Odds are you’re in the same boat as the many romantics across this fine city — Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and you have no idea where you want to take your significant other. This week The Pulse combs our nightlife archives and offers a few romantic nightlife options:
169 King St. E.
The Scoop: For those in search of a trendy spot to impress next Thursday, Kultura definitely fits the bill. The venue combines a dining and lounging experience in a modernist atmosphere that will please couples in the mood for a cool spot. Of course, with the “trendy” tag comes trendy prices.
44 Wellington St. E.
The Scoop: This subterranean jazz club is ideal for music fans aiming to combine a bit of romance and great tunes. Reservoir Lounge can easily fill to capacity on a typical night, so try to reserve a table well in advance to avoid being turned away at the door. For those seeking a refined spot to drink and dance, this is the place. Prices are about average.
21 Avenue Rd.
The Scoop: The simple, but posh atmosphere is well-known for attracting movers and shakers, but also couples looking to enjoy an elegant cocktail in Toronto’s hotel to the stars. This Valentine’s Day it is also offering a special treat: the Key To My Heart cocktail, which consists of a blend of strawberries, basil, vodka and Perrier Jouet champagne, and comes with a sterling silver Birks heart locket charm bracelet for $350.
Crush Wine Bar
455 King St. W.
The Scoop: The bistro atmosphere may have you convinced you and your sweetheart are sipping glasses of fine Burgundy on Paris’ Left Bank (which, incidentally, would be THE romantic evening to trump any on this page), while the lengthy wine list will give you many reasons to sip into the wee hours. Prices are reasonable and the bartenders and servers are extremely knowledgeable.