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Roundup: 2013 Anti-Valentine's Day parties

Monday - 2/11/2013, 10:00am  ET

Not in the mood for love? Anti-Valentine's Day parties around town are giving singles and broken hearts reason to celebrate this Valentine's Day. (ThinkStock)

Elise Widerlite, special to

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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