Dallas is partying hard on Valentine's Day. Don't be surprised if you're dining at Aw Big Shucks and your lady receives a complimentary rose from the staff. In many places such as the Meddlesome Moth and Smokin' Racks, dinners are served, romantically-themed.
So what gives? Just dive in with the rest of the crowd in these clubs and bars where insane Valentine's Day partying is happening:
KLUV Valentine's Day Party
Friday, Feb 14 8:00 p.m. to Saturday, Feb 15 12:00 a.m.
Hilton Anatole Hotel
Book your spot at the Hilton Anatole with open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and music from the 60s, 70s and 80s. The hotel also offers "Party and Stay" package for those who want to linger after the party's over.
Phone (214) 761-7815
Price $109.87 per person
Valentine's Day Formal
Friday, Feb 14 8:00 p.m.
J Pepe's Plaza of The Americas
Wearing gowns and tuxedos at this ball is a must. Couples enjoy dinner prepared on candle-lit tables, which is followed by dancing/concert and a full bar. Proposals are welcome and photographers are available.
Phone (214) 880-7460
Mockingbird Station’s Anti-Valentine’s Day Bash
Thursday, Feb 13 7:00 p.m.
The People's Last Stand
Some people prefer to celebrate Valentine's Day the traditional way, but not at the Mockingbird Station, where Bella Ramos (Dateless in Dallas) with Elysa Ellis and Nelli Tokleh (GenPink) host a rowdy celebration against the stereotypical lovebirds smooching. Tickets will let you in along with a bucket of three beers, kobe beef sliders, a candy gift bag. For the price, it's a great deal, considering part of the proceeds will go to the American Heart Association.
Price $15 per person
All My Love Valentine's Day Dinner and Dance (for Couples Only)
Friday, Feb 14 8:00 p.m.
The Grand Hotel
Jazz Saxophonist David Carr Jr. performs live while DJ Hi-C will keep the after-dinner partying on at The Grand Hotel. Apart from the four-course buffet-style meal, an open bar is included in the ticket. Semi-formal to formal attire is required, and either one of the couple (if not both) should be at least 30 years old.
See www.allmyloveevents.com for various ticket pricing
Masquerade Ball at the Luxx
Friday, Feb 14 10:00 p.m.
The baddest V-bash happens at the Luxx, where Dallas socialites mingle wearing mysterious masks. If it reminds you of Mardi Gras, it's perfectly fine, since it happens on the same month. Bottle service is available and Girls 18+ Guys 21+ are welcome.
Pre-sale tickets $20, at door $25