Romance is in the air with couples pairing off everywhere you turn, but that doesn’t mean you have to embrace red hearts, roses and candy with a date to enjoy Valentine’s Day. Spend the night out enjoying a special place you will fall in love with. Celebrate alone, with a friend or in a group. You don’t have to have a date to enjoy these parties for singles in St. Louis. Who knows, you might even find your soul mate on Valentine’s Day.
Baileys’ Chocolate Bar
1915 Park Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63104
www.dateanddash.comPrice: $24 Date and Dash event
Ditch the one-on-one date for the night and make your reservation ahead of time for this large gathering of St. Louis-area singles. Enjoy an evening of Valentine’s Day speed dating where you toss aside that awkward first date feeling in exchange for meeting several potential dates. Enjoy the Valentine’s Day red-themed drinks, dance to the sounds of DJ music and take part in “date auction” fun. Select the event that matches your age range, from 22 to 43 years of age, at this event sponsored by Date and Dash.
Hessler’s Pub & Grill
11804 Tesson Ferry Road
St. Louis, MO 63128
Price: Check their website for Valentine’s Day specials
Get ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day starting with lunch specials and an evening filled with interactive entertainment, half-off on select appetizers along with happy hour and late-night special drink prices. Gather some friends or go solo, but leave your shyness behind. Hessler’s Pub & Grill has been the favorite karaoke hot spot for South County locals for years. The secret is out about the fun and welcoming atmosphere, so why not join in the karaoke party starting Valentine’s night at 10 p.m. in Hessler’s H-Bomb Lounge?Related: Top Upscale Hotel Bars In St. Louis
Jazz at the Bistro
3536 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103
Price: $27 jazz entertainment show with Sachal Vasandani
Fall in love with the contemporary jazz vocal sounds of Sachal Vasandani on Valentine’s Day at your choice of either a 7:30 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. show. Jazz at the Bistro is just as the name suggests. It is live jazz entertainment at The Bistro at Grand Center inside the great room. Buy your ticket in advance, and get ready for a show that will put a smile on your face and make you forget you’re single. Call ahead for reservations to add dining to your musical evening, and then show up early for table seating starting at 6 p.m.
Jive and Wail
1227 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103
Price: Call for weekly specials
Valentine’s Day is just another excuse to sing along and ask for special musical requests. Bring your clapping hands and stomping feet and get ready to have a good time. Come early for food and stay for dueling piano entertainment. Stop in with a group or by yourself. It doesn’t matter if couples and romance are thick in the air elsewhere. Every night is a party here with no date required.
4584 Laclede Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108
Price: $6 happy hour classic cocktails, $10 unique specialty drinks
This place in the Central West End is more than your run-of-the-mill night out on the town. Step inside to watch food and drink artistic expression at its best and get ready for a unique Valentine’s Day adventure that will make you forget you’re alone. Experience small tapas, plated foods perfect for individual dining and drinks mixed by more than just your typical bartender. Order a specialty drink and you will taste the artistic work of a professional mixologist and showmanship food and drink presentations. Then again, customers would not expect anything less as this tapas restaurant bar is part of the Niche family of restaurants in St. Louis. If you don’t want to be alone for the night, invite a group of friends and order a punch bowl of your favorite cocktail served party style.Related: Best Bars with a College Night in St. Louis
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