Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and it’s time to start making plans! Show your loved ones how much you care and treat them to a night out at any of these local gems. Whether you and your Valentine are foodies, thrill-seekers, or romantics, there’s something in CB for you to enjoy together!


For Foodies:

Have you heard the saying that the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach? Here are some great local restaurants that will be offering specials on Valentine’s Day.

Head over to Full Fledged Brewing Co. and enjoy their Beers With Your Boo Valentine’s Day Package. This package includes 2 souvenir pints filled with your favorite Full Fledged beer, delicious desserts, and flowers for $25.

712 will be offering a $45 prix fixe dinner menu in addition to their regular menu. You can book your reservation by calling (712) 256-5525 or go online and book on

Caddy’s will be serving up a specialty food and cocktail menu for you and your Valentine. Call (712) 256-0070 to make your reservation.

You won’t want to miss out on Lincoln’s Pub’s heart-shaped pizza and Jon’s Naturals Wagyu filet steak specials. Call (712) 256-4956 to make your reservation.

Bring your date to Jefferson’s and enjoy their pizza and wine special and a few games of pool.

FiftyOne 501 is offering a great package for you and your Valentine. Enjoy a starter of your choice, a two-topping heart pizza, and your choice of 2 drinks for $30

Head down to The Dock and enjoy their prime rib or butterflied shrimp specials!

At both steak houses, all ladies will receive a rose with their dinner. Join in on a trivia game where couples answer questions about each other via a questionnaire! You can win bounce back coupons for apps, desserts, etc. 

Enjoy delicious special Valentine's Day desserts!


For Music Lovers:

Sing and dance the night away with your Valentine at any of these live music performances in CB!

Bring your date down to Whiskey Roadhouse at Horseshoe Casino to enjoy live music by Lemon Fresh Day, a full bar, delicious cocktails, and dancing!

From 5-8 PM at Full Fledged Brewing Co. you can watch live music performed by Paul Hart while enjoying craft beer.


For Adventure Seekers:

If you and your date are up to the challenge, here are some adventure packed date ideas that will be sure to keep your adrenaline running high!

If you’re looking for a thrilling date, head over to Joe’s Karting and race your date around the track! Pre-register on their website.

Team up with your date and try to escape from one of the five rooms at The Cryptic Room! Book your game today.


For the Romantics:

For a love so beautiful, the simplest of dates will feel like a dream come true!

Just a short drive from CB, Palace Events Center in Treynor, IA will be hosting an evening of dinner, drinks, and a performance by comedian Tyler Walsh. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by calling Lisa at (402) 314-2577 or Penny at (402) 490-1875.

If you’re looking for a classic date idea, why not go see a movie? AMC will be showing movies like Birds Of Prey, Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island, The Photograph, and Downhill. See the showtimes here.

Valentine’s day is all about connecting and raising the heart vibration. Enjoy from a variety of packages and services including hand and foot massage, European style body wrap, card reading sessions, and artful healing sessions. Check out their full list of services on their website and call (240) 898-6718 to schedule.


For Galentines:

Galentine’s Day is all about celebrating your lady friends. Treat your best gal pal to a fun-filled Galentine’s Day celebration here in Council Bluffs!

Start the day off with breakfast at Legend’s Café, a local favorite!

Treat yourselves to a spa day at Definition Salon and Spa. They offer facials, body treatments, and pedicures. Call (712) 256-9935 to book now!

Finish the festivities off with drinks at the 100 Block. You’ll have plenty of options here including 1892 Beer House, Barley’s Bar, The Barrel, The Blk Squirrel, Glory Days, Rodeo Saloon, or T’Z Sports Pub.


Things to do with your little ones:

Can’t find a sitter for the kids? Treat your kids to a special Valentine Date.  

Enjoy an evening of fun at Council Bluff’s only trampoline park! Enjoy open jumping, the Ninja Warrior course, and so much more.

Navigate the high seas and play a round of miniature golf at Pirate Putt!

Bowl the night away and enjoy arcade games with your kiddos!

This post was originally published on February 4, 2020 on the Unleash Council Bluffs blog.