You know what they say: you can’t buy love… but you can buy local, and for us, that’s close enough! See what our lovely Lakeview East businesses have going on for the big day:
ASTROLOGY AND CRYSTALS – Psychic Love Readings
A love reading can give you new insight and awareness surrounding the relationships in your life. Whether you’re single, taken, or looking for someone to spend some quality time with, there is always love in our lives. Love expands beyond romance; our psychics use their intuitive talents to tune into your energy and bring you remarkable clarity on the love in your life.
At the end of your reading, you will have new insights and validations, along with the guidance and wisdom to heal. We are located in Lakeview East and accepting in-person and virtual (Zoom) appointments! Offer ends 2/28.
Click here for more info and to schedule your reading.
STUDIOFONDANT – Local + Sustainable
How about a chic, sustainable, and affordable gift this year? Score 10% off all items for Valentine’s Day online with the code at checkout LAKEVIEWEAST10 (starts February 9 at 11:59 PM through February 14 at 11:59PM).
KILWINS – Valentine’s Day Gifts
3519 N. Clark St. | (773) 770-3455
What’s sweeter than the gift of Kilwins for your special Valentine? Choose from their many assortment boxes with Kilwins favorites. Kilwins Chocolates are PERFECT for the one you love and have a BIG Chocolate Taste!
ANGELINA RISTORANTE – Valentine’s Day Weekend
3561 N. Broadway | (773) 935-5933
BIG news! Angelina’s is back for Valentine’s weekend and you better make your reservation ASAP if you want a table at this local favorite. Italian food is the most romantic, so you’ll be sure to woo anyone that joins you for this unforgettable meal. This weekend of romance is sure to be one for the books!
WEST TOWN BAKERY & TAP – Valentine’s Day Lineup
3626 N Clark St. | (773) 269-5415
WTB is so excited to bring you unique treats including Cocoa Love Bombs, Heart Pop Tarts, new Cakeball flavors, and more! Visit the website to check out the whole menu and order ahead via WestTownBakery.com. *big heart eyes*
You MUST preorder by 2/10 at noon
WELLS STREET POPCORN – Hearts 1 Gallon Tin
2804 N. Clark St. | (773) 549-7800
Get this lovey dovey Holiday Themed 1 Gallon tin for $25.95 with $6 refills forever! Yep, FOREVER! Because popcorn is love, and love is forever, and therefore… you get the gist.
JENI’S SPLENDID ICE CREAMS – Kids Cone Coins
3657 N. Clark St. | (773) 666-5490
Surprise the kiddos with a Valentine’s Day twist: Meet “Cone Coins”, Jeni’s kid-sized gift cards!
Every Cone Coin is good for one kids cone at a Jeni’s scoop shop. You can also buy Cone Coins in bundles in-store at Jeni’s, so stop by and pick up a pack.
*Cone Coins are also 100% biodegradable! They’re made of starch-based bioplastic composed of spent potato peels from french fry producers. That’s pretty neat (and sweet)!
WINDY CITY SWEETS – Fresh Hand Dipped Chocolate Covered Strawberries
3308 N. Broadway St. | (773) 477-6100
BARK BY THE PARK – Barkery Treats
2936 N. Clark St. | (773) 658-9663
We know you could never forget about your beloved pets on Valentine’s Day! Pick up pup-approved treats from Bark by the Park and surprise your furry family members. Somehow, they’ll love you even more!
GET IN THE KITCHEN – Valentine’s Week Cooking Parties
3617 N. Broadway St. | (773) 754-7877
Get in the Kitchen has a cooking party for every type of Valentine, so apron-up and get cookin’!
- Virtual Cookie Decorating Party (2/10)
- Gay Men’s Virtual Pizza Making Party (2/11)
- Singles Pizza Party (2/12)
- 3-Course Romantic Dinner Party with Alissia (2/13)
- Gourmet Brunch Party with Alissia (2/14)
- 3-Course Romantic Dinner Party with Alissia (2/14)
SOUPBOX – Heart Shaped Grilled Cheese
2943 N. Broadway St. | (773) 935-9800
Get 50% off all takeout and warm the heart of your loved one (or the most beloved, yourself). Is there really any better way than cheese to show how much you care? We think not.
