Valentine’s Day is traditionally a day for those drunk on the love of another person. But if you don’t have somebody with which to explore this day’s romantic vibe, that is no reason to sit at home and mope about it. There are great places and activities to celebrate your love for yourself, not to mention the spontaneity and fun of the single life. Here are some great places to enjoy Valentine’s Day without needing that “special someone.”
1947 W. 25th St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
www.marketgardenbrewery.comLocated on West 25th Street just north of the West Side Market, The Market Garden Brewery & Distillery is a great place to celebrate with friends or meet somebody new. In a relaxed, friendly environment, The Market Garden serves up tasty brews and great eats. Laugh with your partners in crime over some tasty grub or start a conversation with somebody new over a frosty glass this Valentine’s Day at The Market Garden.
15711 Waterloo Road
Cleveland, OH 44110
www.beachlandballroom.comTavern: A Silent Film & Gold Fields
Time: 8 p.m. (Doors 7 p.m.)
Price: $12Ballroom: Rumpke Mountain Boys
Time: 9 p.m. (Doors 8 p.m.)
Price: $10 advance / $12 day-of-show
Hitting the town without a partner on this day designed for couples? What better way to shake out the cobwebs—not to mention any bitter feelings—than by getting lost in some live music? With two shows to choose from and both costing less than $20 for admission, The Beachland Ballroom offers a great alternative to the packed dance floors of the clubs downtown. The Rumpke Mountain Boys will still make you hot and sweaty as they pump out bluegrass-inspired jams that will have you grabbing that person next to you to shake it down. If you’re looking for a little less foot stomping, but an equally energizing atmosphere, head into The Tavern where A Silent Film & Gold Fields will deliver some alternative European and Australian pop rock to get you smiling.
2785 Euclid Heights Blvd.
Cleveland Heights, OH 44106
www.grogshop.gsOn the Bill: Buckwheat Zydeco
What better place for singles to throw all cares to the wind than good ol’ New Orleans? The Grog Shop will funnel the energy of the city this Valentine’s Day by hosting Buckwheat Zydeco. People young and old can’t help but get sucked into the lively beat of Zydeco. The infectious positivity fused in this musical style will turn the whole place into a celebration of life—which easily inspires good times and perhaps the spark of new love.
5801 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102
www.happydogcleveland.comA great place to relax and enjoy the evening, get a delicious bite to eat and avoid restaurants booked full with reservations, the Happy Dog is a perfect option. A simple menu of hot dogs, French fries and tater tots give you the opportunity to order things exactly the way you want—there are 50 different toppings you can put on your dog and plenty of fully vegan options. If there isn’t a band playing, you will still enjoy a friendly atmosphere with an incredible beer selection. What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than with good people, good food and good brews?
1762 E. 18th St.
Cleveland, OH 44114
www.beckysbar.comTucked just north of Cleveland State University, Becky’s is an unpretentious neighborhood bar perfect for someone looking to have a good time with anybody who happens to walk through the door. With good food and reasonable prices, singles can easily strike up conversation with whoever happens to sit down next to them or approach that hottie sitting across the room. With a pool table and darts and a jukebox equipped with all the classics, Becky’s offers a great little dive to explore on Valentine’s Day.
1212 W. 6th St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
www.liquidcleveland.comLocated on the Northwest corner of the notorious West 6th Street, Liquid has been providing a sexy, intimate environment to Cleveland partiers for over a decade. This club offers you space to follow wherever your evening takes you. Bar time, dancing, cozy booths, great food and music. Throw caution to the wind with that new cutie or just celebrate life with your friends this Valentine’s Day.