Valentine's Day! Last-Minute Ideas from the CPPR Team

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Still have no plans for Valentine's Day? We have you covered no matter your style! Here are a few of our favorites for the big nday that are perfect for your butter half or a Galentine’s get-together.

The “I Hate Valentine’s Day” Galentine’s Gathering Option - Nothing says “screw V-day” like chainsaws on the wall and wallpaper with knife patterns on it…enter Floppy Disc Repair. This dark, hidden gem next to Handlebar does require a secret code to get in but if you can get your paws on the password, the clever cocktails and dark, sinister (yet somehow relaxed and chill) bar is perfect for your Galentine’s get together.

The "I Hate Valentine’s Day and I’m with my SO” Option - If you really do hate Vday but still want to do something, we could not suggest Casino El Camino more. A kick-ass jukebox, pool, beers and still some of the best hamburgers in Austin. It’s Austin, sixth-street style with absolutely no pink heart or cupids.

The “I LOVE Valentine’s Day Treat Me Like a Queen” Option - If you want to be spoiled, heading to VOX Table in South Lamar Union is the perfect place for some serious fine wining and dining. Have dessert there or pop over across the street for some Lick Ice Cream or a post-dinner espresso at Caffé Medici.

The “We Need to Spice It Up” Vday Option - For a laid-back time with some serious heat, check out Sour Sop located St. Elmo Brewery. Not only will the flames of love be LIT from their delicious, spicy creations but you can wash it all down with a cold, refreshing beer from St. Elmo with some fun people watching to boot. Don’t like beer? Get down to The Austin Winery which is making some delicious wines at the moment (that Rosé and Cabernet Sauvignon are no-joke good).

The “Sweat It Out & Then Purge” Option - Nothing works up a good sweat like LOVE Cycling Studio (and how perfect with a name like LOVE!). Hit up one of their many classes on the big day and then scoot right down to Nightcap for inventive cuisine and drinks in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere…oh, and stuffed sharks. Ask the amazing owner Christin about this!

Emily Kealey