Anti-Valentine's Day in Boston

For whatever reason you wish to boycott the sickly sweet Hallmark holiday that is Valentine's Day--you're left single and heartbroken, you feel like restaurant special menus are the nth ring of amateur night hell, you wonder what the big deal is since every day is love-making day--here's a slew of decidedly non-romantic things to do in Boston on Feb. 14, courtesy of our benevolent Citysearch Boston Dictators.

Updated: January 27, 2010

Anti-Valentine's Day

Wine and Cheese Cask

407 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143

WINE O'CLOCK WITH THE LADIES. "OK, so you've got the chick flick, the cake, your devastating lingerie, and an appropriate boyfriend replacement. All you need now is some good vino to knock it all back. Take advantage of the knowledgeable folk at Wine and Cheese Cask to select the perfect bottle for your evening of sexy singledom. Then invite a girlfriend over. You're golden." [Check out LingboLi's perfect V-day for single ladies:]


12 Springfield St, Cambridge, MA 02139

BECAUSE A BURRITO WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU. "Off the beaten path of the T in Inman Square, Olecito offers tacos and burritos composed of different flavors than you might get at Chipotle. The tiny shop is cute and brightly decorated. Your burrito might take longer, but it's definitely more unique. Plus: cute & different. Minus: kinda far from where you're going." [Check out kmckaym's quest for burritos in Cambridge:]

Green Street

280 Green St, Cambridge, MA 02139

BECAUSE EVEN IF THE COCKTAILS AND FRIED THINGS DON'T BRING BACK YOUR SWEETIE, THEY'LL MAKE YOU FEEL JUST AS GOOD. "Excellent cocktails for just $8, steps from the station. Always something deliciously fried on the bar menu. Go here." [Check out rauscha's Red Line pub crawl:]

Patel Brothers

425 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

NO ONE WILL COMPLAIN ABOUT YOUR PICKLE BREATH. "Long known for its Indian grocery stores and restaurants, Moody Street in Waltham lets you hone in on more Southeast Asian flare. Patel Brothers along with Waltham India Grocery are a few good choices if you're in the 'hood. Indian pickling provisions include tomato, lemon, mango, garlic, shrimp/fish (to name a few)." [Check out Alex Rosenzweig's pickle party:]

Beacon Hill Hotel

25 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114

BECAUSE WHILE EVERYONE ELSE MAY BE EATING DUCK LIVER AND FAVA BEAN VELOUTE, YOU CAN STILL HAVE A DAMNED BURGER AT A BISTRO. "Even though I typically order breakfast-y items when I go to brunch, they have a killer juicy burger. The real highlight to the meal is the homemade potato chips. They are perfectly crispy and salty, and they are never shy in the portions." [Check out FunFearlessBean's free-spirited guide to Beacon Hill:]