Every year on February 14, cupid comes out to play and couples around the globe are struck by his love arrow. In Brisbane, there's no shortage of ways to show that special someone just how much you care, and Fortitude Valley has plenty of ways you can say 'I love you'. If you want to give your boo a Valentine's Day to remember, check out our list of delightful date ideas.
If you want to treat your love to a special getaway, Brisbane's first boutique street art hotel TRYP is the perfect place to go. Situated right in the heart of the Valley's entertainment precinct, you'll be spoilt for choice with an endless array of diners, clubs, art galleries and watering holes all within walking distance. If you're looking to minimize travel travel time to maximize 'us time', TRYP is home to rooftop bar UP on Constance, and craft burger joint CHUR Burger. With a bed to sleep in, a bar to drink at and a burger joint to refuel at, TRYP Hotel has all you need for a memorable Valentine's Day staycation.
From the bun, to the patty and all the delicious fillings in between, what's not to love about the humble burger? Brisbane foodie icon, Ben's Burgers, is the best in the biz, plating up mouth-watering morsels in their flagship Valley store. Why not make it a date this Valentine's Day and bring bae along to share in the goodness?
It's only fitting to order a cheeseburger on the cheesiest day of the year, and the Ben's version does not disappoint. With beef, cheese, pickles, onion and a special sauce, this burger is one you won't want to share. Still got room afterwards? Ben's also serves coffee and cake to end things on a sweet note.
There's nothing that completes a date quite like a fantastic view - and that's just what you'll get at Elixir Rooftop Bar. Perched above the bustling clubs on Ann Street, you and your love can swap streetscapes for skylines with a cocktail in hand. If beer or wine is your tipple of choice, Elixir has more than 15 local craft beers and ciders and an extensive list of boutique wines.
The interior design is one-of-a-kind too - guests can lounge on daybeds on the Queenslander-styled deck among lush plants which create a relaxed, homely vibe. It's the perfect place to spend time with your beau this Valentine's Day.
It's widely known that the key to one's heart is through their stomach, and I Heart Brownies brings this legend to life! With each batch of gooey, rich and chocolaty goodness hand-made fresh daily in the artisan bakery, you're guaranteed to fall in love at first bite. Chef Lulu has crafted the secret recipe for these delicious treats over five years, so you can be sure you're getting the highest quality treat. Need something to wash your sweets down with? I Heart Brownies also make the ice cream for their shakes from scratch! We highly recommend the Bananarama and the Hershey's Chocolate shakes. We promise your loved one will be head over heels for the brownies ... and you - because there really isn't a better way to say 'I heart you' than with a heart-shaped sweet treat!