By Jackie Glosniak
February 11, 2014
This winter may be off to the coldest start in over 30 years, but the Dominican Star has some great ideas for super hot places to take a date on Valentine’s Day. If you’re tired of going to the same old boring restaurants on a weekend out, check out these unique Chicagoland venues to wow your date and prove you’re worth keeping around!
Hollywood Palms Cinema
This place is no ordinary movie theater! From the moment you walk in, you feel as though you have transported to Miami Beach or Polynesia. The entrance greets you to an island conservatory complete with tropical plants, bamboo and coconut palms. Make your way to your movie seat through one of two lobbies made from antique Indian and Nepalese woodcarvings and then take a seat in a fancy auditorium filled with large photos of classic movie stars. Each theater features leather rocking chairs and a menu of sandwiches, pizza, cocktails and more. This place meets the ultimate movie viewing experience. Matinees tickets start at $6 and $8 on evenings.
The Signature Room on the 95th
The Signature Room atop the John Hancock Building combines the best of both worlds; a beautiful view of Chicago’s famous skyline with state-of-the-art cuisine. Inside, you are greeted by fancy wood décor with flow-to-ceiling windows that expose 360-degree views of downtown Chicago. This restaurant is perfect for having a romantic dinner by both skylight and candlelight. The Signature Room is open every day of the week with varying hours for breakfast, brunch and dinner specials.
MB Financial Park at Rosemont
MB Financial Park is the perfect spot for couples that can’t make up their minds about what they want to do! If you’re a foodie, then feat your eyes upon the many choices for cuisine including Irish and pub fare at Five Roses Pub, Brazilian steak at Fogo de Chao, German food and beer brewed on site at Hofbrauhaus Chicago and unique spins on American cuisine at Park Tavern. Transport yourself back to the 1950’s inside Kings, a bowling alley and lounge with 20 bowling lanes, three bars and a full restaurant. If you’re more of the party type, head over to Adobe Gila’s for margaritas, Mexican food, and lively music or Toby Keith’s “I Love This Bar” for a southern vibe and country music complete with live bands. Finally, if you’re down to laugh the night away, make reservations at Zanies Comedy Club to enjoy some of the most popular comics around.
Fleetwood Skating Rink
Strap on your roller skates and get down to boogie with this classic date idea in the south suburbs. Roller-skating is the perfect excuse to hold hands with that special someone and skate to throwback music and today’s number one hits. Fleetwood features disco light skate nights and a concession stand to give your date that old-fashioned, first date experience. Coming here is a low-cost activity, with $3 skate rentals and specials throughout the week.