It’s that day of the year that single people usually dread: Valentine's Day.
This year singles should actually be looking forward to celebrating their freedom. So consider skipping Fifty Shades Darker and gather a group of friends or splurge on the most important person in your life — yourself! — at these ten Miami spots that are catering to singletons today.
1. Brasserie Azur
Guys and girls can get the squad together at the chic midtown hub and indulge in oysters, charcuterie, pizza, and French delicacies for half-price all night and $5 cocktails. Manager Antoine Delgado encourages singles to dine, saying, “At Brasserie Azur we welcome and celebrate those special friendships. It's not about dinner for two. Invite your whole crew, bring your
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3. Semilla Eatery
This French-inspired eatery might be doing a special menu for couples but it hasn't forgotten about singles. A V-Day happy hour from 6-8 p.m. features $6 bites and $8 cocktails. Ladies will also receive 50 percent off champagne at the bar and a specially priced pink limoncello cocktail ($10).
Yes, that's right. Anyone who is still trying to overcome a breakup can "shred their ex." Just bring a photo of your ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend to the restaurant and tear it up (or ask your waitress). You'll be rewarded with 10 free wings with any purchase of 10 wings. For those guests who'd rather not shred at the location,
5. Vagabond Kitchen + Bar
Chef Roberto Dubois and the team at Vagabond are reserving the communal chef's table for ten single ladies only. "We wanted to give single ladies a reason to get dressed up and enjoy Valentine's Day. I'll be coming out of the kitchen to explain each course. We want to pamper all the single ladies out there and make them feel extra special." The seating is at 7:30 p.m. and includes four courses accompanied by bottomless bubbles ($75 per person). Reserve your space via eventbrite.com.
6. The Wynwood Yard
The yard is hosting Addicted to Art for a special singles appreciation night, and DJ Le Spam will be on the stage spinning old-school beats. The Bar at the Yard is pouring a Heartbreak Hotel
7. Bay Club
Managing partner Cristina Ventura wants singles to enjoy the evening at Bay Club, saying, "There is a lot of pressure associated with Valentine's Day. It's even worse for singles. They are the ones who need a drink or two." The Lucali-adjoining neighbor will serve a complimentary buffet from 5 to 8 p.m. in addition to free house champagne and tequila cocktails from 7 to 9 p.m., courtesy of Casa Noble. For those looking to sip on something more luxurious, drink half-priced bottles of champagne like Veuve Clicquot, Perrier-Jouët, and Dom Pérignon. This promotion takes place Tuesday, February 14, and Wednesday, February 15.
8. Faena Hotel
Pamper the day away and visit the 22,000-square-foot space Tierra Santa Healing House. Go with a group of girls or fly solo and indulge in a spa treatment, followed by a
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9. The Anderson
Happy hour at the Anderson runs from 5 to 8 p.m. with $6 well drinks, $4 rotating IPA, and $6 wine by the glass. However, the drink of choice might be Forget Valentine's Day ($6.69), crafted especially for the evening by bar manager Josh Alpertsetin.
Skip girls' night and swing solo. After a day of shopping at Bal Harbour, treat yourself to sushi by Chef Makoto Okuwa. Sit at the sushi bar and be among fellow singles who just want to celebrate a good meal. Makoto says, "There is something really special about sitting at the sushi bar. You are watching the sushi chefs prepare beautiful dishes; makes it like dinner and a show."