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10 Bars With Food for Drinking Alone on Valentine's

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Having dealt with couples who want to avoid the worst of Valentine's Day madness, we turn to those who aren't in relationships with some suggestions for where to drink alone on Black Thursday. Since we wouldn't want Eater readers drinking on an empty stomach, the bars on the map below serve good food, too. While there's good food at restaurant bars, this guide is designed to provide a little more solitude and prevent the possibility of being surrounded by happy couples.

Of course, if that's still too social, just order a pizza, hit the Red Box and watch something appropriately mindless. The Valentine's madness will be over soon.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

The Original OKRA Charity Saloon

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Drown your sorrows with a simple, classic cocktail or a couple glasses of wine from a list prepared by Oxheart sommelier Justin Vann. The food menu features paninis, fried okra (naturally) and baked to order cookies.

Rudyard's British Pub

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This is a casual, comfortable spot where the regulars will respect your desire to be left alone. The burgers here are solid, and the monthly pasta specials are a good choice for anyone who wants to eat his or her feelings without too high a calorie count.

Cottonwood

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This Oak Forest newcomer is typically filled with families, but that won't be the case on Thursday. Belly up to the bar for a craft beer and some roasted oysters.

Moon Tower Inn

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There might not be a less romantic restaurant in Houston, which should make it perfect for a solo diner on Thursday night. Treat yourself to a pitcher of craft beer, munch on a couple wild-game sausages and take a cab home.

Petrol Station

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Beer nerd couples may try Petrol Station for a relaxed Valentine's atmosphere, but hopefully they'll be rare. The Rancor, a bacon cheeseburger topped with a fried egg, is the perfect object for a bout of emotional eating.

The Hay Merchant

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Grab a seat at the long bar and let the always helpful staff recommend a beer. Maybe something that pairs with the fried chicken, which is served with pretty spectacular mac and cheese. If you're going to be alone, you might as well be full.

Grand Prize Bar

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The food truck chef experiment has mostly come to an end at Grand Prize, but Austin King's Yaki Snack Attack has the food covered. Enjoy a couple of pork-filled bun buns and a well made cocktail. Sit upstairs for extra privacy.
This dimly lit spot might actually be too romantic to fit this map, but the food options are solid. Enjoy the burgers and curries while you have a chance; pizza comes back in a couple weeks.

Absinthe

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One of those Houston bars that doesn't have a sign, Absinthe is a good place to go when you don't want to be found. It's the perfect bar to sit in a corner, order a pizza and contemplate one's future.

The Richmond Arms Pub

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This British pub may be the best place in Houston to watch soccer at 7:00 a.m., but on Valentine's it will probably be pretty quiet. Get your fill of shepherd's pie and English beer in relative solitude.

The Original OKRA Charity Saloon

Drown your sorrows with a simple, classic cocktail or a couple glasses of wine from a list prepared by Oxheart sommelier Justin Vann. The food menu features paninis, fried okra (naturally) and baked to order cookies.

Rudyard's British Pub

This is a casual, comfortable spot where the regulars will respect your desire to be left alone. The burgers here are solid, and the monthly pasta specials are a good choice for anyone who wants to eat his or her feelings without too high a calorie count.

Cottonwood

This Oak Forest newcomer is typically filled with families, but that won't be the case on Thursday. Belly up to the bar for a craft beer and some roasted oysters.

Moon Tower Inn

There might not be a less romantic restaurant in Houston, which should make it perfect for a solo diner on Thursday night. Treat yourself to a pitcher of craft beer, munch on a couple wild-game sausages and take a cab home.

Petrol Station

Beer nerd couples may try Petrol Station for a relaxed Valentine's atmosphere, but hopefully they'll be rare. The Rancor, a bacon cheeseburger topped with a fried egg, is the perfect object for a bout of emotional eating.

The Hay Merchant

Grab a seat at the long bar and let the always helpful staff recommend a beer. Maybe something that pairs with the fried chicken, which is served with pretty spectacular mac and cheese. If you're going to be alone, you might as well be full.

Grand Prize Bar

The food truck chef experiment has mostly come to an end at Grand Prize, but Austin King's Yaki Snack Attack has the food covered. Enjoy a couple of pork-filled bun buns and a well made cocktail. Sit upstairs for extra privacy.

Boheme

This dimly lit spot might actually be too romantic to fit this map, but the food options are solid. Enjoy the burgers and curries while you have a chance; pizza comes back in a couple weeks.

Absinthe

One of those Houston bars that doesn't have a sign, Absinthe is a good place to go when you don't want to be found. It's the perfect bar to sit in a corner, order a pizza and contemplate one's future.

The Richmond Arms Pub

This British pub may be the best place in Houston to watch soccer at 7:00 a.m., but on Valentine's it will probably be pretty quiet. Get your fill of shepherd's pie and English beer in relative solitude.

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