A Guide to Valentine’s Day Parties for Singles in Hoboken + Jersey City

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Ohhh Valentine’s Day — an entire day dedicated to celebrating love, but if you aren’t in a relationship but still want something to do this Valentine’s/Galentine’s Day, keep on reading. Whether you’re looking to have fun with friends, hang strictly with the girls, or if you do want to search for love  — we’ve got you covered with unique events happening in Hoboken + Jersey City that are geared towards singles this Valentine’s and Galentine’s Day.

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If You’re Looking For Fun…

Hoboken Valentine’s Day Singles Happy Hour —  Mulligan’s {159 1st Street, Hoboken} February 14th

This singles happy hour lacks the pressure of speed dating {read: no name tags and awkward two-minute conversations}. Enjoy discounted booze and appetizers while you hang with other singles to simply just have a good time and not celebrate Valentine’s Day. Get your tickets here.

Love Stinks Party — Mikie Squared {616 Washington Street, Hoboken} February 14th

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The ultimate anti-Valentine’s Day party is at Mikie Squared on February 14th with live music, drink specials, and prizes to enjoy with a crowd of people who sooooo aren’t celebrating love this year.

Trivia Night {Various Bars in Hoboken}

Luckily enough, Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday this year, and Wednesdays in Hoboken means one thing — trivia night. Spend the night with friends, drink, pig out, and let your competitive side show while you participate in a themed-trivia game. Bars like Black Bear, The Shepherd and the Knucklehead, Pilsener Haus, Willie McBrides + more host trivia nights on Wednesdays with specials.

If You’re Looking For Some Gals Only Fun…

Galentine’s Day Hosted by Aaraa Accessories — Birch {92 River Street, Hoboken} February 7th

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Aaraa Accessories is hosting a pop up shop at Birch in Hoboken to showcase their newest collection. Along with shopping the latest jewels and accessories, there will be a braid bar, hand massages, henna tattoo, and a DIY table where you can make old-school Valentine’s. Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased here.

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Galentine’s Day Happy Hour with inspiHER — Hotel Victor {77 Street, Hoboken} February 13th

Join inspiHER on February 13th to celebrate women and drink, eat, + network while you do so. Bring in gently used clothing in order to be part of their prize raffle. Tickets are free but you must register here.

Barre to Bar Galentine’s Day Class — Local Barre {LULU’s at W Hoboken 225 River Street} February 13th

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All you have to bring is yourself, your gals, and your own yoga mat to the W Hotel on February 13th for some Galentine’s Day fun, Local Barre-style. Take a 45-minute barre class then enjoy a complimentary drink, an evening of pampering, and a swag-bag. Get your tickets here.

Girl Crush Mixer — Work it Out {5 Marine View Plaza, Hoboken} February 13th

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Head to Work it Out’s River Street studio for a workout followed by a complimentary face airbrush from Glow + Co. tan, drinks and snacks from Acai Ya Later, and get 20% off all merchandise.

Galentine’s Day Event — Washington General Store {509 Washington Street, Hoboken} February 14th

Champagne, gelato, a photo booth, and shopping — a fun night out with friends on February 14th minus the boys {sorry guys}. Plus, get a free gift when you spend $50. Tickets are free, but you must RSVP here.

If You’re Looking For Love…

Speed Dating — Talde {8 Erie Street, Jersey City} February 8th

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Head to Miss Wongs in Jersey City {in the basement of Talde} on February 8th for some speed-dating action. Find your potential soul mate over some discounted drinks {or a full open bar if you please} just in time for Valentine’s Day. Snag your tickets here.

“Meet Your Valentine” — The Ainsworth {310 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken} February 9th

If you’re looking to meet new people {or your potential Valentine}, head over to the Ainsworth on February 9th where hundreds of local singles will gather to mingle over drinks, complementary hor d’oevres, fun ice breakers, and music from a live DJ. The entire space will be rented out just for this event, meaning there will be singles just like you everywhere you turn. Get your tickets here.

Beer Dating — Iron Monkey {99 Greene Street, Jersey City} February 13th

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Speed dating, who? Introducing “Beer Dating” {read: speed dating over beer} where singles will sit down for three minutes at a time, chatting and filling out cards to discover who their true match is. If there’s a perfect match at the end of the night, that couple will win a $25 credit for their date at the Iron Monkey. To find out more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Dine Out for CASA — Hudson Tavern {51 14th Street, Hoboken} February 14th

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If you have no plans this Valentine’s Day and want to give back {while meeting new people}, head on over to Hudson Tavern on February 14th. Enjoy food and drinks while supporting Hudson County CASA.

Learn Language Mixer — Learn Language Hoboken {450 7th Street, Hoboken} February 23rd

Not into the bar-scene? No problem. Learn Language Hoboken is hosting a mixer for guests who are interested in meeting new people and learning the Italian language. Bonus: wine + snacks will be provided. Check out their website for more information.

See More: Hoboken Guys Weigh In: The Best Places to Meet Single Women

Speed Dating — Village Pourhouse {205 1st Street, Hoboken} February 26th

Eliminate the guessing that comes with dating apps {or your friend who swears her boyfriend’s friend’s friend is the perfect guy for you} and head to Village Pourhouse to take a swing at speed dating. Go on 10-15 dates lasting a few minutes each and privately note who you’d like to see again. Get your tickets here.

Do you have a favorite single-friendly activity for V-Day? Share with us in the comments!

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Briana is a born-and-raised Hoboken Girl who embraces both the new and old aspects of the Mile Square. She’s a freelance writer, works in social media, and more importantly (but not really) — a cat lover and total foodie. When she’s not working, she can be found convincing herself to buy something at Sephora or Target, eating mussels with her fiancé at Leo’s, or planning her next Disney vacation.


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