Where to Eat, What To Do, and What’s Happening on Valentine’s Day...

Where to Eat, What To Do, and What’s Happening on Valentine’s Day 2020 in Lexington, KY?

Where to Eat, What To Do, and What’s Happening on Valentine’s Day 2020 in Lexington, KY?

This year, Valentine’s Day falls on Friday, February 14, 2020. 

Wondering what to do on Valentine’s Day in Lexington? Here’s a sampling of Valentine’s Day meals and events in Lexington, Kentucky for 2020.

Eating Out for Valentine’s Day

Alfalfa‘s is hosting a Valentine’s Day Dinner on Friday, February 14 at 5 pm.

Backroads Bakery has special cheesecakes for Valentine’s Day available for order online.

Join Bad Wolf Burgers this Valentine’s Day for a Free Valentine Cupcake Bar on Friday, February 14 at 5 pm. Choose your cake flavor, icing, and toppings–gluten free cupcakes will be available too. one cupcake per customer, while supplies last.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at The Blue Heron Steakhouse with a special, multiple course prix fixe dinner on Friday, February 14 from 5 pm to 10 pm.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill is spreading the season of love with an ultimate four-course Surf & Turf dinner for two starting Monday, February 10 through Sunday, February 16.

Wine & dine at Crú Food & Wine Bar with a $60 4-course menu including Maine lobster & asparagus risotto among many more options on Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15.

Crēaux is hosting a low-key enjoyable evening on Valentine’s Day with live smooth-jazz and a special menu of desserts, wines, and cocktails on Friday, February 14. The kitchen menu will be available from 5 pm to 11 pm.

Dodd’s Corner Farmer’s Market in Nicholasville is offering a five course Grab n Go Dinner for Two (just heat & serve, no cooking or clean up) including white cheddar pimento cheese, soup, garden salads, crab cakes, and dessert. Pick up for Valentine’s Day on Friday, February 14 beginning at 10am.

Two can dine for $39 at Drake’s for Valentine’s Day on Friday, February 14. Enjoy two entrees, an appetizer and dessert to share and two glasses of champagne or non-alcoholic sparkling cider for a Valentine’s toast. Offer available all day. Dine-In Only. Regular Drake’s menu will still be available.

El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant is offering a Fajitas for two and a house margarita special for Valentine’s Day on Friday, February 14 at 5 pm

Embassy Suites Lexington Green is inviting all singles, couples and friends to Moonstruck Gala, which includes a buffet-style dinner and dancing, on Friday, February 14 at 6 pm. 

Epping’s on Eastside is offering a special four-course Valentine’s Day menu including your choice of starter, soup/salad, entree and an assortment of sweet bites on Friday, February 14.

Join Forage and Wise Bird Cider Co. for a special Valentine’s Day dinner featuring a farm-to-table five course meal with cider pairings on Friday, February 14. Choose between two seatings, the first at 6 pm and the second at 8 pm, at Wise Bird Cider. Book your ticket online or call the cidery.

Graze at The Woodlands is offering a prix fixe Valentine’s Day menu on Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15. Call to make reservations.

Great Bagel and North Lime Donuts are collaborating this Valentine’s Day to offer limited edition heart-shaped donuts using Great Bagel’s fresh milled flour starting on Friday, February 14. Available at both Great Bagel and North Lime locations. 

Hall’s on the River has three Valentine’s Day specials available on Thursday, February 14 and February 15 from 11:30 am to 9 pm. Each special includes a Hall’s 4-ounce beer cheese platter, house salad, glass of champagne and heart-shaped brownie dessert featuring two brownies dusted with powdered sugar and topped with strawberry quarters, cream and ice cream. Choose from one of three entrees for their special. Reservations are required for guaranteed seating.

HopCat is hosting an early Valentine’s Day dinner with a special 4-course menu paired with Sierra Nevada beers on Wednesday, February 12 at 7 pm.

Honeywood is offering a special Valentine’s Dinner including two three-course meals for $99. Reservations can be made online or by calling the restaurant.

J. Render’s Southern Table & Bar is having live music and a smoked prime rib special on Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15.

