Just because you don’t have a significant other doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy all the Valentine’s Day fun the city has to offer. Pittsburgh has plenty of singles events and parties happening throughout the city’s bars and restaurants. If you’re single, get ready to mingle at these five bars and events where you’re sure to find Valentine’s Day romance, or at least a good time.
123 7th St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Date: Feb. 2 – 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
You never know who will hold the key to your heart until you sign up for the Pittsburgh Lock and Key Singles Party held at the Bossa Nova lounge. Lock and Key events are fast becoming the one of the hottest singles events throughout the country, giving singles a chance to socialize and meet other singles without the awkward ice breakers of traditional happy hours. Each woman holds a lock and each man a key with the ultimate goal of getting hit by Cupid’s arrow and finding the key that unlocks each lock in a new take on speed dating. During this hunt for your match, you’ll have the opportunity to win awesome prizes and meet potential matches. This event is designed specifically for singles between the ages of 24 and 49.
5442 Walnut St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
This Shadyside bar is Pittsburgh’s gem when it comes to the city’s singles scene. In fact, Doc’s Place has been consistently voted home of Pittsburgh’s best singles scene by Pittsburgh City Search for four years. Stop by this Valentine’s Day from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for Doc’s happy hour specials that include $1.50 off wine and mixed drinks and $3 off all pitchers. Mingle with other singles in the martini bar, The Hideaway, and share an appetizer or dessert. If you’ve got a broken heart this Valentine’s Day, Doc’s Place may have the cure for you.Related: Best Singles Bars In Pittsburgh
2013 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Date: Feb. 1 – 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Price: $12 per person
Whether you’re drowning your single-status sorrows in a bottle of cabernet sauvignon or sharing a romantic evening over a glass of pinot grigio, nothing says Valentine’s Day quite like wine. Register for this two-hour class, which gives you the opportunity to sample Dreadnought’s selection of white and red wines as well as bread and the Pennsylvania Macaroni Company’s fine cheeses. If you’re looking to meet a fellow Oenophiliac, or wine lover, there’s no better place in the city. While you’re there, seek out a fellow single wine taster to help you select a bottle of wine and invite him or her to share a glass. You must be 21 years of age to participate in any of Dreadnought Wines’ tasting events.
930 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Date: Feb. 11 – 9:30 p.m.
There’s nothing sexier than a man who knows how to dance, except maybe one who knows how to heat up the dance floor with salsa dancing. If you love to shake it and you’re looking for a partner that can really move, check out salsa night every Monday at Seviche. If you’re a bit nervous about hitting the dance floor, loosen up at happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and keep your eyes peeled for a potential dance partner. At 9:30 p.m., kick up your heels with Bobby D Salsa lessons for beginners where you’ll learn the basics of salsa. After you’ve worked up an appetite in class, invite your partner to enjoy some hot Latin cuisine and rhythms in Seviche’s South Beach style restaurant and bar.
Giant Eagle Market District
100 Settlers Ridge Center Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Date: Feb. 14 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
If the fastest way to a man’s (or woman’s) heart is through his stomach, you’ll have him falling for you in no time when you attend the Giant Eagle Market District Valentine’s Dinner Date. This three-hour cooking class is the perfect excuse to invite your crush out for a relaxing evening at Giant Eagle’s Robinson location where the two of you can get cozy cooking a special meal together. If cooking goes well, enjoy your meal by candlelight as well as a box of hand-dipped chocolates to go. Registration for this dinner date is $110 and can be completed by visiting the “Events” page on the Giant Eagle Market District website.
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Jessica Wasik lives in Pittsburgh where works as a full-time figure skating coach sharing her passion with todays generation of young skaters. A graduate of Robert Morris University with a degree in English Studies, Jessica is also a contributing writer for Allegheny West Magazine. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.