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Valentine’s Day is almost upon us! Don’t have a special partner to plan a romantic evening with? How about planning a group date with a few of your best friends instead! Here are a few suggestions:

1. Mixology Class at Boothby Center for the Beverage Arts

BoothbyCenterforBeverageArts_TeamBuildingLove spirits and libations? Then consider taking the crew to the Boothby Center for the Beverage Arts,where you can explore the world of locally-based distillers and crafty cocktail concoctions. With Mixology 101 classes like “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” and “When It’s Cocktail Time in Cuba,” guests can learn learn about the beverage culture of San Francisco and beyond. To book the Boothby Center, check out their available rental packages on Froomz.

2. Wine Tasting at J. Lohr Winery

j-lohr-private-wine-tastingHanging out with a bunch of oenophiles? How about gathering the group of a private wine tasting affair at J. Lohr Winery. Their private wine tasting package includes use of the Vineyard Room, tasting of 6 award-winning J. Lohr wines, Cheese and Baguettes, and a J. Lohr souvenir tasting glass for each guest. Book their private banquet room for 15 of your closest guests from just $20/guest on Froomz.

3. Cheese Making at The Cheese School SF

cheese-school-wine-cheese-pairingIf the words chevre, roquefort, tomme de savoie and munster make your mouth water, then consider holding your group date at The Cheese School. Located in the north beach area of San Francisco, The Cheese School offers classes in beginning cheese making, fondue-making, wine and cheese pairing, and cheesemonger programs. Rent the entire venue for as low as $375 for three hours, which includes all plateware, stemware, and serveware.

4. Billiard Night at Jillian’s San Francisco

private-billiard-room-at-jilliansHow does partying in your own private billiard room sound? Host up to 25 of your closest friends at your very own private pool lounge at Jillians inside the Metreon in San Francisco. With a private entrance, plenty of comfortable couches, groovy lighting and your very own pool table, you can even arrange for cocktails and appetizers or a full dinner menu. Check out some of their venue rental and available food and beverage packages here.

5. Play Date at Kidz Luv It Here

kidz-luv-it-here-full--facility-sunnyvaleCan’t find a babysitter? No sweat! Bring the kids for an afternoon of fun at Kids Luv It Here in Sunnyvale. With a fully equipped play area for the kids and a lobby-reception area for the adults, Kidz Luv It Here and so will the adults. From arts and crafts, kids yoga, to dance classes, there are tons of things for you and your pals to do. They even have Family Zumba Classes with kid-friendly routines for you and your little ones to enjoy. Bring your own food or take advantage of their catering packages. Venue rental and party packages start at $450 for 2 1/2 hours of use.

Hope this list gives you a head-start on planning that group date. And if what you need is a dinner out with your foodie friends, check out over 100 venues with private banquet rooms for rent online at Froomz.