The Kentucky Castle is hosting several Valentine’s Day dinner events. Beginning with an exclusive champagne and dinner pairing Valentine’s event with Veuve Clicquot on Tuesday, February 11 at 7 pm. On Wednesday, February 12, enjoy an evening at Kentucky Castle  Sweet for Sweets Mystery Dinner, including an immersive mystery experience and a buffet dinner at 7 pm. Celebrate your Valentine a day early on Thursday, February 13 with a “Bourbon & Bubbles” dinner at Kentucky Castle at 7 pm. Enjoy a five-course meal paired with bourbon or champagne beverages. On Valentine’s Day, celebrate your loved one with an unforgettable Valentine’s Dinner at Kentucky Castle on Friday, February 14 at 7 pm with a five-course meal served in the Grand Ballroom and live romantic jazz music. Following dinner you’re welcome to walk the grounds, visit the rooftop, or take memorable photos.

Lexus of Lexington is hosting a pre-Valentine’s Day brunch on Wednesday, February 13 from noon until 3 pm. There will be brunch, giveaways, kids’ crafts, and raffle prizes.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Maker’s Mark at Liquor Barn in Beaumont and Hamburg on Friday, February 14 from 4 pm to 7 pm. Taste the Cupid’s Mark, a refreshing bubbly cocktail, and take home a personalized Maker’s Mark bouquet.

Malone’s will offer a Valentine’s Day Features Menu with choices of filet, crab cakes, and steak & cake, as well as their normal dinner menu on Friday, February 14. 

Marikka’s will have their annual Valentine’s Day Specials available on February 14 and February 15. The three separate specials include a paprika chicken prepared in a white wine sauce with choice of two sides; your choice of bottle of wine; and a complimentary Valentine’s Day dessert with purchase of any entrée dine in or take out.

Martine’s Pastries is hosting Le Valentine’s Dîner en Amoureux, a special dinner date à la Française for you and your beloved, on Friday, February 14 at 6:30 pm.

Midway Bakery has Valentine’s Day specials available including baby chocolate stack cake, iced sugar heart cookies and Red Hot Devil’s Food cake (as cup cakes or by the slice). Call to order, pick-up can be arranged at the bakery, Windy Corner, Zim’s Cafe or Honeywood.

Mi Pequena Hacienda has a Valentine’s Day promo including TJ Fajitas, 2 Patron margaritas, and cheese dip included with each meal.

Mirror Twin Brewing and Rolling Oven are hosting a Valentine’s Day Dinner on Friday, February 14 at 5 pm.

The Mousetrap is offering Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Dinner Boxes on Friday, February 14. Each dinner price includes one entree, two sides, and a dessert. Call to place your orders at least 24 hours in advance (no later than February 13).

North Lime Donuts on Clays Mill is hosting a Donut Date Night on Saturday, February 15 at 7 pm.

OBC Kitchen has a Valentine’s Chef Features menu available on Friday, February 14 featuring filet mignon, ribeye, scallops, and a chocolate-bourbon dessert. 

Oscar Diggs is hosting a seated candle lit four-course dinner on Friday, February 14 with two seatings at 6 pm and 8:15 pm.

Pasta Garage is hosting a Valentine’s Day dinner for two for $75 per couple on Friday, February 14. It includes a salad, an appetizer, choice of entrees and chocolate lasagna for dessert. Call to make reservations.

Join Red State BBQ this Valentine’s Day for their Sweethearts Dinner on Friday, February 14 at 4 pm. Offering a meal deal for two; each person can enjoy a salad, one entree of their choice, and a dessert to share.

Rodney’s on Broadway in Georgetown, KY is offering a special Valentine’s Day menu on Friday, February 14 starting at 5 pm.

Join Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill for a special Valentine’s Day dinner followed with a stroll, hand-in-hand, around the historic village on Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15 starting at 5 pm until 8:30 pm. Enjoy a special à la carte dinner at The Trustees’ Table restaurant including lobster fritters, beef carpaccio, oysters Rockefeller, duck, vegetable galette and Not Your Classic Beef Wellington.

Shakespeare & Co. is offering a Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two on Friday, February 14 from 4 pm until 11 pm. The menu includes choice of one appetizer, two entrees, two desserts, and served with a glass of champagne. Make reservations on OpenTable or by calling the restaurant. 

