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For the couple who likes to…

DINE AND DRINK

1. Americana
Enjoy a succulent steak or pan-seared chicken paired with a bottle of wine to make your date night dinner one to remember. Americana gives you a classic take on American restaurant dishes with an urban twist.

2. The Republic on Grand

Drinks with a view? On the sixth floor of the AC Hotel in the Historic East Village, The Republic on Grand offers classy charcuterie and artisanal spirits that are sure to brighten your night. 

3. Malo

Spice up your date night dinner with beef barbacoa, tamales de carnitas, or a mahi torta. With Malo's authentic Latin menu and craveable cocktails, you'll be dancing in love all night!

4. RoCa

Perfectly crafted cocktails and locally sourced food, what more could you ask for? Spend the evening lounging in RoCa's stylish eatery while sharing small plates with the love of your life. 

5. Rollins Mansion

For the couple wanting to splurge on this romantic holiday, book a table at Rollins Mansion. Their Valentines Day dinner consists of top-notch cuisine, live music, and a bottle of wine for two.

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EXPLORE

6. Fifty Shades of Green

Spend your February 14th learning about the birds and the bees of flowers and trees. The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden is offering this event from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with chocolate and a glass of wine to commemorate the occasion. Tickets are $15 for non-members and $10 for members.

7. Breakout Games

Puzzles, games, and clues...oh my! Be the hero on your date and book an escape room at Breakout Games. Challenge each other and work together..can you solve your way out?

8. Trellis Cafe

The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden's Trellis Cafe is hosting a special dinner on February 15th with seating times at 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Keep an eye out for more details on pricing and their exclusive menu! Reserve a table at (515) 323-6288. 

9. Des Moines Art Center

Bring your love to the Des Moines Art Center's newest exhibit, "Researchers: Women Artists Inspired By Science" in the John Brady Print Gallery. Showcasing the strength and smarts of women, this exhibition is sure to be a showstopper. 

10. Sweetheart Yoga

Become more physically and emotionally connected to your significant other at Backstage at Noce's yoga event for couples. Bring a mat, partner, and an open heart to your yoga date night. Make sure to grab a spot and make lasting memories with your loved one!

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ENTERTAIN

11. Jake Owen

For country lovers, Jake Owen is coming just in time for Valentine's Day at Hoyt Sherman Place. So grab your sweetheart and get on down for a swingin' time! 

12. Iowa Wild

Calling all sports fans! Your favorite ice hockey team is playing the San Diego Gulls. So grab a bag of popcorn, a beer, and settle in for an exciting night at the Iowa Wild game. 

13. Cupid's Lounge at Vaudeville Mews

A heartful musical variety show packed with over 20 Iowa artists is performing your favorite love songs. Enjoy an Exile Brewing Co. Tap takeover, specialty cocktails, mocktails, and a "Dramatic Portrait" booth all at Vaudeville Mews! Buy your tickets now!

14. Valentine's Day with Fred Gazzo

Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Tony Bennett fans, this is your night. Fred Gazzo will perform at Backstage at Noce with a specialty sextet to sing the night away to oldies and lovesong classics. 

15. Sarah Routh at Firetrucker Brewery

Enjoy the acoustic, jazz-folk storytelling of Sarah Routh on your Valentine's Day night. A relaxed atmosphere and plenty of Firetrucker brews on tap make for a night to remember.