Although keeping the romance alive might sound like a chore in the winter, don’t let the weather discourage you this Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re interested in a simple, classic date, or want to try something creative with your partner, WNY offers you plenty of options to (literally!) break the ice. If you’re trying to turn up the heat this Valentine’s Day, check out this list of coupley things to do in WNY!
Beer Pairing Dinner at Rusty Nickel Brewing
Tickets: $50 while supply lasts!
Tuesday, Feb. 14th, 2017
Doors open at 6:00 pm @ Rusty Nickel Brewing
Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with a five-course beer pairing dinner with a loved one or friends. Dinner will begin around 6:30pm with a full description of food, beer, and each pairing at the table. All customers receive a pint glass filled with Valentine’s Day surprises! Head Brewer, Dave Johnson, will discuss each course when served to highlight the food, beer and why they go so well together. Tickets must be purchased in advance and seats are extremely limited and will go fast! To purchase your tickets and see more information on this event, click here.
A Night at the Albright Knox
1285 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14224
You’ve seen it in plenty of romantic comedies before: a couple walking hand in hand down the halls of an art museum. Make it possible without the movie! For a relaxed night, visit the Albright Knox and leisurely peruse the walls with your significant other or platonic friend. Until February 19th, the stunning “Picasso and his Models” exhibit will be on display – this is the perfect night to catch the tail end of the exhibit. The Knox is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day. For more information on this exhibit and pricing, click here. We recommend dinner just down the street at Dapper Goose if you’re looking.
Ice Skating at Canalside: Sweetheart Skating Package
Tuesday Feb 14, 2017, 3:00 PM -7:00 PM
20 Canalside, 44 Prime Street, Buffalo, NY
Few dates are as classic as ice skating. This Valentine’s Day, Canalside Buffalo offers a special for all couples looking to glide (or trip) across the ice. Whether you’re just beginning of a seasoned professional, this special is packed with all of the best winter romance specials. For only $20, you get two skate admission and rentals, two hot ciders from the Winter Cafe, two chocolate hearts from Fowler’s Chocolates, and two massage coupons from TMG Wellness. This package deal is available exclusively online, so hurry and buy your tickets to this event here.
Go Book Shopping at The Second Reader Bookshop
1421 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216
Tuesday Feb 14th, 2017, 11 PM – 6 PM
If you’re in need of some romantic inspiration or simply can’t find the right words to express your love, try taking your significant other to the Second Reader on Hertel and let the books do the talking for you! Recently expanded and now cozier than ever, the Second Reader is packed with books, postcards, prints, and all kinds of whimsical gifts. For more information on this location, click here.
A Night at Helium Comedy Club
February 14, 7:30 PM
30 Mississippi St, Buffalo, NY 14203
Laughter is a great ice breaker for first dates and a common denominator for successful long term relationships. Luckily, Helium Comedy Club has you covered this Valentine’s Day! See Tammy Pescatelli, from “Last Comic Standing,” “Dirty, Sexy, Funny,” and, “Finding the Funny” perform stand up to guarantee a lighthearted and blissful evening with your lover. This event is for 18+ audiences only. For more information, click here.
Go record shopping at the Record Theatre
AMHERST: University Plaza, 3500 Main Street, Amherst NY. 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
BUFFALO: 1800 Main Street, Buffalo NY, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Love music and looking for a relaxed evening? Try heading to either of the Record Theatre locations on Main Street. With a brimming selection of both used and new records, you’re sure to find a tune to serenade your lover with. For more information on the Record Theatre, click here.
Indulge in Italian at Lombardo Ristorante
1198 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216
Italian food is a staple when planning a romantic date. If you’re interested in a timeless Valentine’s Day experience, take your lover to Lombardo Ristorante on Hertel Ave to indulge in fine wine and Italian cuisine. If you want to make your night especially romantic, reserve your table now here. If Italian’s not your thing find a long list of SOB recommended spots for your V-Day date here.
Drink Wine and Paint at Pinot’s Palette
9570 Transit Rd #200, East Amherst, NY 14051
7 PM – 9 PM
Price: $35 per painter
Whether you’re trying to hone your painting abilities, love wine, or believe that trying new experiences bonds couples, Pinot’s Palette in East Amherst has your back! This Valentine’s Day, Pinot’s Palette offers not only wine and chocolate, but, an array of desserts for you and your significant other (who can resist wine and chocolate?). Both a tasteful and fun date idea, this is the perfect place to spend Valentine’s Day this year. To purchase tickets to a class, click here.