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Five Unconventional Valentines Day Spots

As January wraps up, the chain of holidays comes in full force. Starting us off for the New Year we have the beloved Valentines Day. I personally have always loved this holiday because my family made it special. We would gather and my mom would make a huge italian dinner and then we would trade chocolates and flowers. The whole house would be covered in pink and red roses and lucious decorations. I love this holiday but now that I’m older and not at home it can sometimes be hard to replicate the feelings I’d have during this time. Here are some romantic and cozy spots to check out whether you’re spending V-day with friends or that special Valentine. 


This spot is an awesome combo of food, drinks and play. If you’re not familiar with SPiN it is an upscale Ping Pong lounge and bar. On top of something fun to do you can also grab a bite to eat. They have events and guest DJ’s so you can get your dance on too.

Drink N’ Draw at Bat Haus

Who doesn’t love a drink and a little bit of skin? At Bat Haus in Bushwick you can drink and draw for two hours with live pressional models. Just bring your own supplies and for $10 you get unlimitied PBR. All ages are welcome, 21+ to drink. 

Romance Under the Stars at Hayden Planetarium 

Grab a friend or a lover and head over to Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space (175 Central Park West) for some cocktails and stars gazing. Hors d’ouvres, chocolate and champagne will be passed out while Jazz music sets the intimate mood. Later, you will gather as astronomers tell stories of the cosmos and ancient mythology. 

Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Head to Greenpoint and stroll through food vendors, craftsmen and music talent. The sprawling emporium is also equipped with a mini golf course, ping-pong tables and large-scale light installations by NBNY, and live bands play weekly. Perfect spot for informal and fluid plans. 

Paesano and Snuggle

This is my personal favorite and go to. Head to Paesano’s in Little Italy with friends or your partner and grab some good old italian comfort food. This spot is cozy decked out with string lights and a traditional italian feel. Have a lovely dinner and some wine then head home to snuggle up and appreciate eachother. 


Hey guys, my name is Cas. I am a Senior at Pace Univeristy on the NYC campus. I am currently working on a dual degree in Communications and Fine Arts. I've been working with some friends of mine to start up our own creative platform called FUNKNVIBE. It's basically a way for artists, musicians, film makers and any creative minds to collaborate and create. When I'm not volunteering or with my FNV family I'm reading, dancing or working on my latest art piece. I hope to own and design my own publication showcasing the culture around me. I have a personal blog as well as my Her Campus page. I recently started up a blog with FunknVibe so definitely check it out!  I started out as the secretary at for HCPace but moved my way to VP and CC to now President. I love being able to give students on my campus a voice and connect new students to some type of a community. Her Campus has allowed me to organize myself better and find out what goes into running an organization. It's been an absolute joy and I hope for my last year we have one of the best!   
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