It’s February and the pressure is on to impress your S.O. with the perfect date. Go beyond the basic and make plans for an inspired outing. From chocolate covered – well just about everything to cocktails and concerts, and cowboy bars you really can’t go wrong with these damn good date idea.
22nd Annual Chocolate Affaire
Friday, February 9 – Sunday, February 11
Eating chocolate releases endorphins. Endorphins lessen pain and decrease stress. Being in love does the same thing. Basically, chocolate is love. Get yourselves to historic Downtown Glendale for sweets from 40 different artisan purveyors. Make time for a free tour of The Cerreta Candy Factory, walking distance from the festival.
AZ Cocktail Jam
Saturday, February 17
All of the best bartenders will be in one place crafting exceptional cocktails to the beat of local favorite jam band, Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra. PAO PAO PAO! The $40 admission price gets you into the show and 10 cocktail tasting tickets.
Get dinner before your cocktail concert, at Harumi Sushi. It’s walking distance from the venue and has purple rice! Your middle-school self would be sooo impressed with purple rice.
401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix
Magic Giant at Crescent Ballroom
Wednesday, February 28
If you don’t know Magic Giant, get on Spotify immediately to check them out. They are like the lovechild of Mumford & Sons and The Neighbourhood and are super fun to see live. They’re playing Crescent Ballroom this month and tickets are hella affordable at only $15. Get em here – https://www.crescentphx.com/event/1593748-magic-giant-phoenix/
Go early for burritos and margaritas before the show.
308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix
Bulls & Beers
Every Wednesday & Friday Night
Put on your best boots and buckle, and two-step over to Buffalo Chip Saloon for live bull riding and country music every Wednesday and Friday night. Although Buffalo Chip does have food, try Cartwright’s for dinner if you’ve got the time.
Buffalo Chip Saloon
6823 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek