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Valentine’s Day in BN

Still not sure what to do for Valentine’s Day? BN has got you covered, no matter your interest.

The Artsy Couple
First: Head to Uptown Normal, where you’ll find numerous shops to browse through, including Waiting Room Records, Acme Comics and University Galleries.

Next: No Valentine’s Day would be complete without a romantic dinner. Medici offers a full range of liquors, cocktails and microbrews. Their menu offers an eclectic mix of choices, including salads, pizzas, burgers and pasta.

Finally: Also located in Uptown is the Normal Theater. Built in 1937, this one-screen now shows classics, independent and world cinema films. This Valentine’s Day they’ll be showing one of THE most romantic movies of all time, Casablanca. Here’s looking at you, kid!


The Sporty Couple
First: For those couples that are wanting to take love to new heights this Valentine’s Day, try Upper Limits Indoor Climbing Gym. Their 65’ silos, six auto belays and 110’ outdoor wall can accommodate any skill level.

Next: The Pub II will satisfy your appetite for food and fun. Play darts, watch the game and chow down on their famous cheese balls.

Finally: Illinois State University will be playing its rival on Valentine’s Day, Bradley University. If you don’t feel like driving to Peoria to back the birds, watch them on the big screen at the Pub!


The Foodie Couple
To get a better understanding of all that BN has to offer, we’re suggesting a progressive dinner for this date:

First: Destihl Brewery combines centuries-old global brewing traditions and new American craft brewing techniques to produce a wide array of beers for every palate. Take a guided tour of the brewery which offers beer tastings throughout.

Next: In Downtown, Epiphany Farms Restaurant practices sustainable, beyond organic and environmentally friendly techniques and provides visitors with an immersive, cultivated experience. Their rustic décor will provide a romantic backdrop to your Valentine’s Day.

Finally: You’ll probably be feeling extremely full at this point, so we suggest Insomnia Cookies, because they deliver until 3 am! Go home, put your sweatpants on and wait until you’re ready to try their cookies, brownies and cookie cakes.


The Intellectual Couple
First: Grab your favorite book and head to a local coffee shop. Spend an early evening relaxing, reading and sipping your favorite brew.

Next: In Downtown, Red Raccoon Games has over 1500 games in stock. Stop by and play, or purchase one to add to your collection.

Finally: Are you or your partner an encyclopedia of random facts? Twin City Trivia hosts weekly trivia nights all over BN! To view themes and times, visit their website at

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