Many in the Mile High are making Open Table reservations and locking down flower deliveries for February 14. You, on the other hand, find yourself single AF and swiping through Tinder in an attempt to land someone in time for the big day. If this is you, put down the phone. Valentine’s Day is about love, in all forms. And while Denver may not be the nations most “romantic” city, there are plenty of events to look forward to for all in the city this Valentine’s Day:

If You’re Trying to Drink

Beer Dinner at BRU 

Photo courtesy of Bruz Beers

When: Wednesday, February 14, 4 p.m.

Where: BRU, 5290 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder

Cost: $75, buy tickets here.

The Lowdown: BRU in Cherry Creek is extending their love of beer to you this Valentine’s Day with a beer dinner. They’ll pair IPA’s and ales with oysters and more. So if your ideal significant other looks like a freshly poured cold one, make your way to BRU on the 14th.

A Drink Made For Singles at the ART Hotel

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Fire at the Art Hotel. Photo by Camille Breslin.

When: Wednesday, February 14, social hour 3 – 6 p.m.

Where: The ART Hotel, 1201 Broadway St., Denver

Cost: Free entrance

The Lowdown: February can be a cold month in the Mile High, especially if you don’t have the luxury of cozying up with your honey. Singles can warm up this Valentine’s Day by the fire at Denver’s ART Hotel while enjoying the “Lonely Heart Drink,” a cocktail specifically created for solo sippers. The concoction consists of Altos Reposado tequila, lemon juice,  simple syrup and cabernet topper.


If You’re Looking for a Lover  

Dirty Laundry Dating Show

Photo by Ratio Beerworks

When: Wednesday, February 14, 8 to 10 p.m.

Where: Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Ratio Beerworks is going old-school and putting the mystery back in match-ups.  The dirty laundry dating show is Denver’s only live dating show where local singles can compete to go on a date with mystery dreamboat guests. Risk it for the biscuit this February 14th at Ratio. Entrance is free, so what do you have to lose?

Mardi Gras Masquerade

When: Saturday, February 17, 9 p.m.

Where: Fox and Hound, 9239 Park Meadows Dr., Lone Tree

Cost: $ 15, buy tickets here

The Lowdown: Valentine’s Day isn’t just for those in a relationship. And if you’re using the 14th as an excuse to secure a babe for next year’s day of love — the Fox and Hound’s Masquerade Ball is the place to be. Come disguised and ready to dance. The ball will feature New Orleans style food, drinks and dancing.

Valentine’s Day Revenge Party

Grandma's House the Brewery

Photo courtesy of Grandma’s House on Facebook

When: Wednesday, February 14, 5 – 10 p.m.

Where: Grandma’s House, 1720 S. Broadway St., Denver

Cost: Free entrance

The Lowdown: Though Valentine’s Day is known as the day of love, some choose to spend it soaking in the pain of love lost. So while masses of Denver couples flock to restaurants and bars to exchange roses over red wine you could be drinking the past away with Grandmas’s House. This is the spot to be for all those casting away romance for revenge, and by partnering with Wanderculinarilust, Grandmas House is bringing you just that — a night full of beer and bitterness.


The dining room at Edge. Photography by Glenn Ross.

The dining room at Edge. Photography by Glenn Ross.

When: Wednesday, February 14, 7 to 9 p.m.

Where: EDGE Restaurant & Bar, 1111 14th St., Denver

Cost: $27 pre-sale, $35 at the door

The Lowdown: The annual FLIRT Valentine’s Day party is returning with a bang. If you’re ready to put yourself out there and link up with some local singles, this event is for you. So if you’re single and ready to mingle, be there at 7 p.m., in your best cocktail attire.

Dump Him: A Valentine’s Day Open Mic Night

Photo courtesy of The Deer Pile on Facebook

When: Wednesday, February 14, 6- 7:30 p.m.

