Whether you want to celebrate with a partner or prefer to treat yourself, the Valentine’s Day offerings in the Short North Arts District run the gamut from simple to sumptuous. Share a romantic evening with your loved one, profess your feelings with a thoughtful gift, or party with friends over drinks and dancing on Cupid’s favorite day in the District.


A thoughtful gift can make the big night even more special, whether it’s a lovely card or a dazzling diamond. Show how much you care with the help of these Short North Arts District spots.

Laughlin’s Bakery
Treat your sweetie to a sugary surprise from the Valentine’s Day menu at Laughlin’s Bakery, including heart-shaped Strawberry pâte de fruit, chocolate Haley Cakes, macarons, and more.

Global Gifts
This Valentine’s Day, find fair trade gift at Global Gifts including the Devonshire Dress in Red for $65.00, the “Keep and Give” layered heart necklace set for $29.00, and the Divine Milk and Dark Belgian Chocolates box for $8.99.

Short North Piece of Cake
Share a personal cake with your Valentine for just $10.00 from Piece of Cake, or pick up festive cupcakes and cutout cookies for $3.00 each. Bonus: Purchase of any item from the case will get you a 25% off coupon for a greeting card at Robert Mason Co. Plus, any greeting card purchase from RMC earns you a 25% off coupon for a case item at Piece of Cake.

Find anatomical heart soaps for $4.00, leather hearts by Vanessa Jean Speckman for $14.00, and homemade Valentine’s cards by Vanessa Jean Speckman for $5.00 at Glean.

The Candle Lab
The Perfect Pairing returns to The Candle Lab this Valentine’s Day with a $48 package that includes two 8 oz. candles, two glasses of sparkling wine, two chocolates, a commemorative Polaroid, and candle delivery to a nearby restaurant. This two-day special will be available February 13 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm and February 14 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. First come, first served.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Jeni’s favorite ice creams for your favorite person. Ditch the arrow and strike with a big, beautiful bouquet of ice cream. Five enticing flavors that are better than flowers—and ready to be spooned. Brambleberry Crisp, Cookies In Cream, Gooey Butter Cake, Roxbury Road, and Salty Caramel for $55.00 here.

Le Meridien
The special Valentine’s Day package at Le Meridien includes one $50.00 gift card for Spa Suites services, complimentary valet parking for one vehicle, one complimentary welcome amenity, one complimentary floral arrangement, and two drink tickets to Soul Bar.

Want to treat your date to some bling? Find the perfect piece for any style at Red Giraffe Designs, Alexanders Jewelers, Star Jewelers on High, Sherrie Gallerie, and more. If you need a card to really express your love, On Paper offers a wide variety, from silly to sappy.


Need a great new outfit, or just want to perfect your favorite look with an accessory or manicure? Look and feel your best from head to toe with the help of Short North Arts District salons, spas, and retailers.

Clover on High
Take 20% off all pink and red items at Clover on High to find a sweet Valentine’s look.

Happy Go Lucky Her
All regularly priced women’s apparel is 40% off at Happy Go Lucky Her (excluding Joe’s Jeans).

Flower Child
Want something new and different under your LBD? Stop by Flower Child for 20% off lingerie priced $20.00 and over.

MAX The Salon
Get pretty and polished at MAX the Salon with their $125.00 gelcolor mani and grand pedi package.

Pamper yourself or buy a service for your loved one at Waxxpot, Mukha, phia, and more. Find outfit-making ties, pocket squares, and more at Samson Men’s Emporium, plus scarves, bags, and shoes at Tigertree. Need an entire suit for a big night out? Pursuit has you covered.


If you love food as much as you love your partner, Valentine’s Day dinner is the perfect way to treat your date and treat yourself. Take advantage of a prix fixe menu or enjoy a specialty cocktail at one of these Short North Arts District restaurants.

Marcella’s Ristorante, Pizzeria & Wine Bar
Pair Marcella’s featured cocktail, the Pine Fin Fizz ($10.00), with the featured entrée: Lobster & Saffron Ravioli, Prosecco Cream, and Sundried Tomato for $25.00.

Martini Modern Italian
Pair Martini‘s featured cocktail, a Cranberry Frost ($11.00),  with the featured entree: pan seared sea bass, saffron broth, mussels, potato gnocchi, and blistered tomatoes for $46.00.

