Does Valentine's Day make you want to reach for the Pepto? Well, have no worries. There are plenty of non-sappy, non-couple-oriented activities for you in Williamsburg. Celebrate your singlehood or ignore the holiday altogether.
Gather at local bar Pete's Candy Store to drink and discuss the nature of obsession. Panelists include musicians Aoife O'Donovan, Jefferson Hamer, Kristin Andreassen, and more! From 9:30 p.m. until Midnight.
This reading series at Word Brooklyn encourages writers to come, drink copious amounts of booze, and read from their unpublished work. On February 11th this year, the theme is love and heartbreak. If you'd like to go, please RSVP. Details at website.
What better way to avoid Valentine's Day mushiness then to spend it with your pals at a Sportsbar, throwing back beer and watching the game? It's romantic, in it's own way. Mugs Alehouse on Bedford and North 9th Street is a great choice, with an insanely large beer list and pub food.
Brooklyn bar Barcade is exactly what it sounds like - bar meets video arcade. Slam back some beers with your friends in a setting that is decidedly unromantic. (Unless of course your date loves video games!)