Down in the dumps? Try these Atlanta anti-Valentine’s Day alternatives.

8 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day when you’re not feeling the love

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Inside Sweet Cheats’ Valentine’s heart smash

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Can you feel the love tonight? If your answer is a resounding “nope,” these anti-Valentine’s Day offerings are for you. From breakup cakes to smashing chocolate hearts to Black Hearted cocktails, Atlanta companies have you covered. Check out the options below.

Botica
The Peachtree Road Mexican restaurant is offering a Valentine’s price fixe menu, but if  you’re not feeling the celebration, you can grab their special, a “Love on the Rocks” margarita made with Campo Bravo Plata tequila, hibiscus, and lime, for $5. Patrons can also drown their sorrows in “Sour Grapes” half-priced bottles of wine. 1820 Peachtree Road Northwest, 404-228-6358 

Cooks & Soldiers
Grab a gal pal and head to Cooks & Solders for a “Feeling Good as Hell” cocktail class on February 13 at 4 p.m. For $50 per person, learn to make drinks like “Texts From My Ex,” “Nothing Good Happens After 1 AM,” and “Just a Friend,” with tequila, whiskey, and mezcal, respectively. Afterward, toast to your singleness! Email jhillalto@chgrestaurants.com to register. 691 14th Street Northwest, 404-996-2623

Johnny’s Hideaway
If you agree that “love bites,” make sure you’re one of the first 25 singles in line on February 14 and get a T-shirt when you mention the code word(s). Doors open at 8 p.m.
3771 Roswell Road Northeast, 404-233-8026

Highland Bakery cookie

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Highland Bakery
Perhaps the sweetest way to break up, Highland Bakery’s break-up brownie cakes and naughty sugar cookies feature sayings like, “It’s Over,” “It’s Ain’t You Boo,” and “Cancelled.” The cakes are 6 inches in diameter and cost $8.99 each. The cookies cost $5.99 each, and custom sayings are available for an additional dollar with 24 hours’ notice. Both options will be sold through February 14. 655 Highland Avenue Northeast, 404-586-0772

Botica’s Love on the Rocks margarita

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The Original El Taco
It’s time for El Taco’s annual Stupid Cupid menu, which includes specials like the Third Wheel, featuring a house margarita, two tacos, and a side, feeding one lonely heart. For those sulking with friends, the Misery Loves Company package includes salsa, guacamole, queso, 10 tacos, and two desserts and feeds three to five diners. Just in it for the drinks? El Taco will serve Jilted Juice Shots and Rebound-a-Ritas. Reservations are recommended. 1186 North Highland Avenue, 404-873-4656

Starbright Wine

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Starbright Wine
The “Thank you, next” collection for this female-owned, locally based company features single-serve bottles and cans, as well as “couch-friendly” wines for those who are staying in and relaxing solo this Valentine’s Day. Get free delivery on orders over $25 February 11-14.

Sweet Cheats Valentine’s heart smash

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Sweet Cheats
Mad about a how a recent relationship ended? Shirley Hughes of Sweet Cheats in Cabbagetown has created a big chocolate heart filled with M&Ms. It comes with a mallet to smash it open and can even be personalized with the name of your ex—handy if you get dumped around Valentine’s Day. Just make sure to order by February 10 for pickup on February 13. 692-B Kirkwood Avenue Southeast, 404-590-6086

The Usual
This spanking new neighborhood restaurant and bar opens its doors on the day of love. Not feeling especially cuddly? Celebrate with some dark humor: his and hers cocktails called Bloody Valentine (vodka, lime, blood orange syrup, and a dehydrated blood orange wheel) and Black Hearted Old Fashioned (a black cocktail made with dark cherry and active charcoal). 1777 Peachtree Street Northwest, 404-343-1541

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