• shane confectiionery medium caramel heart assortment

(Photo courtesy of Shane Confectionery)

 

Show your love for the ones you love and Old City businesses this Valentine’s Day!

 

Old City businesses are offering virtual and in-person experiences, shopping deals, one-of-a-kind gift ideas, and unique dining options. There are many ways to celebrate your sweetheart and support local businesses this Valentine’s Day weekend, February 12-14, 2021.

 

Be sure to check with the businesses before your visit, wear a mask, keep your physical distance, and follow all federal and local safety guidelines and protocols.

 

VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON EXPERIENCES

 

Chocolate & Beer: A Valentine’s Event 

Friday, February 12th, 2021 from 7:00 – 8:30pm, via Zoom

Arch Street Meeting House

320 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

https://www.historicasmh.org/events 

 

Looking for a way to celebrate Valentine’s Day and Meet Quaker History? Join Arch Street Meeting House for an extraordinary craft beer and Cadbury chocolate tasting on Friday, February 12th at 7pm!

 

Designed for two, enjoy a relaxing evening for you and your sweetheart as ASMH staff and volunteers create an amazing, personalized experience by hand-delivering your valentine’s treats the day before the event. Tickets include a variety of craft beer from Conshohocken Brewing Company, Duclaw Brewing Company, and Breckinridge Brewing Company, as well as candies from the delicious and Quaker-founded, Cadbury Chocolates. For an added bonus, VIP ticket holders will also receive additional chocolates from Shane Confectionery, America’s Oldest Continuously Operating Confectionary shop that’s located right here in historic Philadelphia! With this thoughtful gift, you and your loved one will be ready to go for a 30-minute hosted tasting, prior to a 45-minute presentation from Dr. Katherine Turner. $50 general admission, $60 VIP admission, priced for two people. 

 

Please Note: This product contains alcohol and must be of the age of 21 or older to purchase a ticket. This product cannot be sold to anyone under the age of 21.

 

*Prior to purchasing a ticket please be aware that we are only able to deliver within the Philadelphia Metro area, including Philadelphia County, Lower Bucks, Montco, and Upper Delaware County. If you are outside of this delivery radius and interested in this event, you may arrange a pickup from Arch Street Meeting House.

 

*To ensure everyone’s health and safety, all Arch Street Meeting House staff and volunteers will be following strict health guidelines by wearing masks, gloves, and maintaining a social distance of at least six feet.

 

Tipsy History: A Love Story 

Friday, February 12 - Sunday, February 14, 2021, 5:00, 6:00, and 7:00pm

Betsy Ross House

239 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

http://historicphiladelphia.org/ 

 

Love is in the air at the Betsy Ross House this Valentine’s Day weekend.  For the most unique date in town, grab your plus one and join Betsy, herself, for Tipsy History:  A Love Story Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14.

 

You’ll hear a love story for the ages when you meet a young Betsy Ross just after her elopement with husband John.  She faces the condemnation of her Quaker community for marrying outside her religion.  Will she choose faith and family or true love? 

 

Then, couples will head into the House for a special love-themed tour and finally, a walk around the corner to Art in the Age to warm up with a delicious, handcrafted cocktail, featuring that most patriotic of ingredients in Betsy’s time … chocolate!

 

Tours, which run about 90 minutes, will be timed and tickets limited to allow for proper social distancing.  Masks are required.  Tipsy History:  A Love Story will run 5:00pm, 6:00pm, and 7:00pm on Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14.  Tickets are $25 per person and must be purchased in advance at historicphiladelphia.org. 

 

Date Night at Home

The Clay Studio

137-139 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

https://www.theclaystudio.org/ 

Now you can clay together with our handmade at-home kits, available at The Clay Studio Shop.
Each kit includes: Two artist-made heart bowls to decorate, paint, brushes, step-by-step instructions, chocolates from Shane's Confectionery, and candles in a Clay Studio tote bag!
Each kit is $75.00. Click here to purchase.

 

Hitched & The Groomsman Suit

61 and 65 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

https://tryhitched.com/   

https://thegroomsmansuit.com

Take a Valentine’s Day photo in front of Amberella’s love and wedding inspired art mural located outside of The Groomsman Suit and Hitched on 2nd and Arch Streets. Tag each brand on social to be featured! 

 

Kick Axe Throwing

232 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

800-850-6756

https://www.kickaxe.com/philly 

Sweet Axe Valentine’s Deal: For $159 you get a private range and bottle of champagne  (to be taken home and enjoyed, due to restrictions). 

