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Top 10 Bar & Restaurant Valentine's Day Promotions

By
Sarah Ward


Top 10 Bar & Restaurant Valentine's Day Promotions

Valentine's Day is coming up, and it's time for bars and restaurants to start preparing for all the people who celebrate St. Valentine. There are plenty of Valentine's Day bar promotion ideas to make your bar or restaurant the place to be. Many Valentine's Day celebrators will lean towards their favorite spots. These 10 ideas will help make your bar or restaurant that place.

Valentine's Day Bar Promotion Ideas

From romantic options to Galentine's treats to stay-at-home possibilities, there's something on this list for everyone. The variety of options for Valentine's Day bar promotions and good restaurant ideas for Valentine's Day gives you a wide range of options. Either way, there's a Valentine's Day promotion on this list for you. 

Number 10: Set the Scene

First up is setting the scene. There are plenty of Valentine's decor options to use closer to the date. However, now's the best time to put out online ads, flyers, or however you prefer to reach your audience. If you get your ads up now, you'll be planting the seed in your customer's minds. You can frame your ads around a special Valentine's Day dinner promotion or happy hour special. You can also leave the ad as a general reminder of upcoming festivities. 

Setting the scene is a way to set up whatever specific Valentine's Day promos you choose. Then, when the day comes around, you'll have customers lining up to see what the deal is. On this option, make sure your decor matches your ads, to keep the scene consistent.

Number 9: Heart-Filled Happy Hour

If you're aiming for Valentine's bar specials or Valentine's Day happy hour ideas, this promo is the one for you. Many couples will be looking for something light and easy to enjoy on Valentine's Day. Sharing the love through happy hour deals is a great way to reach the customers who want something quick and delightful. In the lead-up to the big day, lots of folks will be searching for the "best happy hour near me." If you start now, you'll be high up on the list they find.

Number 8: Romance in the Air Discounts

A discount is a great promo idea no matter the day. However, it's especially nice for people looking for a great Valentine's Day deal. Whatever the discount is, branding with romance in the air will be perfect. The great thing about a standard discount is that it can work for Valentine's Day bar promos, dinner deals, and happy hour ideas. You can make a $2.14 appetizer special, a 14% discount, or anything you like, and Valentine's branding will do the rest.

Number 7: Two-as-One Entrée Deals

For a romantic turn, bring the love to a classic Valentine's Day dinner with a two-as-one entrée deal. With a BOGO deal this wonderful, everyone will fall in love with your offer. If you want to narrow this deal down, you can apply it to a select amount of Valentine's Day dinner promotion items. But, if you go that route, be sure to make the items Valentine's Day specific in some romantic way.

Number 6: Galentine's Great Deals

This one is for everyone single this Valentine's Day. Galentine's Day on February 13, coined by Parks and Rec, is the day to share some love with your female friends. But, even with gal in the name, this extra-special holiday is for any group of friends. If you're looking for a good Galentine's Day discount to offer, offering deals on family-style meals is a great option. Sharing the love of great food and drinks with a group of friends is an extra special way of promoting this loving holiday.

Number 5: Meals Cooked with Love

Of course, there's the time-honored tradition of putting love into meals by making them home-cooked delights. To make your Valentine's Day dinner promotion or Valentine's Day happy hour ideas a cut above, create a special and utterly unique meal. Whether you have an old family recipe or a drink that only you make, something made with love is great for Valentine's Day.

Number 4: More Wine = More to Love

If your bar specializes in wine, a wine tasting event is your bread and butter for Valentine's Day bar promotions. While any wines will do, focusing on the romantic reds and bubbly champagne varieties will be a crowd-pleaser. You can even do tastings of different types for lovers of all the wine options. If you're in a currently locked down spot, a wine event can easily be a virtual celebration for Valentine's Day. Through deliveries or pickup, you can share the wine love with your Valentine's guests at home just as well as in the bar.

Number 3: Special Day Extras

A small but wonderful way to brighten a Valentine's Day dinner promotion is putting extra treats on a special sale. Whether that means waiving a bottle service price on champagne, or discounting a deluxe dessert, little discounts are a surefire way to please. What you choose to discount will depend on your menu and what other Valentine's Day promos you offer. Whatever it is, however, you'll have happy customers enjoying little discounts on the day that's all about little acts of love and joy. 

Number 2: A Classic Affair

A classic will always be great when it comes to love. If you want to go classic with your Valentine's Day dinner promotion, a standard discount on a meal for two is sure to impress. In the same way the word classic generally brings to mind something simple and elegant, this deal doesn't need to be flashy. Instead, well-placed ads, a cozy atmosphere, and a great deal of a meal will make this a classic for all your Valentine's Day guests.

Number 1: At-Home Options

And the best option for these days when so many people are observing lockdown orders is an at-home option. At-home Valentine's Day bar promotion will take the cake this year. If you're already boosting your takeout and delivery options, you're in good shape. If it's something you'd like to improve, now is the time. Whether you're boosting a Valentine's Day dinner promotion or Valentine's bar specials, promoting for takeout customers will serve you well this year. 

All the Love, All the Deals

You've still got time to choose your Valentine's Day promos. Any of these deals and discounts will help you share the love with your customers this February and keep them coming back.