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Where to Celebrate 'Singles Awareness Day' in Los Angeles

Who needs Valentine's Day when there's Tinder (and these great LA restaurants and bars)?

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Does the mere thought of walking through the candy heart-lined walls of drug stores make you gag? The barrage of Valentine's Day Black Saturday dining guides got you feeling blue? Well boo to all that Cupid nonsense; there's a better way to party.

While most restaurants are celebrating the worst dining day of the year with overwrought menus and expensive parties, a few clever institutions are embracing Singles Awareness Day with specials meant to ensure that no lonely hearts will be found. From Tinder parties to boozy Bob Marley celebrations, here's a list of Anti-Valentine's Day hot spots, in no particular order:

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Beelman's Pub

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600 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
In true celebration of being single in the modern day, Beelman’s Pub and Spring St. Bar are throwing a joint Tinder Valentine’s party. Begin at Spring St. Bar, take a photo in the Tinder photo booth and start swiping, then head over to Beelman’s once you’ve found a match. With discounted his and hers cocktails and a silent auction for dates with bartenders and downtown cougars, you’ll be happy to be single this Valentine’s Day. #swiperightallnight

2. Five0Four

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6541 Hollywood Blvd, #102
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 960-0224
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Harnessing some bitter feelings towards your ex? Drink your sorrows away, courtesy of Five0Four! Hollywood’s New Orleans-themed bar will be hosting a “Shred Your Ex” Party — come in with a picture of your ex, shred it in front of the bartender, and receive a complimentary shot.

3. Plan Check Kitchen + Bar

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1800 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 288-6500
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All three locations of Plan Check (Sawtelle, Fairfax, Downtown) will offer a special double menu for Valentine’s Day. While there is one for lovers, the Anti-Valentine’s menu is much more, well, pungent. Think dishes like Beast Fries with Americanized dashi cheese, bacon thousand island, and schmaltz onion; 5 Onion Burger with roasted onion spread, pickled onion, onion sprouts, fried onions, schmaltz onion, and melty swiss; and Drunken Bread Pudding with white brandy hard sauce.

4. Tom Bergin's

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840 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 936-7151
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One of LA’s oldest bars is hosting a S.A.D. (Singles Awareness Day) party on from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Singles will be anything but sad with a DJ spinning unromantic tunes and themed cocktail specials such as $5 “Bitter” Old Fashioneds, $8 Black Velvets (champagne with Guinness), and $5 Fireball shots. Furthermore, a $30 “Cheap Date” menu for two will feature two Tom Bergin’s Burgers, two orders of shoestring fries, and two cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon presented in a champagne bucket of ice.

5. Bacari PDR

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6805 Vista Del Mar Lane
Playa del Rey, CA 90293
Bacari PDR’s Anti-Valentine’s Day for singles will feature a special happy hour from 5 – 11 p.m. with $6 small plates and $8 specialty cocktails like the “Love Me Tinder,” made with a spicy infused vodka, grapefruit and lime juice, dry curacao, fallernum liqueur, and cranberry and lime bitters. Guests can also celebrate their singleness with a $20 open bar special, which includes 90 minutes of AYCD red wine, white wine, sparkling wine, sangria, and house beer.

6. Tiki No

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4657 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91602
(818) 766-0116
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In conjunction with a celebration of Bob Marley’s birthday, this kitschy North Hollywood bar welcomes single ladies on Valentine’s Day for a girls night out soiree called “Tiki No Woman No Cry.” The evening will feature specialty cocktails like the Gnarley Marley; a mix of coconut rum, Midori, pineapple juice, and whipped cream; a chocolate fountain with strawberries, Grilled Cheese Truck bites; and live ukulele cover songs.

7. Tunnel Bar

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14633 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 528-3434
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Embrace tunnel vision and beer goggles at Sherman Oak’s Tunnel Bar with $8 libations for singles. Think cocktails like the Table for 1, made with rye whiskey, lemon, strawberry, and sugar, and the Tunnel of Love, with vodka, orange juice, powdered sugar, and blood orange bitters.

8. Bar Covell

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4628 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 660-4400
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Who needs Valentine’s Day when you could have wine and cheese with friends. Bar Covell’s intimate space is ideal for a night of gossiping and indulging in decadent small plates.

9. Palihouse

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8465 Holloway Dr
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 656-4100
Pali House offers ample space to mix and mingle with fellow singles in its boho chic interior. Start the evening on the rooftop Sunset Cocktail Lounge then take it downstairs in the expansive lobby lounge where DJs spin and the male to female ratio always favors the ladies.

