F*** Valentine's Day

It’s almost that time of year again… If you’re single you know EXACTLY what I’m talking about. If you haven’t caught on, it’s the time of year when it seems almost impossible to avoid the presence of lovebirds—meaning VALENTINE’S DAY is approaching. With lots of love in the air, couples will be posting about their significant other on all social media platforms, carrying around flowers and chocolates everywhere they go, and subsequently adding to the appearance of PDA around us. That being said it’s hard to find many places that are void of couples; however, we’ve made this list of events happening this Valentine’s Day to help you revel in the single life. From events with your dog to speed dating to anti-valentine’s day parties, we’ve got you covered.

By Jennifer Meseck

Here’s our Guide to Avoiding Couples and Celebrating the Single Life on February 14th:

Anti-Valentine’s Day Party / Fairmont Austin (9pm - 1am)

Taking place at the Rules & Regs lounge inside the Fairmont Austin, this party will surely help you escape the masses of couples. Don’t spend the night at home! Come and enjoy themed cocktails and listen to DJ Bird Peterson spinning the tracks.

Anti V-Day Single’s Party for Austin Singles 21-45 / The Belmont (7pm - 11pm)

Come and dance the night away at the Belmont this V-Day! There will be sweet snacks, a DJ, and even icebreakers to help you meet the other singles. Don’t miss out on this once-a-year event! Buy tickets for the event here.

A Ruff Night Out! Benefit for Austin Pets Alive!: / The Volstead (7pm - 10pm)

Single? Got a dog? If yes, then this event is perfect for you. This evening is solely for single people and their dogs (sounds perfect, right?). The event includes speed dating, comedy by Chris Hills, pet friendly vendors, and music from Witness of KISS OR KILL. Come dance the night away at the Volstead with other singles who love their dogs just as much as you! The speed dating starts at 8:30pm and there is a suggested donation of $10.

Anti-Valentine’s Day at Austin Taco Project / Austin Taco Project (4pm - 12am)

Why would you spend the day watching romantic movies in bed when you could be spending the day eating tacos? Swing by Austin Taco Project where they will be serving yummy churros and a specialty cocktail called Cupid’s Revenge.

Singles Mingle / Last Stand Brewing Company (5pm - 7pm)

Love beer? Spend your Valentine’s Day at Last Stand Brewing Company. They’ll start the night off with a bingo-themed ice breaker followed by a special beer tapping. Come drink some ale and get your mingle on!

The Friend Zone / The Living Room Bar (7pm - 10pm)

A mixer in West Austin specifically for singles on Valentine’s day? Yes, please! Bring a friend and head to the Living Room Bar to grab a drink and hang with other singles.