• Keelyn Sealy

At Last: The Perfect Date Night in The Shoals

You Can't Help Falling in Love with these date night plans. Find the perfect way to celebrate this Valentine's Day right here in The Shoals!



Birdy's Sports Grill


Birdy's Sports Grill is the place for entertainment in Muscle Shoals. Their fully-stocked bar is surrounded by fun, including a golf simulator, virtual reality machines, shuffleboard, corn-hole, and more. These games are perfect for the couple looking for some friendly competition this Valentine's Day. Friday & Saturday nights also feature live music. They serve popular dishes from both Smokin’ Jalapeno and 306 BBQ.



Cypress Creek Indoor Range




















Cypress Creek Indoor Range is a state-of-the-art indoor shooting range, perfect for the

couple looking to have fun and up for a challenge! With no membership required, their date night couple's shoot is available for all on Fridays from 6-9 PM. You can reserve a lane by the hour by calling Cypress Creek Indoor Range today!



George's Steak Pit



Known for the "BEST Steaks in the South," George's Steak Pit is a staple date night destination in The Shoals and is certain to provide a special and romantic evening. Founded in the mid-1950s, George's has remained in the same location and has continually provided the same great service. One of their secrets to success is the famous open pit. Grilling your freshly cut steaks, chicken, and fresh fish over hickory logs assures you of a taste sensation you will not soon forget. Combine this with freshly breaded seafood, an extensive wine list, delicious homemade desserts, and courteous, professional service that brings their customers back again and again.



Swampers Bar & Grille



Swampers Bar & Grille, which pays homage to The Shoals' musical heritage, offers a broad menu and a casual atmosphere. Their nightly music makes Swampers the perfect place to unwind. Featuring two performances on Valentine's Day, Swampers is ideal for the couple craving that Muscle Shoals sound on their date night.


This Valentine's Day weekend they have a full schedule:


February 11th - Max Russell 5-7 PM, Amanda Pruitt 8-11 PM

February 12th - Matt Prater 8-11 PM

February 13th - Michael Ledbetter 7:30-10:30 PM

February 14th - Angela Hacker & James LeBlanc 5-7 PM, Tim & Bailey Cannon 7:30-10 PM



Rhoda P's Restaurant and Catering



Rhoda P's original gourmet recipes provide the perfect southern homestyle meal this Valentine's Day. Their fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, and sweet potato casserole is made complete with a big glass of sweet tea. Here in The Shoals, it's rumored that When A Man Loves A Woman, he feeds her fried chicken. If you're looking for a delicious date night dinner that is sure to impress, Rhoda P's is the place to be!



Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa



What better way to celebrate this season of love than booking a romantic stay at the Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa and enjoying a relaxing couples massage at the Spa at the Shoals? This premier spa destination offers both a 50 minute and 80 minute couples massage. They also offer facials, body scrubs, a relaxing steam room, and so much more. If you can't make it this Valentine's weekend, this is also a great gift idea for your special someone.


Odette



From their smoked gulf shrimp and fried gulf oysters, to their lemon icebox tart, Odette has crafted an exquisite menu featuring three courses of delicious plates to enjoy this Valentine's Day. The neighborhood eatery in historic downtown Florence serves elevated American fare with southern and international influences. Their menu features locally and sustainably–sourced ingredients in a contemporary, inviting and comfortable atmosphere. Their Valentine's Day menu can be found on their website, along with a link to book a reservation for your date night dining.



Yumm Thai Sushi and Beyond



From sushi to Thai cuisine — and everything beyond, including the best Happy Hour in town, Yumm is fit for a unique date night experience. Their mouth-watering selection of authentic Thai dishes, from mild to spicy, are complimented by sushi, beautifully and artistically prepared. Best of all, it’s served inside in an upscale venue on Court Street. Visit Yumm and see for yourself – it’s Thai, sushi and beyond!



360 Grille



Located on top of the Renaissance tower, this revolving restaurant offers breathtaking views of The Shoals. Soak in the sights as you indulge in one of their decadent steaks, fresh salads and so much more. Their menu and view cannot be topped, especially during a gorgeous North Alabama sunset. 360 Grille provides a sophisticated ambiance for an elegant date night experience this Valentine's Day.



Singin' River Brewing Company



After dinner, make sure to stop by Singin' River Brewing Company for a drink and live entertainment at The Shoals' first and only microbrewery. ​They offer a full range of brews for every taste. From the smooth flavor of Handy's Gold, to the rich, full taste of Swamper, or even their popular Boozy Cherry Limeade and Froze slushees, Singin' River strikes all the right chords. Their taproom is open Thursday-Friday from 4-9 PM, Saturday from 2-9 PM, and Sunday from 1-6 PM.


GunRunner Hotel



End your romantic evening with a stay at the GunRunner Hotel. Choose between one of their 10 luxury suites that are uniquely designed to celebrate the world-class music, fashion, art, and history of The Shoals area. A trip to the GunRunner Bar is a must during your visit!


A Shoals Guide to Gift Giving this Valentine's Day...


To start the day off right, there is no better way to show your love than heart-shaped Dunkin' Donuts and coffee. Especially appreciated this year on a Monday morning!


Stop by Rivertown Coffee Co for a cup of coffee, smoothie, or to enjoy one of their delicious sandwiches during your lunch break. Don't forget to grab a gift card for the coffee lover in your life!


When picking out the perfect gift for your special someone, make sure to shop from our friends at Kaleidoscope Florist & Designs. From romantic roses to impressive modern bouquets, Kaleidoscope can help you select and deliver the perfect arrangement!


For delicious treats, check out the sweet specials from Yummies, Carolyn's Confections, and Alabama Bliss Bistro. From chocolate-covered strawberries to decadent marshmallow treats, these local businesses have the perfect selection of goodies for your Valentine.


If you're looking for the perfect handcrafted gift and to shop small and locally, be sure to swing by Studio 23's Valentine Pop Up on February 12th, from 11-3 PM. Studio 23 is making your Valentine's shopping easy and convenient through this fun event, while providing some of the most beautifully crafted and unique gifts in The Shoals.


For all the single ladies, or if you and your besties are looking to celebrate Galentine's Day this year, you won't want to miss The Shoppes at Coldwater's major Galentine's sale. On both Friday and Saturday, stuff a bag or shop for $10 per item & 25% off the entire store.


Whatever your perfect date night may be, or however you are choosing to celebrate this season, the Shoals Chamber wishes you and your loved ones a Happy Valentine's Day!






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