Smithtown Seafood is offering special Valentine’s Day plates including their classic Tacos de Amor, with four fried oyster tacos with lime-beet slaw and avocado mash, topped with crema rosa on Ramirez corn tortillas. Also available will be Octopus’s Garden–octopus poached in red wine with roasted peppers, shredded radicchio, red onions, paprika and sherry vinaigrette, served with crispy plantain chips; or paella for two.

S’more Than a Feeling is setting its pop-up at Pivot Brewing for Valentine’s Day on Friday, February 14 from 5 pm to 10 pm. Enjoy drinks along with a special s’mores consisting of a heart shaped strawberry marshmallow, chocolate drizzle, white chocolate shavings, and heart sprinkles.

Join Southland Bagel for bagel pizza, barbecue by O’Brother Smokehouse, and a celebration of kindness on Friday, February 14 at 5 pm. Celebrate Valentine’s Day by making lots of tiny hearts to give to our friends and family, or surprise someone with on Random Acts of Kindness Day.

The Club at UK’s Spindletop Hall is hosting a Valentine’s Dinner for members and guests of members on Friday, February 14 from 5 pm to 9 pm.

Stagger Inn is having its first annual Valentine’s Day Stop Light Bar Crawl on Saturday, February 15 at 2 pm. 

It’s a date at Texas de Brazil for Valentine’s Day on Friday, February 14 with the Lexington location opening early for lunch at 11 am until 2 pm. All locations will have normal dinner hours.

Set the Valentine’s Day vibe at the Tiny Living Room Cabaret with food and wine provided by Woke Junk Food Vegan on Friday, February 14 at 6 pm.

Join West Sixth Brewing at the main taproom & brewery for Valentine’s Day on Friday, February 14 starting at 11 am. There will be beers on tap all day, champagne by the glass for sale, a free tour at 5pm and beer packages for 2 all day. Later that evening, West Sixth Brewing is hosting Valentine’s Day at The Greenroom at 7:30 pm. Head there after dinner for beer & dessert packages to share. Each ticket covers two guests and includes 8 total beer samples paired with a dessert tray to share..featuring items from Sunrise Bakery.

Wilson’s Grocery and Meat has put together a pre-made Valentine’s Day dinner for two including two uncooked filets, two side dishes and a large brownie and ice cream available for pre-order.

Bring your special someone and celebrate the love of food and bourbon with Woodford Reserve during their Feast of Saint Valentine which includes distillery tours, a plated meal with paired cocktails and live music on Friday, February 14 at 6:30 pm. Guests must be 21 years of age or older.

World of Beer is having drink and dessert specials for Valentine’s Day on Friday, February 14 starting at 5 pm and going all night long.

Zim’s Cafe and Thirsty Fox are having a romantic evening for two with a prix fixe Valentine’s Dinner menu on Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15 beginning at 5 pm. There will be three courses with options to choose from and an add-on drink option.


Valentine’s Day Music Events

Spend your Post-Valentine’s Day pity-party at Al’s Bar on Saturday, February 15 at 9 pm.

Head to Bar Louie on Valentine’s Day to enjoy Second Hand News Tribute Band on Friday, February 14 at 9 pm. 

The Burl is hosting Valentine’s Day with Brother Smith and Sean Whiting on Friday, February 14, doors open at 8 pm and the show starts at 9 pm.

The R&B Party–formally known as The Slow Dance–is happening at Crēaux on Friday, February 14 from 11 pm until 2:30 am. Must be 25 & up, full drink menu and appetizers available, DJ Johnnie Johnnie Johnson will play old school jams all night.

Horseshoes KentuckyGrill and Kennedy’s Rickhouse hosts a Paul Groves Valentines Party on Friday, February 14 at 10 pm.

Luke Combs performs at Rupp Arena as part of his What You See Is What You Get Tour on Friday, February 14 at 7 pm.

Rock House Brewing is hosting Share The Love ♡ Valentine’s Dance on Friday, February 14 at 9 pm. 

Come out for Love & Hiphop | A Post Valentine’s Day Show at the new Sidecar on Saturday, February 15, doors open at 7 pm. 10% of proceeds will go to DV8 Kitchen Vocational Training Foundation. This will be a dry show, but Al’s Bar will be pouring drinks next door.

Join Empress Uma Jewels and a few single friends for a simple Single & Bitter cocktail party at Soundbar on Friday, February 14 at 8 pm.

