Have you figured out what you’re doing for Valentine’s Day? Will you be taking the traditional route, hanging up cupids and hearts throughout your establishment and offering signature cocktails and Champagne? Or will you be trying to get those singletons into your establishment instead? Whatever you choose to do, take a look at some of these bars and clubs are doing for Cupid’s holiday.
Back Stage Bar in Cleveland is hosting its third annual Bachelor’s Auction on Feb. 12. The event supports University Hospital’s Rainbow Babies and the Children’s Hospital. It’s a win-win: patrons give back while bidding on a date for the evening. www.backstagebarcleveland.com.
Not to be outdone, One Lounge and Eden Lounge, both in Washington, D.C., are covering their bases. At One Lounge, enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner with a special Champagne-avec-Chocolat, a bottle of Piper-Heidsieck Champagne paired with One Lounge’s Chocolate Decadence dessert. www.oneloungedc.com.
For the single ladies and gentlemen, head over to Eden Lounge for the Singles Stupid Cupid event. Dance to Top 40 hits and mingle with eligible singles while sipping on the signature Valentine’s Day cocktail The Temptation (Coconut Cîroc, pineapple juice, orange juice, grenadine). Complimentary strawberry Champagne will be offered to the ladies before midnight. www.edendc.com.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at The Happ Inn Bar & Grill in Northfield, Ill., by spending it with your loved ones. On Sunday Feb. 13, guests can bring their families to The Happ Inn’s Kids Dinner and a Movie Valentine’s Day celebration. While the kids watch a movie, the adults enjoy an intimate dinner together. www.thehappinn.com.
Not in the mood for love, then Simon at Palms Place Hotel and Spa in Las Vegas is the place for you on Feb. 14. Its Singles Soiree is for the unattached to create their own traditions. For $40, guests enjoy good food, the signature holiday drink and a little fun with a heart-shaped piñata. www.simonatpalmsplace.com.
Blue Martini in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is welcoming both couples and singles on Feb. 12 for its Valentine’s Day benefit for Angel’s Pediatric Heart House. For a $5 donation, you receive entry into the event, a complimentary red Champagne cocktail, chocolate-covered strawberries and a chance to win either a designer handbag, spa gift certificate or a dinner for two. www.bluemartinilounge.com.
“Cupid is Stupid” is Fedora Lounge’s way of having an anti-Valentine’s Day celebration. The Chicago club will feature “Black Heart shots” (Goldschläger and Jägermeister) and “Black Mimosas” (Champagne topped with Guinness) all for $4. The night also includes live music, love card readings and a chance to break the black heart piñata. www.fedoraloungechicago.com.
Also in Chicago: Check out Luxbar’s Sweetheart Special from Feb. 11 through V-Day. Couples can celebrate all weekend long with two glasses of Prosecco and a chocolate lovers dessert to share for $20. www.luxbar.com.
"Jersey Shore’s" resident heartthrob, Vinny Guadagnino will be appearing at Enclave in Chicago on Feb. 12. The exclusive Valentine’s Day party offers free admission before 11 p.m., with a cover of $20 for the late arrivals. www.enclavechicago.com.
Guests at Madison & Vine at The Library Hotel in New York can enjoy a three-course meal, which includes Champagne or a specialty cocktail and chocolates, as well as live music. From there, head upstairs to Bookmarks rooftop lounge for Love Potion #299, a mixture of Moët & Chandon Champagne, rosewater and pomegranate juice for $15. www.libraryhotel.com.