, with the option to have a bottle of Henroit Champagne and 1/2 a dozen of chocolate covered strawberries delivered to your table (plus two Henroit champagne flutes to take home) for $49. View full pre fixe menu below ($95 per person.) Seating is limited; call to reserve: 813-251-0022

Champagne and Valentine’s at Ciro’s Speakeasy

South Tampa Valentine’s Day at Noble Rice’s Omakase Valentine’s Dinner

An intimate Valentine’s evening at Noble Rice. This omakase (loosely, “you [the chef] decide”) will feature 14 exquisite bites, including toro, otoro, A5 wagyu, uni & our very best seasonal fish and will conclude with dessert. They are limiting seating for this event for an intimate, romantic setting.  Add the sake & champagne pairing to compliment your meal. $165/ticket, spaces very limited.

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Omakase Valentine’s Day dinner at Noble Rice

Cafe Dufrain

Enjoy Valentine’s Day on Harbour Island at Cafe Dufrain.  They’re celebrating with two 1.25 lb whole Main lobsters with a wild mushroom risotto for $49.

Watervue Grille

Harbour Island’s Watervue Grille has a Valentine’s Day special – enjoy a 32 oz. Tomahawk Ribeye- steakhouse baked potato & grilled jumbo asparagus for $59.

Rooster & the Till Valentine’s Dinner

And it’s on, lovers. You may already have a date, or maybe you’re frantically swiping right to find one right now. Either way, call Rooster & the Till (813.374.8940) to get your Valentine’s reservation locked in. A four-course prix fixe is just $60/person (with an optional $35/person wine pairing). They take resys by PHONE ONLY.

Tampa Bay Adventures Val Day at Birchwood’s Canopy

Join Tampa Bay Adventures on Valentines Day at The Canopy Rooftop Lounge, perched atop The Birchwood in the heart of St. Petersburg’s waterfront, with fire pits, living room seating and high top tables. The glass railings afford an unobstructed view of Tampa Bay, Straub Park, Beach Drive and the downtown St. Petersburg skyline from 4 stories above Beach Drive. Cupid might be lurking around the corner as TBA members gather to enjoy Happy hour pricing on food and beverages until 7pm. After party to be announced at a great downtown dance venue.

Davis Island Valentine’s Dinner in the Garden

Enjoy a waterfront, semi-private Valentine’s Day dinner at the Davis Island Garden Club with a 5 course dinner with wine pairing, and live music this Valentine’s day! Choose a table for two along the Davis Island sea-wall, the garden club gazebo (waterfront) or candle lit between the trees. All tables will have a waterfront and Downtown Tampa skyline view.  $175/person.  Seatings at 4pm and 7pm.

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Valentine’s Day Dinner at Davis Island Garden Club

South Tampa Valentine’s Day at Cask Social

Roses are red. Violets are blue. Valentine’s Day is coming up. Are your reservations booked? Cask will be offering a prix fixe menu from 4-10p. Three-course dinner with a complimentary glass of champagne! $45/pp. Appetizer (choose one) Deviled Eggs, Buffalo Cauliflower or Soup of the Season.  Entree (choose one) Whiskey Braised Short Rib, NY Strip, Pan Roasted Chicken. Dessert of Chef’s Treat.  Reservations suggested.  $38/person.

Valentine’s Day at Cask Social

St. Pete Beach’s Valentine’s Dinner at Zamora

Castile Restaurant at Hotel Zamora’s has the romantic ambiance, exclusive setting, live music, and the complete Valentine’s vibe!  Offering their regular menu, a special $100/person chef’s prix fixe menu, or the ultimate $280/couple Krug Rose Champagne For the Love of Sushi dinner!  To make a reservation telephone (727) 456-8660 or reserve online at

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Valentine’s Dinner at Hotel Zamora’s Castile Restaurant

