LOVE was Made for Me and You in #UptownSJ

February 01, 2023

In partnership with Uptown Saint John BIA

Love is in the air in uptown Saint John! Whether you’re looking for romance or to celebrate with a pal, there are endless ways to show you care this Valentine’s Day.

L is for… Lovely Treats & Fancy Eats

Dinner for two is the perfect way to dazzle your loved one and our uptown restaurants are ready to entertain. Try all three courses from Billy’s Seafood’s special Valentine’s menu. Indulge your pasta cravings at Italian by Night. Sample something new at the Saint John Ale House. Treat yourself to something tasty at VEGolution.


Looking for a cozy night in instead? Call ahead and order take out! Take a bit of the East Coast Bistro home with you with their take-out menu. Or, steal a ‘pizza’ your loved ones heart with take-out from Pomodori Pizzeria.


After dinner, keep the fun going with drinks at any of our uptown bars or lounges. Relax and unwind at Happinez Wine Bar. Try something unique at Hopscotch Whisky Bar. Find your new favourite cocktail at Kakuteru.


Want to gift a treat instead? Pre-order from Wild Flours Sweets and Treats Valentine’s Day menu or stop in-store for some Valentine’s Day cupcakes. Stop by Freak Lunchbox to pick up a variety of unique candies and chocolates. Pop into Sugar Spider for flavoured popcorn, cotton candy, candy apples and more.

O is for… Out on the Town

A night out on the town is a great way to spend quality time with your loved one!


Spend the evening wandering the streets of uptown on your own personal gallery hop. Show your love at the Saint John City Market while browsing a variety of vendors. Test your skills at Woodchucks Axe Throwing. Take a trip down memory lane at Eighty Three Bar Arcade. Grab a cup of coffee and something sweet at Catapult Coffee Studio and cozy up by their fireplace. Create your own masterpiece together at one of the Art Warehouse’s easels. Try something new like bubble tea from Ami Tea Saint John and enjoy a stroll through the streets of uptown.

V is for… Very Entertaining

Want to take most of the planning out of your celebrations? Check out any of the events happening uptown.


The Imperial Theatre’s upcoming shows make for a special night out. Enjoy a retro screening of Legally Blonde, or gift tickets to shows later on like An Evening with Mary Walsh, or Symphony New Brunswick's Symphonic Jazz.


Looking for more relaxing entertainment? Enjoy a couples massage or partner pedicures at Element5 Spa.


Looking for a special place to stay? Our uptown accommodations have specials of their own waiting for you! Reserve a special Valentines Getaway with Chipman Hill Suites and pamper your loved one with a romantic break. Share a view of the Bay of Fundy with your valentine at the Hilton Saint John and treat yourselves to a special night for two.

E is for… Even More Great Gift Options

If giving gifts is your love language, uptown Saint John has you covered, too!


Give the sweetest gift of a dried floral arrangement from Lume Floral Studio. Pick out the perfect bouquet from Keirstead’s Flower Shop. Show your love through song with something special at Backstreet Records. Inspire your loved one’s artistic side with crafty finds at Cricket Cove or E S L Art Supplies. Find a quirky card or fun accessory at InPursuit – The Uptown Boutique. Pick out a creative new purse, hat or pair of creative earrings at Heartbreak Boutique. Discover the best love story or poem at Scheherazade Books & Music.


Looking for more inspiration?


Check out our uptown restaurants here.

Find things to do in our urban core here.

See upcoming events here.

Discover our uptown retailers here.


In need of directions to your uptown destination? Visit Uptown Saint John’s Restaurants & Retailer Guide to help get you around!

Reconnaissance du territoire

La région de Saint John est située sur le territoire traditionnel et non cédé des nations Wolastoqiyik, Mi’Kmaq et Peskotomuhkati. Ce territoire est couvert par des traités de paix et d’amitié conclus avec la Couronne britannique au cours des années 1700. Les traités ne cédaient ni le territoire ni les ressources, mais reconnaissaient les titres des Wolastoqiyik, des Mi’Kmaq et des Peskotomuhkati, en plus d’établir les règles pour ce qui se voulait une relation durable entre nations. 

Envision Saint John : l’agence de croissance régionale rend hommage aux aînés, passés et présents, et aux descendants de ce territoire, et s’engage à aller de l’avant dans un esprit de vérité, de collaboration et de réconciliation.