Where: Deer Pile, 206 E. 13th Ave., Denver

Cost: Free entrance

The Lowdown: Deer Pile is hosting an open mic night for Valentine’s Day and the theme? Relationship Trauma. Whether you express yourself through comedy, poetry music or dance — they’re inviting you to take the stage and take the mic. So bring your woes, grievances of love lost and couple complaints to Deer Pile on the 14th and express your self.


For You and Your Friends

Valentine’s Day ’90s Block Party

Photo courtesy of the Bellco Theatre

When: Wednesday, February 14, 6:30 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Where: Bellco Theatre, 700 14th St., Denver

Cost: $90, buy tickets here

The Lowdown: If you’ve considered bringing back the frosted tips, now’s your chance. Bellco Theatre is hosting Guy, an American hip-hop and soul band and creators of the popular ’90s new jack swing style, and featured guest Teddy Riley in a throwback block party. In addition, the party will feature Jagged Edge, Ginuwine, 112 and Next in a line-up that is sure to bring you back to the days of Walkmans and Wu-Tang.

Galentine’s Day Brunch Crawl 

’70s Valentine’s Day Party

Poka Lola, a new bar inside a new hotel downtown.. Photo by Kyle Cooper.

 When: Wednesday, February 14, 4 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Where: Poka Lola Social Club, 1850 Wazee St., Denver

Cost: Free entrance, RSVP here.

The LowdownIf you’re looking for an excuse to drink and dress up with your crew this Valentine’s Day, Poka Lola is hosting a 1970s party to take their guests back to the days of disco balls and go-go boots. There will be a costume competition at 8 p.m., complimentary polaroid cameras and featured cocktails. Space is limited and though entrance is free, we recommend securing your spot now.

Valentine’s Day Soiree

Photo courtesy of Epernay Lounge on Facebook.

 When: Wednesday, February 14, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Where: Epernay Lounge, 1080 14th St., Denver

Cost: $5, buy tickets here. 

The Lowdown: Epernay Lounge is inviting all of those celebrating the single life to party with them and Guru Productions for the eighth annual singles day soiree. If free shots, champagne, sushi and Ciroc cocktails give you the warm fuzzies grab your single friends and head to Epernay Lounge. Doors open at 9 p.m., and free champagne for the ladies will be available between 9 and 10:30 p.m.

Sweethearts of the Rodeo

Photo courtesy of Hi-Dive via Facebook

When: Wednesday, February 14, 7 p.m.

Where: Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway St., Denver

Cost: $7, buy tickets, here.

The Lowdown: Hi-Dive is inviting women and men alike to escape the pressures of Valentine’s Day at the Sweethearts of the Rodeo concert. The show will feature all female country musicians Chella & The Charm, Ryann & Lee, Jennifer Jane Nicely, Bonnie & Taylor Sims and Five Mile Woods. This concert is going to be a blast, whether you’re looking to fall in love with music this Wednesday or spending Galentine’s day with the girls. Doors open at 7 p.m.


If You’re Looking for Adventure

Puff, Pass and Paint 

When: Thursday, February 15, 7 – 9 p.m.

Where: 2087 S. Grant St., Denver

Cost: $54, book a class and buy tickets here.

The Lowdown: Some prefer green flowers over red roses. If you’re one of those people join the puff, pass & paint class Thursday, February 15 for a step-by-step painting class. The two-hour class includes an instructor, all painting supplies and an 11″ x 14″ canvas. All those in attendance are encouraged to BYOC (bring your own cannabis) and BYOJ (bring your own joy.) The 14th doesn’t have to be all red wine and filet mignon, especially if you’re over 21 and looking for a Mile “high” Valentine’s Day experience.

Valentine’s Day Sushi and Joint Rolling Class 

Photo by My 420 Tours

 When: Wednesday, February 14, 7 p.m.

Where: My 420 Tours, 3881 Steele St., Denver

Cost: $69, buy tickets here.

The Lowdown: What do sushi and marijuana have in common? They’re both being rolled this February 14 at My 420 Tours. The event will be curated by an executive sushi chef and expert joint roller.

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