Clearwater Valentines Day at Safety Harbor Resort & Spa

Join Safety Harbor Resort & Spa for a delicious 4-course Valentine’s Day dinner for 2. Includes welcome champagne cocktail, and a choice of an app: Pear & Raspberry Brie Phyllo Log, Shrimp Cocktail, Soup OR Salad.  The second course is Lemon Kisses Sorbet Interlude, and the Entree course is a choice of Surf & Turf – Petite Filet Mignon & Broiled Lobster Tail, Salmon Aphrodite – Parmesan Crusted Salmon with Tomato Basil Reduction, Chicken Venus – Chicken Roulade, Stuffed with Spinach, Sun-Dried Tomato, Garlic & Blend of Cheese. All Entrees Served with Green Beans Almondine, Choice of Duchess Potato or Basmati Rice.  Dessert is a choice of Cupid’s Lava Cake or Cheesecake with Fresh Berries.  $150/couple.

Davis Island’s Valentine’s Day at Oggi Italian

Make your reservations for a Davis Island’s Valentine’s Day at Oggi Italian.  This south Tampa Valentine’s Day restaurant’s menu features new apps, local handmade artisanal pastas, and new entrees.

Valentine’s Day Skate Party

Throwback Thursday!  Go roller skating on V-Day at Skateworld Tampa!  Happy Valentines Day!! FREE Admission when you wear Red! (Must be a main article of clothing). Enjoy pizza soft drink and game tokens for $20!

Throwback to a Roller Skate Date!

St Pete Valentine’s Day at 3 Daughter’s Brewing

Featuring a Dark Chocolate Cherry Porter and Musical Bingo Nation will be at the brewery 7PM – 9PM, testing your musical knowledge with some good old love songs. 3D eats will be on site as always with great appetizers to share and delicious bowls, burgers, and sandwiches.

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3 Daughter’s Brewing Valentine’s Day

Largo Valentine’s Ball

Walk into The Ambiance and enjoy smooth seductive sounds of slow jams. At this romantic post Valentine’s Day Ball you can dance the night away with your special someone. Dinner of roast beef or chicken cordon bleu begins at 8pm with a delicious catered 3 course meal with complimentary champagne. Photo booth will also be available along with vendors selling gifts ideal for couples.  Formal dress code, for adults only.  $50/person. 

Clearwater Valentine’s 4 Course Dinner at Dolce Speakeasy

A romantic 4 course dinner at Dolce Speakeasy in Clearwater.  Enjoy a great dinner and a bottle of wine for $150/couple.

St. Petersburg Valentine’s with Chief’s Creole Cafe Love Day Dinner

Enjoy a special Love Day Dinner at Chief’s Creole Cafe in St Pete on Valentine’s Day.  $50/person.

Downtown Tampa Valentine’s Day at The Vault of Love

Enjoy a Valentine’s Day party at The Vault.  $100/person.  Valet parking;  champagne cocktail;  live performances;   hors d’oeuvres;  dessert buffet;  dancing to live jazz trio. Cash bar available

St Pete Anti-Valentine’s Potty Mouth Pottery Party

Join the February 14th Anti-Valentines / Galentines Potty Mouth Party!  This is an ADULT ONLY event where you can paint whatever the $#%& you want. Have you ever wanted to just have a mug with your favorite cuss word? Maybe you know a friend who could use a plate that is a little more colorful. Choose from our potty mouth silkscreens to truly emphasize your work, or paint your own *BLEEP* thing!  $7 reserves your spot and includes desserts and soft drinks. You are welcome to BYOB.  Pottery piece selection will be paid night of the event. Remember, ADULTS ONLY, so try not to be an @$$ about it. Attendees must be 18+ years old!

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St. Pete Anti-Valentine’s Potty Mouth Party

Tampa Valentine’s Day Painting with a Twist

Painting with a Twist in Carrollwood is hosting a Love Ripples Set on Valentine’s Day from 7-9pm.  $35/person. 

Downtown Tampa Valentine’s Day Hockey Lightning vs Dallas

Here’s a new twist on Valentine’s Day in downtown Tampa: go to a hockey game! The Lightning take to the ice against the Dallas Stars at 7:30 on Valentine’s Day.  If your sweetie is a sports nut, or if you’ve looking for something non-traditional to do for Valentine’s, check it out!

