Valentine’s Day is around the corner, but we have a different holiday on our mind: Galentine’s Day. If you’ve ever found yourself looking for a holiday that celebrates the love you have for your girlfriends – this is the day for you.

Galentine’s Day, often celebrated February 13th, is a day dedicated to celebrating your friends. The holiday was created and popularized by Leslie Knope (a character on the TV show “Parks and Recreation”) and is a perfect opportunity for your best friends to get together and enjoy each other’s company. So, whether you are single or taken, everyone can celebrate their Galantine’s.

Here are 5 ways to celebrate Galentine’s Weekend with your besties in Bellevue:


DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY

Enjoy a fun night out with your gal pals by dancing the night away. There are multiple events happening for Galentine’s Day in Bellevue to release your inner jitter bug.

Tango Speed Dating! (30s & 40s)

Tango Speed Dating™ is a fun way to connect and enjoy a shared experience through partner games using body language before you ever have to say anything! In-between games, you’ll get a quick chance to introduce yourself and chat. Then, switch partners! NO Experience/Dance Skills Necessary!

Time & DateLocationCost
Wednesday
February 13, 2019
8:00 – 8:50 PM
Stone Lounge
1020 Bellevue Way
Northeast
Bellevue, WA 98004
Registration required
$30/person

Buy tickets here!

Social Latin Class

Take the ladies to a ballroom dance class for beginners from one of the US top DanceSport program – NIKA International Academy! You will learn principles of body actions through exercises and basic steps of the most popular dances: Salsa, Foxtrot, Rumba, Waltz, ECSwing and Tango. No partner or experience necessary!

Time & DateLocationCost
Wednesday
February 13, 2019
8:00 – 8:50 PM
Academy of Ballroom
13635 NE 8th St Ste 104
Bellevue, WA 98005
$20
Buy tickets here!

Party In Style with Your Gal Pals

Bumble and W Hotel Bellevue are organizing a “Make the First Move” Valentine’s Day Party – a night of fun, games, love & laughter!
Event is 21+ *RSVP through the ticketing link and show your Bumble profile at the door.

Time & DateLocationCost
Thu, February 14, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST
W Bellevue
10455 NE 5th Place
Bellevue, WA 98004
Free
Buy tickets here!

GET CRAFTY WITH YOUR GALS

Create your own one-of-a kind Valentine’s Day inspired centerpiece at Third Culture Coffee! Whether the flowers are for your best friend, your mom, your significant other, or just for you to enjoy, you and your friends can learn the art of floral arranging and enjoy delicious drinks and eats from Third Culture Coffee.

Time & DateLocationCost
Wed, February 13, 2019
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Third Culture Coffee
80 102nd Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
$65
Buy tickets here!

SOLVE CRIME AS YOU DINE

Maggiano’s is excited to host another Murder Mystery Dinner at Maggiano’s Bellevue. Your night includes an interactive evening of murder, a Family Style Dinner and 1 Drink Ticket for a Glass of Wine or Beer (Cash Bar Available After). Anyone can be the next to die… and anyone can be the killer!!!
*Registration Required *Preassigned Seating *Tickets for Guests 18 years & Older
Doors Open at 6pm and show Starts by 6:15pm Sharp

Time & DateLocationCost
Fri, February 15, 2019
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Maggiano’s Little Italy
10455 Northeast 8th St
Bellevue, WA 98004
$65
Buy tickets here!

SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP

Bellevue is the premier shopping destination on the Eastside. This Galentine’s Day take each other on a shopping spree at your favorite stores in Bellevue. Whether you choose to go to The Bellevue Collection or The Shops at The Bravern, you ladies deserve to treat yo’ self.


EAT YOUR HEARTS OUT

There are few things better than having delicious food while enjoying your friends’
company. Here are some of Bellevue’s fabulous foodie spots we recommend for a girl’s night out.

Lot No. 3
460 106th Ave NE | 425.440.0025 | lotno3.com

Lot No. 3 buzzes even on a Monday night. The cocktails are exceptional, particularly anything whiskey-based. Enjoy their exciting takes on traditional comfort foods, classic cocktails, and craft beers in the comfort of Lot No. 3’s vintage-industrial inspired space. The sunset view from 106th Avenue NE isn’t too shabby, either!

Monsoon Bellevue
10245 Main Street | 425.635.1112 | monsoonrestaurants.com

Monsoon Bellevue offers an upscale, modern Vietnamese dining experience with touches from the Pacific Northwest. The crispy imperial rolls are a must and the bar holds the Eastside’s largest bottle collection, including discontinued Japanese whiskies and other hard-to-find spirits. For a truly special experience, try one of the barrel-aged cocktails like the smoky Mezadone made with mescal, poppy, riesling, and Madeira.

Vivo 53
504 Bellevue Square | 425.274.9165 | vivo53.com

Located in Bellevue Square, Bellevue’s Vivo 53 is best known for its variety of handcrafted, artisanal Italian dishes that feature a unique modern flair. However, their line of “Insane Sundaes” has become a favorite. Standing just under a foot tall, these extravagant ice cream sundaes boast an exciting arrangement of traditional Italian flavors with an array of toppings that come in all colors, shapes, and textures. Next time you’re at Vivo 53, try one of these insane sundaes which are sure to make any dessert-lover giddy with joy.

Sugar Factory
11111 NE 8th Street Suite #120 | 425.454.0313 | sugarfactory.com

Sugar Factory, located at Bellevue’s Shops in the Bravern, offers guests a one-of-a-kind dining experience. The signature menu was created by a team of world-class chefs and offers a wide variety of delicious foods. Check out one of their signature cocktails (with or without alcohol); served in goblets garnished with lollipops; or try to polish off a King Kong Sundae.

Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi
10400 NE 4th St #3100 | 425.625.2080 | ascendprime.com

Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi, located on the 31st floor of the Lincoln South Tower, boasts breathtaking 360-degree views of Bellevue. Not only will you be amazed by Bellevue’s booming skyline, the gastronomical delights will certainly have you coming back for more.


So this year, gather your best girlfriends and celebrate the ladies in your life. Whether Bellevue is your destination for some coffee and crafts or if you decide to go all out with dinner and dancing, you will be sure to have a great time this holiday with your gals at your side.

HAPPY GALENTINE’S DAY!