The obvious answer in solving the “single on Valentine’s Day” problem is to stock up on chick-flicks and fall asleep spooning a bottle of wine. But being obvious is boring and being single is anything but. If you’re on the prowl this V-Day, you’ll have plenty of party options throughout the week.
Start off with bidding for a date at the DiscoverSD Industry Bachelor & Bachelorette Auction. Then, take the celebratin' over to anti-Valentine’s Day events at The Local, Shout House and more. While you might not head into the holiday with a honey, you’re bound to have a whole new pool of options afterwards.
Discover the 2012 San Diego Valentine’s Day party guide
He’s Just Not That Into Youat The Local: The Local understands that being single doesn’t have to suck all the fun out of a Tuesday night. On Feb. 14th, they’re celebrating their own way by showing the unromantic-comedy He’s Just Not That Into You starting at 7:30pm. Taco specials will be all the hype until 10:30pm, so you can get your feast on with no regrets. Come and spend Valentine's Day with The Local, now accepting reservations for single people and cheap dates! Get more details here.
Stupid Cupid Anti-Valentine’s Day Partyat The Shout House: The chant of the night surrounding the dueling pianos on Feb. 14th will be “Love stinks, let’s drink!” If this sounds like a solid plan for you, then head into The Shout House for a Stupid Cupid Anti-Valentine’s Day Party. Drink up with $6 Dirty Drinks, including “Single & Slutty”, “Horny & Disease Free”, and “I Hate Pants” and $1 Suck for a Buck shots. Doors open at 7pm and pianos start up at 8pm. The event has no cover. Get more details here.
2nd Annual Forever in Lust: Industry Bachelor & Bachelorette Auction at Cafe Sevilla: DiscoverSD presents some of the hottest guys and gals in the industry just in time to snag arm candy for Valentine’s Day. 14 studs and 12 sexy ladies will strut their stuff for a bid and a place in your heart. The best part is all proceeds benefit the Keep a Breast Foundation. Once again we’ve rounded up some of the yummiest of them all to bless the rest of San Diego with their good looks. Place your bids on Sunday, Feb. 12th. In the meantime, you may want to start practicing those pick-up lines. Get more details here.
3rd Annual Red Lips Party at El Dorado: The annual party created for locals to kiss and tell returns for its third year at El Dorado Cocktail Lounge. On Saturday, Feb. 11th, head to the Red Lips Party where you’ll be celebrating amidst free wax lips candies, a red photobooth and much more V-Day shwag. Drink and dance to the French Kiss Collective, Hoff & 2 Shoes, plus Young Guns resident DJs Groundfloor, David Afterlife, and Blancnoire. Tickets are $5. Get more details here.
Lace and Leather Valentine’s Affair at Ivy Nightclub: Chocolates and roses are sweet, but lace and leather are just so much sexier. Indulge in Saturday night desires on Feb. 11th during the Valentine’s Day affair presented by DJhere. Come early for hosted champagne from 9-10pm and enjoy a tantalizing fashion show put on by Dr. Love’s, Paul Mitchell, and Gloss Boutique. Plus, don’t miss a live showcase by the Lipstik Inc. dancers. DJs Nick G, Mike Carbonell, Devon & Diggs, Kevin Brown, and Este will be dropping the beats all night. Make reservations and secure bottle service by calling 619.814.2055. Get more details here.
Wintervention ft. Chuckie at the Hard Rock Hotel: Summer romance sparks with Intervention, but in these colder months, we have Wintervention to turn to. When it’s chilly outside and you don’t have a sweetheart to cuddle up to, Wintervention will warm you up in all the right places. Spinning on Sunday, Feb. 12th is Chuckie, a star in the international dance-scene. Inside of the Legends Ballroom, guests can show some skin while surrounded by day beds and summer décor. Tickets are available for $25. Get more details here.
Casual Encounters Valentine’s Day Soiree at Quality Social: Head into Quality Social for a Valentine’s Day soiree featuring a classic burlesque show by the Keyhole Cabaret on Feb. 14th. Mix and mingle to the beats of Mazz and Kimbo. Then, dine lustfully with an aphrodisiac-inspired menu with the kitchen staying open until 11pm. Guests can sip on Poisoned Rose Cocktails and a champagne bar featuring Exotic Fruit Purees. This no-cover event is even sending guests home with complimentary gifts. Get more details here.
Single Valentine’s Day Crawl at Taste & Thirst: Single people have all the fun this Valentine’s Day with the Single’s Pub Crawl through the Gaslamp Quarter on Friday, Feb. 10th. San Diego Pub Crawler is taking anyone looking for a good time through a maze of bars, clubs, and lounges downtown. Guests pay no cover, and enjoy free drinks along with $2-$5 drink specials throughout the night. Mingle with other singles and explore the best of San Diego nightlife! The Crawl will meet at Taste & Thirst at 7:30pm. Get more details here.
4th Annual Lips Valentine’s Day Prom: Take your lover or your friends to the 4th Annual Lips Valentine’s Day Prom, re-living the night you will never forget. Lips is the premier drag entertainment and dining venue in San Diego, featuring themed live drag performances paired with a full menu of dinner and drinks. On Tuesday, Feb. 14th, guests can check out the special performances from the Lips girls, nosh on a three-course meal, take prom pictures, and enter to win the ultimate prom costume contest. Tickets are $30 and doors open at 6:30pm. To purchase tickets, call 619.295.7900. Get more details at lipssd.com.
Mad House 7 Valentine’s Day Dance Party at Belly Up Tavern: The Mad House collision of music, art, and dance returns full-swing on Tuesday, Feb. 14th. Go wild on the dance floor with DJ Man-Cat, Chamberlain, Rock the Discotek, Dbear, Shift and Kevin P, and French Kiss Collective. This full-on dance party is perfect for mingling and meeting someone new, and will also feature live art, a photobooth, and dance performances. Doors will open at 8pm and pre-sale tickets cost $10. Get more details at bellyup.com.
Discover more ideas on how to spend your February 14th in our 2012 San Diego Valentine’s Day Guide