Tampa Valentine’s Day Renaissance Festival Romance Package

Technically this doesn’t start until Saturday Feb 16th, but it’s Uber-cool! The Bay Area Renaissance Festival has a specially-priced Renaissance Romance Package.  Enjoy romantic refreshments for two! Your private, one hour event will include Festival admission for two, a personal servant for one hour, two keepsake champagne flutes, one bottle of champagne and an array of gourmet hor d’oeuvres. Occurs weekends between Feb 16 to March 31st.  $70/couple.

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Bay Area Renaissance Fest Romance Package


Clearwater or Tampa Valentine’s Lunch Dinner Cruise

Join Yacht Starship for a memorable date this Valentine’s Day! Dine aboard Yacht StarShip for a romantic lunch, dinner or dessert cruise! Sail along Tampa or Clearwater’s beautiful waterways with a delicious cuisine, intimate seating, great views and dancing under the stars. Book now to reserve your table!  Valentine’s Lunch and Dinner Cruises include: 3-course meal (plated in Tampa, buffet in Clearwater), One Long-Stemmed Rose Per Table, DJ Entertainment & Dancing, 2-Hour Lunch or 2.5-Hour Dinner Cruise, Champagne toast, and Cash bar.  VIP packages available that include open bar.  $50-$150/person.

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Celebrate Valentine’s Lunch, Dinner or Dessert on Yacht Starship

Downtown Tampa Valentine’s Dinner at Florida Aquarium

The Florida Aquarium serves up the perfect romantic dinner for you and your Valentine, featuring spectacular views of mesmerizing sea creatures. Stroll through Aquarium with your significant other from 7-8 p.m. with a glass of champagne, and then enjoy an elegant candlelit dinner alongside stingrays, sharks, sea turtles and thousands of colorful reef fishes. Your special dinner also includes fun Aquarium surprises, appetizers during cocktail hour, complimentary beer, wine and soda for the evening and a 3-course meal. $150

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Valentine’s Dinner at Florida Aquarium

Tampa Valentine’s Day Doc B’s Restaurant + Bar

Known for its wide selection of fresh, mindfully-sourced and all house-made menu items, Doc B’s has something for everyone – but on Valentine’s Day, the offer for lovers takes the cake. Doc B’s is offering a complimentary glass of champagne to every couple celebrating the holiday. Pro tip: sip on champagne while splitting a slice of the Cinnamon Toast Cheesecake for a night you won’t forget.

South Tampa: Timpano Chophouse

Timpano offers a special Valentine’s Day menu. 1610 W Swann Ave, Tampa, FL

Tampa Rusty Pelican Valentine’s Dinner

Wow your significant other this Valentine’s Day at The Rusty Pelican Tampa! We will be featuring two romantic experiences for you to choose from on Thursday, February 14th.

Seminole Heights Tampa: The Refinery

Expect a special Valentine’s Day menu!  Potentially crafted for love? 5137 N Florida Ave, Tampa (813) 237-2000

Lutz Valentine’s Day Couples Cooking Class

Join us for a Fun & Interactive 3 Course Instructional Cooking Class with our Executive Chef Robert Scaffedi! Dates available are Friday, February 15 & Saturday February 16. Classes are from 6:30pm-9:30pm @ $65 per couple. Romantic Valentine’s Room Packages starting @ $179 per couple. Packages include Couples Class, Suite Accomodations. Late Checkout & Complimentary Breakfast.

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Enjoy a couples cooking class at Hilton Garden Inn in Lutz

Tampa Bay: Brio Tuscan Grill

Located in International Plaza, Brio Tuscan Grill is always a great romantic spot for Valentine’s Day! Get your date going with a cocktail or champagne, maybe add a little fresh, wild caught fried calamari, followed by a great Roman dish like Cacio e Pepe (spaghetti with cheese and pepper) – al dente spaghetti, with aged grana padano cheese, butter and fresh cracked black pepper – amore! International Plaza, 2223 N. Westshore Blvd., Tampa.

