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Valentine’s Day in Chicago

05 Feb

Capture the evening of Valentine’s Day in Chicago.  We have some tips whether you’re looking for a lively singles night or a quiet couple’s dinner.  Here are some suggestions on making your Valentine’s Day in Chicago a most memorable one.

Best Singles Bars

Danny’s Tavern

If dancing is on the agenda, look no further than the hip Danny’s Tavern.  New Wave, 80′s indie hits, and soul grooves notoriously flood the speakers, and the cheap drinks at the bar make this a safe bet for local and traveler alike.  Built in what used to be a older house, the ambiance is on-point, and the place never seems to get over-crowded, head over to 1951 W Dickens Ave.

Bub City

Southern style Bub City is a lot of things: delicious bbq restaurant, country western bar, beer and cocktail lounge, couple these attributes with the fact they have a slew of weekly events (karaoke nights, live music, and dancing).  Did we mention the BBQ menu?  Cause it’s some of the best southern cuisine in the city at 435 N. Clark St.

Valentine's Day Chicago at Estelle's


Open until 4am, and located in the heart of Wicker Park, Estelle’s packs the crowds with great beer lists, an admirable food menu, and specials like $2.oo Tuesdays featuring most of their remarkable beer menu at a mere 2 bucks.  You never know who you’ll end up meeting at 2013 W North Ave.

Romantic Restaurants

Valentine's Day Chicago Cafe Ba Ba Reeba

Cafe Ba Ba Reeba

Share a variety of tapas dishes at Cafe Ba Ba Reeba, a Spanish style restaurant perfect for an intimate evening or just a fun night with friends. We recommend the patatas bravas (potatoes in a spicy sauce) and you can’t go wrong with their bacon wrapped dates.  Try the housemade sangria, their sweet concoction of cold wine and fruit pairs well with any dish at 2024 N Halsted.

Valentine's Day Chicago at Telegraph

Telegraph Chicago

Telegraph boasts an enticing list of Old World wines as well as the type of dishes you want on a winter holiday.  Try the bar harbor mussels in a cocunut curry sauce or the tender smoked pork loin with rhubarb agrodolce, sea kale and szechuan peppercorn glaze for a delectable dish to kickstart a wonderful night at 2601 N Milwaukee Ave.

Valentine's Day Chicago at Gejas Cafe

Gejas Cafe

Frequently noted as “best fondue in town,” the Gejas Cafe serves excellent food in courses in a hot pot.  Another perfect option for a romantic dinner where you can share in the delights: the main courses come with around eight different flavorful sauces and when it comes to dessert, check out their Flaming Chocolate Fondue (flamed with orange liqueur and served with strawberries, apples, banana, pineapple, graham cracker crumbs, pound cake, and marshmallows for roasting) 340 W Armitage Ave.

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