What to do in Beloit for Valentine’s Day Weekend

Why spend one day celebrating Valentine’s Day when you can celebrate all weekend? At Ironworks Hotel Beloit, you can.


Spend the weekend relaxing and reconnecting with your Valentine while digging into extraordinary food in Beloit’s downtown and beyond. We put together a sample of what your Valentine’s weekend at Ironworks Hotel could look like. Read on to see what your stay could entail.



Friday Night

After you’ve checked in to your suite, you can either kick back and relax for the evening or get ready for a night out. If you want to start your weekend with dinner out, we recommend getting a reservation ahead of time for Merrill & Houston’s Steak Joint, located right off the Ironworks Hotel lobby. Great steaks, hand-crafted drinks and a romantic atmosphere with live music make for a perfect date night. Come for the food, stay for the live music from Mike Dangeroux Band.


Or you don’t even have to leave the room for a romantic date night. With in-room dining from Merrill & Houston’s, you can enjoy your dinner from the comforts of your suite just the two of you.

Saturday Morning

After that delicious dinner last night, you need to follow it with the best brunch you’ve ever had. You can’t go wrong with Bessie’s Diner, especially their Valentine’s weekend specials, Very Berry French Toast, Red Velvet Waffles, Strawberry Slush Mimosas and Chocolate Covered Strawberries. But everything on their menu is a good choice.


Saturday Afternoon

Did someone say tacos? truk’t did. They specialize in tacos, tequila and whiskey. And, boy, do they. You’ll never see flavor combinations like these–Korean BBQ, Surf & Turf, Shrimp Curry and more–and their special drinks and dessert over Valentine’s weekend are no exception.


Saturday Night

You can never be too full for a delicious dinner. After a long day of sampling some of the Beloit area’s finest foods, in-room dining might be calling your name, but if you stayed in last night, throw on your Saturday best and head out to the Beloit Club.


With our Member for a Stay privileges, you can make reservations to dine at the club. Their menu features a variety of options and their cocktails are made from scratch. It’s a no brainer for a Saturday night dinner with your Valentine.


Sunday Morning

Start your Valentine’s Day with a Raspberry Mocha from Blue Collar Coffee Co. before going to the Beloit Club’s signature brunch buffet. They have everything you need for a Valentine’s brunch–from a prime rib carving station and omelet station to pancakes and desserts.


Sunday Afternoon

Don’t forget to grab lunch before you head home. Lucy’s #7 Burger Bar’s Valentine’s Day special is best to share. It’s more than one milkshake with two straws. It’s slider versions of four of their special Juicy Lucy stuffed burgers plus fries and a skillet cookie (AKA “skookie”). And if you plan to stay at Ironworks Hotel Sunday night, spend the day relaxing with your Valentine and trying all the food you weren’t able to on Friday and Saturday.


Starting the weekend early?

If you’re planning to stay Thursday night, make sure you stop by Merrill & Houston’s any time from 5-8 p.m. for a Valentine’s Make & Takes event. You and your Valentine can paint custom pieces while sipping on featured cocktails. A great way to get creative for Valentine’s Day.



To really take your Valentine’s weekend to the next level, we recommend adding our Ultimate Date Night package to your stay. Spark some romance with sparkling wine, gourmet truffles and a Geronimo Hospitality Group restaurant gift card. Reserve your stay today.