14 Things to Help You Tolerate Valentine’s Day

Tycoons Alehouse Valentines Dinner10.) Tycoons Alehouse Dinner

If you’re up in Duluth Minnesota this Valentine’s, treat yourself to Tycoons Alehouse semi prix-fixe menu. Start with an appetizer, then choose two entrees, finish that your meal off with a dessert to split with your Valentine, then top the evening off with a champagne toast. Tycoons Alehouse will be serving two featured cocktails, the Raspberry Kiss and Love Potion #9 in honor of Valentine’s Day. They also have a number of Fitgers Beers on tap and mixed drinks.

Tycoons’ offer allows you the freedom to choose your meals, but stay on track unlike a 100% prix-fixe dinner.Everything included cost $50. Make your reservations now by calling  218-623-1889.

11.) Franconia Sculpture Garden Iron Pour & Bonfire


On the day after Valentine’s, keep the flames burning by going to the Franconia Sculpture Garden Saturday Feb. 15th for their mid-winter iron pour. Artists and Sculptors are braving the cold for a short and hot affair. They will be working a furnace that heats up to 2,700 degrees! Bring your Valentine, a blanket, and some trees to warm up next to the bonfire. This event is free! Click here for more information.

12.) Pair Your Favorite Aphrodisiacs With Beer

Everyone knows that chocolate and oysters are some of the number one aphrodisiacs to get you and your lover in the Valentine’s Day mood. But what to you drink with these libido-boosting foods? Owner of A Perfect Pint and certified Cicerone Michael Agnew gave a brief history of aphrodisiacs such as oysters, asparagus, arugula, figs, chocolate, and raspberries. Then he paired them, cupid-style, with a variety of different beers. Minnesota beers, Bent Paddle, Boom Island, Schells, Dangerous Man, Harriet, and Lift Bridge were chosen to be the Valentine’s to a number of aphrodisiacs. Read more about what beers to pair with your loved one this Valentine’s Day here.

Beer & Figs // Photo courtesy of The Wedge Community Coop

Beer & Figs // Photo courtesy of The Wedge Community Coop

13.) Dance Party at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Be the first to see Jim Hodges’ Give More Than You Take art exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts on Friday. If you’re just looking for a fun party with great music and a chance to win two round-trip Delta Airlines tickets then this is the Valentine’s Day party for you.

There will be live music from Sisyphus (formerly S/S/S)—Serengeti, Son Lux, and Sufjan Stevens as well as DJ sets from Olga Bell (Dirty Projectors) and Angel Deradoorian. Appetizers and cocktails catered by D’Amico will keep you energized and ready to dance the night away. Purchase your ticket and get more information here.

MIA After Hours Partying

MIA After Hours Partying

14.) Run the Valentine’s Day TC 5k

Get your heart racing on Valentine’s by running Minnesota’s oldest winter fun run. Bring the kids, friends, and your Valentine to Lake Harriet. Beginning at 10am, there will be pre-race hot chocolate to keep you warm and when you finish the race there will be Valentine’s Day inspired treats and an after party at Cooper Irish Pub with drink and appetizer specials. Awards will be given out to the top three male and female finishers as well as best male costume, best female costume, and cutest couple. For more information about how to register for the race, what to wear, and the itinerary click here.

Valentines TC 5K Twin Cities In Motion

Valentines TC 5K Twin Cities In Motion


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