Sexy single bartenders just in time for Valentine’s Day

Candlelit dinner with a main squeeze not in the cards for Valentine’s Day? Hit the bars instead. We scouted around for the hottest single bartenders in the city — so if you want to chat up some eye candy while you toast to your singledom tomorrow, head to these spots.

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Tobias Moser, Indeblue
Age: 24
Lives in: Fairmount
Interested in: Women
Drink I’d make to impress a date: Grapefruit Rose Gimlet (Bluecoat gin, rose water, grapefruit, lime)
Worst pickup line I’ve heard at the bar: “I think all the bottles in this bar must be jealous, because you are the most intoxicating thing in this place.”
Ideal first date: Venture out to one of Philly’s innovative restaurants, ending the night with a bottle of wine on top of the Art Museum steps overlooking the city.

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Stephen Menei, Liberte at Sofitel Philadelphia
Age: 30
Lives in: Northern Liberties
Interested in: Women
Drink I’d make to impress a date: 44 on 45th (Remy Martin 1738, Grand Marnier, Laurent Perrier Champagne, lemon, simple syrup)
Worst pickup line I’ve heard at the bar: “I know the guy who owns this place.” We don’t have an owner.
Ideal first date: Phillies game with beers and Cliff Lee pitching.

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Marie Targonski-O’Brien, The Continental (Old City)
Age: [Apparently a lady never tells.]
Interested in: Men
Drink I’d make to impress a date: Dark and Stormy. The name comes from the hue of the drink. They say it’s the color of a cloud only a fool or a dead man would sail under. It’s a classic cocktail with some edge. There’s nothing sexier than that.
Worst pickup line I’ve heard at the bar: “You’re the prettiest woman in here.” No, I’m currently the only woman here.
Ideal first date: Start with cocktails at somewhere like Tippling or The Farmer’s Cabinet, followed by a jazz band playing an outdoor venue on a summer night.

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Tyler Strusowski, The Tavern
Age: 33
Lives in: South Philly
Interested in: Men
Drink I’d make to impress a date: Aviation Cocktail #1
Worst pickup line I’ve heard at the bar: “Haven’t we slept together before?”
Ideal first date: Rock climbing wall



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