Last-minute Valentine's Day deals

MICHAEL RIETMULDER | Updated 2/21/2013

Choo-choo-choose a thrifty spot for V-Day drinks.

A beer is poured at The Gray House.
Photo by Joel Koyama

Whether you're happily coupled or filling the cavernous void that is your love life with copious amounts of booze, Valentine's Day can be a spendy evening. But it doesn't have to be. Whatever your relationship status, there's a V-Day value to suit your needs.

The Gray House

610 W. Lake St., Mpls. • 612-823-4338 •

Discount-coveting couples should be excited about this Lyn-Lake gastropub’s day-o’-love deals. All of chef/owner Ian Gray’s upscale pub grub is half-priced, as are sparkling wines. Honesty is the foundation of a healthy relationship, but if you feign surprise at these specials to duck cheapskate accusations, it’ll be our little secret.

Lyndale Tap House

2937 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls. • 612-825-6150 •

Whether you’re single, taken or testing out a potential mate, the Tap House takes care of thrifty Valentine’s Day guests. For $10, loners and secure singles can enjoy a pit sandwich and a pint, while ball-and-chained bros can grab a pair of pints and pits, plus a chocolate cake, for $25. We’re not saying you should fake a domestic partnership for cake, but we’ve seen worse.

Triple Rock Social Club

629 Cedar Av. S., Mpls. • 612-333-7399 •

Unless you’re an elderly small-town couple, bingo doesn’t seem super romantic. But Blingo night at the Triple Rock (8-10 p.m. Thu.) is suitable for singles to wallow in their beers or creepily put out vibes (or just enjoy a fun, mentally stable night out). Dollar-off Surly beers are a tab-curbing bonus, and bingo prizes could warm even the loneliest hearts.