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Valentine's Day: A Guide to Romantic Date Spots in KC

Valentine’s Day: A Guide to Romantic Date Spots in KC

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and Team Blake knows that love is in the air! Whether you go all out for V-Day or just wait until the chocolate candy is on discount, there’s always a little something to look forward to in the month of February. To help you celebrate appropriately, Team Blake has pulled together some of the best romantic date spots in Kansas City. Whether a classic date night is in your future or a Galentine’s Day dinner with the girls, we hope this list of activities makes your heart skip a beat! Keep reading to find out the best dinner destinations and unique activities that will have you painting the town red. 

Dinner Date Destinations in Kansas City

There’s nothing more classic than dinner on Valentine’s Day. Nothing says you need to make your plans on February 14th but there are a few wonderful spots in Kansas City that will feature specialty menus that you can eat off of on the holiday. If you’re thinking of making any plans the week of Valentine’s Day, we strongly suggest making reservations as soon as possible!

Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen

You’ll fall in love with Tannin’s four-course menu featuring delicious options of saffron lobster risotto, confit duck agnolotti, and potato-crusted Chilean sea bass. The sommelier will be willing and ready to offer you wine-pairing options to complete your meal. If you don’t make it in for Valentine’s Day, you should still add this spot to your date night rotation. Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen is always offering delectable wine dinners and specialty tastings. 

Bacaro Primo

Nestled in the heart of Crestwood is the locally-owned Bacaro Primo, one of Blake’s personal favorites! Created by a curator of other amazing KC restaurants favored by locals, Bacaro features an Italian-inspired menu driven by Midwestern seasonality. Their dynamic wine list and beverage program round out a delightful dining experience. Blake says to ask for Kenny at the bar, he will take excellent care of you. Make sure to add an order of meatballs for the table!

The Town Company

There may not be a special Valentine’s Day dinner at The Town Company but with a specialty menu and craft cocktails to match,  the Hotel Kansas City staple is worthy of a shoutout. When you’ve had your fill of delicious eats, why not take a trip downstairs to check out Nighthawk KC and their cocktails on tap, house-canned seltzers and two exclusive beers brewed by Strange Days Brewing Co.


You don’t have to head downtown to enjoy a delicious V-Day dinner. Verbena in Prairie Village, Kansas, is offering a four-course prix fixe dinner designed by their expert culinary team. Verbena best describes their essence as the merging of the East Coast and Midwest with offerings including East Coast Oysters, Red Wine Braised Short Rib, and Spicy Tuna and Scallop Tartare.

Memorable Valentine’s Day Pop-Ups and Activities

If dinner doesn’t tickle your fancy, there are tons of options for the “do-ers” of Kansas City. Many of KC’s local shops are offering craft events and maker markets to make you swoon. Whether you’re picking something up for someone or creating something to add some love to your home decor, these events are sure to make you smile. 

KC Wineworks Valentine’s Day Event

Make your way to the Crossroads Arts District to partake in KC Wineworks sip and glaze on Valentine’s Day. Tickets include your choice of pre-made pottery, glazing materials, instruction, firing fees, and your first pour. Beyond their sip and glaze workshop, KC Wineworks is a wonderful place to grab a happy hour with a friend or get some wine to go to take home to your hubby or wifey!

Strawberry Swings Valentine’s Lover Pop-Up

If you need another reason to visit J. Reiger Co., here it is! Strawberry Swing will be hosting a marker’s market on Saturday, Feb. 10th where you can enjoy delicious cocktails and mocktails, tasty bites, handmade gifts and goods plus some fresh florals, photo ops, and more. Beyond the maker’s market, J. Reiger Co. is home spirits tastings, distillery tours, and they Hey! Hey! Club, all offering their own unique experiences. 

Valentine’s Cat Cafe Floral Workshop

For a feline-friendly activity, you’ll love Whiskers Cat Cafe’s floral workshop on Tuesday, February 13th! For $45 per person, you can partake in an evening creating a cat-safe Valentine’s masterpiece featuring roses in shades ranging from blush pink to moody deep lavender. All supplies and professional instruction are included along with 30 minutes of cat time in the cat lounge next door to the coffeehouse!

Valentine’s Day at DoubleTap KC

If you and your lover are looking for an out of this world experience, why not jump into the virtual world at DoubleTap KC? They are offering a Lover’s Lane special that includes 1 hour of virtual reality with two headsets and two enchanting specialty cocktails. DoubleTap KC is located in the same commercial block as Strange Days Brewing Co. so why not make a whole evening out of an adventure out to the River Market!

Team Blake May Be Your Perfect Match

Not only can Team Blake help you find your perfect match for a romantic date spot but we can also help you find the perfect match when it comes to your forever home! Team Blake is full of real estate matchmakers ready to listen to your needs and find you the perfect home to match those desires. If you’re ready to say “I do” to the home of your dreams, contact us today! With decades of experience in both selling homes and finding homes, we’re ready to help you make your match!

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