Bars & Recreation
Press Release

Roses are red, violets are blue. Bars & Recreation has just the Valentine’s Day event for you!


By - Feb 3rd, 2020 01:37 pm
Photo courtesy of Bars & Recreation.

Photo courtesy of Bars & Recreation.

You’ve got game! Local activity bar company Bars & Recreation, Milwaukee’s hub for all things “play”, is hosting four uniquely immersive Valentine’s Day-inspired experiences sure to get sparks flying. Feel the love at the romantic and edgy Cupid Studio pop-up bar operated by Splash Studio, work together in a round of Maker’s Golf at Nine Below, or experience the thrill of axe throwing or chill of shuffleboard with that special someone at AXE MKE and NorthSouth Club.

Cupid Studio is Milwaukee’s love-themed pop-up bar, located on the East Side and operated by Splash Studio. Cupid Studio is bursting with fun and flirty photo ops, love-inspired cocktails, mocktails, ice cream drinks, special events, date night “make & take” projects, and inspired decorations celebrating the love of couples, families, besties, and singles. Additional information can be found online at Cupid Studio runs through Sunday, February 23. Walk-ins are welcome, and special artist-led sessions will be held at select times.

Just across the street from Cupid Studio, enter Milwaukee’s #1 Fun Date Night hub: Nine Below. Under the glow of romantic string lights, work together with a date or all your loved ones to design and build the most inspired mini-golf green. Choose the hole placement, set up course railings, add obstacles, and perfect the theme of the green. Teams play a nine-hole course of the green they created in addition to the eight other holes designed by the other teams in the round. Play and see if your partner suits you to a “tee” this Valentine’s weekend at Nine Below.

Or, take a date on an axe-citing break in the Northwoods. Sharpen the love and throw some axes at two engaging locations. Heat things up in Walker’s Point at NorthSouth Club, where the warmth of the tropics meets the coziness of a remote cabin. Or spend time on the East Side inside AXE MKE, where the hottest fashion statement is sporting all things flannel. Axe lanes may be reserved at both locations; deck shuffleboard at NorthSouth Club only. Date Night package upgrades are available including the Date Night add-on featuring pink confetti balloons, two Cupid’s Kiss cocktails, and a takeout box of chocolates to share.

Whether celebrating Valentine’s Day with a sweetheart, a bestie or the crew, Bars & Recreation has Milwaukee’s best options for an action-packed, memorable night out.


Cupid Studio

1815 E. Kenilworth Pl. 414-882-7621

Friday, January 31 – Sunday, February 23, various times

  • specialty “make & take” projects
  • themed drinks
  • plenty of photo opportunities.

Reservations are not required but can be made online at Children are welcome with a parent or guardian at all times except Fridays and Saturdays after 5pm, when only ages 16 and older are allowed.

Nine Below

1905 E. North Ave. 414-210-4470

Fridays  8 p.m.

Saturdays  3 p.m., 6 p.m. , and 9 p.m.

  • Design and build your own challenging mini-golf green
  • Play a nine-hole course of the green you created in addition to the eight other holes designed by the other teams in your round.
  • Full bar and snacks available

Reservations are recommended by not required at Ages 16+ welcome.


1924 E. Kenilworth Pl. 414-488-9340

Open Wednesday – Monday, various times (see website). Ages 16+ welcome.

  • Feel the love as you fling axes at the specialty Valentine’s target
  • Valentine’s Date Night add-on includes pink confetti balloons, two Cupid’s Kiss cocktails, and a box of chocolates to share.

Reserve your lane at and choose the special add-on package to share with your partner in axe-throwing crime.

NorthSouth Club

230 E. Pittsburgh Ave. 414-930-4827

Open Wednesday – Sunday, various times (see website).

  • Settle into the coziness of the northern cabin with a campfire mule as you and your date have a kick-axe time, or feel like you’re lounging on the southern shores as you compete in the chill vibes of deck shuffleboard.
  • Valentine’s Date Night axe throwing add-on includes pink confetti balloons, two Cupid’s Kiss cocktails, and a box of chocolates to share.

Reserve your lane or court at and choose the special Date Night add-on package to share with your special someone.

About Bars & Recreation:
What began as Milwaukee’s first painting bar has become an exciting group of activity bars revolutionizing the ordinary night out. Bars & Recreation venues include Splash Studio, Nine Below, AXE MKE and NorthSouth Club.

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