Take Your Broken Heart Out for a Drink This Valentine’s Day

It’s not actually in West Hollywood, as those gossip sites claim. But this anti-Valentine bar is WeHo-adjacent and oh so relevant to a city where 62% of the households consist of single people (it’s 33% in Los Angeles County overall).

So while your friends are posting on Facebook about their plans for a romantic Valentine’s Day (and night), we West Hollywood residents might want to consider making a reservation at the BreakUp Bar at 7276 Melrose Ave. next to Severance Wine Bar (which implies a different sort of split).

This pop-up bar is

open through Feb. 16 (which means you’ll have a place to celebrate if you actually break up on Feb. 14th, Valentine’s Day). Hours are 7 to 11 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays.

BreakUp Bar recommends you make a reservation, which can be done online, otherwise the waiting lines are long (something you’re not likely to see outside places for a romantic rendezvous.) It will cost you $20 but you’ll get a complimentary drink in return.

And there’s not just a bar. BreakUp Bar invites you to check out its “eight-foot wall of broken relationships, a mini art exhibit of relics of Valentine’s Day past, and a 10-foot projection screen showing classic breakup movies of past and present. “

Menu will include champagne, punches and wine-based cocktails along with a heavy amount of cakes, dessert fondues, cookie towers, and pretty much every sweet imaginable.

“Don’t let those flower and candy companies tell you how to celebrate Valentine’s Day!” says BreakBar in its invitation to join other Greater WeHo’s other swinging singles.

If you want to extend your celebration, consider inviting a group of your ex’es to join you for a tour of the Museum of Broken Relationships in Hollywood. John Quinn opened the Los Angeles branch of this international museum in 2016. It’s at 6751 Hollywood Blvd. Admission is $18 ($15 for students, seniors and military personnel and hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays, noon to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.

The Museum of Broken Relationships describes itself as “a physical and virtual public space created with the sole purpose of treasuring and sharing your heartbreak stories and symbolic possessions. It is a museum about you, about us, about the ways we love and lose.

“At its core, the Museum is an ever-growing collection of items, each a memento of a relationship past, accompanied by a personal, yet anonymous story of its contributor. Unlike ‘destructive’ self-help instructions for recovery from grief and loss, the Museum offers the chance to overcome an emotional collapse through creativity – by contributing to its universal collection.”

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