Dining, Nightlife, Shopping, Stay

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in #DowntownSac!

Frankie Wenson

Even though we have 365 days a year to tell the people most important to us how much we love them, Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to celebrate all things LOVE! Cheesy Valentine’s Day cards, heart-shaped chocolates and larger than life stuffed animals are at every store you pass, but you still might be unsure what to get/do for the people in your life. Valentine’s Day is coming up fast and if you are scrambling to make plans with your special someone, friends, family or co-workers we have the breakdown of where to go, what to do and what to buy to make planning Valentine’s Day that much easier!

Share a bite to eat

Camden Spit & Larder: Celebrate the day of love with Chef Oliver Ridgeway and the team with a 3-course prix fixe menu! On Valentine’s Day, you and your special someone can experience a Dungeness crab scotch egg starter with grilled gem lettuce with Meyer lemon hollandaise sauce.

Photo Credit: The Firehouse Restaurant

The Firehouse Restaurant: If you are looking for a romantic night out make sure to make your reservations at The Firehouse Restaurant. They are offering a four-course meal plus amuse bouche for $125.

Ella Dining Room & Bar: You can celebrate love all weekend love at Ella! Enjoy a four-course dinner for two that includes a bottle of champagne and amuse bouche. The special is going on February 14th and 15th.

Hoppy’s Railyard Kitchen and Hopgarden: Make sure to come out to Hoppy’s this Valentine’s Day and experience a special dinner prepared by Chef Francisco. You can choose between a soup or salad, angus rib-eye, with double loaded baked potato or linguine carbonara with pancetta. For dessert you can experience strawberry cheesecake brownie bites, red velvet crème brûlée, or chocolate covered strawberries.

Empress Tavern: This Valentine’s Day you can experience Empress Tavern’s “choose your own adventure” 4-course prix fixe menu which includes vegan options!

House Kitchen and Bar: Who doesn’t love bottomless champagne!? Make your reservations at House Kitchen and Bar for a 3-course meal at just $50 per person or you can upgrade your dinner to $60 per person and receive bottomless champagne!

de Vere’s Irish Pub: Book a party for two at de Vere’s Irish Pub! They are offering two select entrées, dessert and a carafe of wine for only $60 from 5pm – 11pm on Valentine’s Day.

Capitol Garage: Come out to Capitol Garage for a nice dinner for two from 4:30pm – 8:30pm on Valentine’s Day! You and your guest get a $50 dinner that includes two appetizers, 2 entrees and a dessert to share.

*Make sure to call and make your reservations for any of the dinner selections you might be interested in. Space is limited so make sure to call and reserve your seat so you don’t have to worry!

Share some bubbles + treats

Fizz Champagne and Bubbles Bar: If you are looking to have a “fizz-tastic” time this Valentine’s Day, make sure you head out to Sacramento’s only champagne bar! They are offering a limited time special of their classic charcuterie, half bottle of Piper-Heidsieck Rose Champagne, Sauvage for just $50 from February 10th – 16th!

Flatstick Pub: Bring a special date, friend or co-worker to Flatstick pub for a sweet deal! They are offering golf and duffleboard for two and get a bottle of cava starting at only $55!

Kimpton Sawyer Hotel: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a little staycation at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel! They are offering a romantic package for overnight hotel guests for $40 that includes two glasses of champagne in Revival at the Sawyer and a luxurious bubble bath drawn turndown. The offer is valid all February long that can be added to your reservation!

Andy’s Candy & Apothecary: If you are looking to get some hand-crafted heart shaped chocolates, gummies and unique greeting cards Andy’s is your go to place to check everything off your list for the special people in your life!

Insomnia Cookies: Does someone in your life have sweet tooth for cookies? Good thing Insomnia Cookies is serving up all of the warm, chocolaty goodness this Valentine’s Day! They are offering heart-shaped cakes and Valentine’s Day cake centers starting on February 5th along with their Red Velvet cookie available while supplies lasts!

Häagen-Dazs : Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the ice cream parlor is debuting their new Ruby Cocoa Sweet Sundaes and bars and on February 14th you will get $1 off any ice cream!

Share the love of downtown

Photo Credit: Identity Boutique/@lifestyle.by.suha

Capital Books: Downtown Sacramento’s only independent bookstore is offering a fun date night this Valentine’s Day! Come in for a scavenger hunt that will allow you to learn things about your partner you might not have known before. They will also be providing a glass of wine, snacks and a date night to remember.

Identity Boutique: Celebrate YOU this Valentine’s Day! Bring all your closest girlfriends for a night filled with Galentine’s Day fun where you get to shop and enjoy chocolate and champagne. They will also be showcases some of their Spring looks and debuting their new “Women’s Business collection”!

Getta Clue Store: If you are shopping for your special someone on Valentine’s Day weekend then head over to Getta Clue Store and receive a free pair of sunglasses with a $50 purchase from February 14th-16th.

The Lash Lounge: Who doesn’t LOVE lashes!? The Lash Lounge has limited space for $89 lashes with no enrollment fee. Visit the salon that newly opened in DOCO to reserve your spot!

Scenic Valentine Luncheon: Have a romantic lunch on the waterfront! You can take a stroll on the River City Queen while drinking a complementary glass of champagne or sparkling water while you wait for your food.

Valentine Sunset Dinner Cruise: Experience a romantic view of the waterfront with your special someone on a sunset cruise aboard the River City Queen! Guests will get a complimentary glass or champagne or sparkling cider while aboard before a nice dinner.

An Evening of Love & Tango: Join Tango by the River for an evening of Tango on Valentine’s Day! In addition to learning the Argentine Tango you will get wine and light appetizers and finish the night with a delicious dessert. Book your tickets now before their gone!

Tony Baker: Experience a special Valentine’s Day treat at Laughs Unlimited! Comedian Tony Baker will bring all the laughs to end your night at the Old Sacramento Waterfront.

If you are planning to be in the area on Valentine’s Day make sure to ride SacRT! They are offering free rides for couples on February 14th! In addition to the free ride, you and your loved one can also snap a selfie on the bus or light rail and make sure to use their hashtag #ILoveSacRT to be entered to win a FREE month transit pass!

*Must present flyer to SacRT operator when boarding (paper copy or on mobile device). Only one flyer is needed per group. Only valid for SacRT SmaRT Ride use on Friday, February 14, 2020.


We hope you have a Happy Valentine’s Day with all the special people in your life!