10. Laurel Hardware

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7984 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 656-6070
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Although Laurel Hardware has been around for nearly three years, it is as popular as ever. With crowds of attractive West Hollywood types and fantastic seasonal cocktail program, it is the ideal place to meet fellow Anti-Valentine's Day revelers.

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1. Beelman's Pub

600 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
In true celebration of being single in the modern day, Beelman’s Pub and Spring St. Bar are throwing a joint Tinder Valentine’s party. Begin at Spring St. Bar, take a photo in the Tinder photo booth and start swiping, then head over to Beelman’s once you’ve found a match. With discounted his and hers cocktails and a silent auction for dates with bartenders and downtown cougars, you’ll be happy to be single this Valentine’s Day. #swiperightallnight
600 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90014

2. Five0Four

6541 Hollywood Blvd, #102, Hollywood, CA 90028
Harnessing some bitter feelings towards your ex? Drink your sorrows away, courtesy of Five0Four! Hollywood’s New Orleans-themed bar will be hosting a “Shred Your Ex” Party — come in with a picture of your ex, shred it in front of the bartender, and receive a complimentary shot.
6541 Hollywood Blvd, #102
Hollywood, CA 90028

3. Plan Check Kitchen + Bar

1800 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
All three locations of Plan Check (Sawtelle, Fairfax, Downtown) will offer a special double menu for Valentine’s Day. While there is one for lovers, the Anti-Valentine’s menu is much more, well, pungent. Think dishes like Beast Fries with Americanized dashi cheese, bacon thousand island, and schmaltz onion; 5 Onion Burger with roasted onion spread, pickled onion, onion sprouts, fried onions, schmaltz onion, and melty swiss; and Drunken Bread Pudding with white brandy hard sauce.
1800 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

4. Tom Bergin's

840 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
One of LA’s oldest bars is hosting a S.A.D. (Singles Awareness Day) party on from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Singles will be anything but sad with a DJ spinning unromantic tunes and themed cocktail specials such as $5 “Bitter” Old Fashioneds, $8 Black Velvets (champagne with Guinness), and $5 Fireball shots. Furthermore, a $30 “Cheap Date” menu for two will feature two Tom Bergin’s Burgers, two orders of shoestring fries, and two cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon presented in a champagne bucket of ice.
840 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

5. Bacari PDR

6805 Vista Del Mar Lane, Playa del Rey, CA 90293
Bacari PDR’s Anti-Valentine’s Day for singles will feature a special happy hour from 5 – 11 p.m. with $6 small plates and $8 specialty cocktails like the “Love Me Tinder,” made with a spicy infused vodka, grapefruit and lime juice, dry curacao, fallernum liqueur, and cranberry and lime bitters. Guests can also celebrate their singleness with a $20 open bar special, which includes 90 minutes of AYCD red wine, white wine, sparkling wine, sangria, and house beer.
6805 Vista Del Mar Lane
Playa del Rey, CA 90293

6. Tiki No

4657 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91602
In conjunction with a celebration of Bob Marley’s birthday, this kitschy North Hollywood bar welcomes single ladies on Valentine’s Day for a girls night out soiree called “Tiki No Woman No Cry.” The evening will feature specialty cocktails like the Gnarley Marley; a mix of coconut rum, Midori, pineapple juice, and whipped cream; a chocolate fountain with strawberries, Grilled Cheese Truck bites; and live ukulele cover songs.
4657 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91602

7. Tunnel Bar

14633 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Embrace tunnel vision and beer goggles at Sherman Oak’s Tunnel Bar with $8 libations for singles. Think cocktails like the Table for 1, made with rye whiskey, lemon, strawberry, and sugar, and the Tunnel of Love, with vodka, orange juice, powdered sugar, and blood orange bitters.
14633 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

8. Bar Covell

4628 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Who needs Valentine’s Day when you could have wine and cheese with friends. Bar Covell’s intimate space is ideal for a night of gossiping and indulging in decadent small plates.
4628 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

9. Palihouse

8465 Holloway Dr, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Pali House offers ample space to mix and mingle with fellow singles in its boho chic interior. Start the evening on the rooftop Sunset Cocktail Lounge then take it downstairs in the expansive lobby lounge where DJs spin and the male to female ratio always favors the ladies.
8465 Holloway Dr
West Hollywood, CA 90069

10. Laurel Hardware

7984 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046
Although Laurel Hardware has been around for nearly three years, it is as popular as ever. With crowds of attractive West Hollywood types and fantastic seasonal cocktail program, it is the ideal place to meet fellow Anti-Valentine's Day revelers.
7984 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046

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