If there's one thing Valentine's Day hammers home, it's the suckiness (or lack thereof) of being solo. We're talking S-E-X, people, and for you poor souls who had an unsatisfying week sans even a prospect for V***** or D*** (we're talking body parts, not venereal disease), it's time to put it all behind you and get to prowling the bars again.
We can't guarantee a hookup at any of the following, but we will say that, based on atmosphere, comely crowds, our own get-hit-on ratios and those of our scenester pals (both male and female), these drinking holes seem to provide the best chance to get your hoe down.
As always, boozers looking to get bumpin' should drink responsibly, not drive and be safe about who you go home with. Tell a friend where you'll be, with whom, and promise to call the next day. Here's hoping all you have to deal with after your hookup is a hangover, a walk of shame and a little regret. Who knows? Maybe you'll actually meet your Valentine for next year?
10. Golden Gopher
This gorgeous downtown bar conjures Hollywood glamour better than any place actually in
Hollywood. A decidedly retro crowd tends to flock here, so the pick-up lines are a bit more clever. The gilded scenery, seductive sounds and gopher (beaver-ish?) lamps make this a sassy spot to dig and get dug. The pink ladies room is enough to make any gal feel like a temptress upon exit. www.goldengopherbar.com
9. Backstage Bar & Grill
This one gets wild during weekly karaoke nights and live band jams, but even nights when it's just the jukebox and pool table are swagger-charged. With decadent drinks (yes, there's one called "the Blow Job"), sexy bartenders and sinfully delish food, it's easy to overindulge here in every way ... and opt to take the voracious vibe -- and someone to share it with -- home. backstageculvercity.com
See also: Top 10 Bars With the Hottest Women in L.A.
8. Eastside Luv
Are Latins better in bed? Hard to generalize, of course, but there is something undeniably hot-blooded about the hombres. And us chicas? Where do we begin? A mostly Latino crowd frequents Eastside Luv wine y queso bar in Boyle Heights weeknights, and it's a destination bar on weekends, so it's a lively, diverse mix. The scene is simpatico no matter what the ethnic mix. Live burlesque performances take over the entire bar, raising temps and bringing an interactive zest to the room, heightened by great dance music in between. Amore abounds, even if it's just for the night. eastsideluv.com