Elise Widerlite, special to wtop.com
WASHINGTON - Valentine's Day isn't just for couples anymore. Anti-Valentine's Day parties are giving singles a reason to celebrate. Here are a few events in the D.C. area where hearts, flowers and chocolates are not welcome.
Cupid's Revenge: Ultimate Anti-Valentine's Day Party Location: Harrington's Pub & Kitchen, 177 Fleet St., National Harbor, Md. 20745 Hours: 9 p.m. - 11 p.m. Revenge is a dish best served cold. Dodge cupid's arrow at Harrington's Pub & Kitchen, where they will be mixing up cold drinks all night long. Cost: $5 Valentine's martinis, $4 shots of Jameson Website
Cupid's Stupid Party Location: Ram's Head Tavern Annapolis, 33 West St., Annapolis, Md. 21401 Hours: 8 p.m. - 2 a.m. Outsmart love. Express your anti-Valentine's Day sentiment, and meet other singles at the same time. Live performance by the Pressing Strings. Cost: $4 Absolut Monster Cocktails, $5 Love Bombs Website
Anti-Valentine's Day Singles Party Location: Pratt Street Ale House, 206 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, Md. 21201 Hours: 8 p.m. - 2 a.m. Young hearts will run free at Pratt Street Ale House in a game of love. You and an unknown partner will receive matching heart stickers. Find your partner sporting the same colored heart and win a free shot at the bar. Cost: Select $3 drinks will be available Website
Love Bites Valentine's Day Party Location: Wilson Tavern, 2403 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va. 22201 Hours: 8 p.m. to midnight Love-hate relationship with Valentine's Day? You're not the only one. Celebrate with others who feel the same at Wilson Tavern. Cost: $10 for two drink tickets Website
Broken Hearts and Jaded Lovers—A Valentine's Day of Despair Location: Sidebar Tavern, 218 E. Lexington St., Baltimore, Md. 21202 Hours: 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. Think you're miserable this Valentine's Day? Compete for the chance to be crowned "Most Miserable Male" or "Most Miserable Female." Entertainment by Red This Ever, White Shadow and Opt-Out vs. Gutter Gloss. Cost: $5 cover, free raffle tickets for gifts of despair Website
Love Sux Location: Howl at the Moon, 22 Market Place, Baltimore, Md. 21202 Hours: Doors open at 7 p.m. No love lost here. Present a destroyed photo of your ex for free admission to a night when it's OK to be a little grumpy. Cost: $2 Miller Lites and Coors Lights, $4 Skyy Vodka and flavor drinks and $20 86 ounce Romance Buckets should turn those frowns upside down. Present your destroyed photo for a chance to win a $50 gift card. Website
Washingtonian Singles Soiree: The Anti-Valentine's Day Party Location: Penn Social 801 E St. NW, Washington D.C. 20004 Hours: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Single and ready to mingle? Washingtonian's Singles Soiree makes it easy. D.C.'s most eligible will be together for one night only. Cost: $10 cover in advance, $15 cover at the door. Tickets include two free drinks and appetizers. Website
My Bloody Valentine St. Valentine's Day 2013 Location: TNT Bar, 2413 Columbia Pike, Arlington, Va. 22204 Hours: Available Feb. 11-16 Valentine's Day isn't all hearts and roses. Take your bleeding heart down TNT Bar where you can taste some horror movie-themed cocktails that are sure to make your blood run cold. Cost: $12 per cocktail, $50 for the tasting menu Website
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