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.
1356 Palmetto St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
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.
Birds Cafe/Bar, Hollywood
5925 Franklin Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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 8pm, where 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.
142 Pacific Coast Highway
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
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 from the Spazmatics. Doors will open at 6pm, but the show starts at 9!
2810 Main St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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.