As chocolates, hearts and teddy bears begin to take over stores, it can only mean one thing – Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Whether couples are ready to celebrate or the girls’ group chat is already discussing how to celebrate Galentine’s Day, Miami is a city ready to embrace the love, or the hate, February 14 brings.
For the one who just broke up:
Nothing says anti-love like getting ready to throw out an exes’ things out the window. Why not bring a picture to rip up and get free wings out of it too? Bring a picture of your ex to Hooters and let the waitress “shred your ex.” Not only is it cathartic, but you will get 10 free boneless wings with the purchase of any 10 wings. Free wings and a shredded ex? Sign me up.
For the couple who claims they know wine:
Test your knowledge about wine and cheese at Lagniappe, a hole in the wall winery that has gained a reputation of being voted the Top Wine Bar in America by Wine Enthusiast. With an array of more than 150 wines and beers, grab your favorite Valentine and get ready to drink, eat cheese and listen to a live band from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m., every day. Plus, the light-strung outside yard is a great backdrop to capture the moment.
3425 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137; 305-576-0108
For the ones who swear they’re Beyoncé:
Whether you’re going with your Valentine or rounding up your friends, Sing Sing Karaoke is a guaranteed good time. It’s where Beyoncé and Jay-Z crashed a karaoke party – so why can’t you? At only $8 per person/hour, book a room to hold 10-12 people and get ready to make some memories. If you get there before 8 p.m., it’s only $4 per person/hour with $4 drinks, beer and wine. Your Snapchat story will thank you.
717 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-763-8410
For the movie lover in your life:
Even though the rest of the country is still dealing with snow, here in Miami we’re figuring out how to keep the sand off our blankets for the free screening of Dirty Dancing. As part of the Movies in the Sand film series, the free screening starts at 7 p.m. at the Miami Beach Edition. Want a different choice in movies? The Free SoundScape Cinema Series will show Casablanca at 8 p.m. at the Miami Beach SoundScape ExoStage.
Miami Beach Edition: 2901 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL.; 786-257-4500.
Soundscape Park: 400 17th St., Miami Beach, FL.; 305-673-3330