Valentine’s Day on Pratt Street
Feb 13, 2023

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and we can’t wait to celebrate love! Pratt Street has everything you need to make your loved ones feel special, from bouquets to signature baked goods and unique gifts. We’ve got you covered whether you are celebrating your galentine or valentine!

Support Local Artists with Cards from Hartford Prints!

Hartford Prints!, a Pratt Street Original, has been our go-to for gifts and cards since it opened its doors in 2013. With walls adorned with the cutest selection of cards, you’ll be sure to find the perfect one for your sweetheart. The shop also offers a unique selection of gifts such as Paddywax candles, puzzles, locally designed apparel, jewelry, cookbooks, and more! They are currently offering a buy five, get one free special on their Valentine’s Day cards, so grab a unique card for each of your BFFs and one for your honey!

Photo credit: @HartfordPrints

Petals and Pastries from Bloom Bake Shop

A professionally trained pastry chef and a florist run this adorable shop on Pratt Street. Stop in and grab an artfully arranged bouquet of the freshest stems and pair it with a box of heart-shaped frosted shortbread cookies. Bloom Bake Shop shop also serves Giv Coffee, locally roasted in Canton, CT, so grab a cup to sip while you shop.

Photo Credit: @bloombakeshopct
Photo Credit: @bloombakeshopct

Vintage Finds from Gentle Bull Shop

Gentle Bull Shop sources vintage goods from all over New England and proudly supports independent artists, unique brands, and small businesses. Stop in and find a unique vintage tee or the perfectly worn pair of Levi’s for your sweetie. 

Morneault’s Stackpole Moore Tryon

This boutique has been in Hartford for 45 years, and for good reason. They have a reputation for being incredibly helpful, and finding clothing that fits you perfectly. Offerings include high-end men’s and women’s wear and a number of beautiful accessories. Gift your sweetheart something special from Morneault’s Stackpole Moore Tryon to wear on your next date night. 


Find a new-to-them pair of sneakers for your partner in crime! Rundown specializes in the secondary market of high-end and sought-after footwear and clothing. The walls are adorned with shoes displayed like works of art. We won’t judge if you grab a pair for yourself while you’re there. 

Date Night!

Pratt Street is home to a handful of fantastic restaurants sure to be the perfect setting for date night. Here are some of our favorites!

Looking for a comfortable casual vibe? Hartford’s only Irish pub and a Pratt Street Original, Vaughan’s, will welcome you with open arms. Cozy up in a booth for two, order a Guinness and some Irish comfort food, and you’ll forget the rest of the world exists. We recommend calling ahead.

Sorella offers authentic Italian fare including woodfired pizzas, homemade pasta dishes, and traditional dishes such as chicken parmigiano. There are a number of small plates to share if you can’t decide on just one dish! You can make your Valentine’s Day reservation at Sorella through OpenTable—book today!

Photo credit: Sorella


Planning a Special Night In? 

You’ve picked out the menu, grabbed all the ingredients and candles, but you still feel like something is missing…the wine! Head into Capital Spirits, and their friendly staff will help you find the perfect bottle to pair with your expertly cooked dinner. Into cocktails? They have a great selection of spirits in store as well. Conveniently, Capital Spirits offers pickup and delivery options, so if you are short on time, you can order ahead! 

Enjoy this special day celebrating the loved ones in your life. From cards to cabernets, Pratt Street will help you spoil your valentine. However you celebrate, don’t forget to tag us @prattstreethartford with #prattstreethartford for a chance to be featured on our page!

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