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Valentine’s Day Parties For LA Singles

January 31, 2013 6:00 AM

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(credit: Birds Cafe/Bar Hollywood)

(credit: Birds Cafe/Bar Hollywood)

(credit: Birds Cafe/Bar Hollywood)

(credit: Birds Cafe/Bar Hollywood)


If you’re single on Valentine’s Day, don’t let romantic flicks get you feeling blue; embrace the possibilities of the single status. This holiday is no longer reserved solely for couples. Plenty of singles are making the most of Valentine’s Day, and there’s no greater city to do so than in Los Angeles. The temperate weather and diversity of people and events are key ingredients for getting out and about. Whether you’re just looking to have fun with other singles or have an eye out for that special someone, these are the best bars to party with your friends or meet a match.

(credit: Villain's Tavern)

(credit: Villain’s Tavern)


Villains Tavern
1356 Palmetto St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 613-0766
www.villainstavern.com

Calling the Arts District home, Villains Tavern is a hole-in-the-wall spot. A partially-covered outdoor area hosts live musical performances. Order food or just drinks and take in the artsy atmosphere. Creative cocktails are served in mason jars, and the decor adds to the unique ambiance. This dimly-lit tavern offers a whole lot of fun for L.A. singles – no romance required! Treat yourself or a single friend to creative juices like Villains’ Heartbreak Punch.

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(credit: Kitsch Bar)

(credit: Kitsch Bar)


Kitsch Bar
891 Baker St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 546-8580
Date: Feb. 6, 7 p.m.
Price: $35
www.kitschbar.com

Between the ages of 23 and 33? Head to the Kitsch Bar of Costa Mesa for some fun with speed dating. Speed dating is an excellent option for singles, as it eliminates the dreaded feeling of being stuck with someone who is completely incompatible with you. With speed dating, participants can meet a variety of fellow singles all at once, increasing the chances for a suitable match. It also helps to alleviate anxiety that sometimes is associated with one-on-one dating, since it is in a group setting.

(credit: Birds Cafe/Bar Hollywood)

(credit: Birds Cafe/Bar Hollywood)


Birds Cafe/Bar, Hollywood
5925 Franklin Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 465-0175
Hours: Feb. 14, 8 p.m.
www.birdshollywood.com

It’s no sweat if you can’t snag a Valentine’s date this year – you will be in good company at Birds, where no one else will have a date either. The Anti-Valentine’s Day party will kick off at 8 p.m., when you can indulge in stories of bad relationships and messy endings and rock out to songs about breaking up and getting dumped. Drink specials will include the likes of blackheart martinis, and patrons can take advantage of “therapy” – voo doo doll therapy, that is. Save your best heartache story for the birds, as door prizes will be awarded for the most worthy tale.

(credit: Saint Rocke)

(credit: Saint Rocke)


Saint Rocke
142 Pacific Coast Highway
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 372-0035
Hours: Feb. 14, 6 p.m.
www.saintrocke.com

Let music heal your single soul this Valentine’s Day, at Hermosa Beach’s live music venue, Saint Rocke. Valentine’s Day will feature a $5 menu and live music. Jonny Perdue, originally from Texas, is a guitar player and singer you will absolutely fall in love with. Blues and rock-and-roll influences have inspired his unique sound, which you may have heard when he opened for Los Lonely Boys and other big name acts. Best of all? No cover charge.

(credit: Barcopa)

(credit: Barcopa)


Barcopa
2810 Main St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 452-2445
Hours: Feb. 2, 7:30 to 10 p.m.
Price: $25
www.barcopa-la.com

For singles between the ages of 24 and 44, this lock-and-key event at Barcopa is sure to be a good time. Rather than the typical group date, this interactive game encourages interaction among all participants. Men receive keys, while women have locks. A successful unlocking pair results in fun prizes. Have a great time playing along in this hole-in-the-wall, known to be a great spot for meeting new people, socializing, dancing, and having fun. You never know if you might meet the one who has the key to your heart.

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Nicole DiCicco enjoys dancing, movies and live music. She writes about all the nightlife Los Angeles has to offer. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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