Odessa: Brū Florida Growler Bar

Beer – always a good date starter. 8729 Gunn Highway, Odessa.

South Tampa Valentine’s at Bulla Gastrobar

During Valentine’s Day week, Bulla Gastrobar will be featuring a limited-edition Hibiscus Mojito! From February 11th through the 17th, $1 of each mojito sold will be donated to the American Heart Association and spreading the love to a special cause!

Enjoy a Hibiscus Mojito at Bulla!

Tampa Bay Valentine’s Dinner at Boca

Boca Tampa has both in-restaurant dining, but for a more intimate Valentine’s Day, grab dinner to go! $60 Dinner For Two To-Go: 12 oz. Filet, 6oz Lobster Tail, House Bibb Salad, 1/2 Dozen Chocolate Strawberries, Maple and Bacon Glazed Brussels Sprouts, Truffle Parmesan Fries, Sweet Corn Succotash. For $25 receive a bottle of champagne and 1/2 a dozen of chocolate covered strawberries delivered to your table for a special celebration with your loved one!

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Valentine’s Dinner To Go from Boca Tampa

Tampa Bay Valentine’s Day at DelFrisco’s Grille

Exchange more than just glances this year. Treat your one and only to shareable appetizers, delectable desserts and savory entrées like Broiled Twin Lobster Tails with Miso Butter 45-Day 16 oz. Dry Aged Prime Strip from our exclusive Valentine’s Day menu. Space is limited. Make your reservation today. 4138 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa, 813-878-6890.

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Wagyu steak topped with truffle butter.

Tampa Bay Valentine’s Day at Eddie V’s

If you’re looking to mix it up this year, Eddie V’s is offering guests the chance to escape the Valentine’s Day rush with special Valentine’s Day Eve offerings. On February 13, Eddie V’s will be offering an alluring combination of complimentary Chambord truffles for dessert as well as a complimentary glass of Moet imperial Brut or Moet Rose to share with your loved one at the end of your meal.  In addition to the special offerings listed above, Eddie V’s menu of fresh and flavorful seafood will still be available to order. The restaurant also boasts an award-winning wine list of over 300 selections, as well as hand-crafted cocktails. Reservations are now open for Valentine’s Day Eve, as well as Valentine’s Day for those looking for a more traditional experience! 4400 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa, 813-877-7290

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Aphrodisiac? Champagne sure as heck is!

Tampa Valentine’s Day at Maggiano’s Little Italy

Food is love and cheers to love this Valentine’s Day! Maggiano’s Little Italy in Westshore Plaza invites you and your loved ones to celebrate a Tampa Valentine’s Day with their That’s Amore Meal for Two.  Let’s take a tour of the menu:
Your meal starts with your choice of any appetizer, flatbread, or two side salads. Then off to the second course where you and your date get to savor two delicious entrées like Salmon Oscar, Rigatoni D, or a Chicken Scallopine dishes. For the third course, indulge in your favorite dessert to share – maybe the Hazelnut Chocolate Cheesecake. Compliments of the Chef, you’ll receive a box of Chocolate Zuccotto Bites to share.

South Tampa Valentine’s Day at Elevage

In the Tampa Bay food scene, chef Chad Johnson is one of a kind and all around amazing!  As Executive Chef at Élevage Chad’s Valentine’s Day menu cannot possibly disappoint!  You’re in for a real treat with the 4-course tasting menu complete with dessert, and the option to pair it with wine. $75/person.  1207 S. Howard Ave., Tampa, 813-999-8700

Celebrate at Elevage with 4 course romantical meal!

