Last-minute guide to celebrating Valentine’s Day in Pittsburgh (2021)

We’re here to help you win Valentine’s Day without leaving your house. 

by Lindsay Patross
February 12, 2021

Like every other holiday since last March, we’ve got to find some new ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Pittsburgh. If you hate making reservations and buying flowers, this is your year. We take a look at some of the special Valentine’s Day takeout menus and make some suggestions for gifts that keep on giving.


Bring home the bacon (roses)

For the 2nd year in a row, The Harris Grill is selling bacon roses for Valentine’s Day. Here’s what it costs and how to sign up.


Skip the reservations

Here is a round-up of special Valentine’s Day takeout meals. From heart-shaped pizza to a Julia Child’s inspired menu, we’ve found a range of options.


Socially distant dates

From a heart-shaped box of Chick-fil-A (chicken is the new chocolate and Chick-fil-A’s well-organized drive-thru makes this one an easy win) to renting out a movie theater, we’ve got a list of eight great date ideas.



Here are 7 romantic comedies that were filmed in Pittsburgh. If you aren’t a fan of the rom-com, you might prefer this list of horror movies that were filmed in Pittsburgh.


Give gifts that keep giving

There is a subscription gift for everyone on your list. From cheese to coffee and chocolate, local businesses can keep delivering happiness to your Valentine for months to come.


One-stop shopping

We put together this list for the holidays, but these 3 gift shops are the perfect place to find a unique gift for your Valentine or Galentine.


BYOB: Not just for wine

Here are four Pittsburgh area breweries where you can pick up a fancy bottle of beer to share with that special someone over dinner.


📸 Header photo image from The Dog Stop (East End)’s Facebook page.

Pittsburgh born and raised, Lindsay has been writing about the people who love Pittsburgh since 2008.

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