Make Your Valentine’s Day Plans Downtown!

February 9, 2015

by Liz Felix

It’s that’s time of year again, ladies and gents! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Chocolates, stuffed animals and cards with flowery language are all on the list, but have you made plans for dinner? No? It’s cool. Don’t panic. Here are some Downtown Tucson spots offering some romantic and fun Valentine’s Day specials.

Cup Cafe
311 East Congress Street

The CupIf all you need in this life of sin is you and your special someone, then why not get dolled up and plan your evening at Hotel Congress’ Cup Cafe? Their Bonnie and Clyde Valentine’s Day specials includes a delectable entree appropriately called the Bonnie and Clyde, which serves up filet mignon and grilled scallops for two with truffle balsamic, grilled asparagus, apple and bacon risotto and fennel salad.

And because there’s nothing better than strawberries covered in other types of goodness, Cup Cafe will also be offering what they call an Ode to Strawberries: chocolate covered strawberries, strawberry shortcake and strawberry cheesecake bites. Just what Dr. Cupid ordered.

To make reservations, visit or call Cup Cafe at 520-798-1618.

118 East Congress Street

unplugged_extThere’s a Latin proverb that proclaims, “Without bread and wine, love goes hungry.” Unplugged is offering a four-course meal with enough bread and wine to feed all of the love Valentine’s Day has to offer. For $45, you can choose between two main entree options: seared sea scallops with creamy red wine and wild mushroom sauce in a puff pastry or Tiger Shrimps with fennel & orange zest accompanied with garlic mashed potatoes.

Unplugged has three dinner times to accommodate the early birds and the fashionably late:

Early Dinner from 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Dinner from 7:15pm – 9:15pm
Late Dinner from 9:30pm – 11:30pm

For more information or to make reservations, click here or call 520-884-1800.

400 North Toole Avenue

A romantic dinner means a romantic setting and Maynards has that old-timey feel that pairs well with their aphrodisiac inspired four-course meal with your choice of one of three entree options: Arctic Char (sauté of ancient grains with swiss chard), Steak Au Poivre or a Fennel Risotto.

To make reservations, visit or call Cup Cafe at 520-545-0577.

The Screening Room
127 E Congress

What’s dinner without a movie? After indulging at one of Downtown’s finest eateries, snuggle up with your loved one and catch a flick at The Screening Room. The local theatre will be showing the romantic dark comedy, True Romance at 10pm on Valentine’s Day and if you’re in the mood for some magic, Illusionist Michael Howell will be putting on several shows throughout the day.

For more information and showtimes, visit

278 East Congress Street

playgroundYou thought we forgot about my single folks? Never! With love, comes heartbreak and if you happen to be solo this Valentine’s Day, there’s no better cure for a sore heart than some honky tonk blues and some whiskey.

From 6-9pm, Playground will be hosting their UN-Valentine’s Day event which will feature a free rockabilly show from Mammoth’s best one man band, Al Foul. And because Valentine’s Day has already been tough on you, Playground is offering $3 drink specials on Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Jameson Irish Whiskey and Maker’s Mark. Who needs love when you have whiskey?

For more info, check out Playground’s event page on Facebook.