Valentine’s Day–you either love it or hate it, there’s really no in between. For some, it’s a day where they can surprise their special someone with over-the-top gifts. For others, it’s a time to confess their hidden feelings to their long-time crushes. For the rest, it means spending a bitter night alone, probably eating your heart out and binging some show on Netflix.
But truth is, Valentine’s Day should be a day to celebrate all kinds of love. You don’t need to be in love and have a significant other to celebrate it. You can take the night off and spend time with your single friends for finally getting over your toxic exes. Or maybe you can celebrate it with you mom and dad, because they were the first people who ever loved you. Whatever it is, go out there, and be thankful for all the different kinds of love that you’ve got in your life.
If you’re looking for a place to treat your special someone, your friends, or even yourself, don’t worry, we got you. We listed some cool spots and events where you can celebrate this special day.
Warner Night: IV OF SPADES Victory Party
For: Music lovers
Single or not, why not spend the night having fun with the band of the moment, IV OF SPADES? After winning Air Asia’s Dreams Come True Campaign, they’ve decided to put out a special show and victory party for their fans. Other Warner Music artists such as SUD and Rob & The Hitmen are also set to perform, and it’s rumored that IV OF SPADES themselves will be releasing some special surprise news that night.
Sebastian’s Ice Cream
For: Singles looking for a bit of sweetness (literally)
Sebastian’s Ice Cream’s Valentine’s Day tradition of giving us hugot-themed ice cream is back, with the classic Matinong Boyfriend, Matinong Girlfriend, Closure, and Unresolved Issues flavors. So if you’re single AF and looking for something to sweeten up your day, go ahead and treat yourself with some ice cream. Who knows, maybe you’ll even find a real and matino love interest hanging around in the same area.
UP Fair, UP Diliman, Quezon City
For: Friends who just want to have fun
If your squad is into OPM, carnival rides, and really good street food, UP Fair is the place for you. The week-long fair held in UP Diliman is a usual go-to during Valentines and it’s basically got everything people need to have a grand time, from quality music to food and fun booths.
Dreamland Arts and Crafts Cafe, Tagaytay
For: Couples who want to get out of the city
Want some alone time with your loved one, away from all the hustle and bustle in the city? Drive up to Tagaytay and visit this dream catcher-themed cafe where you won’t just be greeted with good food, but vibrant art and of course, Instagram-worthy walls for the perfect picture as well. There’s also a newly-opened branch in Lipa, Batangas if you aren’t feeling Tagaytay.
The Rooftop, Katipunan
This new bar situated in Katipunan has been the talk of the town lately, with its dreamy rooftop setting where you can view the night lights with a cocktail in hand. It’s perfect for anyone–couples who want a drink after their Valentine’s dinner, friends who want to drink away from the usual congested bar scene, and even soloists who just want to have a good time by themselves and maybe hit up a stranger or two.
By Bea Amador
Photo courtesy of The Rooftop Manila