Valentine’s Day is when kisses are given and received, new romances are made, and old romances are reinforced. It’s also a day that single men and women dread. If you don’t want to stay in and eat that bowl full of Ben and Jerry’s you picked up from the store, head to one of New York City’s many bars. Whether you’re looking to be alone or to meet someone on the most romantic night of the year, there’s a place for you in New York City.
62 W. 9th Street
New York, NY 10011
If you don’t fall in love on the streets of Greenwich Village outside The Lion, you’ll at least fall in love with the drinks and dinner you can find here at the classy tavern restaurant. Here, you’ll find old timey-themed drinks with names like Hola Lola, King’s Cross, The Albatross, Grantham House, and Royal Navy. Dress in your best because the tavern will be at its finest when you arrive. Celebrity sightings are regular here and the bartenders aren’t bad to look at either.
31-19 Newtown Ave
Astoria, NY 11102
Considered one of the best bars for singles, Katch Astoria boasts 50 taps from their world-class bar. As classy as a sports lounge and grill can get, Katch loves to host a party, and Valentine’s Day is one of their favorite days of the year. Plenty of craft beers from local breweries, wines, and specialty cocktails are offered on their drinks menu.
621 W. 46 Street
New York, NY 10036
If you’re looking to party, Hudson Terrace is the place to be. With views of the Intrepid Sear Air and Space Museum, this lounge and nightclub is a popular space for singles. Hudson Terrace is a great place to dance the night away both indoors and on their outdoor terrace. A refreshing space with fantastic views, you’ll be happy you came this Valentine’s Day.
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800 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Near Midtown? Stop by McFadden’s Saloon, a NYC mainstay and one place you certainly don’t want to skip on Feb. 14. An Irish pub with a great selection of beers and most sports on TV, McFadden’s is a lively bar that singles will enjoy going to, especially if you’re headed to a game or concert at MSG after.
45 E. 45th Street
New York, NY 10017
Located in the historic Roosevelt Hotel on Vanderbilt Avenue, the Vander Bar is a contemporary drinking spot with happy hour specials offered regularly. This is a great first date spot and a great place for singles to meet other singles. Original cocktails like The Grand Dame are offered here and you can find a great selection of wine, beer, and delicious appetizers to match. Stop by the Roosevelt for their street-level bar to party along with other singles.
Jennifer Eberhart is a writer, reader, crafter, traveler and New Yorker. She works in midtown New York City for non-profit organizations. Her degrees are in communication studies and art history.You can contact Jennifer on Twitter at @egyptologist. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.