Nine fun ways to enjoy Valentine’s Day in Birmingham from speed dating, raving & afternoon tea

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Fancy something different this February 14th? We asked top city food blogger Bite Your Brum to uncover some alternative events in Birmingham to spice up your Valentine’s this year - and there’s quite a selection to choose from

Whether you love or loathe Valentine’s Day there’s no denying Brum is always buzzing when it comes to this romantic time of year.

While there’s a plethora of set menus and offers to woo dating diners, for many a more alternative approach to celebrating all things love is needed.

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If you’re looking to enjoy a romantic evening with a twist with your significant other, or you fancy doing something a little out of the ordinary with a group of friends, there are plenty of fun events happening across Birmingham in February.

We asked local blogger Bite Your Brum to uncover some of the most fun ways to spend your Valentine’s, including drawing parties, cinema screenings with wine tasting and even a romantic rave.

Nine fun Valentine’s activities in Birmingham

Casablanca With Wine - Crescent Theatre, Brindleyplace

If you’re a fan of romantic films and wine, this tasting event on Sunday February  12 could be the ideal date night. Join The Wine Events Company for an evening of classic cinema, fun trivia and delicious paired wines. You’ll get 5 to try plus your screening for £26pp. You can book via The Crescent Theatre Birmingham website.

Galentine’s Bottomless Brunch – The Flapper, City Centre

Celebrating loving your friends this year? This iconic pub is hosting a bottomless brunch on Saturday 11th February. The two-hour session includes a brunch dish of your choice plus unlimited beers, mimosas, Prosecco and house cocktails, with an all-diva led soundtrack. Tickets are £29.50 and you can find more information on the The Flapper’s Instagram page.

Galentine’s Day at the Flapper & Firkin in Birmingham City CentreGalentine’s Day at the Flapper & Firkin in Birmingham City Centre
Galentine’s Day at the Flapper & Firkin in Birmingham City Centre | Laura McEwan

Drink & Draw – The Church Inn, Jewellery Quarter

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To celebrate Galentine’s, this Jewellery Quarter pub is hosting a drink and draw event with local artist Flic Blades. Grab your friends and enjoy an expert led drawing class plus a few tipples. It takes place on Monday 13th February and kicks off at 7pm. Tickets are £15 and includes a welcome cocktail and a glass of wine, plus all the art supplies you need. For tickets visit The Church’s Instagram page.

Valentine’s Rave – The Rainbow, Digbeth

One for the ravers among you, the One Love party at The Rainbow over Valentine’s weekend could be for you. Taking place on Saturday 11th February, it kicks off at 9pm (running until 3am) and currently you can get two ‘love birds’ tickets for £14. Check out The Rainbow Instagram page for more information.

Valentine’s Day Wine Tasting at Loki Wine in Birmingham City CentreValentine’s Day Wine Tasting at Loki Wine in Birmingham City Centre
Valentine’s Day Wine Tasting at Loki Wine in Birmingham City Centre | Laura McEwan

Wine Tasting - Loki Wine, City Centre

One for the wine lovers, on Saturday 11th February you can enjoy an expert-led tasting at the Great Western Arcade shop. Tickets are £35, it’s a lunchtime event and you’ll get to try a mixture of fizz, white and red wines. Take a look at the Loki Wine website for information and tickets.

Romantic Afternoon Tea - Kilo Ziro, Digbeth

On Tuesday 14th February the zero-waste bar is hosting high tea with a romantic twist. Your delicious sweet and savoury treats will be paired with a one-off Valentine’s ‘Rescued & Foraged’ cocktail. It’s £40pp with availability between 3pm and 9pm through the day – more information can be found on the Kilo Zero Instagram page.

Romantic Afternoon Tea - Kilo Ziro, DigbethRomantic Afternoon Tea - Kilo Ziro, Digbeth
Romantic Afternoon Tea - Kilo Ziro, Digbeth | Laura McEwan

Speed Dating – The Cocktail Club, City Centre

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Single and ready to mingle? Meet like-minded singles face-to-face at this Valentine’s themed speed dating event at The Cocktail Club. This professionally hosted mixer is open to anyone aged 24-38 and takes place on Tuesday 14th February. Tickets are £22 and you can find more information about the event on The Cocktail Club website.

Lovers Lunch - Chapter, Edgbaston

Who says a Valentine’s meal needs to be in the evening? From Tuesday 14th to Friday 17th this neighbourhood bar and restaurant is serving the ‘Lovers Lunch’ where you can enjoy 2 courses and a glass of wine for £30pp. Just loving yourself this year? No problem, the deal is open to solo diners too. You can find out more about Chapter via the Instagram page.

Valentine’s Day Lover’s Lunch at Chapter in EdgbastonValentine’s Day Lover’s Lunch at Chapter in Edgbaston
Valentine’s Day Lover’s Lunch at Chapter in Edgbaston | Laura McEwan

Match Making – Secret Sicilian, Harborne

Head over to Harborne and you can enjoy a singles evening filled with matchmaking and fun games to break the ice. This event takes place on Wednesday 15th February, it’s open to singles aged 25-40 and tickets are £15pp. Welcome drinks and nibbles are included, too. Check out the Secret Sicilian Instagram page for more details.

Laura McEwan is the author of award-winning Birmingham blog Bite Your Brum. You can find her Instagram page here.

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