 

Paris Fit Studios

221 Vine Street, Suite B, Philadelphia, PA 19106

https://getparisfit.com/

Couples Membership, $143, includes access to over 200 classes all month long, two (30) minute group training sessions, entry to the Fit For Love Contest

Fit For Love Contest: The couple with the best results by February 29th will win two (1) month free gym membership at Paris Fit Studios and win a sponsored date night

 

GIFT IDEAS

 

BONeJOUR Pet Supply

53 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

215-574-1225

www.bonejourpetsupply.com

We have Valentine's cookies, Valentine's Bocce's Treats, Valentine's party collars with hearts, and Valentine's toys (champagne and roses!)

 

Kindred Collective

149 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

215-845-5647

https://kindredbrynmawr.com/ 

14% off storewide on Valentine's Day (Sunday, February 14, 2021) in-store and online

 

Mere Argyris Fashion Studio

15 N. 2nd Street, Suite 106, Philadelphia, PA 19106

https://www.mereargyris.com/ 

Valentine's Day couples photoshoot to either give as a gift to someone or purchase for themselves. $80.

 

Midnight Lunch Studio

20 S. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

https://www.midnightlunchstudio.com/

Midnight Lunch Studio will be selling a carefully and thoughtfully curated Valentine’s Day gift box featuring a dainty white gold heart necklace, organic candies and chocolates, a candle and other festive goodies and accessories. These will be available starting January 24th in store and online. $78 each. Additionally, we will be selling luxury floral arrangements on February 12-14th, in-store only.  $49 each.

 

NE Flower Boutique

60 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

267-570-7707

https://www.neflowerboutique.com/pages/old-city-flowers 

Long Stem Roses Bouquet, Heart Shaped Arrangements (fresh roses and “forever” roses options available), I Love U Box, and many more arrangements to choose from. 

 

The Wellness Refinery

216 Church Street, 1st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106

267-457-3980

https://www.wellnessrefineryphl.com/ 

We will be offering Galentine’s & Valentine’s Day themed self-care gift sets ranging from $50-90. We will also be featuring fresh floral bouquets and eucalyptus from Myrtle & Magnolia for purchase on weekends. And lastly, we are bringing back our discounted two person private infrared sauna sessions. The sessions will be 14% off in honor of the holiday all month long. Individuals booking must be from the same household!

 

RESTAURANTS

 

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

10 S. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

215-627-0666

http://www.cubalibrerestaurant.com/en/philadelphia 

Valentine's Day specials will run all weekend for dine in, takeout and delivery, from Feb. 12-14. Reservations are always recommended and can be made here. We'll have indoor and outdoor (heated) dining open. To order takeout, click here.  To order delivery, click here.

 

DINNER SPECIALS:

Ensalada de Remolacha $14 (Duo of organic roasted beets and baby arugula salad. Pumpkin seed crusted goat cheese and Spanish sherry-honey vinaigrette)
Chuletón $46 (16 oz bone in ribeye steak, roasted garlic silky mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus salad. Rioja red wine sauce)
Salmón $27 (Organic Canadian salmon fillet, bronzed with honey-mango glaze and “Chino Cubano” fried rice. Sprouts and crispy wonton salad)
Tres Leches de Chocolate $10 (Chocolate sponge cake soaked in three milks. Whipped cream and chocolate covered strawberry)

DRINK SPECIALS: Strawberry Mimosa $7 (A glass of cava with fresh strawberry puree, strawberry garnish)
 
BOTTLE SPECIALS: Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut $95, Freixenet $35
 

La Famiglia Ristorante

8 S. Front Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

215-922-2803

https://www.lafamiglia.com/ 

Now taking reservations for Valentine’s Day. We will offer our regular menu with specials indoor and outdoor. 

 

Panorama Wine Bar

14 N. Front Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

215-922-7800

www.PanoramaWineBar.com 

Valentine's 3 Course Menu, $75 per person, includes complimentary glass of Prosecco. Available Friday, February 12 - Sunday, February 14. (Not including tax, gratuities and beverages). *No substitutions/ menu subject to change / only menu offered. View menu and make reservations here: https://www.pennsviewhotel.com/panorama/calendar/valentines-weekend

1st Course Choice of one:

Oysters - pomegranate mignonette

Caesar - romaine, crouton, Codesa anchovy, classic caesar dressing

Lobster Bisque - lobster, sweet peppers

Eggplant Parmigiana - local eggplant, sweet pepper ragú, house smoked mozzarella, basil, parmigiano

Burrata - housemade cow’s milk burrata, olive oil-brushed crostini, arugula, honey & almond poached pear

Cavatelli - ricotta pasta, kabocha squash, cipollini onion, sage walnut pesto

Tortellini – goat’s milk burrata filled pasta, grilled tomato brodo, basil

 