RAM Restaurant and Brewery                                                In addition to their full menu, RAM Restaurant and Brewery will be offering a special  three course Valentine Prix Fix Dinner For 2 ($39.95) February 12-14. It will be available from 4pm until close.


The Pearl Restaurant, Tavern & Oyster Bar
Pair The Pearl‘s featured cocktail, the Stolen Kiss ($12.00), with the featured entrée: prawns and pork belly, smoked tomato and chili puree, pickled radish salad, and preserved lemon vinaigrette for $36.00. don’t forget to add the featured dessert: chocolate covered strawberry pie ($6.00).

The Guild House
Pair The Guild House‘s featured cocktail, the Sparkling Hibiscus ($12.00), with the a featured entrée: a New York Strip steak with cumin and carrot puree, fingerling potatoes, wild mushrooms, shaved celery, carrots, and chimichurri for $35, or lobster and house-made orecchiette with a lobster, asparagus, sweet peas ricotta salata for $24.00.

Homefare, MMELO, and Denmark
Looking for something unique to do this Valentine’s? Check out the Columbus Craft Cocktail Tour’s Valentine’s Weekend on Saturday, February 11. The guided tour starts at 4:00pm and includes stops at Homefare, MMELO, and Denmark. Click here for tickets.

Gallerie Bar & Bistro
Take the guesswork out of an elegant meal with the help of Gallerie Bar & Bistro‘s Aphrodisiac Menu. The prix fixe menu includes an amuse bouche, champagne toast, starter option, entree option, and dessert option for $50.00. Want to splurge? Go for the suggested wine pairings with each course for $65.00.

Hubbard Grille
From February 10-14, Hubbard Grille will offer a special prix fixe menu for two -or one! Make your reservation now.

Hyde Park
From February 12-14, put the romance and sizzle in your Valentine’s Day at Hyde Park with a $47.00 prix fixe menu including a 6 oz. Filet Mignon and 5 oz. lobster tail.

Black Point
From February 12-14, treat your sweetie to a romantic Valentine’s surf & turf prix fixe dinner at Black Point starting at $42.00.

During the entire month of February, treat everyday like Valentine’s Day at Melt with their chocolate covered strawberry bread pudding.

If your idea of romantic is a heart-shaped pizza, Donatos has you covered ($9.99). Don’t forget to sip on a Love Potion ($3.50) while you share a pie.

Rowe and FUSIAN
Join Rowe Boutique for an exclusive tasting of FUSIAN Inspired Bowls on Thursday, February 9. Stop by any time between 5:30pm and 7:00pm to get a taste (or two) and special access to Valentine’s Day shopping discounts on the latest styles at Rowe.


Why bother with gloomy thoughts when you can celebrate yourself this Valentine’s Day? Whether you go it alone or grab a friend, check out these Short North Arts District options for fun night.

Thank Yoga
Inspired by Leslie Knope, Thank Yoga celebrates female friendship with Galentine’s Day Yoga on February 12. Gather up your girls and join for an hour practice followed by an amazing brunch provided by Woodhouse Vegan Pop-up, and maybe a few other surprises! More information here.

Union Cafe
Union‘s 19th annual Single & Bitter Party is a Columbus tradition featuring the best in drag performance, paired with cocktails, go-go cupids, and the crowning of Mr. and Ms. Bitter, followed by charity raffles benefiting Equitas Health. It’s loud, it’s lively, it’s filled with cynicism – all in all, the best. More information here.

Danceville, USA
The annual anti-Valentine’s Day party at Danceville U.S.A. includes the best in break up songs, hors d’oeuvres, and drinks. More information here.

Skully’s Music-Diner
The Broken Hearts Masquerade Ball returns to Skully’s Music-Diner, bringing you a masquerade party filled with lovers, loners, and everyone in between. More information here.

Three Dog Bakery
Join Three Dog Bakery for a date night with your dog! Stop by the bakery on February 13 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm for snacks for two and four-legged friends. Mingle with other dogs and their owners, and stock up for special Valentine’s treats, toys, and bakery case items – all will be 30% off during the party. More information here.

Pick up a bottle of vino at Wine on High, plus perfect-for-pairing meat and cheeses at Quinci Emporium and Oats & Barley. Need some chocolate to go with it? Le Chocoholique has cute raspberry l’orange truffles and pomegranate truffles. An Instagram-worthy mani from The W Nail Bar will make your heart -and cuticles- sing, especially when paired with a treat-yo-self goodie from Anthropologie.