Don’t Be Alone on Valentine’s Day: NYC Bars for Singles Looking to Mingle
With a little over a month to go, the most heart throbbing holiday of the year is quickly approaching: Valentine’s Day. Yes, Valentine’s Day. A day for chocolates, and candies, and stuffed animals, and flowers… if you’re lucky. If you’re single, like most of the New York City crowd however, you may just be imagining a world filled with all these small tokens of appreciation.
If you do happen to be one of those lonely hearts without a significant other, have no fear! We here at BarCard have compiled a small list of bars for all you singles out there who don’t want to spend this loving holiday alone. We hope you enjoy! And don't forget to download the Downtown app and find more!
Leave Rochelle Out of It: This bodega-turned-bar located in the Lower East side offers over 150 types of whiskey, no-nonsense cocktails, and above-average bar food. It’s decorated with subway tiles and funky mirrors, and you can expect loud music and movies playing from the TV screens. Leave Rochelle Out of It aims to take the bar business back to its basic roots: great cocktails, delicious in their simplicity; hearty food, not to turn off the masses, but instead to encourage their palates; and above all, a place that you’d be happy to come to not just on a Friday night, but on a Monday as well.
No Fun: Rock ‘N Roll and Mediterranean-Moroccan cuisine are a pretty unlikely duo, but here it’s a match made in heaven. No Fun is a throwback to the spirit of the old downtown scene – a wild time when there were no judgments. Also located in the Lower East Side, No Fun has small plates that include bacon and mozzarella and seafood-packed paella supplying the menu, while DJs and copious liters of sangria keep you energized all night long. In true NYC fashion, dinner and drinks are served late night 7 nights a week, making No Fun the perfect spot for those who want to keep it all alive under one roof.
Planet Rose: This East Village karaoke lounge will give your night a solid dose of fun and flair. Complete with lipstick red walls, zebra print furniture, and plenty of overconfident tone-deaf singers, Planet Rose is the answer when you’re looking to spice up your usual night-out routine.
The drinks are relatively cheap, but it is probably in your best interest to come early for the two-for-one happy hour. Sure to be a good time, Planet Rose is an East Village karaoke destination for “singers who drink, and drinkers who sing.”
Howl at the Moon: Get ready for the most unique nightlife experience in the country! Come sing, dance, and howl as the most versatile and talented musicians perform your favorite songs from 80’s Rock, 90’s Pop, and Today’s Dance Hits on pianos, guitars and more in a high-energy show!
Located on the border of Hell’s Kitchen and Midtown, the New York outpost of this national club chain is the place to go when you want to dance all night without strict bouncers and overpriced bottle service. If there isn’t live music, there are eclectic heart-pumping DJ sets filled with generation-spanning hits. Drinks are cheap and the crowd is lively to say the least.