How to do Valentine’s Day in #DTJax the right way

By Ari Sinudom, DVI Intern

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we put together a list of some of the best places in #DTJax for treating your valentine.


Photo Credit: Peterbrooke
Photo Credit: Peterbrooke

Sweet Pete’s Candy
400 N. Hogan St.
Monday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tuesday – Thursday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday – Saturday 9 a.m.- 10 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Stop by Sweet Pete’s Candy for the sweetest handcrafted chocolates and candies! Receive a free candy cube of passion fruitini on orders of $55 or more, plus get free local delivery on Valentine’s Day. They are also offering an in-store special – spend $50, receive a $15 gift card!


Peterbrooke Chocolatier
100 W. Bay St.
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

For Valentine’s Day, the “neighborhood chocolatier” shop offers special deals- spend $50 on V-Day gifts and receive a Peterbrooke teddy bear and chocolate rose! Peterbrooke is also partnering with Barnett Jewelers for a special- with Barnett Jewelers purchase, spend $30 and get $10 off! They also offer gift baskets, multiple types of European chocolate and a variety of gelato flavors made right here in Jacksonville.

Mocha Misk’i

Photo Credit: Mocha Misk'i
Photo Credit: Mocha Misk’i

209 N. Laura St.
Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Looking for customized treats? Head to Mocha Misk’i on 209 N. Laura St. for your brownie needs! Order delicious brownies with custom messages and décor. Plus, check out their flavor of the month: nutella with strawberries. Yum!



The Candy Apple Café & Cocktails
400 N. Hogan St.
Tuesday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

 The Candy Apple Café & Cocktails is offering a Valentine’s Day pre-fixe option during dinner service on February 10, 11 and 14. The three-course dinner includes a glass of champagne and costs $45 per person. Call 904-353-9717 or visit their website for reservations.

Photo Credit: The Candy Apple Café
Photo Credit: The Candy Apple Café

Benny’s Steak & Seafood
Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr.
11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Treat your valentine to Benny’s Steak & Seafood’s couple’s menu. For $79.95 each couple receives a 3-course gourmet dinner with choice of salad, Steak Dianne, choice of dessert and champagne. The full menu will also be available on Valentine’s Day. Call 904-301-1014 or visit their website for reservations.

1019 Hendricks Ave.
11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Bb’s is introducing a new private menu exclusively for Valentine’s Day. With items such as braised lamb, octopus and more, you are guaranteed to impress your valentine. This evening at 1019 Hendricks Ave. is reservation only, so call 904-306-0100 or head to their website to reserve a space.

The Volstead
115 W. Adams St.
4 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Get your drink on at #DTJax’s premier prohibition style whiskey lounge! With special drinks like Chicago Valentine, Comfortably Rum and Love Me Tinder, The Volstead is sure to get you in the Valentine’s mood.



February 13-14, 2017
220 Riverside Ave.
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Celebrate the holiday two ways over two days! On February 13, enjoy live music by Chris Thomas with an outdoor dance area on the patio. On February 14, treat you and your significant other to dinner including a live jazz duo and a babysitting service across the street at the Winston YMCA. Both nights are from 5 to 9 p.m. and include a special Valentine’s Day menu. Visit their website to make reservations and view the full menu.

Photo Credit: HOBNOB
Photo Credit: HOBNOB

February 14, 2017
333 N. Laura St.
5 p.m. –  10 p.m.

Treat your special someone to a Valentine’s dinner at NOLA MOCA! Enjoy a three-course prix fixe menu with a first course, entrée, a half-bottle of Champagne and a shared dessert. Finish your romantic evening with a leisurely stroll through the MOCA Jacksonville galleries on 333 N. Laura St. At $59 per person, call 904-224-0113 for reservations and look at their website for a more detailed menu.

Ritz Theatre
February 14, 2017
829 N. Davis St.
6:30 p.m.

Live smooth music, romantic dinner, tour of the museum and national celebrity comedy act – the perfect combination for Valentine’s Day! Enjoy the Valentine’s Day Love Show at the Ritz Theatre, featuring comedians Chris “The Mayor” Thomas and Shuckey Duckey! Tickets are available at 1-800-745-3000, the Ritz Theatre box office and online on Ticketmaster’s website.

Jersey Boys
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Jersey Boys
February 14, 2017
300 W. Water St.
7:30 p.m.

End Valentine’s Day with the Jersey Boys musical! Go through the life and time of The Four Seasons at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are available here.

Anytime Fitness
100 N. Laura St.
Open 24/7

Anytime Fitness has an offer you cannot refuse! If members refer a friend, they receive either 15% off a personal trainer or a free two-month membership! So find a gym date and get your workout on. Offer ends on Valentine’s Day.

Intuition Ale Works
929 E. Bay St.
Monday – Thursday: 3 – 10 p.m.
Friday: 3 – 11 p.m.
Saturday:  11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Jacksonville’s very own Intuition Ale Works has released a limited edition brew for us! Called the Sweet Little Thing, this cherry chocolate stout is available for growler fills only on Valentine’s Day. Intuition also has a new brew titled Underdark, which is available for purchase.

Photo credits: The Hyppo
Photo credits: The Hyppo

St. Johns River Taxi
February 14, 2017
5:30 p.m.

St. Johns River Taxi is hosting a Valentine’s Day Sunset Cruise this Tuesday! The cruise leaves from Friendship Park at 5:30 p.m. and returns by 6:45. Cruisers will enjoy live music by Stephen Quinn and are welcome to bring any food or beverage on board. Tickets are $20 per person and are available for purchase here.

The Hyppo
February 14, 2017
Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.

Friday-Sunday: 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.
The Hyppo is celebrating Valentine’s Day with free chocolate dips all day! Plus, with every pop purchase you’ll receive a free letterpress valentine by M.C. Pressure. Hurry! The offer is only available on Tuesday.