Hi-5 has a big Valentine’s Day party planned at the Tipsy Cow Lexington on Friday, February 14 at 9 pm.


Other Valentine’s Day Events

Start the Valentine’s Day festivities early this month with Bluegrass Printmakers for a free Valentine’s Day Printmaking event at the Lexington Art League on Saturday, February 1 from noon to 4 pm. Supplies will be provided along with a variety of pre-carved Valentine-themed blocks and stamps. Admission is free; suggested donation of $5. 

Start off Valentine’s Day week with Midway’s Chocolate Stroll on Saturday, February 8 along Midway’s historic Main & Gratz Streets from 11 am until 5 pm. Each business will have a chocolate treat as well as fantastic Valentine’s Day week specials.

Head to STORY at Macy’s in Fayette Mall for Love Letters: DIY Card Art on Saturday, February 8 from noon until 4 pm.

La Petite Delicat is hosting a Valentine’s Card Making Class on Saturday, February 8 at 11 am and 2 pm. A $5 voucher for food and drink included with each ticket.

Cost Plus World Market is hosting Valentine’s Day Sweets & Treats–a sampling event of chocolate, berries, candies and bubblies + a unique Valentine’s Day dessert recipe–on Saturday, February 8 from 1 pm until 4 pm.

Bad Wolf Burgers is hosting The Love Bazaar on Sunday, February 9 starting at 11 am. Get a reading and browse the vendors for gifts, crystals, jewelry, and local jams and jellies while enjoying a Bad Wolf burger.

Teens can swing by the Lexington Public Library’s Northside Branch after school for Mac & Cheese Valentines on Monday, February 10 from 4 pm to 5 pm. Customize a macaroni bowl with delicious toppings, then create a cheesy gift to give someone special. For middle and high school students; while supplies last.

Love is in the air at Wine+market with Bubbles and Bites of the World, their annual sparkling wine pairing class paired with small plates, on Wednesday, February 12 at 6 pm.

Pivot Brewing is hosting a Galentine’s Day Pop-Up event that promotes and celebrates all things women in Lexington on Thursday, February 13 at 6 pm. Vendors include: Birch and Lime, Bluegrass Elderberry, Attic Trash Vintage, Varsity Print, Southern Sunday, Street Scene, and Thirty-One Bags.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at J&H Lanmark with Speed Dating for the Outdoor Enthusiast on Thursday, February 13 at 6 pm. Meet your potential new partner or just meet some like minded people that enjoy hiking, backpacking, trail running, and climbing. Free refreshments provided.

Join Carly with In Bloom and Wine+market for a floral arrangement class that includes wine and a delicious cheese plate on Thursday, February 13 at 6 pm. Tickets include floral arrangement, vase, and cheese plate with wine pairing. 

Galentine’s Parks and Rec Trivia at Blue Stallion Brewing Company featuring a Dad’s Favorites Deli waffle sandwich special on Thursday, February 13 at 7 pm.

Join The Living Arts & Science Center for Crafts on Tap: Valentine’s Date Night, Thrown Pottery on Friday, February 14 at 6 pm. Skilled instructors guide you through the basics of wheel throwing and options for decorating.

Hang out at The Mad Potter for Valentines Day for a night of romantic music, chocolates, drinks and a semi-private table for you and your special someone to create your masterpiece on Friday, February 14 from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Painting with a Twist hosts another Valentine’s Day themed painting class on Friday, February 14 at 7 pm. 

Kentucky Theatre is showing Casablanca for Valentine’s Day on Friday, February 14 at 7:30 pm.

CrossFit Maximus on National Avenue is hosting Sweethearts and Swolemates, a free partner Valentine’s class, at three different times 8 am, 9 am, 10 am on Saturday, February 15.

Sweet Matriarch Lex is hosting a Galentine’s Day Textured Buttercream Painted Cake Decorating Class on Saturday, February 15 at 5 pm to learn how to “paint” a cake canvas with textured buttercream flowers and adorn it with fresh flowers.

Mirror Twin Brewing is having a Valentine’s Day Wood-Burning Workshop on Sunday, February 16 at 2 pm. 

Pivot Brewing is hosting Exes and Oh’s Bingo on Sunday, February 16 at 2 pm. All money raised at this bingo will benefit CASA of Lexington. 


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