Valentine's Day is upon us and either you planned ahead and made the reservations at Eddie V's Prime Seafood, Del Frisco's, Grace, SER Steak + Spirits or one of the many fine dining establishments across DFW or you're in need of a last-minute bit of good luck.
Then again, you could be single and find yourself celebrating what many choose to call "Single Awareness Day."
Here is a sampling of things to do on V-Day in DFW:
Singles Remixed takes place on Feb. 13th at the Aloft Hotel in downtown Dallas. It is the 2nd annual 'Anti-Valentine's' event that focuses on singles meeting new people while benefiting Dallas charities. Last year's inaugural event had over 100 people and raised money for Big Brothers, Big Sisters.
Frankie's Sports Bar & Grill has three locations in DFW (Uptown, Lewisville and Sundance Square) and will be the prime spot for those who think 'Love Stinks.' If you have a picture of your ex or a letter or note from that horrible person, a shredder will be available and accompanied by a free drink. Happy Hour prices are available all night long provided your are clad in black and drink specials include $3 for 'Love Stinks,' 'Arrow Thru My Heart,' 'Bitter End,' and 'Cupid is Stupid.'
Dee Lincoln's Dining Room & Bubble Bar is the site for the Cocktails and Kisses party with signature cocktails, a DJ, and plenty of kisses (chocolate). Everyone is welcome couples or not and tickets are $20 at the door. Dinner ($50) and Bottle service ($225) are available. Further information at (214) 979-9463.
The Pour House on West 7th in Fort Worth is hosting its 4th annual 'Mingle with Singles' featuring contests, prizes from the Velvet Box and games including 'Pour House Sex Trivia.'
Avenu Lounge in Uptown is hosting its own Valentine's Day event for both couples and singles. Ladies can enjoy complimentary champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, Valentine's Day candy and receive a red rose and a "Pamper Me" gift bag which includes a tanning membership at Darque Tan, a gym membership at LA Fitness, a spa treatment at Contempo Spa and more. That being said, single guys in DFW can expect plenty of single ladies to be on hand for this party.
LEVU in Dallas is hosting "Love Bites: A Valentine's Day theme event" presented by Jose Cuervo Platino featuring a chocolate fountain, candy girls and a sexy vampire staff. There will be complimentary cocktails from 9-10 p.m. Two-time US Disco Mix Club champion DJ Klever from LA will also be on hand.
WinStar World Casino, located an hour north of downtown Fort Worth has it covered if you want to go with some of your single friends with its golf course (forecast is 66). Is it possible to celebrate being single more than playing golf on Valentine's Day and then hitting up the casino? Then again, should you be in need of some last second Cupid's magic, the new Capisce Ristorante Italiano has a Valentine's Sweetheart Package available on Thursday Feb. 14th through Sat. Feb. 16th.
McFadden's Addison is hosting the 'Win a Date with Manti Te'o's girlfriend' for single guys in DFW. Ladies get to show the one who got away what they are missing and win tanning, spa and photoshoot packages.
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