Clearwater Valentine’s Day with Formaggi 

Celebrate with us with a 4-course homemade meal, all fresh ingredients, every day, all day! 483 Mandalay Avenue, # 106, Clearwater, Florida

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Valentine’s Dinner at Formaggi

St. Pete Valentine’s Day at FarmTable Cucina

For Valentine’s Day 2018 FarmTable Cucina offered a 5-course chef’s tasting menu, available with a wine paring option.  Expect at least as good a menu for 2019’s V-Day! 179 Second Ave. N., St. Petersburg, 727-523-6297

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Celebrate V-Day at FarmTable in St. Pete

Tampa Valentine’s Dinner at Haven

Bern’s-related restaurant Haven, presided over by Executive Chef Chad Johnson, serves up an amazing 5 course tasting menu on Valentine’s Day!  $75 person.

Tampa Bay Valentine’s Dinner with The Hall on Franklin

Just north of downtown Tampa, The Hall on Franklin combines the menus of seven different restaurants into one eatery experience.  A great date night any day of the year, particularly so on Valentine’s Day! 1701 N. Franklin St., Tampa, 813-405-4008

St. Pete Valentine’s at Parkshore Grill

Love is in the air at Parkshore Grill. Let us help make this Valentine’s Day one to remember by ordering a heart-y dinner and your favorite bottle of wine! Parkshore Grill’s standard dinner menu will be available throughout the night, but consider indulging in the spirit of love with Chef Tyson’s Valentine’s Day evening trio for two listed below.  $125/couple.

St. Pete Valentine’s at Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe 

Pair some great beer with cheese and chocolate for a 1 of a kind Valentine’s Day!. 2927 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 727-800-2810

Trinity Valentines at Infusion Brewing Co. 

Another opportunity to drink some beer and eat some chocolate in the New Port Richey Trinity area!7813 Mitchell Blvd., New Port Richey, 727-312-4512.

St. Pete Valentine’s Day at Marchand’s Bar & Grill 

The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Gulf Club in St. Pete makes the perfect V-Day backdrop for an excellent dinner and drink moment.  Last year they offered a great 3-course mean with an optional “escape package” overnight stay at the hotel.  We’ll see what’s in store for 2019! 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg, 727-894-1000

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Marchand’s Bar & Grille

Brandon Valentine’s Dinner at A Taste of Berlin Valentine’s Day 

Enjoy a German Valentine’s Day at Taste of Berlin German Restaurant.  Great specials and Valentine’s Day surprise dishes, and of course Black Forrest Cake!

St. Pete Beach Valentine’s Day at Maritana Grill 

The Don CeSar’s fine dining establishment showcases some wonderful Valentine’s Day specials.  3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, 727-360-1882

Tampa Bay Valentines at Ocean Prime

Located at International Plaza, Ocean Prime’s Valentine’s Day menu includes the Berries and Bubbles $15 cocktail, and entrees such as 8oz Piedmontese Filet, King crab and root vegetable salad with brown butter vinaigrette, Roasted Sea Bass over Alaskan King Crab Gnocchi with Champagne Cream topped with Baby Carrot Salad in a Preserved Lemon Pepper Vinaigrette, and desserts including Red Velvet White Chocolate Bavarian Ganache, Raspberry Sauce. 2205 N. Westshore Blvd., 813-490-5288

St. Pete Valentine’s Day at The Oyster Bar 

What goes better than oysters and martinis?  Enjoy a sweetheart dinner for two at this St. Pete Valentine’s Day spot with a 4-course prix fixe menu February 14th 5pm-12am with a choice of bubbles or wine, for $118/couple. 249 Central Ave., St Petersburg, 727-897-9728

St. Pete Beach Valentine’s Day at Palm Court Italian Grill 

Located at the TradeWinds Resort, Palm Court Italian Grill can be expected to do an elegant paring menu on Valentine’s Day 2019.  5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, 727-363-2358,

Brandon Valentine’s Day at Portillo’s

Expect Portillo’s legendary heart-shaped chocolate cake to return again this Valentine’s Day!  Order the cake in person or online. 1748 W. Brandon Blvd., Brandon, 813-210-8190

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Portillo’s Heart-Shaped V-Day cake in Brrandon

Tampa Bay Valentine’s Day at The Rez Grill 

Expect an amazing multi-course V-Day prix-fixe menu ranging from the awesome to the extraordinary at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. 5223 N. Orient Road, Tampa, 813-627-8120

