If you are uncoupled, Valentine’s Day can sting. But don’t let this Singles Awareness Day lead you to stay home watching a bad rom-com and crying into your wine. Embrace your independence, grab your squad and go out and make Feb 14 your bitch. Swipe right on the 10 best spots for singles this Valentine’s Day.
District Pub Noho
Who needs a date? District Pub Noho is throwing a “Love Stinks” Anti-Valentine’s party complete with Valentine’s horror movies, Valentine’s beer, Anti-Valentine’s candy and live music by Gene Micofsky Music and Christina LaRocca. Bonus points, bring in a picture of your ex and you’ll be entered into a raffle for awesome prizes.
5249 Lankershim Boulevard., North Hollywood, Districtpubnoho.com, @districtpubnoho
Let’s be honest. No matter the day, is there anywhere better for singles than The Bungalow? This Santa Monica hotspot, located on the grounds of the Miramar Hotel, consistently attracts sexy 20 and 30 somethings looking for cold beer, good vibes and a new friend to flirt with. This outdoor bar/lounge has a laid-back beach house atmosphere, so skip the high heels and jackets and just go with the flow. On the 14th, The Bungalow will make a donation to support UNICEF based on a percentage of sales from food and beverage purchased that night. Pilot & Twig will also be on hand with flowers just in a case you meet someone special among the singles.
101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, thebungalow.com, @thebungalowsm
Modern Times DTLA Darkness Dojo
More into creeps than cupid? This Feb. 14, abandon the pricey bouquets and ghosts of exes past in favor of the second coming of the greatest holiday of all time. While Second Halloween is a well established, beloved tradition at Lomaland Fermentorium in San Diego, this year the Modern Times Darkness Dojo in DTLA will be hosting their very own, and very first, monster mash with Modern Times Beer. Bring your costume A-game for an evening of delicious beers, splendid prizes and the kind of electrifying camaraderie you won’t find on an overpriced prix fixe menu.
832 South Olive St., Los Angeles, Moderntimesbeer.com, @moderntimesbeer
For singles, we know Valentine’s Day can be drag. And at Hamburger Mary’s in West Hollywood, that’s a good thing! Celebrate V Day among the fabulous ladies of the bar’s world-famous Drag Queen Bingo. Gay, straight, trans, purple; anyone and everyone is welcome to have a blast here. Expect a wild show complete with celebrity guests, fabulous prize packages and giant drinks (order the Mary’s Leg, trust us). Best part, it all benefits local and national charities. The bar will host two bingo shows on the 14th at 7 p.m and 9 p.m., so you have double the chance to play. As they say, Eat, Drink And Be Mary!
8288 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, hamburgermarys.com/weho, @hamburgermarysweho
Recently dumped? Head to Birds on Franklin as it hosts its annual Anti-Valentine’s party, complete with voodoo dolls, piñata “aggression-release therapy” and all the best breakup music to scream along to. There are even prizes for the worst “got dumped” stories. Here you can be as bitter as you want with plenty of booze to ease the pain. Need a companion? Feel free to bring along your “emotional support” dog. The patio is puppy friendly.
5925 Franklin Ave., Los Angeles, Birdshollywood.com, @birdshollywood
Good Times At Davey Wayne’s
Step back into the ‘70s at Good Times At Davey Wayne’s. The name says it all. This laid-back retro bar has a house party-like atmosphere thanks to darkly lit hallways, vintage decor, comfy couches and dance floor busting out old school hits. There is even an outdoor patio with hammocks and spiked Sno-cones from the old-school camper. Littered with singles, you can’t go wrong with whoever you bump into here. Groovy vibes all around.
1611 N. El Centro Ave., Los Angeles, goodtimesatdaveywaynes.com, @gtdaveywaynes
The Craftsman Bar and Kitchen
The Craftsman Bar and Kitchen invites you to “come meet your future ex” at their Valentine’s Day Singles Party. Kicking off at 8 p.m., the bash will feature drink specials for the ladies, ice breaker games to meet your perfect match, 80s movies on the big screen and all of your favorite cheesy love ballads and throwback dance hits. Arrive in an Uber or Lyft, show the receipt and get your first drink on house. See it really does pay to be smart.
119 Broadway, Santa Monica, thecraftsmanbar.com, @thecraftsmanbar
Grab your single ladies and head out to Sunset for the ultimate Girls Night Out at Pearl’s Rooftop. Groups of five or more gals gets you a special Valentine’s Kit. Sip on their specialty Love Spell potion made with Tito’s vodka, lemon, Pimms liqueur, rosemary, strawberry and champagne and nosh on shareable bites including lobster tail tacos and oysters. There will also be plenty of chocolate covered strawberries, roses and Pearl’s bubbly to go around.
8909 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, pearlsrooftop.com, @pearlsrooftop
Rock & Reilly’s
Just below Pearl’s, give your ex the middle finger at Rock & Reilly’s. If you bring a photo of your former squeeze, the staff will happily put it through a shredder and hand you a free shot. While you’re there, take advantage of their $4 sliders and happy hour from 3 p.m. to 7:16 p.m. (a nod to 16 oz in a pint) with half off draft beer, selected wines and well cocktails.
8911 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, Rockandreillys.com, @rockandreillys
Ready to show that ex what they are missing? Put on your hottest outfit, get the Snapchat ready and head over to Hyde Sunset. The iconic nightclub regularly brings in sexy single celebs such as Emily Ratajkowski, Rita Ora and French Montana so you know you are in good company. The decor oozes sex appeal thanks to the moody raw woods, Eastern carpets and hanging metal sprockets. There are plenty of opportunities to mix and mingle at Hyde, whether you’re dancing along with the DJ, taking a breather on the huge wrap around patio or perched atop a couch with bottle service below. For cocktails, order the Porn Star Martini with Absolut Elyx vodka, Liquor 43, passion fruit puree, simple syrup, Madagascan vanilla, Prosecco or the Three A.M. Sour with Knob Creek Rye Whiskey, pomegranate liqueur, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup seltzer water. #Hot.
8117 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, hydesunset.com, @hydesunset
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