STRINGS RAMEN – Butter Cookies
919 W. Belmont Ave. | (773) 661-6442
Don’t you just love love? And Strings Ramen? They’re celebrating their seventh anniversary in Chicago and want you to join in on the festivities. Beginning Friday, Feb 12 and continuing thru Sunday, Feb 14, score a free Valentine’s/7th Anniversary mini butter cookie with any order. See, they love you too!
BOMBAY WRAPS – Rose Lassi
3149 1/2 N. Broadway | (773) 799-8989
This Valentine’s, share a uniquely delicious Rose Lassi with basil seeds with your love. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to make it special!
Buy One and Get One Free (we won’t tell).
Order www.BombayWraps.com, use code “VDay”. Add lassi separately to the basket.
Valid 2.9 to 2.14.21. Cannot combine with other offers.
UNCOMMON GROUND – 3 Course Dinner Special
3800 N. Clark St. | (773) 929-3680
Romance is in the air 🌹 Starting Monday, Feb 8th, this 3-COURSE Valentine’s Day dinner special will be available for pre-order (pickup only)! Delivery orders must be placed on Feb 12th, 13th or 14th.
ALL Greenstar Brewing growlers and howlers AND bottles of wine are 50% OFF during Valentine’s Day weekend!
DREW’S ON HALSTED – Valentine’s Day Brunch
3201 N. Halsted St. | (773) 244-9191
Mmmmmimosas. Better yet, bottomless. Isn’t that how you want to spend your Valentine’s Day? Join Drew’s for a special holiday brunch next weekend for their bottomless mimosas package which includes an entree, plus more holiday specials! BOOYAH!
DREW’S ON HALSTED – Valentine’s Day Dinner
3201 N. Halsted St. | (773) 244-9191
Drew’s will be serving their special Valentine’s Day Dinner menu all weekend long, so you can celebrate your way on your own time. Call or check the website to place your order or to make a reservation!
KLEIN’S BAKERY – Smashable Chocolate Hearts
4155 N. Broadway |(773) 857-0525
Don’t go breaking my heart… unless it’s a smashable chocolate one! Klein’s Bakery is coming in clutch with only the coolest Valentine’s Day dessert. Whether it’s Galentine’s and you want to hammer your past away or a couple breaking into each other’s hearts, this is the perfect way to say I love you, but don’t F with me.
MARY MEYER SCHOOL – DIY Cookie Kits
2817 N. Pine Grove Ave. | (773) 549-0870
Want something really special for that someone really special? Order a DIY Valentine’s Day Cookie Kit! Mary Meyer School has partnered with Kleins Bakery, our neighborhood bakery, to provide special Valentine’s Day treats for that special someone! A portion of the proceeds are donated to Mary Meyer School and you support a delicious neighborhood business. Each kit is $25. Order using the link below. Orders must be picked up at the schoolhouse on Thursday, February 11 or Friday, February 12.
HOTEL VERSEY – Romance Packages
644 W Diversey Pkwy | (773) 525-7010
THE WILLOWS HOTEL – Romance Packages
555 W. Surf St. | (773) 528-8400
HALSTED FLOWERS – Floral Arrangement
2725 N. Halsted St. | (773) 883-8600
Ummmm.. FLOWERS! Duh. It’s a good idea to pre-order for the holiday as Halsted Flowers is taking a limited amount of orders due to COVID guidelines on occupancy and won’t have a full staff on board this year. Order now before they are fully booked!
BARK BY THE PARK – Kissing Booth 💋
2936 N. Clark St. | (773) 658-9663
Who’s ready to pucker up!!! All the good boys and girls need some lovin’ this Valentine’s day too. Capture the cuteness with a pic at Bark by the Par’s kissing booth event!
