8 creative dates in Pittsburgh for Valentine’s Day and beyond

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Sometimes the best dates are the ones that get you moving, thinking and doing. Pittsburgh offers so many opportunities for couples to learn a new skill, spark their imaginations or partake in a little friendly competition together. Here are eight creative ideas we’d love to try:

Ready to create. Image courtesy of Workshop PGH.

Take a class at Workshop PGH 

If you two don’t mind getting your hands dirty, ​Workshop PGH​ holds numerous classes each month in woodworking, sewing, leatherworking, printmaking and more. Bring your own snacks and drinks, and get hands-on instruction from some of Pittsburgh’s best craftspeople in an open, collaborative environment. Who wouldn’t want a “Drink Beer And Make Stuff” t-shirt as a Valentine’s Day gift?

After your class wraps up, walk down Penn Avenue to ​Mixtape​, a hangout that fuses coffee shop with cocktail bar. Choose from their menu of signature cocktails named after your favorite pop stars and celebrities.

Row House Cinema. Photo by Brian Cohen.

Catch a flick at Row House Cinema

There is movie life beyond Pittsburgh’s shiny multiplexes. At ​Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville, it’s a different movie theme each week. Brush up on your romance knowledge with Row House’s special Valentine’s week selections.

Before you enter the theater, stop in at Bierport Pittsburgh​ to choose a beer for you and your partner to enjoy during the show. With more than 950 bottles and cans to choose from, it might be tough to make a pick! You can also head downstairs to the intimate Bierport Tap Room and choose from 19 beers on draft.

Photo used by permission via Flickr’s Creative Commons, by gam9551 / Flickr

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