Just because you aren't a fan of prix fixe dinners or pink champagne doesn't mean you have to spend Valentine's Day in your apartment. We've scouted out some of the best Valentine's Day alternatives, whether you are loving being single, are happily taken, or are involved in something a little more... complicated.
The Tippler Love + Hate Valentine's Day
Love or hate Valentine's Day? It doesn't matter to The Tippler! There will be drinks and there will indeed be dancing. The DJ will be playing some of your favorite '80s hits — both of love and heartbreak — so as not to leave anyone in the crowd out. Should you be one of the brokenhearted, go ahead and bring on down a picture of your ex. If you shred it at the bar, you may win a free drink. If that's not your style, don't worry. You also have a chance at a win when the Twister mat comes out to play. And if you are feeling really lucky, send a stranger a rose for a $1 and see what happens...
Pork Slope After Dark
It's Pork Slope's version of a Valentine's "Meet Market"... see what they did there? If you haven't made your way to Brooklyn to check this place out yet, this is the perfect opportunity. From 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. there will be DJs and dancing, and the first drink is on the house for all the ladies. If that isn't enough to lure you in, take a look at the little valentine-themed piglet gracing their Facebook page cover photo. Sold.
Valentine's Day Bar Crawl
This one is definitely fun for all, especially if you can round up a group. What girl wants to go out to dinner when her boyfriend can take her on a bar crawl, I say? Registration is at McFadden's. $10 buys you a cup and a wristband, and there will be drink specials at each bar. The route covers 10 bars, including Public House, Calico Jack's, Stone Creek, and Highland Park. The crawl runs from 5 p.m. to 4 a.m., but registration ends at 10 p.m., so don't be late!
Sunburnt Cow Annual Anti Valentine's Day Singles Party
This party makes it pretty clear — be fun, be single, and be a big fan of all things anti-Valentine's Day. The DJ will be rocking the beats and you can dance the night away with other singles just like you. Don't forget to order up a ton of food to enjoy. You will need it to soak up the free shots you will be taking on their ice luge.