Where to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in DTLA

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all chocolate and roses! Whether or not you have a “special someone” in your life, V Day is a great excuse to get out and party. From secret masked balls to DJ dance parties, retro entertainment, free concerts, and yes, romantic dinners for two, DTLA is your celebration central for Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day Masked Ball

Secret location

Downtown Los Angeles

Grab your Valentine or group of friends for a Valentine’s Day Masked Ball by Hand Made Events. The night begins with finding out the Downtown Los Angeles secret location. The exact destination is revealed to ticket holders just two hours before the event begins. Going all out with your attire and creative style is highly encouraged–and don’t forget your mask! If you are single and want to be found, wear something RED. Simply arrive to the Masked Ball, where you will find a complimentary beer, wine and bubbles bar! There will also be small appetizers and desserts. The evening’s entertainment will feature a live burlesque show, a big band performance, and of course, a DJ, because a ball means everyone should be dancing!

True Romance Valentine’s Day Party

Cinespia at the Los Angeles Theatre

615 S Broadway

Los Angeles, CA 90014

Cinespia presents their Annual Valentine’s Party featuring live music, DJ dance party, 5 floors of bars, free Cinespia photo booth and True Romance on the big screen! Dressy casual attire is encouraged. Doors open at 7:30. Movie at 9:00. Buy tickets here.

Metro Art Presents: Union Station Kind of Love

Union Station

800 N Alameda St.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Fall in love at Union Station this Valentine’s Day with a night of throwback harmony, doo-wop and soul music at LA’s historic landmark. Union Station Kind of Love is a collaboration between Metro Art Presents and the popular The Floor Improv. Kicking off at 8:00 pm with a 1960s, Supremes-style dance follow-along led by the popular trio, the Velettes, the event will feature live music by the St. Jukes. Additional dance follow-alongs and social dancing will be part of the celebration. All ages, genders and orientations are welcome. This event is intended for friends, singles and couples alike. Valentine revelers are encouraged to dress in 50s and 60s styles and bring their dancing shoes. This event is free and open to the public.

Grand Park Lovers Rock

200 N Grand Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Grand Park makes Valentine’s Day easy and affordable for Angelenos with LOVERS ROCK. Groove to the soulful vibes of Lovers Rock reggae with LA’s top ranking reggae selectors of DUB CLUB! Bring your own special picnic dinner or enjoy the food trucks, and take a moonlit walk through the park amidst the iconic views of Los Angeles City Hall and Grand Park’s iconic Arthur J. Will Memorial fountain. Spend a romantic evening at tables around the fountain and throughout Olive Court and experience special music curated to enhance the park’s beautiful surroundings.

Cafe Pinot

700 W 5th St.

Los Angeles, CA 90071

Named “Most Romantic Restaurant” by L.A. Downtown News, Cafe Pinot is a California French-inspired restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles offering stunning outdoor dining on a twinkle-lit garden patio. This Valentine’s Day, celebrate your love of food with a special menu by Executive Chef Phillip Martin. $70 Three-Course & $85 Four-Course Menus.

Le Petit Paris

418/420 South Spring Street

Los Angeles, CA 90013

Le Petit Paris comes from Cannes-based restaurateurs David and Fanny Rolland, owners of Miramar Plage on La Croisette and the original Le Petit Paris, both located in Cannes. The restaurant is housed in Downtown Los Angeles’ historic El Dorado building, originally built in 1913, and features multiple skylights, a mezzanine level, a lounge, a room dedicated to date night goers, “La Boutique,” a gift shop with artisanal goods from France, and a large outdoor patio. Le Petit Paris offers dishes from the South of France and provides a true French brasserie dining experience to Downtown LA’s Historic Core.

LA’s Anti-Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Bar

7276 Melrose Ave

Next to Severance WineBar

Los Angeles, CA 90046

Valentine’s Day not your thing? Don’t let those flower and candy companies tell you how to celebrate! The Breakup Bar is throwing an Anti-Valentine’s Day Champagne Celebration as an antidote to this sugar-filled occasion. Check out an 8-foot wall of broken relationships, a mini art exhibit of relics of Valentine’s Day past, and a 10-foot projection screen showing classic breakup movies of past and present. The menu will feature an enhanced selection of champagne, punches, and wine-based cocktails, along with a heavy amount of cakes, dessert fondues, cookie towers, and pretty much every sweet imaginable. Reserved tickets are $20 per person and include a complimentary cocktail or sparkling wine flight (tax & gratuity included). Walk-ins are welcome, however seating is limited so reservations are encouraged.