By Katarina Hybenova and Maria Gotay
The hunt is over. You no longer feel the adrenalin rush of being preyed upon or preying on someone at Tandem on a Tuesday night. Your date isn’t just some random guy you met last night. You only want to curl up next to that special someone who won you in this battlefield called the Brooklyn dating scene! High five, you! So let’s celebrate this year’s Valentine’s Day with big Bushwick style! Put on the sexiest outfit (and underwear) you have in your closet, and let’s go! Here are the 10 best things to do for couples in Bushwick and beyond! And we’re talking creative fun dates:
Alaska, Alaska, you will never stop spoiling and amazing us with your milkshakes and awesome ideas! Red Velvet boozy milkshakes will melt anyone’s heart, and no movies are better to be cuddled through than Woody Allen movies. So much love floating to Ingraham Street right now…
You pick a meal online, they send you all the ingredients, directions, and an instructional video with a professional chef online that leads to you cooking a gourmet meal for two. (We previously wrote about how great Chefday is) Plus they’ve got 15% off for Valentine’s day, and you can order until midnight on the 13th. Purrrfect.
Do you and your significant other like to do… well, gross stuff together? Do you bond over bathroom humor and giggle when you see dog shit on the street? We’ve got your V-day PLANNED – take a special Valentine’s tour at the Newtown Sewage Plant. Let us know how that goes.
Party wizards Gemini & Scorpio pride themselves on creating parties you have always imagined but never quite find in real life. Their Valentine’s Day at Russian Baths (602 Coney Island Ave, Kensington, BK) is one of these amazing events. Old-fashioned russian baths, a brass band going crazy in the water, DJs, vodka, optional massages and a jacuzzi. We want to do this SO badly, it doesn’t even matter that it’s all the way in Kensington. Tix from $35.
A slew of indie bands (mostly Bushwick regulars) head to the Studio at Webster Hall on Valentine’s Day for a great rock’n’roll showcase. We’ve got the garage likes of Total Slacker, Hunters, Xray Eyeballs, and Cassie Ramone. This will be a ROCKING V-day choice.
Can you mysteriously foretell an incoming text from your honey? You must be a psychic, and yes, there is a party for that. Salome invites all couples and singles to feel the cosmic love. $2 drink specials and $7 donation will make sure that your wallet will remain as full as your loving heart!
Pete’s Candy Store in Williamsburg is a go-to spot for a fun night, sometimes mellow, sometimes full of unexpected twists. This year their show features a performance by Drew Victor, a singer-songwriter who has toured with The Decemberists and Sharon Van Etten. Sounds pretty romantic to me!
Bossa Nova Civic Club, our beloved Bushwick night club, is celebrating Valentine’s Day with DJs that everybody loves: Lauren Flax (Creep) and Isa GT (GirlCore-UK). The party is free and awesome as always!
New Toro y Moi is so awesome that seeing him live on Valentine’s Day makes for a really, really good night. Take your loved one and enjoy! Whether as a couple or a single! Tix are $20.
The Woods claims that guys who buy girls drinks make out for approximately 50 more hours annually. And since Woods loves you, they will help you to achieve that goal by offering a 2-for-1 shot special (until 1AM). The beer is $5. Nothing like a boozy couple bonding, am I right?
Animated gifs culled from the Internets!