Compared to oysters and chocolate, taking your significant other out to the clubs for a night of music and dancing might not seem like the most obvious way to celebrate Valentine's Day. If cuddling at home isn't your thing, though, here are some special parties for the hopeless romantic in you. Look at it this way: If you're single and you go out, you might meet someone. If you're taking someone home, chances are he or she will be sweaty.
DJ Sneak throws a Valentine's Day bash at Kool Haus with guests DJ Heather, Bear Who?, Jason Hodges and Gryphon. (See story, page 55.)1 Jarvis. $15. www.tripledecks. com.
If your love is for the bump and hustle of old-school warehouse parties, check the Love Is The Message bash with DJs Tony Assoon, Nicole, Phat Albert and more. 55 St. Lawrence. 416-567-2726.
Old school also gets the love at Una Mas's February 14 party, featuring DJs C-Plus, Uncle Funke, Aki and more. 422 Adelaide West. $10-$20. www.reminisce-events.com
And if hiphop is the love of your life, check For The Love Of Hiphop, a night of Canadian underground beats at the Reverb including Adversaree, Collizhun, Eternia, Mindbender and more. 651 Queen West. 416-703-6624.
Looking for stripped-down action? Lula Lounge hosts a Valentine's Day cabaret featuring romantic music, oysters and the Blaze, of Vancouver's Fluffgirls. 1585 Dundas West. $10. 416-538-7405.
The Cadillac Lounge also hosts a night of saucy stripping February 14. 1296 Queen West. 416-536-7717.
Finally, Lee's Palace rocks with its annual burlesque extravaganza, featuring Sasha von Bon Bon. 529 Bloor West. $10. 416-532-1598.