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Valentine’s Day in the U District

Hey all you lovebirds, celebrate Valentine’s Day your way with these U District events and specials. Find a new great date spot or event, pick up some sweets for your valentine, or hit the town with friends. Here are our recommendations for a great Valentine’s Day in the U District.

Discover some of the best comedic talent at Laughs Comedy Club! Recently named one of the Best Undiscovered Comedians in America, Andrew Frank is a queer Pacific Northwest comedian with a heart full of love and a mind full of jokes. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Frank is a former fundamentalist Christian and started stand up at the age of 14. His comedy is playful, subversive, and deeply vulnerable. *Order minimums apply, check their FAQ for more details.


Valentine’s Day Spirits + Chocolate Pairing with Heritage Distilling Co.

The Mountaineering Club at Graduate Hotel Seattle

Treat yourself this Valentine’s Day to chocolates, cocktails + spirit tastings at The Mountaineering Club with Heritage Distilling Company.

Galentines + Valentines unite for this unique three course menu – complete with all the cupid spirit from Heritage Distilling Company. Enjoy chocolates, cocktails, and spirit tastings with expansive views at The Mountaineering Club, located at the top of Graduate Hotel Seattle.

Make an evening of it! Take the elevator home and book a stay the night at Graduate Seattle.


Sweet Spots to Treat Your Valentine

Ice cream, bubble tea, and dessert destinations about in the U District. Plan your outing in advance or just take a stroll around the neighborhood and you’ll find a great spot to treat your valentine or yourself! Pro tip: check with businesses for special items you can order in advance! Here are just a few sweet suggestions:

Sweet Alchemy Ice Creamery – Small Batch Ice Cream and Decadent Desserts
Cold Plate – Rolled Ice Cream, Floatees, Puffles and More
Snowy Village – Korean Dessert Cafe
Cafe Canuc – Specialty Desserts and Coffee
Oh! Bear Cafe & Teahouse – Croissant Taiyaki, Mousse Cakes, and Crepes
Timeless Tea – Mille Crepe Cakes, Bubble Tea, and Snow Ice Treats


Photo from Cafe Canuc Instagram

John Early Live!

The Neptune

With two shows on February 14 at The Neptune, catch John Early for an evening of music and musings, with special guests Michael Hesslein and Vicky with a V.

John Early’s talents as an actor, comedian, writer and producer are in full effect in his A24 sketch special Would it Kill You to Laugh?, co-created with his partner Kate Berlant. He’s best known to television audiences for starring in HBO Max’s Search Party, now finished with its five-season run, and his co-starring role in Lord & Miller’s Apple series The Afterparty with Tiffany Haddish. His storied Brooklyn stand-up comedy is best revealed in his own half-hour The Characters special on Netflix.

Chess Club at Big Time Brewery

Chess players have all the best moves! Grab your friends or greatest nemesis and make your way to Big Time Brewery for Tuesday night Chess Club this Valentine’s Day. Enjoy specialty brews and classic American fare at Seattle’s original brew pub.

  • Free to play! No membership dues
  • All levels welcome
  • Boards and clocks provided
  • Ages 21+