Ah, Valentine's Day. The words bring to mind cupid with his quivering bow, red roses, and heart shaped boxes of chocolate. Whatever your relationship status, Valentine's Day seems to be one of those holidays that you can't escape.
So, if you are looking for a way to celebrate Valentine's Day in Atlanta, check out our list of Valentine's Day events, romantic date ideas, and more.
Nuts and Bolts Singles Party at Fado
Looking for love (or just a good time) this Valentine's Day? Fado Irish Pub is hosting a Nuts and Bolts party on Saturday, February 9. Depending on gender, each person will receive a nut or a bolt with hopes to find his or her match by the end of the night. A DJ will spin tunes during the party with giveaways and drink specials available all night.
Fools for Love Wine Dinner at Woodfire Grill
Woodfire Grill will join Georgia Shakespeare to host a “Fools for Love” wine dinner on February 11. Beginning at 7 p.m., the restaurant is offering a four-course dinner with premium wine pairings. Georgia Shakespeare’s Associate Artists will provide the entertainment, performing jazz standards and love songs throughout the evening. Tickets are priced at $150 per person ($90 is tax deductible) and can be purchased online or by calling 404-504-3405.
Chocolate and Beer Tasting at HOBNOB
HOBNOB, located in Midtown near Piedmont Park, is celebrating Valentine's Day a few days ahead of schedule with a Chocolate and Beer pairing dinner on February 6. Four courses of specially prepared chocolate food tasting will be served with four complementary beers. You'll enjoy tasty bites like chocolate dipped oranges with sea salt paired with Founder’s Centennial IPA and second course is chicken mole over crispy rice cakes with chocolate dipped bacon paired with a Stone Smoked Porter. Reservations are required. To reserve a table, call 404-968-2288.
Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton
The now shuttered Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead was well known as one of Atlanta's best restaurants for fine dining. Due to the requests of many loyal fans, Ritz-Carlton executive chef Franck Steigerwald is opening the room for a Valentine's Day pop-up experience. For three days only (February 14 - 16), guests can enjoy a four-course seated dinner with optional wine pairings. See the full, utterly indulgent menu here.
Party with a Passion at the High Museum
On Valentine's Day, the High Museum of Art will host the opening night fiesta for their new Frida & Diego exhibit - the perfect night to celebrate a couple known for their firey passion. The event will feature live Mexican music, salsa dancing, a couples photo booth and Frida impersonators.