Mile Wide Beer Co. | 636 Barret Ave. | milewidebeer.com/events | No cover | 4-11 p.m.
Sick of love? Or, perhaps more reasonably, are you sick of Valentine’s Day? Drown your distaste in beer, a heartbreak soundtrack and free bourbon balls, Oreo truffles and bourbon caramel salted fudge at Mile Wide.
Valentine’s Day 2020
theMerryWeather | 1101 Lydia St. | Search Facebook | No cover | 5 p.m.-2 a.m.
Snack on free chocolates while watching your favorite, heart-tugging movies on theMerryWeather’s TVs (“Punch Drunk Love,” “Annie Hall,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and “Natural Born Killers”). Chef Eric Morris, formerly of Gospel Bird, will be slinging small plates.
Valentine’s Day Soirée at Cupid’s Castle
1312 Lexington Road | Search Facebook | $20 donation | 6-11 p.m.
Have you ever wondered what that door is in the wall along Lexington Road? As revealed in a recent episode of WFPL’s “Curious Louisville,” it’s an entrance to a cave, likely built to store beer and now occasionally used as an event space. Here’s your chance to go inside and enjoy food from chef Joe Merchanthouse, “love potions” (drinks) and local music and art — all for a $20 donation to the American Heart Association, collected at the bar.
St. Matthews Cupid Crawl
Tin Roof | 3921 Shelbyville Road | Search Facebook | No cover
Taken? Single? In a “situationship”? Whatever you are, you’ll get a necklace at this bar crawl signfiying your status. Wear a red outfit or a Valentine’s Day inspired costume, too, to win gift certificates at each location. Your stops are the Tin Roof, Molly Malone’s, Gerstle’s Place, Saint’s Pizza and Pub and Diamond Pub and Billiards.
Valentine’s Day Queer Prom
Trouble Bar | 1149 S. Shelby St. | Search Facebook | No cover | 9 p.m.-midnight
If you’re queer, you’re welcome here: single, coupled, poly — whatever. Queer Proms, held across the country, give LGBTQ+ peeps a chance to have the fancy, inclusive dance that some never got in high school. Wear your fanciest digs and enjoy party music curated by DJ Alli, as well as Jim Beam glitter cocktails and noms from Peace, Love and Eggrolls. This event is 21-plus.
Cupid’s Red & White Party
Play | 1101 E. Washington St. | Search Facebook | No cover before 10 p.m., $10-$15 after 10 p.m. | 9 p.m.-4 a.m.
Party at Play by wearing white if you’re taken and red if you’re single. —Danielle Grady