9 Unique Date Ideas For Valentine’s Day In Cincinnati

Whether you're looking to celebrate your love by shouting it from the top of the Carew Tower, or planning on passing through it as quickly as possible, you can't ignore Valentine's Day.

No matter what your situation is, we're here to help. Here are 9 unique date ideas you can do right here in Cincinnati on Valentine's Day. It could be with your longtime love, newly found fling, or maybe even with that crush that like, might like you? Who knows.


Get romantic under the stars at the Haile Planetarium

What could be more romantic than taking a stroll through the moonlight with that special someone? Stop by the Haile Planetarium while NKU theatre students tell stories about love all centered around the moon. Sorry singles, this one is couples only!

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: 409 Science Center,1 Nunn Drive, NKU, Newport

Cost: $20 per couple.

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Queen City Radio

Try speed dating at Queen City Radio

Yes, speed dating is apparently still a thing and you can test your luck at Queen City Radio when they partner up with Pure Romance. The event follows “sexy trivia” at 7 p.m. Sign up by sending QCR a direct message on Facebook. Participants are entered into a raffle to win a $300 Pure Romance gift basket. Who knows, maybe you’ll find the one?

When: Trivia starts at 7 p.m., speed dating follows

Where: Queen City Radio, 222 W 12th St, Over-the-Rhine

Cost: Free

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Get cozy at a jazz show

Jazz = romance, so it goes without saying that the special Valentine’s Day dinner show at Schwartz’s Point Jazz Club will have you feeling the love. Dinner, live jazz, chocolate, roses and all the good vibes.

When: 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Where: Schwartz’s Point Jazz Club, 1901 Vine St, Over-the-Rhine

Cost: $25 includes dinner, show, chocolate, and roses.

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Flamingo Air

Join the 'Mile High Club'

Love is in the air with Flamingo Air’s ‘Flight of Fancy.’ Reserve a romantic rendezvous in the sky on this private plane out of Lunken Airport. The cabins are curtained and include cushions, champagne and chocolates. Reservations required through flamingoair.net or by calling 513-321-PINK.

When: Whenever your heart desires (unless it’s booked)

Where: Honestly, does it even matter?

Cost: $425 for a 1-hour flight

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White Castle

Reserve a table at White Castle

It’s the perfect option for the couple that doesn’t take V-Day too seriously: White Castle transforms into a love shack each Feb. 14 with a candle-lit atmosphere and tableside service. Seats are limited and reservations are required for select Cincinnati locations. Call 513-559-0575 Extension 21 to reserve a table.

When: Whenever your heart desires

Where: One of the like, 50 Cincinnati locations.

Cost: Probably less than $10 total.

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Enjoy 1/2 off vino at Aster

Downtown’s new “social sippery” Aster is quickly becoming one of the most talked about bars in town. What better excuse to try it than half price bottles of wine on Valentine’s Day?

When: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Aster Social Sippery, 8 E 4th St, Downtown.

Cost: Whatever your tab is.

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Vinoklet Winery

Or get some dinner and wine at Vinoklet Winery

Maybe you want to go right to the source of the wine. If so, Vinoklet Winery in Colerain Township is a great option for those outside the city. You’ll get a romantic dinner for two with live music and plenty of bottles of their vino to choose from.

When: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Where: Vinoklet Winery, 11069 Colerain Ave, Colerain Township

Cost: Whatever your tab is.

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Embrace your true love... beer... at the Hi-Mark

The Hi-Mark’s motto this Valentine’s Day is “say goodbye to your old love, say hello to your new love.” You can apply that to your love life, or to your beer life. If it’s the latter, that means stopping by to try the last ever keg of Blank Slate’s Hi-80 pale ale with your lover. They’ll also be tapping special brews from Streetside Brewery, Jackie O’s and Stone Brewing.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: The Hi-Mark, 3229 Riverside Dr, East End

Cost: Whatever your tab is.

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Relive those high school days with a movie

Ah, yes. Remember the days of taking your first date to some terrible movie at the theater by your high school? Well, now you’re grown up, and you can tap into that nostalgia at the Mini Microcinema in OTR. Except, in this case, the movie is great. Stop by for a special screening of “Some Like It Hot” with Marilyn Monroe.

When: Doors at 7 p.m., screening at 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Mini Microcinema, 1329 Main St., Over-the-Rhine

Cost: Free with $5 suggested donation.

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