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Dump Cupid: Your Anti-Valentine's Day Guide

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Don't have a date or any plans for Valentine's Day? No worries, there are plenty of activities and specials for all the singles out there. Check out our guide, get out there and have some fun instead of sitting at home watching Bachelor reruns. Who knows, you might even meet your match.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Piece Brewery & Pizzeria

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1927 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 772-4422
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Piece’s Swingin’ Singles Party will bring singles together with pizzas, beers, half-priced Champagnes and Piece’s ‘love potion’ cocktails. There will also be karaoke, cool prizes and complimentary Piece condoms on hand for a night of piece and love.

2. Antique Taco

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1360 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 687-8697
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No date? No problem. Antique Taco will be serving up single tacos all day on S.I.N.G.L.E. Thursday along with complimentary desserts and ‘love potion’ drink specials. So don’t let wallow in misery and celebrate your love of tacos instead.

3. Bull & Bear

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431 N Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 527-5973
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Single ladies can let their inner Carrie out at Bull & Bear’s Sex and the City Trivia Night. Book your team by emailing trivia@bullbearbar.com

4. Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar

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960 W 31st St
Chicago, IL 60608
(773) 890-0588
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Stop in for a drink and The Look of Love, a tribute by DJ Joe Bryl to the love ballads of Burt Bacharach and Scott Walker from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Who knows, you might not even go home alone after such a set.

5. The Pony

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1638 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 828-5055
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Meet your match at The Pony’s Singles Valentine’s Day Mixer. Specials include $4 Stoli, $5 Stoli bombs and $8 cheese pizza. Sign up online at FastDater.

6. Franklin Tap

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325 S. Franklin St.
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 212-3262
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Who needs a companion when you’ve got alcohol? Franklin Tap will offer four drink specials during ‘Beer is My Valentine:’ $3 Miller High Lifes, $4 Young Double Chocolate Stouts, $5 Timmerman’s Strawberry Lambics and $5 “Chocolate-Covered Strawberries” (a pint of Timmerman’s floated on top of Young’s).

7. Old Town Social

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455 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 266-2277
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Celebrate the single life with $5 Malort shots, $9 Bitter Gin Fizz Cocktails and other menu specials along with a live DJ spinning tunes.

8. McGee's Tavern & Grille

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950 W Webster Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 549-8200
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Forget about love and imbibe instead with a Screw Cupid Pub Crawl between McGee’s, Duffy’s, Durkin’s, Redmond’s, Wrightwood Tap and Maeve. $5 gets you a trolley ride to all of the bars and drink specials will include $3 cupid punch, $4 Ketel One cocktails and $3 Bud drafts. Purchase tickets online.

9. Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club

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3700 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 525-1111
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All of the single ‘Little Monsters’ can look for love at Kit Kat Lounge’s Lady Gaga-themed Valentine’s celebration. Diva Aurora Sexton will perform as Lady Gaga and singles can enjoy a special menu all weekend and sip on Gaga cocktails like the “Bad Romance.”

1. Piece Brewery & Pizzeria

1927 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Piece’s Swingin’ Singles Party will bring singles together with pizzas, beers, half-priced Champagnes and Piece’s ‘love potion’ cocktails. There will also be karaoke, cool prizes and complimentary Piece condoms on hand for a night of piece and love.
1927 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

2. Antique Taco

1360 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
No date? No problem. Antique Taco will be serving up single tacos all day on S.I.N.G.L.E. Thursday along with complimentary desserts and ‘love potion’ drink specials. So don’t let wallow in misery and celebrate your love of tacos instead.
1360 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

3. Bull & Bear

431 N Wells St., Chicago, IL 60654
Single ladies can let their inner Carrie out at Bull & Bear’s Sex and the City Trivia Night. Book your team by emailing trivia@bullbearbar.com
431 N Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60654

4. Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar

960 W 31st St, Chicago, IL 60608
Stop in for a drink and The Look of Love, a tribute by DJ Joe Bryl to the love ballads of Burt Bacharach and Scott Walker from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Who knows, you might not even go home alone after such a set.
960 W 31st St
Chicago, IL 60608

5. The Pony

1638 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
Meet your match at The Pony’s Singles Valentine’s Day Mixer. Specials include $4 Stoli, $5 Stoli bombs and $8 cheese pizza. Sign up online at FastDater.
1638 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60657

6. Franklin Tap

325 S. Franklin St., Chicago, IL 60606
Who needs a companion when you’ve got alcohol? Franklin Tap will offer four drink specials during ‘Beer is My Valentine:’ $3 Miller High Lifes, $4 Young Double Chocolate Stouts, $5 Timmerman’s Strawberry Lambics and $5 “Chocolate-Covered Strawberries” (a pint of Timmerman’s floated on top of Young’s).
325 S. Franklin St.
Chicago, IL 60606

7. Old Town Social

455 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Celebrate the single life with $5 Malort shots, $9 Bitter Gin Fizz Cocktails and other menu specials along with a live DJ spinning tunes.
455 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

8. McGee's Tavern & Grille

950 W Webster Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
Forget about love and imbibe instead with a Screw Cupid Pub Crawl between McGee’s, Duffy’s, Durkin’s, Redmond’s, Wrightwood Tap and Maeve. $5 gets you a trolley ride to all of the bars and drink specials will include $3 cupid punch, $4 Ketel One cocktails and $3 Bud drafts. Purchase tickets online.
950 W Webster Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

9. Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club

3700 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60613
All of the single ‘Little Monsters’ can look for love at Kit Kat Lounge’s Lady Gaga-themed Valentine’s celebration. Diva Aurora Sexton will perform as Lady Gaga and singles can enjoy a special menu all weekend and sip on Gaga cocktails like the “Bad Romance.”
3700 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60613

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