Whether you can’t stand Valentine’s Day or just aren’t feeling it this year, Vancouver has a handful Anti-Valentine’s Day events going on that look pretty tempting. And if romantic dinners aren’t your thing, all the more reason to consider these options.

So grab a drink, shred a picture of your ex, and see a show that pokes fun at the romantic holiday. Here are some Anti-Valentine’s Day events to check out in Vancouver this year.

‘Heartbreak Hotel’ at Greta Bar


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Greta Bar in Gastown has transformed into the ultimate “Heartbreak Hotel,” and between now and Tuesday, February 14th, you can drown out your heartbreak with some special cocktails ($13.34 each), like the Heartbreak Martini and the Pucker Up Passion Margarita. All jokes aside, a night out playing arcade games with friends sounds like the perfect way to spend a Tuesday evening, if you ask us.

The best part? $2 of each heartbreak-themed cocktail will be donated to the BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. So drinks with a purpose!

When: Now until Tuesday, February 14th
Where: 50 West Cordova Street

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Happy Un-Valentine’s Day at Granville Island


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If you’re looking for a way to celebrate “the unromantic,” then look no further than this 90-minute “Un-Valentine’s Day” show at Granville Island’s Improv Centre. The show commences at 7:30 pm, and will no doubt be a fun way to connect with fellow Anti-Valentine’s Day folk.

When: Wednesday, February 15th
Where: 1502 Duranleau Street

Valentine’s Day Spotlight Party 

We know this one isn’t explicitly Anti-Valentine’s, but if you show up to the Portside Pub on February 14th with a picture of your ex, they’ll shred it for you and you’ll receive a free fireball shot. If that’s not one big middle finger salute to the holiday, we don’t know what is.

Oh, and tickets are free if you order them online!

When: Tuesday, February 14th
Where: 7 Alexander Street

So there you have it, Vancouver. Just a couple of non-traditional ways to mark the occasion. Cheers!