Valentine’s Day Downtown

Many people have varying opinions about Valentine’s Day. For some, it is a day to celebrate “Love,” with your life long partner. Others see it as a day to appreciate all of those whom you love in your life, such as your kids, grandparents, parents, friends and other family members. Some even use it as an excuse to have an anti-Valentine’s day party for a group of single friends.  No matter what you think of it, there are a number of activities going on in Downtown Manchester for whomever you are spending the day with. Whether you are looking for a dinner for two, a singles party, or where to order your cupcake delivery for that neighbor who helped you shovel the driveway last week….Downtown has it all. Check out some great options below!

JDstavernJD’s Tavern is super excited about Valentine’s Day. From 2/14-2/16, at $21.95 a plate, you have a choice of either Prime Rib with rosemary jus OR Baked Halibut with lemon chive sauce with a choice of New England Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette OR House Salad with a choice of dressing. Meals include cheddar mashed potatoes, baby carrots and asparagus and a Valentine’s dessert! They are now taking reservations! Call 603-365-1709 or check out their page!

queencitycupcakesQueen City Cupcakes will be accepting Valentine’s Day orders through Saturday, February 9th. All cupcakes will be dressed up for the holiday and all will come in one of their custom, hand stamped, Valentine’s Day Boxes. Additionally, they now have commercial delivery, so have a dozen cupcakes delivered to your special someone at work! Here is the 2/14/13 menu: Chocolate Covered Cherry, Chocolate Salted Caramel, Chocolate Squared, Lemon Meringue, M&M Cupcake, Peanut Butter, Purely Coconut, Raspberry Champagne, Red Velvet, Strawberry Kiss and Vanilla Bean Cupcake. Gluten Free options are also available! Call 603-624-4999 to order or visit their page for cupcake descriptions!

SweetheartSpecial1Red Oak Apartments is offering a “Sweetheart Special,” for the week of Feb 11th to the 15th! Customers can take $250 off their 1st month’s rent on any apartment that is ready to occupy that week. They can move-in up to two weeks later. This offer cannot be combined with any other rent specials or offerings. Red Oak has Studios to four bedroom apartments in seven New Hampshire towns and cities! Urban, suburban, historic or modern; you decide what fits your lifestyle! For more information, call 603-668-8282 or visit

TheShaskeenThe Shaskeen will be hosting their Third Annual, “Anti-Valentine’s Day,…also known as…, “Find your next Ex,” Party. It will be February 14th, 8pm to close and there will be food and drink specials all night. The event is sponsored by Stella Artois and is filled with singles and those looking for a good time. The color theme is none other than, BLACK, and the music selection will be a lovely collection of 80’s anti-love ballads.

studio550Studio 550 has a few things going on the week of Valentine’s Day! On February 8th, they will be hosting Date Night,” from 5:30 to 7pm. For $40 a pair, you will craft a  hand-build clay project or a wheel-build clay project! Either way it is a fun experience! Click here for more details and to make reservations. On February 9th, you and a date can take part in a FREE Argentine Tango Lesson from 6-7pm. That same night, Studio 550 will be hosting a “Social Dance,” and potluck for $10 a person.

Muse Paint Bar is presenting Couple’s Night! At $40 a person, from 6:30-9, paint: Couple’s Venice! They’ll provide the paint, a canvas, and an apron! Feel free to order wine, beer or bites before CouplesVeniceor during the class, right in house! Then, follow along with their instructor to turn your blank canvas into a work of art! No prior painting experience required!  To sign up, click here. Visit their Facebook page for discounts and specials!

GauchosGauchos Brazilian Steakhouse is celebrating Valentine’s Day all weekend! On Thursday, the 14th there will be live Brazilian Music. Friday, the 15th at 9pm there will be a Valentine’s Party with DJ Moises. Saturday, the 16th, there will be a Brunch Buffet from 10am-2pm and Dinner opens at 2pm with live Brazilian Music. Sunday, the 17th there is a Brunch Buffet from 10am-2pm and Dinner opens at 2pm. FREE PARKING for Dinner and Weekends! To make Reservations, Call: 603-669-9460

Thousand Crane is offering a $35.00 Dinner for 2 on Valentine’s Day, involving a three course meal that includes one appetizer to share, two entrees and two desserts. Also, any Polynesian ValentineMakiDrinks that night are two for the price of one!  They are already offering a special, “Valentine Maki,” pictured to the right.

Finesse Pastries will be selling their own, specially made, boxed chocolates as well as “Desserts for Two,” with pulled sugar roses and homemade chocolates or Raspberry Rose FinesseChocolatesMacaroon!


Social 24 presents Privilege Thursdays on Valentine’s Night with DJs and Victoria’s Secret Door Prizes all night! The event is 19+ and Bottle Specials are available. R.S.V.P to

Firefly American Bistro and Bar will be offering enticing, special items in addition to their full dinner menu on FireflyFebruary 14th. Reservations are strongly recommended at 603-935-9740, and dinner is served between 4-10pm. Special items include: shrimp bisque; buttermilk oysters with creole remoulade, broiled Maine lobster tail over lobster claw risotto with lemon thyme butter and wilted spinach; grilled fourteen ounce Kansas City sirloin with lump crab, Bearnaise sauce, white truffle mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus; and red velvet cheesecake with bittersweet chocolate ganache!

**If your downtown business has a Valentine’s themed promotion going on and it is not listed here, just send an email to and we’ll add it! **


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