10 unforgettable Valentine’s Day experiences in Fort Worth

By David ArkinJanuary 30, 2024April 30th, 2024No Comments

10 unforgettable Valentine’s Day experiences in Fort Worth

Valentine’s Day, a celebration of love and affection, presents the perfect opportunity to plan an unforgettable date that resonates with romance and connection. As couples embark on this special day, the quest for the ideal date becomes a delightful endeavor filled with creativity and thoughtful gestures. Whether you’re spending the day with your sweetheart or enjoying time with your friends, Fort Worth is full of exciting Valentine’s Day events this year.


Chef Tim Love opened Gemelle in 2019 and with love literally in the chef’s name, so what better way to spend Valentine’s Day than at an Italian restaurant with an amazing garden view. Gemelle specializes in Detroit-style pizza, featuring a departure from the traditional round shape to a rectangular, square-cut form. The pizza boasts a thick, crisp crust with burnt edges. If you’d like to venture into their housemade pasta, the lobster spaghetti which is immersed in a shell stock sauce, Calabrian chili flakes, and crowned with micro basil showcased flavors is a fan favorite. Be sure to end your meal with some dessert like the rich and creamy Butterscotch Budino. This layered custard dessert, a butterscotch explosion, is indulgent enough to share, with a sweet caramel sauce, a touch of sea salt, and a dollop of unsweetened whipped cream.

What to get: Boomtown 2.0 pizza, lobster spaghetti, Butterscotch Budino

Location: 4400 White Settlement Road, Fort Worth

Phone: 817-732-9535

Hours: 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Mondays to Wednesdays; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturdays; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays

Wicked Butcher

The underground steakhouse inside The Sinclair Hotel downtown is a modern steakhouse where traditional architecture meets art deco meets Texas cuisine. The extensive menu offers brunch, lunch and dinner with everything from steak and eggs, oyster appetizers to ribeyes, salmon and tuna. The restaurant is known for hosting special Valentines Day meals each year so be sure to make reservations early.

What to get: Filet Mignon, asparagus risotto, lobster mac and cheese, corn creme brulee

Location: 512 Main St., Fort Worth

Phone: 817-601-4621

Hours: 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays; 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays through Sundays

The Cookery

If you’re someone who prefers to do the cooking, or maybe you’d like to get better at cooking meals for your special someone, book a date night at The Cookery. While the Valentine’s Day class is sold out, the days leading up have spots available including a Friday Night Elegant Dinner Party class which features three courses of Bitter Greens Salad with Persimmons, Pears & Caramelized Pecans, braised beef short ribs and more. 

Tickets: Tickets are $125 per person and each class is 3-hours long, great for beginners or experienced chefs alike. 

Location: 710 S. Main St., Ste 130, Fort Worth

Phone: 682-888-8901. 

Hours: Hours vary based on class choice. Classes are offered Thursday and Friday evenings as well as Saturday and Sunday afternoon and evenings.

Timeless Concerts Valentines Special and Fundraiser

Enjoy professional musicians in a relaxed atmosphere while they perform classical to contemporary to international music featuring  piano, strings and vocalists. The hour-long concert will include charcuterie style bites and desserts followed by a post-concert party with pianist Erik Barnes, who will be taking requests. 

Tickets:  $65 for adults, $55 seniors, $25 for college students; private tables for two are available for $150

Location: 3712 Wichita St., Fort Worth. 

Phone: 817-480-2039

Hours: 8 p.m. Feb. 10

Ballet Frontier’s Romeo & Juliet

Ballet Frontier’s world-premier of Romeo & Juliet choreographed by Artistic Director Chung Lin Tseng to Sergei Prokofiev’s iconic score, is a classic adaptation of the familiar story that audiences have loved for years. 

Tickets: $35-$55

Location: Fort Worth’s Terrell Performing Arts Center, 1900 IM Terrell Way, Fort Worth

Phone: 917-852-6887

Hours: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 and 2 p.m. Feb. 18

Cirque de Soleili

Catch the captivating ice spectacle, CRYSTAL, by Cirque du Soleil, returning to Dickies Arena in Fort Worth. This 42nd original production seamlessly blends visual artistry, thrilling acrobatics, and sensational ice skating to impart a profound message of self-love and self-discovery suitable for audiences of all ages.

Tickets: Tickets range from $58 to $108

Location: 1911 Montgomery St., Fort Worth

Phone: 817-502-0053

Hours: 7 p.m. Feb. 15-16; 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17; 1 and 5 p.m. Feb. 18

Hyena’s Comedy Club

There’s nothing like laughter to bring two people together and Forth Worth is not short on good comedy clubs. Hyena’s, Fort Worth’s longest running comedy club, has featured some of the biggest names in comedy. While most shows run Thursday to Saturday evenings, Hyenas will host a special “Tricked into Love Valentines Special” at 7 p.m. Feb. 13. 

Tickets: $30

Location: 425 Commerce St., Fort Worth 

Phone: 817-877-5233

Hours: Hours vary based on show

Coyote Drive-In Theater

Snuggle up with a blanket and a bucket of popcorn to watch a movie from the comfort of your own vehicle. Coyote Drive-In Theater is open 7 days a week, rain or shine and tickets are as low as $8 for the most recent showings. The theater also offers plenty of food options from burgers and pizza to chili cheese fries, candy and a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as well. 

Tickets: $8 for adults, and 12 and older; $5 for kids 5-11; children younger than 3 are free. All tickets are $5 on Wednesdays

Location: 223 NE 4th St., Fort Worth

Phone: 817-717-7677

Hours: Hours vary based on show

Game Theory

Eat, drink and play games at Game Theory, a restaurant that combines the concept of scratch kitchen with board game night. Food ranges from German charcuterie boards, to chips, salsa and tacos, to burgers and pies so there’s a little something for every pallet. The variety of games to choose from is just as extensive, or feel free to bring your own games! Seating is a first-come-first-serve basis but Friday and Saturday nights tend to fill up so it is recommended to call ahead for the waitlist.

Location: 804 S. Main St., Ste 110, Fort Worth

Phone: 817-717-6443

Hours: 4-10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Fridays; 10 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturdays; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays

Sundance Square

​​Sundance Square seamlessly blends historical western architecture with modern design across its expansive 37-square-block downtown campus. This walkable area features a vibrant mix of shopping, restaurants, art galleries, entertainment, professional offices, and is a great way to spend your Valentine’s Day with plenty of options. The plaza, acclaimed as one of the nation’s premier outdoor gathering spots, is affectionately known as the “living room of Fort Worth.” Explore murals, whimsical water fountains, courtyards, unique local shops, delicious food, live music/theater productions, the Sid Richardson Western Art Museum, and the visually stunning, acoustically perfect Bass Performance Hall. Sundance Square is the ideal locale to immerse yourself in the excitement and friendly ambiance of Fort Worth.

Location: 425 Houston St., Suite 250, Fort Worth

Phone: 817-222-1111

Hours: Hours vary based on event/business