Love is love – whether you snuggle up with your SO (significant other) to celebrate Valentine’s Day, grab your mates and hit the town for Pal-entine’s Day or gather your girl gang for a rousing Gal-entine’s Day.
The Valley has a loved-up venue for every occasion, whether that’s an intimate dinner for two or a night out with 102 of your nearest and dearest.
Take romantic inspo from your fave flicks – Brunswick Street Mall will have a free outdoor rom-com screening event on Sunday 14 February. Grab some takeaway from Valley restaurants and cafes and then settle in with BYO seating to watch fairytale-classic-with-a-twist, The Princess Bride (PG), at 6:30pm.
Here’s some other ideas for Valentines to Gal-entines in the Valley!
VALENTINES – the salt to your pepper
La Costa Restaurant
Make a bold gesture and impress your date with delicious fine dining. The Valley’s latest buzzworthy culinary destination celebrates amoré with a fresh and enticing Italian Riviera-themed menu that’s sure to transport your Valentine’s Day date to somewhere special.
209 Brunswick Street
Get in before Valentine’s Day and cuddle up with a curated collection of animated short films all about love at the Love Animated 5 film festival on Thursday 11 February. Presented by Animation Alliance Australia, book online to attend this popular annual outdoor screening.
The Palace Lounge
Serenade your lover in private – or gather a couple of your closest friends – and reserve a room at the Valley’s premium karaoke bar. Hit play on those iconic love ballads and woo your dearly beloved. If there’s one night to sing your heart out like Robbie Hart in The Wedding Singer, then tonight’s the night.
690 Ann Street
Take it to the next level and finish the night at one of the Valley’s best rooftop bars. Located atop The Constance hotel with swoon-worthy views of Brisbane at night, book one of the intimate and sumptuous Mirage Booths for two and enjoy exquisite custom cocktails such as the Turkish delight-flavoured Yasmin, or chilli-infused Azara. Make a night of it with an overnight stay at The Constance.
18-20 Constance Street
GAL-ENTINES and PAL-ENTINES – the chips to your guac
Baja Modern Mexican
Elevate your squad’s taco game with a modern Mexican fiesta. Feast on the likes of grilled flank steak tacos marinated in tomatillo… drool! Pair Baja’s fresh and spicy dishes with an inventive cocktail or two, such as the Snarky Mexican Kiss or the Baja Margarita.
211 Brunswick Street
Gather your crew for hands-on Pal-entines workshops at Finnley Home on Saturday 13 February. Sip mimosas and enjoy light snacks while you learn how to craft a clay candleholder, or book a Table Styling Masterclass for two, complete with bubbles and dinner and hosted at Giardinetto Italian Restaurant. Alice Nightingale also has crafty workshops for Pal-entines get-togethers on Saturday 13 February. Book online for a three-hour sesh to make your own reversible bucket hat, or create a basket bag with your mates.
California Lane, 22 McLachlan Street
Oche Fortitude Valley
Bullseye! Get some target practice with up to 12 mates in an 85-minute darts game at Oche. Slide into a booth, sip from a smashing beer and wine list and if you’re feeling extra peckish, enjoy the share plates crafted by former Gerard’s Bistro head chef Ben Williamson. For all you know, a cupid’s dart might catch your heart.
111 Constance Street
Dance the night away at one of the Valley’s most vibrant clubs. Carve up the d-floor to the best love anthems at this fluorescent, LA-inspired bar. Be sure to sample their A-list celebrity-inspired cocktails, such as the Halle Berry or the Leonardo Di Caprio.
757 Ann Street
Image source: La Costa
– February 2021