Valentine’s Day is the time to celebrate love, but it’s about far more than a couple of romantic lovers. Break out your favorite red or pink outfit, and face the day with your chin up and free of sappy, romantic spots around town. When you find yourself without a date on this holiday, get out and enjoy the day alone, with a family member who could use a night out, or with a group of single friends. Cheer up at one of these local top Valentine’s Day bars for singles.

Seamus McDaniel’s
1208 Tamm Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63139
(314) 645-6337
www.seamusmcdaniels.com

Don’t wait till St. Patrick’s Day to soak up the neighborhood Irish pub feel of this Dog Town joint that will help you forget you’re single on Valentine’s Day between the atmosphere and delicious food you’re free to devour without worry of sharing. Start with a fried cheese appetizer and move onto either a burger or buffalo chicken sandwich. Sink your teeth into one of the burgers on the menu, and you’ll see why locals come back again and again for the best burger in town.

HandleBar
4127 Manchester Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
(
314) 652-2212
www.handlebarstl.com

Leave your bicycle built for two at home, and stroll or ride into this restaurant bar with a bicyclist theme. While February is usually a bit too chilly to enjoy a solo bike ride, it’s still a great location to park your bike long enough to forget the romance of Valentine’s Day and soak up some fun atmosphere with a cyclist motif, no date required. Once you’re in the door, it keeps getting better with a menu packed with a variety of flavor-filled food items. Travel to any location on the globe without leaving your seat with options like a naan-wich with hummus and spinach, or Ukranian blinchiki house-made crepes, a Russian dumpling much like a pierogi, or settle for an Italian pizza made just for you.

Halo Bar At The Pageant
6161 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63112
(
314) 726-6161
www.thepageant.com

Escape the romantic rhythms of music elsewhere around town, and enjoy the atmosphere of this bar at one of the area’s hot spot for local and national bands. Grab a drink, and sit back to relax in the casual environment. First stop into a restaurant along the Delmar Loop to bring in your own food or cold treat, let the bar provide your drink options, and hang out with friends if you’re over 21 years of age. Enjoy music from the DJ or scheduled musicians as part of a pre-show, and then get early entrance through the side door for the concert in the Pageant.

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Joanie’s Pizzeria
2101 Menard St.
St. Louis, MO 63104
(
314) 865-1994
www.joaniespizzeria.com

Kick back, and enjoy this pizzeria with a casual bar, or come on Valentine’s Day between 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and kick up your heels to live music. Either way, you will always be made to feel welcome whether you come alone or with a group of friends. Enjoy a personal sized pizza, get it by the slice, or even order to go to eat later at home.

Flannery’s
1324 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(
314) 241-8885
www.flanneryspub.com

Walk through the door and forget you’re single between the sports atmosphere or karaoke fun. Don’t worry that there’s no home game on Valentine’s Day to pick up a shuttle to, because you will enjoy a variety of sporting events on the 16 HD TVs that surround you. Relax with friends or by yourself, and enjoy one of the best burgers you’ve ever sunk your teeth into. Save room for a dessert treat of fried ice cream that you won’t have to share.

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