Even if you are in a loving relationship with your Netflix account, February 14 is one day that shouldn’t be spent on the couch. We’ve done some digging, and found Brisbane’s best Valentine’s Day events for singles.
Even if you pride yourself on gold-standard stalking abilities, it’s impossible to tell if that hottie across the bar is single at first glance. Fear not: the Traffic Light Party at the Hamilton Hotel can help avoid any fruitless perving from 7pm. Wear red if you are coupled up, green if you’re single, and if your love life is a bit turbulent, bust out some yellow. Admission is free, and DJ Matchmaker will be reading out anonymous love messages to help you find #futurebae.
If your idea of romance is dark, sultry and subversive, the Moments of Inertia Anti-Valentine’s Party is calling your name. This two-act cabaret show is thoroughly sexy, and definitely NSFW. Not surprisingly, their last event sold out, so don’t miss out on the chance to hit the dance-floor and indulge your inner-siren from 8pm.
Jade Buddha | Full Moon Party (February 11)
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Let’s be honest- you’re far too cute to be spending a Saturday night trawling your ex’s Instagram. Head down to Jade Buddha’s Love & Lights Full Moon Party from 6pm and make like you’re partying on Phi Phi Island with two hours of beer, wine, Thai bucket cocktails, and beef sliders. The first 100 people through the door will be rewarded with sweet treats from Doughnut Time.
Forget Tinder – the surest way to banish those single-life blues is to reach out to someone in need. The Variety Valentine’s Ball raises funds for the Children’s Charity of Queensland, and provides support for kids who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs. Starting at 6.30pm, the Gatsby-themed gala will include a 1920s swing band, magicians, roving photographers, and a glam station to refresh your look. Enjoy roaming canapés, supper and dessert, plus a mega beer and wine package.
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If all this Valentine’s Day hype has you craving a stiff drink, head down to Cobbler from 5pm to celebrate Anti-Valentine’s Day. With more than 400 whiskies in stock, you’ll be sure to find your perfect single-malt match.
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Throw on something saucy and shake up your makeup – we’re going to party 30 levels up at Sazerac Bar. Your ticket includes an arrival drink from 5.30pm, canapés and prizes. Plus, bar prices have been lovingly slashed by 15 per cent.
If you usually avoid Valentine’s Day events, it’s time to channel your inner #girlboss and take charge of your night. Starting from 6pm, the Valentine’s Day Singles Party at Oxford 152 includes a glass of bubbles on arrival, canapés all night long, and a two-hour premium beverage package.
If you haven’t already fallen under the Miss Bliss spell, you soon will. We love this adorable café for its healthy treats that never skimp on taste. This Valentine’s Day, Miss Bliss is opening up #blisslane from 6.30pm, featuring superfood cocktails, spiked acai bowls, backyard games, and a cheeky round of speed dating hosted by the very handsome Acai Brothers.
Racing heart, flushed cheeks, big smile… there’s nothing like a sprint to get the endorphins pumping. From 12pm on February 19, you can support the Children’s Tumour Foundation of Australia by running 1.5km in your undies. Think of it as the perfect opportunity to have a pants-off dance party in the streets; partial public nudity has never felt so good.