Valentine’s Day can be a joyous moment if you’re dating and in love. However, when you’re single, the holiday can be the longest and most dreaded 24 hours of your life. With sappy love commercials on every channel and numerous heart shaped designs found in every store, this day of love is a constant reminder of just how lonely the single life can be. Instead of drowning yourself in pitiful sorrows, take a look at these local bars and venues, which celebrate the bachelor and bachelorette version of Valentines’ Day, commonly known as Anti-Valentine’s Day.

Bond Street Social
901 S. Bond Street
Baltimore, Md. 21231
(443) 449 -6234

Price: $15 cover charge
Hours: Feb. 7, 6-9 p.m.

Calling all bachelors and bachelorettes. Baltimore is hosting its top singles happy hour event with a Valentine’s Day social, but only for singles. With specialty cocktails and complimentary social plates, this event is expected to gather more than 300 singles. In addition to food and drink specials, the social will also provide live musical performances along with a candy bar to treat yourself or another eligible singleton on this day of love.

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Photo Credit: Howl At The Moon

Photo Credit: Howl At The Moon

Howl at the Moon
22 Market Place
Baltimore, Md. 21202
(410) 783-5111

In the midst of Power Plant Live!, Baltimore’s downtown chain of bars and nightlife venues, this piano bar is ideal for singles everywhere. With cocktail specials such as the “X-boyfriend” and “Bad Romance,” this bar will heavily promote the single life. In addition to Anti-Valentine’s Day cocktails, Howl at the Moon is known for its high-energy, live musical shows. Many of the world’s greatest rock n’ roll performances have reached the stages with highlights from famous rock songs of the 70s, 80s, and 90s.

Photo Credit: Red Maple

Photo Credit: Red Maple

Red Maple
930 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, Md. 21201
(410) 547-0149

Price: $5 cover charge

Voted the Best Singles Bar by many local publications, Red Maple is ideal to meet fellow bachelors and bachelorettes. Since the venue is both a restaurant and nightclub, the environment is quite inviting for mingling. The Fireside Lounge offers an intimate lounge area, which include three large communal tables, large enough to accommodate a group of fifteen. The lounge also includes a dance floor where you can spend your Valentine’s Day grooving to the sounds of techno and avant-pop. Featuring creative tapas plates, Red Maple is great for a relaxed evening of meeting others.

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Eden’s Lounge
15 W. Eager Street
Baltimore, Md. 21201
(410) 244-0405

Located in the heart of the Mount Vernon neighborhood, an area well known for its multicultural events and venues, Eden’s Lounge attracts a rather diverse crowd, especially on Valentine’s Day.  This year, the infamous Ethiopian-inspired lounge will host a single lady’s rendition of Valentine’s Day. Not only will there be two-for-one drink specials, but the lounge will also feature a live band performance. At this luxurious lounge with two full bars and three VIP rooms, you’ll be far from lonely, as you mix and mingle with one of Baltimore’s liveliest crowds.


Mad River
1110 S. Charles Street
Baltimore, Md. 21230
(410) 727-2333

Mad River is known to draw an attractive, young, professional crowd. For that reason, groups of singles gather every year for the bar’s annual “Anti-Valentine’s Day” party. Instead of couples parading their love with heart filled gestures, bachelors and bachelorettes join at Mad River to enjoy a night of all you can drink specials along with flavorful appetizers. Known for its wide selection of tasty crab dishes, this bar and grille will turn Valentine’s Day into one of the best single’s day celebration.

Cherise Lesesne is a freelance writer covering all things Baltimore. Her work can be found on