Valentine’s Day is Tuesday, and if you’re dreading it because you don’t share our affinity for romantical dining or you find yourself without a plus-one, we’ve rounded up some fun ways to spend the day — and the days leading up to it. Read on for a few of our favorite Valentine’s Day celebrations for singles 2017.
Balena, Chicago, Illinois
Have a very Parks and Rec kinda day when you join the folks at Balena on the 13th. Coined by the character Leslie Knope, Galentine’s Day celebrates the most important love of a lady’s life: her gal pals! Boka Restaurant Group’s Balena invites gal (and guy!) friends to celebrate camaraderie with a $20 for two glasses of Prosecco and a pizza offer from 5PM-9PM the night before Valentine’s Day. Make a reservation at Balena.
Petty Cash Taqueria, Los Angeles, California
How about a ‘No Pressure Valentine’s Day’? Escape the pressure of finding the perfect Valentine’s date and indulge in an affordable La Nina del Mezcal tasting with nachos for just $35 a person from 7PM-10:15PM on the 14th. Make a reservation at Petty Cash Taqueria.
Menlo Grill Bistro & Bar, Menlo Park, California
Do all things Cupid and red roses have you feeling queasy? Put down the Pepto and coat your stomach with the delicious “Heck no! Dismal Date” cocktail. This frothy pink beverage includes Vodka, Frangelico, Grenadine, and crème fraiche, served chilled and up with a mint leaf garnish. Make a reservation at Menlo Grill Bistro & Bar.
STK MIAMI, Miami Beach, Florida
Calling all The Bachelorette fans. Try to catch Josh Murray’s eye at the STK Miami Love Bites Anti-Valentine’s Day Party. With beats by DJ Sk1tty and a meet and greet with Josh, the gathering also features complimentary passed Champagne for the ladies from 6-8PM and an extended happy hour menu at the bar. RSVP to: STKRSVP@Workshopcollective.com. Make a reservation at STK Miami.
Brasserie S&P, San Francisco, California
In a true bromance? The elegant restaurant and bar/lounge inside Loews Regency San Francisco is serving up a fun for you and your real match made in heaven – your BFF. The PALentine’s Pairing, offered now through the 14th, features the playful and sweet cocktail, a blend of vodka, pomegranate juice, pinot grigio, white cacao and orange bitters. The cocktail is served with a mini basket of decadent truffle garlic fries complete with Mighty Mo sauce – and you don’t have to sweat having garlic breath. Make a reservation at Brasserie S&P.