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  • Valentine’s Day {Date Night} Ideas in Hoboken & Jersey City

    Love is in the air and Valentine’s Day is coming in hot! Just in case you and your partner are stumped on how to celebrate this year, we’ve rounded up some pretty sweet date night ideas in Hoboken and Jersey City to make your lives a whole lot easier {because we know thinking of V-day gift ideas is stressful enough}. Whether you and your date are unconventional or traditional, we’ve got options ranging from restaurants to racing, painting to playing, and everything in between.

    Atlas Public House {4-Course Dinner in Jersey City}

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    On Tuesday, February 14th, Atlas in JC is offering a 4-course Valentine’s dinner option starting at 4:30 that sounds to die for. Famed Master Chocolatier Eric Girerd, along with executive chefs Chriss Calabrese & Robert Bromberg, created a chocolate-inspired menu {for $65 per person and an additional $40 wine paring option}. If a box of chocolates on V-day doesn’t suffice – this menu definitely will. Make reservations here.

    Barcade {Arcade Games in Jersey City}

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    If you and your date are kids at heart, Barcade has got to be your date night spot. Not only do they have a 12 pm to 7 pm happy hour you can indulge in, but they’ve also got tons of arcade games for you and your sweetheart to play and laugh all night! Relive your Pac-Man days with your high school sweetheart, play some classic games and toss back a cold one – probably the most fun date night could get {Plus, they’ve got a crazy-long tap list on Tuesdays}.

    Body Balance {Massage in Hoboken}

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    Want to unwind on V-day without having to worry about rushing to make your dinner reservations on time? Book a couples massage at Body Balance spa for V-Day week – choose from a 60 or 90 minute massage, where you can get pampered side-by-side and feel relaxed and rejuvenated afterwards. Not only is it a super chill way to spend the evening, but it’s intimate and romantic! Book your spa day here and get ready to chillax with your soulmate.

    Bow Tie Cinemas {Movies in Hoboken}

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    Fifty Shades Darker premiers on V-day…say no more. Even if you’re dragging your partner out to see it with you, Valentine’s Day falls on Super Tuesday, so grab your tickets for half-price {a super cheap but sure to please date night}.

    The Brass Rail {Dinner in Hoboken}

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    V-Day is the perfect excuse to get fancy-schmancy and break out your fave dress & heels. The Brass Rail is the perfect restaurant to dress up with your honey and enjoy a 4-course prix fixe dinner from 5 to 11 pm – it’s elegant, exquisite, and will be a night sure to sweep you off your feet!

    Carlo’s Bakery {Jersey City Cake-Decorating Class}

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    If you’re looking for a date sweeter than dessert {if that’s even possible}, book your Valentine’s Day class for February 18th before it’s sold out! Start the holiday early with your significant other and learn how to create your very own Chocolate Box cake from 9 to 11 am. Tickets are $125, but so worth it since you’ll have dessert covered for later. During this fun class, you can learn how to knead sculpt fondant truffles with the help of their cake decorators, so you’ll basically be an expert by the end. Buy your tix here.

    The Crop-Shop {Couples’ Crafting in Hoboken}

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    Want to get creative with date night? We know the perfect place. The Crop-Shop in Hoboken is hosting a couples-only class on Saturday, February 18th from 6 to 8 pm. For $60 per couple, you can paint two mugs {and they’re super cute, we must say}. Bring along some wine, snacks, and skills while you spend the night showing off your {or laughing at your lack of} artistic ability. This is the perfect opportunity to have some fun with your partner and bring home something memorable and adorable. Purchase tickets now here. 

    The Cuban {Dinner in Hoboken}

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    If you wanna spice things up this Valentine’s Day, make reservations at The Cuban. They’ll be featuring a version of their a la carte Valentine’s Day dinner menu, which you can perfectly pair with one of their yummy cocktails. Reservations can be made right here.

    DIY Uncorked {DIY Workshops Hoboken}

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    If you’ve just moved in together, DIY Uncorked is the perfect date idea for new homeowners to spend date night crafting cute frames to hang around your new space {and fill with adorable couple-y photographs}. On Saturday, February 11th, at 7:30 pm, celebrate a few days early and choose from industrial photo mounts, wood-burlap layer frames, or shutter frames. They’re super trendy, fun to make {and you can make one project together, instead of two separate projects}, and these step-by-step workshops are BYOB – so get a buzz on during your evening out.

