Where to Enjoy Valentine's Day in Denver (With or Without a Sweetheart)

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Where to Enjoy Valentine's Day in Denver (With or Without a Sweetheart)

Valentine’s Day has always been a day of special events. However, this year, Valentine’s Day is on a Saturday, so there will be an abundance of places to go, date or no date. So whether the two of you are celebrating a major anniversary or the singles are out on the prowl for next year’s valentine, here is where to hit the town for Valentine’s Day.

Comedy Works
This seminal fun house is offering special package shows for Valentine’s Day. At the downtown location, enjoy Scottish funny man, Daniel Sloss. Packages include the Lover’s Delight featuring two show tickets, a dozen roses and a heart-shaped box of chocolates; My Funny Valentine, which is two tickets and a dozen roses, while the Sweet on You includes two tickets and the box of chocolates. Swinging singles can buy tickets starting at $19. Package prices start at $58. (1226 15th St.; 303-595-3637)

The Crimson Room  
Find a special partner at the Sexy Singles Masquerade Party on Valentine’s Day. Beginning at 7 PM, guests will enjoy Naughty Nectar Libations and sensual visual performance acts and music. There will also be an open bar and hors d’oeuvres. Guests are required to wear masks and be dressed in their “classiest Christian/Anastasia attire.” This event is for singles only and early bird tickets, available until February 7, are $99 for men and $89 for women. Ladies bring a friend for $159 or gents bring a wingman for $179. (1403 Larimer St.; 720-639-6987)

The Dive Lounge
Looking for something different for Valentine’s Day? Consider The Dive Lounge at the Denver Aquarium. Be mesmerized by the aquarium’s residents, while sipping that cocktail or wine. Only open until 9:30 PM, The Dive Lounge is perfect for having a drink before the big dinner or a unique starting place for the singles-only bar crawl.

Hard Rock Café
If you want to rock out for V-Day, head to the Hard Rock on the 16th Street Mall and have a picture taken with your favorite rock and roll king or queen (well, their cardboard cutouts, anyway). Enjoy live, classical guitar and some romantic rock ballads while sipping on the I Got a Crush on You cocktail. (500 16th St., Ste. 120; 303-623-3191)

Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret
Enjoy two different shows on Valentine’s Day. At 8 PM, Lannie herself hits the stage with The After Midnight Band in the Comes Love show featuring a collection of swing and nostalgia. At 11 PM, is Naughty Pierre’s Valentine Burlesque. Lannie’s 8 PM show also features a free dessert bar by Relish Catering at 7 PM. (1601 Arapahoe; 303-303-293-0075)

Mark Masri at Lone Tree Arts Center
The Boston Globe says Canadian tenor Mark Masri is “melting the hearts of female audience members like warm chocolate.” Well, get the girlfriends together and see his show on Valentine’s Day at 8 PM. Couples will enjoy it too, because the show will be a romantic evening of love songs from all over the world and feature a Champagne Intermission. Tickets run between $36-60 and can be purchased online. (10075 Commons St.; 720-509-1000)

Valentine’s Day Old School Revue
Casselman’s Bar & Venue downtown will host an evening of Old School Soul and Doo Wop for lovers and dancing singles alike. Enjoy the smooth sounds of The DeLeon Brothers Legacy Band in an unplugged opening set of Doo Wop classics followed by a sleek Motown performance by a special guest. Finish up the night with a Soul Train tribute and line dance contest. The party starts at 7:30 PM with DJ Johnny “Old School” Avila before the bands begin at 8:30. This event runs nightly through February 18 and tickets are only $10 online. (2620 Walnut St.; 720-242-8923

ViewHouse Downtown:  Singles can join the Anti-Valentine’s Day party complete with scavenger hunt inside the venue, all three floors. Get a game card and use the ViewHouse staff to complete it. The first contestants to turn in a completed card receive a spot at the VIP table for the Matt Mathanson concert the next day at the ViewHouse. DJ music starts at 9 PM along with other prize giveaways. (2015 Market St.; 720-878-2015)

ViewHouse Centennial:  Single, but looking? Then head to Centennial for the Lock & Key Singles Party starting at 10 PM on Valentine’s Day. Guys get locks while girls get keys and everyone has fun! Dance to a DJ and sip on the Strawberry Stilettos made with Grey Goose Vodka while searching for a matching lock and key. After finding a match, the couple is entered into a drawing to win a gift card for a return Date Night at the ViewHouse. (7101 S. Clinton St.; 303-790-VIEW)

Is a romantic dinner in your plans? The following locations offer dinner and drinks for two. Call for reservations.

Cook Street Culinary Date Nights
During the week of February 11-14, Cook Street will offer Date Night Culinary Classes for $99 per person. The evening includes lessons on cooking up a delicious date night dinner from prep to finish, and you get to eat your meal when the class is done. The meal wouldn’t be complete without wine and cocktails, which are also included. Classes are from 6:30 to 9:30 PM each night. (1937 Market St.; 303-308-9300)

The Corner Office
A three-course prix fixe dinner for two, including beef short ribs and Colorado bass "fricasse," is only $40 at The Corner Office. The meal also includes a glass of Martini & Rossi Prosecco. The regular menu will also be available throughout the evening. (1401 Curtis St.; 303-825-6500)

Stout Street Social
Have a social Valentine’s Day on Stout Street. Enjoy live music from Dave Connelly, starting at 9:30 PM. There will also be drink specials from Van Gogh Vodka and a new beer tapping. The bar will also premier a new barrel-aged cocktail and offer chocolate-dipped strawberry shots. The late night food menu will also be available. (1400 Stout St.; 720-214-9100)

For the whole weekend, February 13–15, enjoy Surf and Turf for Two at Range inside the Renaissance Denver Downtown. Enjoy house-smoked Chateaubriand, Pan Seared Lump Crab Cakes and Gruyere Potato Grantin and other delights for $80 per couple. Two glasses of wine are also included. (918 17th St.; 720-726-4800)

Located inside the Warwick Denver Hotel, indulge in a four-course dinner at Randolph’s on Valentine’s Day, featuring Maine lobster or prime rib and finished with a sinful Cupid’s dessert. Cost is $150 per couple, and that includes a glass of wine or champagne, or choose a special wine pairing with the meal for $175 per couple. (1776 Grant St.; 303-318-7272)

Session Kitchen
Enjoy a Valentine’s Day three-course tasting menu for $50 per guest, featuring sunchoke spinach schmear, grilled swordfish and tenderloin kabobs. Finish with chocolate beignets or Meyer lemon meringue. Add a wine pairing for $25. (1518 S Pearl St.; 720-763-3387)

Enjoy a three-course dinner at Latin favorite, Tamayo, in Larimer Square for only $65 per person. The dinner is available all weekend, February 13–15. Pair the dinner with one of these featured cocktails: The Serrano Hibiscus Margarita made with Gran Centenario Rosangel Tequila, serrano hibiscus puree, fresh sour mix and salt rim for $13, or the Raspberry Kiss Martini made with Herradura Blanco, White Crème de Cocoa, half and half, Chambord and garnished with raspberries and shaved chocolate rim for $12. (1400 Larimer St.; 720-946-1433)

Zengo & La Biblioteca
Fill your favorite foodie with love on Valentine’s Day with this four-course menu of Latin- and Asian-inspired favorites, like Peking Duck and Churrasco Steak. Cost is $65 per person. Seal the meal and the deal with a special Kaffir Kiss Cocktail included with the dinner. (1610 Little Raven Dr.; 720-904-0965)

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