Feb 11, 2022 - Things to Do

5 cool Valentine's Day date ideas in Austin

Illustration: Allie Carl/Axios

If you haven't already, now's the time to plan something special for your Valentine.

Here are a few ideas to get you started.

1. Get a fancy takeout meal from Aba.

The Valentine's Day take-home special includes lobster bisque, hummus, ahi tuna, Brussels sprouts, beef tenderloin, chocolate cake and a bottle of Prosecco for $124.95.

  • Best for: Couples that want a cozy night in, made special with an elaborate dinner.
  • Pre-order here.

2. Rent a retro boat.

Rentals for these Instagram-worthy boats start at $115, and there are still a few spots left for Friday. Boats fit two to four people, so you can make it a double date.

  • Best for: Couples who love a little glamour.
  • Book here.

3. Do a coffee and dessert tasting at Mozart's Coffee Roasters.

For $95 a person, you get a three-course dessert and coffee tasting to enjoy while listening to a live harp performance.

  • Best for: Romantics.
  • Reserve a spot here.

4. Play arcade games and sip cheap beer at Recess Arcade Bar.

If dressing up isn't your speed — cheap beer and retro games might do the trick.

  • Best for: New couples looking for a laidback option.

5. Experience a 17-course omakase at Fierce Whiskers Distillery.

Tare chef Michael Carranza is preparing an intimate 17-course sushi meal with cocktail pairings. Expect an up close look at how the food is prepared.

  • Best for: Foodies.
  • Book here.

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