    Fire & Oak {Cocktail Tasting in Jersey City}

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    Looking for the perfect date to ignite the sparks this V-day? Fire & Oak is your place — their specialty Lovers Bliss cocktail {made with rose champagne, Tito’s vodka, fresh mint syrup & strawberry puree} is a recipe for romance. They’ve also got a huge Valentine’s day menu that you can check out here.

    Halifax {Seafood Dinner in Hoboken}

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    Take your partner out for a romantic seafood dinner at Halifax on Tuesday {if you’re looking for something more traditional and fancy}. Enjoy a four-course meal from their Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu and of course a romantic view of the skyline. Some of the delish options include yellowtail tartar, halibut with lobster ravioli and a chocolate sampler for a sweet ending. This might be the perfect option for your date night if you’re looking to dress and impress. Reserve your table now!

    Harlow Winter Village Skating Rink {Hoboken}

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    We might be {im}patiently waiting for sunshine and bikinis, but since it’s cold outside we might as well take advantage! Visiting the Harlow Winter Village pop-up skating rink located right under the 14th Street Viaduct, is a super cute way to spend the evening trying not to embarrass yourself on ice skates {who are we kidding}. The rink is only open until February 28th, so take advantage while it’s around and bring your date, bundle up, and lace up your skates. Admission is free and you can rent ice skates for only $10.

    Maxwell’s Tavern {Candelit Live Music in Hoboken}

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    Live music & a candlelit dinner with your honey? Say less. Maxwell’s is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic evening of live jazz by the Jack Breslin Trio in the back room, accompanied by a bottle of wine & a $60 per person 3-course meal {and a rose for the occasion}. Reservations are limited to only 40 people, so call ASAP {201-653-7777}. You can also make reservations for the front room at $40 per person for a 3-course prix fix meal.

    Pinot’s Palette {Paint and Sip Hoboken}

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    Sip wine and paint with your sweetheart on Valentine’s day at the newly opened Pinot’s Palette in Hoboken– on Tuesday, the studio will be featuring a two-canvas hammock painting that connects to form one full one {an adorable couple activity – plus you can hang it up for memories once it’s finished}. If you can’t make it on V-day, Pinot’s Palette has a whole week of events lined up for you and your sweetheart. Reserve your spot before space runs out.

    Pole Position Raceway {Go Kart Racing Jersey City}

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    For an unconventional Valentine’s Day, Pole Position Raceway is a surefire place to go if you’re looking for something different and exciting. Ride around in Go Karts for only $25 per person {$20 with a membership} – they say adrenaline is an aphrodisiac {totally made that up, but hey!}. It’s also the perfect idea if you’re double-dating or bringing the family along. Either way, friendly competition is a healthy way to spice it up — perhaps with a bet between you. Winner buys dinner {oh, it’s on}.

    Raaz {Indian Food in Jersey City}

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    If you and your BF/GF are guilty of always choosing the same place to eat for every date night, Raaz is definitely somewhere to check out if you want to try something trendy and new. Enjoy Indian cuisine and delicacies, and to top it off – dessert’s on the house for all couples dining in on V-day!

    Villa Borghese III {Casual V-Day Jersey City}

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    For a laid-back night with your date, VB3 might be exactly exactly the vibe you’re looking for. A sports bar/lounge with delicious Italian food, VB3 offers a more casual tone that would be the perfect setting for couples spending their first V-day together! This year, they’re celebrating the holiday with a 3-course Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe menu {$49} from Saturday to Tuesday, featuring menu items such as Chicken Piccata {yum}, & New York Strip.

    And no worries – if Valentine’s Day isn’t your thing, check out HG’s list of upcoming events here to see what else is going on in the Mile Square in the next few weeks.

    No matter where you end up in Hoboken or JC this Valentine’s Day, we’re positive it will be a date night to remember. Make sure you let us know where you lovebirds end up. XOXO


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    Krista is a 20-something Jersey Girl who lives in oversized sweaters and oversized sunglasses. Although she currently resides in North Jersey, she was born and raised in South Jersey and will always choose a hoagie over a sub and a pork roll over Taylor ham in the endless debates. She believes wholeheartedly in Sunday dinners, retail therapy, and stellar Instagram captions. When she’s not writing, shopping, or pretending to be a better skier than she actually is, she can be found winding down with a glass of Riesling in one hand and a good book or magazine in the other.


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