Seminole Heights Tampa Valentine’s Day Rooster & the Till 

Rooster & the Till does an outstanding meal on any ol’ Thursday.  Can’t wait to see how even more spectacular their Valentine’s Day meal will be.  Expect a chef’s tasting menu to make the best of chefs jealous!6500 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, 813-374-8940

St. Pete Beach Valentine’s Day at Sea Porch Cafe/Rowe Bar 

Located at the Don CeSar, the Sea Porch Cafe is a great lunch or dinner spot on V-Day! 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, 727-360-1881

New Port Richey Valentine’s Day at Sip 

Another great V-Day spot in the Pasco area! 6231 Grand Boulevard, New Port Richey, 727-203-8107

South Tampa Valentine’s Day Sprinkles 

Cupcakes.  It says Valentine’s Day so much better than a vacuum cleaner.   717 S. Dakota Ave., Tampa, 813- 304-1848

Tampa Bay Valentine’s Day Tampa Beer Works 

Beer, Valentine’s Day, maybe add in some chocolate covered strawberries. 333 Falkenburg Road, Tampa, 813-685-1909

Ybor Valentine’s Day at Club Prana

After dinner come dance the night away with you Valentine!  Join the most romantic and wildest party happening on Valentines Night.  Music by DJ King JB & DJ Cupid, and it’s Valentines, so make sure to Dress to Impress.  Free entry, drink specials.


Other Valentine’s Fun

Anti-Valentine’s Day Literary Pub Crawl

Local writers and storytellers will share tales of their worst dates and bad breakups at this alternative Valentine’s Day event. Pub crawl stops include Old Key West Bar & Grill St. Petersburg, The Queens Head, and others TBA. A $5 donation to Wordier Than Thou gets you drink specials along the way and entry into our raffle.

Dade City Valentine’s Carriage Rides at Strong Tower Winery

Celebrate With Your Valentine at Strong Tower Vineyard & Winery!  On Friday, February 15, 2019 Bring your Valentine for an “Evening at the Vineyard”…under the stars…. Take a romantic carriage ride through the vineyard! “Classic Reflections Horse & Carriages” will be here with their stunningly beautiful horses & carriage.  Carriage Rides start at 4:30 p.m. Rides are $10/person or a private ride for 2 for $40

St. Pete Valentine’s Valentwe’en Ghost Tour

There is never enough Halloween to last the year. Valentwe’en is an attempt to adjust for that by offering a fun and spooky new spring hoiday. It is a mash up of holidays and combines elements of Hallowe’en and Valentine’s Day. It is heralded by the Grim Cupid and is a dark romantic holiday. Give your sweetheart a black calla lily and take a stroll on the local ghost walks. Give those you love your heart — (made of chocolate and sweets, of course). Create a Valentwine in the vein of the classic poem: Roses are red, violets are blue, blood is sweet and so are you! Dress as your favorite couple — Mortica and Gomez, Audrey and Seymore, or, for more contemporary couples, Bella and Edward (or, if you are team Jacob, get your wolf on!). If your Valentwe’en is solo, wear your best goth to the party. Brandy Stark of the SPIRITS of St. Petersburg, a professor and 20 year paranormal investigator, will be hosting a Valentwe’en Ghost Tour at Art Lofts on Feb. 16, 2019, from 7 – 9 PM. Tour includes a ghost hunting 101, the history of the building, and a walk through of the haunted areas. Tickets for the ghost tour are $20.

SoHo Brawl 2 Valentine’s Edition

On February 16th, 2019 head to South Howard Ave in south Tampa for Brawl 2. This event is known to be fun and bring the community together in a competitive and party atmosphere! SOHO is the area where people come to have a good time. With numerous bars and night clubs all on one road. We chose to have our event in the heart of Tampa at Macdinton’s Irish Pub. Coed teams of 2, will battle it out in Downtown Tampa for cash, prizes and bragging rights and be a part of Tampa Bay’s Biggest Fitness Party!!

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