This annual event is happening two weekends: 2/6-7 & 2/13-14. Be sure to reserve your spot in advance to keep it Covid-friendly!
Each session is just $10 & includes a mini pupcake And most importantly, don’t forget, It’s BYOC (Bring Your Own Camera)!
CUDDLE BUNNY – Heart Opening Yoga with Marjorie
2901 N Clark St. | (773) 687-9253
Need to hit that reset button with some self-care and you-time? Come join Marjorie and the buns for a heart opening yoga and meditation practice. We’ll explore expansive breath, gentle movement, and invite our hearts to open towards more self-love this Valentine season!
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM February 10th
Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bunny-yoga-tickets-140552663801
GALLAGHER WAY – Video Board Contest
3637 N. Clark St. | (773) 388-8260
Enter to share your message to someone special on the #GallagherWayChi video board. Who needs a card when you have the big screen at Gallagher Way to showcase your love for all to see! This Valentine’s Day, surprise your special someone by following the steps below for a chance to have your message shared on the video board at Gallagher Way on Feb. 14. Your love note will be customized by you and live on the video board from 1-2 p.m. that day!
1) Follow @gallagherwaychi on Instagram, 2) Tag a friend
Three people who enter will be randomly selected to have their love message shared on Feb. 14 between 1-2 p.m. All messages need to be submitted and pre-approved prior to being published. Sweepstakes open now through Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 11:59 p.m. CST. Those who enter must be 21+ years of age and a resident of Illinois. Selected winners will be notified via Instagram direct message, so please monitor messages on Wednesday, Feb. 10. For the full rules and regulations, please visit the link in our bio. This sweepstake is in no way associated with, administered by or sponsored by Instagram.
OUT OF THE CLOSET – In-Store Scavenger Hunt
3311 N. Halsted St. | (773) 435-9584
Find an item tagged with a condom until Feb 14th and receive 30% off your entire purchase! Out of the Closet is 🌈Chicago’s fabulous thrift store🌈 and 96¢ of every $1 goes to HIV/AIDS services provided by @aidshealthcare <3
MEN’S ROOM CHICAGO – Gifts for Him
3420 N. Halted St. | (773) 857-0907
Men’s Room is having a big sale to help you get decked out for Valentine’s Day. Everything in the store is on sale and that is their gift to you. Be sure to stop in and get that special little something for that special someone.
VISION BOUTIQUE – 50% off Sunglasses
3053 N. Sheffield Ave. | (773) 360-8900
Make sure you have the coolest Valentine in town by hooking them up with some brand new shades from Vision Boutique. At half price, you might even think of doubling up, for double the love.
LAUGH FACTORY – Virtual Valentine’s Day Comedy experience
3175 N Broadway St. | (773) 327-3175
Laugh Factory Chicago presents a Valentine’s virtual standup comedy experience streamed live from their legendary stage!
Join Laugh Factory for an interactive comedy show featuring some of Chicago’s best standup comedians. You can join the virtual audience via Zoom or stream directly to your laptop or television using Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Firestick, or Chromecast device on your television by downloading the Stellar tickets app!
DANCE ON BROADWAY – Bachata With Your Boo
3126 N Broadway St. | (773) 661-9252
DE LA VIE DAY SPA – Couple’s Services
3120 N Sheffield | (773) 687-8206
Has being with your other half been stressing you out lately? Relax with your significant other (or bestie) at De La Vie Day Spa! Call to book the Couples Facial or Couples Spa Pedicure before all the spots are filled by other lucky lovebirds!
THE CHICAGO TATTOOING AND PIERCING COMPANY – Everlasting Love
1017 W Belmont Ave. | (773) 528-6969
With the big mushy, gushy day around the corner, what better way to say I heart you than adorning your sweetie with the gift of permanent artwork?! Love isn’t always pain, but in this case, it definitely could be.