We love to celebrate friends, friendship and the ladies! Galentine’s Day (February 13) lands on a Monday this year, so if you like celebrating on the day of, we’ve found ideas for every kind of gal pal. Celebrate love in all its forms with these fun ways to spend time with the gals that light up your world.
Shake It Off at a Dance Party
If you and your ladies love Taylor Swift, there is no better way to spend Galentine’s Day than at Luster Pearl for the Galentine’s Party and Taylor Swift Ticket Giveaway. Sing your Swiftie soul out and pray you win the giveaway to see her live with your best friends.
Jazz It Up
Jazz Lounge for Galentine’s Day? Sign us up! Enjoy jams by Michael Mordecai at the Elephant Room while clinking drinks with your girls, or get on a girl-power high by checking out Trousdale (an all-girl band) at Antone’s on the 13th.
Make it a Karaoke Night
Monday night is karaoke night at Rain on 4th and every night is karaoke night at Punch Bowl Social and Ego’s. Punch Bowl Social is the perfect karaoke night to focus on your friends and not have the pressure of singing in front of strangers in their private karaoke rooms. If you and your crew are all about the performances and people-watching, we highly recommend heading over to Ego’s any day of the week and Rain on 4th on Mondays.
He Was a Punk, She Did Ballet
Hear us out; dancing with your friends is ridiculously fun. Ballet Austin is hosting a fun and flirty Galentine’s Day Heels Workshop for you and your crew to feel empowered on a Monday. We recommend you all sign up in advance to save your spot. If you are more of an appreciator of dance than a dancer, gather the gals and get tickets for Sarah’s Songs the weekend before Galentine’s Day and watch the pros perform.
Grab your bestie and head to Milk+Honey on any weekday in February. If you bring a friend, you both get 50% off your facial Service using the code ValentineBFF. Use the code ValentineEnhancement for a free enhancement for any esthetician service. Use code ValentineFacialTX for a discounted Lux Facial Service. Stop by the shop after your service and get 25% off products through February 15.
Brunch is one of our favorite times of the week, and a lunch to celebrate something is even better. We have an entire blog dedicated to brunches downtown, so whether your friends are more of the chicken and waffles type or biscuits and tea ladies, there is a brunch for everyone here.
If you want a brunch celebration specific to Galentine’s Day, you have some good options. From 3-10pm on February 11, TRACE will have a bottomless waffle bar with drink deals on Rosé, Bloody Marys and mimosas. Book your spot here. On February 12, join the Beckies and their cast of queens for a show that celebrates love in all forms. For a cover price of $10, secure access to a limited menu and themed drinks. Reserve your table here at TRACE. Y’all can also enjoy the return of La Condesa’s drag brunch, Galentine’s Day edition. On February 12, get your brunch with a side of drag, drinks by the pitcher, all your fave foods and featured specialty cocktails.
Go More than Window Shopping
2nd Street District has a bunch of fun deals going on around Valentine’s Day that you should take advantage of. Enjoy your Galentines in style with 70-90% of designer fashion from United Apparel Liquidators. Stop by Luxe between February 3-15 and get 20% off full-price dresses to look your best. For the month of February, Stella Dallas has a storewide sale for 40% off (with some exclusions) so check them out.
Catch a Flick
On Galentine’s Day, pile into the biggest car in your friend group and head to Blue Starlight’s downtown rooftop drive-in theater. They are playing The Princess Bride, The Notebook and Breakfast at Tiffany’s on the 13th at 6:30pm. The hardest choice of the night will be which one you all want to watch the most.
We hope this helped you find something fun to do for Galentine’s Day! Enjoy the company you love and have so much fun!