If the trappings of Valentine's Day make you roll your eyes, several metro Atlanta bars and restaurants are hosting events that'll help you celebrate in your own way.
Grab your gals
Celebrate the ladies in your life with this Pre-Galentine’s Day Waffles and Bellinis Brunch at Hampton + Hudson, offering Bellini specials as well as family-style waffle boards with toppings, a photo booth and sweet treats.
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 11. Hampton + Hudson, 299 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta. hamptonandhudson.com
Oh yes, it's ladies night
If brunch doesn't give you all the girls time you crave, check out NBC's "Good Girls" Galentine's Day party, celebrating the launch of the new Atlanta-shot show "Good Girls". Sample specialty drinks and strike a pose in the "Good Girls"-themed photo booth.
Event entry is free and open to the public. Admission includes a complimentary Toast Vodka beverage, light snacks and desserts. Mention that you are attending the event for reduced valet parking rate of $10 parking at the W Atlanta - Buckhead. RSVP here by Feb. 9: gofobo.com/GOODGIRLSAtlanta
6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 13. Whiskey Blue, 3377 Peachtree Road, Atlanta.
Hate on Valentine's Day with your friends
If you're single but not looking to mingle, head to The Den at BeetleCat's anti-Valentine's Day party, complete with themed tunes (think "Bitterwseet Symphony" and "All the Single Ladies") and heartbreak-themed cocktails including the Blue Valentine - blanco tequila, genepy des alpes, lemon, lime and simple syrup, topped in a Collins glass with blue curacao – for $10. The regular menu will
5-11 p.m. Feb. 14. The Den at BeetleCat, 299 North Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta. 678-732-0360, beetlecatatl.com.
Get your ex out of your head
If you're still fixated on that boyfriend or girlfriend who did you wrong, check out Meehan's Buckhead's Shred Your Ex party, giving scorned lovers a chance to destroy photos of their former flame. Marriage licenses, pictures, old love letters...you name it, Meehan's will shred it. Watch the destruction and drown those sorrows with half priced bottles of wine.
7 p.m. Feb. 14. Meehan's Public House Buckhead, 322 East Paces Ferry Road NE, Atlanta. 470-355-5116, meehanspublichouse.com/location/buckhead
Have a beer-y good time, even if you're single
Whether you're love sick or sick of love, you'll be in good company at Reformation Brewery's Love Bites Trivia Night. You can also get a sneak peek of the brewery’s next limited release, Barrel-Aged Pinot Noir Cadence, being released in Reformation’s Keeping Room on Friday, Feb. 16.
5-9 p.m. Feb. 14. Reformation Brewery, 500 Arnold Mill Way, Woodstock. 678-341-0828, reformationbrewery.com/
Forget meeting someone new -- just meat yourself
Sharing a meal "Lady and the Tramp" style is so overrated. If you're all by your lonesome, check out Torched Hop Brewing Company's "Steak for One", offering a 10 oz. C.A.B. Ribeye with 2 sides for $22. The taproom will also offer Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownie Sundae and the "Tinder Loving Care" cocktail made with Grape Koolaid-infused vodka, cranberry juice, pomegranate liquor and lemon-lime soda for $5 each.
4-11 p.m. Feb. 14. Torched Hop Brewing Company, 249 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-835-2040,