2nd Course Choice of one:

Rigatoni – wild boar bolognese, chianti-stained ricotta

Gnocchi – buffalo milk, 24-month Parmigiano Reggiano, black truffle

N.Y. Strip – grilled 10oz strip steak, potato & cipollini terrine, oyster mushroom, beef sugo Braciola – Pennsylvania veal skirt steak, genovese, parsley, broccoli rabe, soft polenta, parmigiano

King Salmon – olive oil poached salmon, escarole, parsnip crema, pistachio, lemon

 

3rd Course Choice of one:

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake – dark chocolate ganache, blood orange, caramel

Tiramisu – warm espresso soaked spongecake, whipped mascarpone, dark chocolate, toasted hazelnuts

Ricotta Cake - warm apples, brown butter streusel, pumpkin, spiced crema, vanilla ice cream Fresh Mixed Berries - chilled basil zabaglione

 

Positano Coast

212 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106

215-238-0499

http://www.positanocoast.net/ 

Dinner by candlelight for the weekend. Sweetheart menu takeout special for two for $120 plus taxes and gratuity. This is available all weekend. Special a la carte menu all weekend, and oyster & champagne pairings.

 

Sassafras

48 S. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

215-925-2317

https://www.sassafrasbar.com/ 

Sassafras will offer five Champagne Cocktails over the Valentine's Weekend:

Lavender Champagne $9, French 75 $11, French 95 $11, Peruvian 75 $11, Airmail 48 $11

 

DESSERTS

 

The Franklin Fountain

116 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

215-627-1899

https://www.franklinfountain.com/ 

Heart Ice Cream Cakes: https://shanecandies.com/shop/seasonal/ice-cream-heart-cakes-pickup-only/

 

Oui Pastries

160 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

https://ouipastries.com/ 

Oui Let’s Bake: Red Velvet Cake, vanilla Icing, red wine jelly, chocolate chips. $20 pick up, $30 shipped.

Chocolate Bars, $3: Dark, chocolate espresso, White, chocolate lavender, Caramel, Almond.

Macaron Kits, $30: Chocolate ganache, cookie crumbs, crispy pearls, pistachio, hazelnut, coconut, black sesame, lavender, tea.

Bake @ home: Chocolate Chip Cookies for two $5, Cinnamon bun $6, Croissants, Puff do Choux.

Valentine’s Day Desserts: Strawberry and Chocolate Cake $6, Spicy burnt Cinnamon Caramel Mousse $6, Passionfruit lemon tart $6

 

Scoop Deville Old City (inside The Bourse Food Hall)

111 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106

215-988-9998

ScoopDeville.com

Chocolate covered strawberries along with other Valentine's Day gifts and themed ice creams. 

 

Shane Confectionery

110 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

215-922-1048

https://shanecandies.com/ 

Chocolate Heart Boxes: https://shanecandies.com/product-category/chocolate-assortments/

Personalized Gingerbread Hearts: https://shanecandies.com/shop/seasonal/molded-gingerbread-hearts/

1 Dozen Rose Bon Bons Box: https://shanecandies.com/shop/chocolate-assortments/dozen-roses-bon-bon-box/

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Pre-Orders will go online soon, for pick up February 11-14th. Day of sales will be February 13th and February 14th for half dozen and dozen boxes respectively.

 

HOTELS

 

Penn’s View Hotel

14 N. Front Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

215-922-7600

https://www.pennsviewhotel.com/ 

Enjoy an overnight at the Penn’s View Hotel and 3-course dinner for two Valentine's weekend.

Available Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14. Hotel rates starting at $285 based on room type. Please call the hotel directly to book your reservation: 215-922-7600.

 

Philadelphia Marriott Old City

One Dock Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

215-238-6000

www.marriott.com/phlmo

Romance Package includes sparkling wine, chocolate covered strawberries

provided at the front desk during check in due to COVID-19 considerations. Late check out of 2:00pm. Package starts February 10, 2021 and ends February 16, 2021. The package rate is $149 per night.

 

Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel

41 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

215-922-0000

www.marriott.com/phlpr 

Romance Package includes sparkling wine, chocolate covered strawberries

provided at the front desk during check in due to COVID-19 considerations. Late check out of 2:00pm. Package starts February 10, 2021 and ends February 16, 2021. Package rate is $159 per night.

 

Thomas Bond House Bed & Breakfast

129 S. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

215-923-8523

https://thomasbondhousebandb.com/ 

We are offering a 20% discount on all room rates now through March 15th. Offer valid on any stay 2 nights or longer including weekends. Great for a Valentine’s getaway!