One day of the year that most singles dread waking up to is Valentine’s Day i.e. February 14. A day when couples openly showcase their love for one another and expect others to go aww for them. However, if you are single, you probably hate all the mushiness as much as you hate this holiday and the couples who cannot stop the PDA. Luckily, not everything is for couples, there are establishments that understand how annoying couples can be on Valentine’s Day and host events for singles. Whether you a happy or soppy single, don’t just fume over other couples’ cozy photos, get up and go for these events where you can meet others like you and have a blast this Valentine’s Day. Here’s our list of events for singles this Valentine’s Day. ALSO SEE Hotels in India that allow unmarried couples
Free drinks at BarShala, Delhi
This year, BarShala, an affordable resto-pub is hosting something for singles. It is not only allowing free stag entry, you can also get a free drink if you take a selfie with a cauliflower and share it on their social page. Currently, there are four outlets of the pub in Delhi and if you don’t have any plans for the day yet, you probably can hit any of them to have a great time. The friendly pub serves some amazing desi food that is quirky and tasty.
Where: Janakpuri, Karkardooma, East of Kailash, NDMC
Contact: 098918 00000
Karaoke at Irish House, Mumbai
The Irish House has several outlets in Mumbai and all of them are celebrating single’s week currently. Every day is a different event and on Valentine’s Day, they are hosting a karaoke session today for singles. Sing to your heart’s content as your celebrate your singlehood with other singles. The party begins at 9 pm and will go on until the pub shuts.
Where: Fort, Lower Parel, Veera Desai Area, Malad West, Kurla, Thane West, Bandra West
Contact: 022 49150000
Stand-up Comedy at Backstage Cafe Bar, Mumbai
Laughter is the best medicine so this Valentine’s Day laugh out loud as 10 comedians dish out their best jokes at the Backstage Cafe Bar. Not just for singles, this event is for couples as well. Let’s see who is at the receiving end of the jokes and jibes this evening.
Where: Mhada Road, Model Town, SV Patel Nagar, Andheri West, Mumbai
Contact: 098927 20001
Paintball at Breakout, Kolkata
A riot of colors and explosions await you at Breakout Paintball Club where you can shoot others or take one for the team. So what if you are single this Valentine’s Day, this is the best way to enjoy the day with others who are equally enthusiastic about the activity.
Where: 24, Ray Street, Near Elgin Road, Forum Shopping Mall, Lane Opp. Bhawanipur Education Society College, Kolkata
Contact: 070447 96366
Speed Dating at Harry’s Bar and Cafe, Bangalore
Tired of swiping left and right on your phone? If you are single and would like to meet someone interesting this Valentine’s Day, head to Harry’s where a speed dating event is taking place today. You will come face to face with at least 8-10 singles, interacting with them for about eight minutes each. And you like, you can take it forward from there. Organized by LOL or Life of Line, it has helped people hook up and find a match in minutes.
Where: 2003, 100 Feet Rd, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bengaluru
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