Anti-Valentine’s Day 2018 Guide

I don’t know about you, but I’ve never really been a big fan of this “holiday”.

Yes, it’s nice when you have someone to be able to celebrate, but even when I was coupled up, I didn’t really look forward to it. I always felt like I was forcing myself to be romantic and girly and I’m really neither of those things by default. I’m supposed to want things like flowers, chocolate, and jewelry and I’m just like…give me steak and some booze and I’ll be happy. Not much different from any other day.

To be fair, I’ll take the chocolate though. Because I loves me some chocolate. And chocolate covered strawberries are just an absolute treasure.

That said, now that I’m single, I thought I’d round up some spots that don’t pressure you to bring an actual date. Because that’s how I like to live. No pressure. No judgment.

Anti Valentine's Day Guide 2018

  1. Boucherie French Dinner with the Gals
    Calling all single ladies! Boucherie is having a “Galentine’s Day” special for the single ladies in
    NYC. Enjoy a pre-fix menu and a bottle of wine with your girls. When booking for dinner
    mention Galentine’s Day Special. Website link here.
    Boucherie
    99 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014
    (212) 837-1616
  2. Dirt Candy Solo Dinner
    Prefer to dine alone? The vegetarian restaurant Dirt Candy is having a $75 solo-dinner with
    seven mini courses and a glass of prosecco or a virgin vegetable cocktail. Website link here.
    Dirt Candy
    86 Allen St, New York, NY 10002
    (212) 228-7732
  3. Duane Park Dinner and Show
    Enjoy a Three Course Prix Fixe and a Plume-Packed Burlesque show with friends at Duane Park.
    Dinner seatings: 5:30pm for $100 per person or at 8:30pm for $140 per person. Website link here.
    Duane Park
    308 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
    (212) 732-5555
  4. Bar LunÀtico Flamenco Dancing and Dinner
    Famous Flamenco dancer Leslie Royba will be performing at Bar LunÀtico starting at 8:30 p.m.
    The Flamenco-themed night will include flavorful Spanish dishes and special cocktails. Website link here.
    Bar LunÀtico
    486 Halsey St, Brooklyn, NY 11233
    (718) 513-0339
  5. Eat, Drink, and be Messy ​at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
    For those who prefer pigging out instead of dressing-to-impress, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is having
    Eat, Drink, and be Messy Anti-Valentine’s Day meals anytime from 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Stuff
    your face with saucy barbecue dishes and specialty drinks. Website link here.
    Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
    604 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
    (347) 429-7030
  6. Love Ball
    The West Village Meatball Shop location will be hosting a 7-course off-menu dinner for Vday. The courses start at “Flirting” (Green Eggs and Ham Quail Eggs), progress to “2nd Base” (Ricotta gnocchi w/prosciutto) and end with “One More Time Behind the Bleachers” (Bombe Glacee). All courses listed on the site. $75 per person, reservations only. Website link here.
    Meatball Shop 
    64 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10011
    (212) 982-7815
  7. BBQ Bromance at ​Virgil’s Real Barbecue
    Need a day to chill with your bros? Virgil’s Real Barbecue is having a special BBQ Bromance
    deal for the day with popcorn shrimp, a full rack of Memphis ribs and a slice of red velvet cake.
    And can’t forget the beer and shots of Knob Creek bourbon. Amen. Website link here.
    Virgil’s Real Barbecue
    152 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
    (212) 921-9494
  8. Single’s Awareness Day at Momofuku Noodle Bar
    Slurping noodles is so attractive especially when you’re alone. Momofuku Noodle Bar is
    offering a three course tasting menu on the 14th along with its regular a la carte menu. Website link here.
    Momofuku Noodle Bar
    171 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003
    (212) 777-7773
  9. Love Roxx at SUSHI ROXX This Valentine’s Day
    Dine and dance at SUSHI ROXX (120 E 39th Street) this Valentine’s Day with dinner and their show Love Roxx, featuring talented vocalists and dancers performing everything from Beyond to Ed Sheeran. Sing, dance and dine on sushi rolls cleverly named “Uma Thurman” and “Big Mac”. Sushi Roxx will offer all ladies dining a complimentary rose and a chocolate dessert with whipped cream, too. Reservations start at 6 pm. Website link here.
    Sushi Roxx
    120 East 39th St, New York, NY 10016
    212-729-9500
  10. Spend Galentine’s Day at Bagatelle
    Groups of five or more who reserve a table will receive a complimentary truffle pizza. In addition they will offer a 3-course prix fixe menu for $85 with options like tuna tartar and honey-glazed duck breast. And of course, chocolate mousse for dessert and more. Reservations link here.
    Bagatelle
    1 Little West 12th Street
    212-488-2110
  11. Penthouse Rooftop Singles Party at Sir Henri
    A Valentine’s Day Party for all who are single and ready to mingle. Enjoy a night filled with prosecco, small bites, a live DJ and dancing while soaking in the 18th floor view of Manhattan. For table reservations and a special gift, email events@sirhenrinyc.com. Website link here.
    Sir Henri
    37 West 24th St
    212-243-0800

 

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