Anti-Valentine's Weekend

With the big annoying holiday falling on Sunday this year, the likelihood of having to stomach couples in full schmoopie mode during the weekend is quite high. That's why it's important to figure out a few boisterous spots in order avoid these folks at all cost. So whether you're a singleton chasing tail or a couple that's just ?over it,? our calls for a bitchin? good time over Valentine's weekend.

Updated: January 22, 2010

Not For Couples

Johnny's Hideaway

3771 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30342

Nothing says ?let loose? like dancing with hammered, old people. This Buckhead institution is known as party-land for the cut-a-rug 50's crowd, but a younger set invades it on the weekends, making for a strangely awesome mix of lighthearted, dance-happy folks. If you can't have fun here, you're hopeless.


1170 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Unless sports are being shown on the tube, there are few reasons to get rowdy with high-fives, back slaps and surprise smooches. However, this cool, basement bar underneath White Provisions boasts a slew of games (backgammon, bocce ball, croquet) making it easy to get to know (or taunt) your neighbor.


227 10th St, Atlanta, GA 30309

It's no secret that gay guys know how to have a good time, so we turn to the most flamboyant bar in Atlanta, Blakes on the Park. While straight gents might want to roll with a lady friend for ?decoy? reasons, this hopping spot is a fun paradise for gays or gals. And if they blast Beyonce's ?Single Ladies? ? watch out.

Highland Tap

1026 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

With a combination of bizarrely nice steak house and dark, cougar-happy singles bar, this place feels like you're in some strange movie. But a fun one, with good food. Most of the folks eating at the Tap are either business guys or groups, but the true partiers are known to dominate the bar area.

Graveyard Tavern

1245 Glenwood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Who goes dancing? Schmoopie couples? Hell no! Rowdy singletons, baby. Throwing down at this single-spot is a surefire way to turn Valentine's cheer into devilish fun. Those not in the mood to shake it can play pool, nosh on surprisingly sophisticated bar bites, or get cozy with a new friend on one of the worn-in sofas.