Celebrate being single in Vegas on Valentine’s Day

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Romance and love are everywhere you look in Las Vegas on Valentine’s Day. It seems like every restaurant in town has a romantic dinner special for couples and there are so many weddings in town you’re bound to see a bride and groom every time you turn around. But what if you’re single? Don’t worry, despite all of the activities going on for couples, Vegas is still the place to party if you’re happily unattached this Valentine’s Day.

SADcakes cocktail at Culinary Dropout

Culinary Dropout, a gastropub at Hard Rock Hotel, is celebrating “Single’s Awareness Day” on Friday, Feb. 15 by serving up some tasty cocktails for $8 each. The Cat Lady is a sweet concoction featuring equal parts Tanqueray Gin and Veev. SADcakes is a tasty treat made with Mailbu and Cruzan Rum. For the gentleman who can’t seem to settle down, the bar is serving up the Permanent Bachelor, a balance of Jim Beam and strawberry and orange bitters. Guests can also embrace their single status with the Effen Cupid, made with Effen Black Cherry Vodka and garnished with conversation hearts. Culinary Dropout will also be serving $5 champagne, $2 paper bag special beers and $4 well drinks.

Señor Frog’s Las Vegas at Treasure Island Hotel & Casino will host the “Kiss a Frog” singles fiesta on Thursday, Feb. 14. Single señoritas will be encouraged to fiesta their way through the day with themed drinks and numerous giveaways. Starting at 8 p.m. on Valentine’s night, there will be a ladies-first one-hour open bar with well vodka cocktails. The party bar will also offer sexy signature fishbowl drinks including the Frog’s Kiss, Frogasm, Hot Pants and Horny Cupid, all priced at $18. Ladies can enter to win bar tabs, Señor Frog’s merchandise, dinner for two at the restaurant, Mystère tickets and the grand prize, a Tiffany & Co. necklace.

Sugar Factory American Brasserie at Paris Las Vegas will offer a “Love Bites” anti-Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu for guests looking to avoid the lovey-dovey dinner this year on Thursday, Feb. 14. Executive Chef Matthew Piekarski has created a menu that sappy lovers won’t be allowed to enjoy on Valentine’s Day, starting with an amuse-bouche of creamy garlic soup. The second course is “bleeding heart” arancini – fried risotto balls oozing with smoked salt beet gelee. Anti-Valentine’s diners will dig into Sugar Factory’s specially made dry-rubbed, barbeque pork ribs. Topped with blood orange mulato barbeque sauce, the ribs are accompanied by pickled cabbage and sweet and spicy beans. The anti-cupid celebration will finish with “cold hearted” vanilla semifreddo, topped with pistachio butter and burnt cherry compote. The “Love Bites” menu, priced at $40 per person, will be served from 4 to 11 p.m. exclusively on Valentine’s Day.

The drinks will flow in Cabo Wabo Cantina at Miracle Mile Shops inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino with a “Love Stinks, Let’s Drink” party on Thursday, Feb. 14. The hard-rockin’ cantina will celebrate the independent and fabulous life with Sangarita, a combination of margarita and sangria, for $10 a glass and $30 per pitcher. Partygoers may toast to lovers past with $5 anti-Valentine’s shots including the Ex-Boyfriend, a stout blend of Patrón XO Café and Baileys Irish Cream, and the Ex-Girlfriend, a hard-hitting mix of tequila and Tabasco.

Rockhouse, located at The Grand Canal Shoppes in The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, invites all ladies to its “Don’t Bring Your Boyfriend to Our Bar” Valentine’s Day bash on Thursday, Feb. 14. The bar will offer all female guests $5 glasses of champagne, complimentary bull rides and candy necklaces from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m.

Ghostbar at the Palms is inviting singles to tweet and mingle at  a Lonely Hearts Tweet Up Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. The evening kicks off with music by Ryne Green and there will be giveaways including a color consultation and application at Kim Vō Salon, two Brenden Theatres tickets and four tickets to Jazzy Jeff at Moon nightclub Feb. 16.

Kristine McKenzie

It’s not that warm in Minnesota. I know this from spending half my life freezing in the northern part of the state. So 20 years ago, I decided to thaw out and traded in scarves and mittens for tank tops and flip-flops (Take that, polar vortex!). I swapped snow for 300 days of sun a year. I may not have been born here, but there are hotels that haven’t lasted in Vegas as long as I have. The Sands, Hacienda, Aladdin, Desert Inn and the Stardust too. I've been to my fair share of implosion parties. (Yeah, that’s a thing.) As a writer for Vegas.com, I've applauded hundreds of shows, explored every major hotel in town and raised a few glasses at most of the city's bars and clubs. Now I'm the resident foodie here. I write about all things dining — from $3.99 shrimp cocktail at the Golden Gate to the finest sushi at Nobu, and everything in between.

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