Unique Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Pittsburgh

We have a list of food and drink events that aren't sit-down dinners.

PHOTO COURTESY ACE HOTEL

Prix fixe dinners and pink hearts abound on the quickly-approaching holiday for lovers. Whether you’re celebrating with a sweetheart, beloved friends or just ready to treat yourself, here a few alternative happenings around town to mark the occasion.

Threadbare Cider House & Meadery has four days of Valentine’s Day programming and a few interactive events caught our eyes. On February 9, bring out your littlest beloveds for crafts with the fairies from the cast of PICT’s Classic Theater’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. All the supplies will be provided, as well as some cider to sip on. On February 10, return for something sweet with your sweetheart at Threadbare’s cookie baking class. For $40, Threadbare’s pastry chef will lead you through baking three kinds of Valentine’s Day cookies while you sip on cider.
1291 Spring Garden Ave., Spring Hill; 412-322-5100, threadbarecider.com


Stop by Ace Hotel’s coffee bar for a drink and a chat with the apple of your eye. The baristas will be preparing a pink beetroot mocha topped with a foam heart. For something with a kick, the bar will have a Valentine’s Day-themed cocktail menu.
Feb.14. 120 S. Whitfield St., East Liberty; 412-361-3300, acehotel.com


Social House 7 will hold a Valentine’s Day sushi rolling and sake tasting class. Learn how to roll your own sushi from one of the chefs and take home a mat so you can test out your skills on your own. A sake tasting will walk you through a few different styles while you learn. $55.
Feb. 15, 2 – 4 p.m. 123 7th St., Downtown; 412-709-6808, socialhouse7.com


Float on the wings of love (or just beer), at Bierport’s Valentine’s Day beer float tasting. Try three mini floats with different stouts and flavors of Leona’s Ice Cream for a sweet treat. $20.
Feb. 13, 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. 4115 Butler St., Lawrenceville; 412-904-4248, bierport.com


After celebrating on the 14th, wake up with your sweetheart at Pittsburgh’s Bloody Mary Festival. On February 15 and 16, more than 20 restaurants will serve variations of this brunch classic (expect some absurd garnishes) Brunch vendors, live music and performers will keep you fed and entertained. $40.
Feb. 15 and 16, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Pennsylvanian Apartments, 1100 Liberty Ave., Downtown; showclix.com/tickets/BloodyMaryFestival2020

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