If you’re one of those schmucks (like me) that’s still looking for something fun and exciting to do with your loved this Valentine’s Day without costing you a month’s car payment check out these ideas to save you from a potentially embarrassing evening. Grab your gal-pals, loved ones, or friend with benefits and Prepare yourself for one of the most Austin-y Valentine’s Day ever.



Pluckers Anti Valentine’s Day 

Pluckers is excited for the return of their popular Anti-Valentine’s Day celebration on February 14 at 7 p.m. at their Research location (9070 Research Blvd, Suite 201-C). Pluckers will host a special edition of Pluck Hunt, a scavenger-hunt style game that guests play in their seats. To add even more hilarity to the competition, 101X’s own Jason and Deb will emcee the event. In conjunction with the Anti-Valentine’s Day event, it will also be Pluckers Club Member Appreciation Day at all Texas locations of Pluckers, where Pluckers will be offering $1 Bud Lights and 75-cent wings all day for all guests.


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Valetine’s Day at Prohibition Creamery

Prohibition Creamery is celebrating Valentine‘s Day with intoxicating new specials on the big day. Get the Red Velvet Ice Cream cone – rich and creamy red velvet ice cream swirled with tangy cream cheese frosting, served in red velvet waffle cones.  Photo by Nicolai McCrary


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“Relationships are a Mis-Steak” Dinner ($20) – Waller Creek Pub House

Tired of Tinder dates? Over the hype of settling down? Then check out Waller Creek Pub House’s steak dinner special on Valentine’s Day. Featuring an 18-ounce T-bone steak, a baked potato topped with sour cream, butter and chives and a glass of bourbon on the rocks, this is the perfect dinner and destination for one.


Galentine’s Day – Infinite Monkey Theorem

Galentine’s Day – Attention all single ladies! Be sure to round up all of your girls and come by Austin’s favorite urban winery for 20% your entire tab all night long. The party starts at 4 p.m. and lasts until 10 p.m. Also, be on the lookout for complimentary chocolates spread across the winery for guests to enjoy with their wine.


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Valentine’s Day at the Drive-In Theater – Blue Starlite Austin

Blue Starlite drive-in theater will feature three classic, quote-worthy, romantic films that will at least provide a little entertainment this Valentine’s Day.  7pm: The Notebook; 9:45pm: Breakfast at Tiffany’s; 11:45pm: The Corpse Bride.


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Austin Famous Photo Murals Tour

This is definitely not a new idea and you should expect to see a lot of people out there doing the same thing. Start your tour with a visit few slices from Homeslice, then head to the  “I Love You So Much” mural on at Jo’s Coffee on South Congress. Next head to the Butter” Half mural near Poquito Street and MLK Blvd., then head to “Puppy Love” mural at the MudPuppies on East Riverside Dr. Finish the tour off with an ice cream cone and few pics at Lady Bird Lake or a selfie at the state capitol building.  Don’t forget to Instagram everything.


Every lady loves Sweets – Sprinkles Cupcakes

If you’re looking for a last ditch effort to save the day, Sprinkles cupcakes will not only put you over budget on the sugar, carbs and calorie count, but it may get you extra brownie points if you personally deliver it (or Favor it) to her job.  If a mid-day delivery isn’t possible, take her to the Cupcake ATM and a long walk around the Domain (to burn off a few calories). Proceed with caution because your she might want to go shopping afterward.

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