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13 Local Date Ideas Under $20 

Whether you're swiping right on Tinder, winking at other users on OKCupid (are the kids still using that these days?), or weighing your actual compatibility percentage on Match, date or "hang out" ideas should be stimulating and best of all cheap (going on one too many dates can add up, I guess). The mostly single and ready to mingle (that is when we're not slaving away at our jobs) staff members here at the Current suggest checking out these local joints when courting in this economy.

Happy Hour At Silo



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Based in Alamo Heights (1133 Austin Hwy) or North 1604 (434 N Loop 1604 W)? Silo's got you covered as a swanky spot for drinks and a bite. Happy hour runs 4-9 p.m. daily with $5 appetizers and signature drinks. You each grab a drink, nosh on a little snack and leave the rest as tip.

Stay Golden Social House

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You're close enough to the Pearl at Stay Golden Social House (401 Pearl Pkwy) to seem really cool and in the know about the hottest new bars, and you don't have to drop a ton of cash. There's happy hour from 4-7 p.m., Monday-Friday with $4 daiquiris, micheladas and other select cocktails, along with $2 Pearls. Or stop in after 7 for a pair of $7 cocktails, and you leave a healthy tip.

Burger Boy

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Burger Boy rolls up charm and nostalgia in one fell swoop. Sit inside along the bar, or grab a picnic table outside while taking down a Bate's Special (just over $5). Crinkle-cut fries for the win.

Beer & Fries at The Luxury

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Location, location, location: The Luxury (103 E Jones) serves up chilly craft brews. Two beers (stick with the $4 variety) and an order of fries (don't worry, they've added a huge new storage unit) should keep you under the $20 limit. Feed the ducks, stroll alongside the river. Easy peasy cheapsy date.

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