Single? Taken? Confused?
Whatever your relationship status may be, Valentine's Day in the Magic City is all about love... The love of partying, of course.
So drink that love potion (#9?) and get ready to be struck with Cupid's fuzzy arrow at Miami's six best Valentine's Day parties, from Gramps' Pre-Valentine's Day middle school dance to Cheap Miami's V-Day party at Churchill's Pub to Miguel's live poolside performance at the Delano Hotel.
With all that romance in the club, who knows what'll happen? Maybe you'll end up finding your main squeeze for the night.
See also: Valentine's Day: Six Worst First Dates
Pre-Valentine's Day Middle School Dance. With DJs Chris Video, Gooddroid, and Deadhead. Thursday, February 12, 9 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Free. Remember those awkward middle school dances? You know, the one where your third-period crush made your heart melt when he asked you out? But when Usher's slow jam "Let It Burn" came on, you couldn't even get close to first base because your mom was eying your every move? Thankfully, those days are long gone. But you gotta admit, it was pretty fun and the music was badass.
Relive the romance and old-school tracks of seventh grade with $16 bottles of bubbly, Mr. or Mrs. Right (Now), and a heart-themed photo booth at Gramps' Pre-Valentine's Day bash.
Seth Troxler's Terrace of Love. With ALX in the loft. Saturday, February 14, 10 p.m. Space, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; 305-375-0001; clubspace.com. Tickets cost $20 to $30 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Enter the Terrace of Love and watch fireworks explode on the dance floor with Seth Troxler's sexy techno beats and all the hopeless romantics at Space.
Be My Valentine. With Atish, Jeremy Ismael, and Surreal Flight. Saturday, February 14, 10 p.m. Do Not Sit on the Furniture, 423 16th St., Miami Beach; 510-550-5067; facebook.com/DoNotSit. Tickets cost $15 plus fees via residentadvisor.net, or $20 at the door. "Deep, emotive, ecstatic." That's the kinda night you're in for when San Fran beat doctor Atish brings his "pure passion for music" to Don't Sit for the SoBe club's Be My Valentine love affair.
Neck Deep Valentine's Party. With Party Flag, Sewerslutz, Buffy, the Bearings, Perro Negro Miami, DJs Neon Brown, and Pattycakes. Presented by Cheap Miami. Saturday, February 15, 10 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. $5. Go Neck Deep (in love, of course) this V-Day with the rockin' tuneage of Buffy, the Bearings, and all the lovers, cheaters, and swingers at Churchill's. Word around the street is that a dating game is in the works. Maybe you'll end up meeting your match made in musical heaven.
Miguel. Live poolside performance and after party with DJs Iron Lyon and Don Hot. Saturday, February 14, 10 p.m. Delano Hotel and FDR at the Delano, 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-672-2000; delano-hotel.com. Tickets cost $150 to $277 plus fees via nightout.com and include open bar from 10 to 11 p.m. Ages 21 and up. Watch your smooth talkin' lover boy Miguel "paint aural portraits of his loves, his heartbreaks, and his kinky little fantasies" at the Delano's poolside V-Day bash and after-party.
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Hank & Cupcakes. Bardot Valentine's Day Party with Laura (of Miami) and Artime. Saturday, February 14, 10 p.m. Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-7750; bardotmiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via showclix.com. Ages 21 and up. "There Ain't No Love" like the "raw, edgy, pop" love of Brooklyn's indie pop duo Hank & Cupcakes. Bask in that pure, unadulterated amour with your lovers and friends at Bardot.
Happy Valentine's Day!