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10 Sweet Spots for a Valentine’s Day Date

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10 Sweet Spots for a Valentine’s Day Date

The Taphouse in Bethlehem.

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The Taphouse in Bethlehem.

The Taphouse in Bethlehem.

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Your date deserves more than a meal at the B&G this Valentine’s Day. Luckily, Moravian lies in the heart of the Lehigh Valley, which is home to over one-hundred options for a romantic night out.. Here are 10 to choose from, each with its own distinctive menu, vibe, and experience.

1. [HE]ARTSQUEST: Films at the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas

101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015. 610-297-7100

Looking for a unique date night for you and that special someone this Valentine’s Day? The SteelStacks in Southside Bethlehem is home to Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas where, now through Feb. 14th, you can catch the blockbuster films “A Star is Born,” starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper; three-time Oscar nominated “If Beale Street Could Talk”; and several others while cozied up with said special someone.Those of you who are 21 and over can order a cold Yuengling, wine, or mixed drink from a bar beside the theatre and watch while you imbibe. Then go for the classic yawn-and-put-your-arm-around-them move! For showtimes and  tickets, visit SteelStacks online.

2.  Prime Steakhouse

325 Stoke Park Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017. 610-882-4070

Prime Steakhouse, off route 512 in Bethlehem, is offering a special Valentine’s Day menu sure to impress you and your date. This menu includes their famous steaks, new drink specials, and dessert for two. If you go, you might run into Kenny Kane and Gabriella Nasta, a long-time Moravian couple, who plan to spend their Valentine’s Day evening dining there, because “Prime has a really cool atmosphere, and the food is great!” says Nasta.

3. Lily Sushi Grill

1908 Walbert Avenue, Allentown, PA 18104. 610-821-8886

Whether you’re into Hibachi or classic California Rolls, Lily Sushi Grill in Allentown is sure to impress. The wide variety of rolls, beverages, and entrees  ensures that you find something just right. If you get stuck, a Sweetheart Roll would be a fitting choice. Eat and enjoy the ambiance of this modern Chinese sushi bar and grill this Valentine’s Day, less than 15 minutes from campus.

4. The Melting Pot

1 E Broad Street, Suite 100, Bethlehem, PA 18018. 484-241-4939

What screams Valentine’s Day more than chocolate fondue? How about chocolate AND cheese fondue, and a dinner for two at The Melting Pot? At The Melting Pot, you get the experience of fine dining with an interactive twist. You won’t find a basic burger on this menu, but a variety of fondue options and unique drink specials will surely make your date night one to remember.

5. Mama Nina’s Foccacheria

546 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018. 610-867-9802

Historic Main Street Bethlehem is home to over a dozen hot spots, but only one place has authentic Italian cuisine that will definitely leave you satisfied. The plentiful portions means you can even split dinner with your date. Mama Nina’s is BYOB but conveniently located next to Peculiar Wine and Beer Shop. Call to make your reservation soon, because this place fills up fast.

6. Trexlertown Movie Tavern

6150 Hamilton Boulevard, Allentown, PA 18106. 484-655-6667

Dinner reservations and then a movie? Why not skip the line and do both at the same time at the Trexlertown Movie Tavern? As with a traditional movie theatre, you’ll find the new release you’ve been dying to see. Pick a showtime, can call or order tickets online, and get your assigned seat. A server will be available to you and your date throughout the movie for any food or drinks. Oh, and did I mention the seats recline? Treat your date, and yourself, to dinner with a side of movie.

7. Sette Luna Tuscan Trattoria

219 Ferry Street, Easton, PA 18042. 610-253-8888

Pizza, pasta, and dessert. . . oh my! Brick oven, thin-crust pizza, pastas made fresh in-house, and desserts to die for. Sette Luna is perfect spot for couples celebrating this Valentine’s Day. Owner and head chef Josh Palmer is currently crafting food and drink specials that will make the trip to downtown Easton well worth it.

8. The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar

645 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18101. 610-433-3535

Oh, you like fancy, huh? Located in the revitalized downtown Allentown, The Hamilton is your destination for the classy Valentine’s Day dinner you’ve seen in movies. Seasonal selections, perfectly paired with wine and cocktails, will make you believe you stepped off campus and into your favorite romantic-comedy.

9.  Tap Room at Hotel Bethlehem

437 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018. 610-625-5000

This causal, yet classy destination lies just minutes from North campus and seconds from South. Cozy up this Valentine’s Day while admiring the history that sits within the walls of Historic Hotel Bethlehem. The jazz-like vibe of the Tap Room brings just the right amount of excitement to any date night out.

10. Revolutions at Saucon Valley

3717 PA-378, Bethlehem, PA 18015. 484-935-3001

Whether you need something to do after dinner or  want to skip the cliche Valentine’s Day dinner entirely, Revolutions is a perfect fit. This is not your typical bowling alley. Revolutions includes a full bar, sit-down restaurant and menu, and a full arcade. Each lane is equipped with cozy couches and a server that will bring you whatever you need. Bring your friends and your date this Valentine’s Day and have fun, at Revolutions.

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