8 Off the Wall Valentine’s Day Ideas

Atlanta, Valentine’s Day is upon us! If you are looking for something other than the typical romantic dinner, check out my list of Alternative ideas for Valentine’s Day.

Bottle Rocket (Castleberry Hill) – How do you roll? Can I suggest taking a Sushi Class at Bottle Rocket near Downtown Atlanta? The classes are available all during Valentine’s weekend. For $39, you get to make two different types of rolls with quality ingredients like crab, shrimp and tuna. Plus, you’ll get two cocktails. Two words: Sake. Bomb. Check out all the pictures from my sushi class here.

Bottle Rocket Sushi Class

Bottle Rocket Sushi Class

Atlanta Movie Tours – Is your idea of romance a movie marathon? Do you and your sweetie love The Walking Dead? If you live in Atlanta, you’re pretty lucky. Atlanta has quickly been dubbed the Hollywood of the South. Atlanta Movie Tours takes guests on 3-hour tours seeing the famous sights where movies were filmed or on The Walking Dead tour where you’ll get to see famous spots from the hit show.

CACAO – Chocolate surprise. If your SO loves chocolate, then you must spoil them with chocolate from Cacao. For the holiday, they are offering the Aztec Aphrodisiac is a ganache blend, perfect for a lavish surprise. There’s also the Sweet & Spicy Box of Love. It features twelve, heart-shaped truffles filled with Antica Strawberry and Cayenne Passionfruit.

D’Aartagnana – Decadent and burger? Do those words go together? They do when we’re talking about D’artagnan’s burger kit. Although a bit on the pricey side, this burger kit includes two half pounds patties, foie gras and truffle butter. All that’s missing is the bun. I suggest adding some Gruyere cheese and pairing with a bold red, perhaps a Super Tuscan. If you act fast, get it shipped to you for Valentine’s Day.

Burger Kit from D'artagnan

Burger Kit from D’artagnan with Foie Gras and Truffle Butter


Andretti – Switch up the normal Valentine’s Day romance routine and stop by the Sky Bar at Andretti in Marietta from 8 – 11 p.m. for the mid-season premiere screening of The Walking Dead. There’ll also be trivia and prizes too.

Bend and Brew – What does beer have to do with Yoga? Ordinarily nothing, unless you’re talking about Second Self Brewery in Atlanta. They are opening up their tap room for an all level Yoga class on Valentine’s Day. Twenty bucks gets you the Yoga class and brewery tour with six samples.

Hal’s Kitchen – Going out to dinner on Valentine’s Day is so passe. But cooking a meal together is sexy. Hal’s Kitchen in Brookhaven has you covered. I love that the staff here is so warm and friendly and makes cooking a breeze. You’ll be making things like Arugula and Lobster Salad and Nutella Lava Cakes. Classes will fill up fast, so book early.



Under the radar brunch spot – Ladybird

What does forty bucks get you these days? A whole lot on Valentine’s Day. Begin with a scavenger hunt, followed by a bike ride, then follow that up with a casual, three-course family style dinner plus beer pairings. Check with Ladybird to get tickets.

Looking for more traditional ideas for Valentine’s Day dinner and romance in Atlanta? Check out my list of spots with Prix Fixe meals on

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