Roundup: 2013 Anti-Valentine’s Day parties

Elise Widerlite, special to

WASHINGTON – Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples anymore. Anti-Valentine’s Day parties are giving singles a reason to celebrate. Here are a few events in the D.C. area where hearts, flowers and chocolates are not welcome.

Cupid’s Revenge: Ultimate Anti-Valentine’s Day Party Location: Harrington’s Pub & Kitchen, 177 Fleet St., National Harbor, Md. 20745 Hours: 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. Revenge is a dish best served cold. Dodge cupid’s arrow at Harrington’s Pub & Kitchen, where they will be mixing up cold drinks all night long. Cost: $5 Valentine’s martinis, $4 shots of Jameson Website

Cupid’s Stupid Party Location: Ram’s Head Tavern Annapolis, 33 West St., Annapolis, Md. 21401 Hours: 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. Outsmart love. Express your anti-Valentine’s Day sentiment, and meet other singles at the same time. Live performance by the Pressing Strings. Cost: $4 Absolut Monster Cocktails, $5 Love Bombs Website

Anti-Valentine’s Day Singles Party Location: Pratt Street Ale House, 206 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, Md. 21201 Hours: 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. Young hearts will run free at Pratt Street Ale House in a game of love. You and an unknown partner will receive matching heart stickers. Find your partner sporting the same colored heart and win a free shot at the bar. Cost: Select $3 drinks will be available Website

Love Bites Valentine’s Day Party Location: Wilson Tavern, 2403 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va. 22201 Hours: 8 p.m. to midnight Love-hate relationship with Valentine’s Day? You’re not the only one. Celebrate with others who feel the same at Wilson Tavern. Cost: $10 for two drink tickets Website

Broken Hearts and Jaded Lovers

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