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Galentine’s Day

February 14 is for the girls.

Love. Who needs it? When there’s amazing food, fantastic company and this marvelous thing called alcohol, Valentine’s Day need not be a day to wallow. Fire up the group chat, grab your crew (and your elastic-waisted pants) and prepare for Galentine’s Day 2020.  

The Walrus Club | Toowong 

There are three things we love in life. Puns, food-related puns, and fried food. The Walrus Club’s ‘Fries Before Guys’ Anti-Valentine’s Day event encompasses all three, and describes their fries as “tall, blonde and gorgeous,” which we’re so here for. Pig out on loaded chilli cheese fries or go for the vego option of sweet potato fries with chickpeas, tomatoes, onions, guacamole and feta, and knock back cocktails aptly named the Stupid Cupid, or our personal favourite, the I’m not crying, you’re crying. No, seriously, there’s just something in our eye. 

Hello Gorgeous | Newstead

Swipe right to this Newstead hotspot and prepare for an Anti-Valentines Day party for the ages. Enter Hello Gorgeous’ colourful inner sanctum and sip on specialty cocktails, dance your lonely heart out to the live DJ, and enjoy their full seafood-centric bar menu, with dishes like the ‘Hello Cob Loaf’ packed with fire-roasted peppers, artichoke hearts, jalapenos, smoked pimento and a chilli coconut cream sauce. 

Oche | Fortitude Valley

If you’re looking to make this your last Valentine’s Day without an S.O., bring your achy-breaky dart to The Inaugural Oche Singles Night and bump shoulders (and just maybe, bump uglies) with other single pringles! Tickets are $35 a head and include 85 minutes of dart-throwing fun, as well as some of Oche’s signature cocktails. To save your spot, email booking@oche.com.au.  

Marquee Bar | Fortitude Valley

Valentine’s who? The Valley’s Marquee Bar is celebrating International Singles Awareness Day on February 14 with ladies’ night deals, giveaways, curated cocktails and street eats. With free entry and some epic DJ’s taking over the decks, we encourage you to release your inner Lizzo and live your very best single life.

 

Log out of Bumble, make sure the cats are fed, and girl, walk your fine self down to Galentine’s Day. 

Words by Elizabeth Markwell
- the gourmand who is quite possibly the most single person alive.