April 07, 2017

22 Cheap Date Ideas for the Broke San Antonian

Whether you're holding out until pay day or like to live frugally, San Antonio has plenty of great options to get out on the town and have a good time with your significant other. So, get out of the house and check out some of our favorite ways to enjoy San Anto on the cheap.
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Catch a free movie with Slab Cinema
Multiple locations, (210) 212-9373, slabcinema.com
Tip: Bring a small blanket so y’all have to cuddle the whole night.
Photo via Facebook, Slabcinema
Catch a free movie with Slab Cinema
Multiple locations, (210) 212-9373, slabcinema.com
Tip: Bring a small blanket so y’all have to cuddle the whole night.
Photo via Facebook, Slabcinema
Catch the sunset at Hays Street Bridge
803 N Cherry St, (210) 207-0970, facebook.com
What’s more romantic and inexpensive than the sunset?
Photo via Instagram,  duffythevampireslayer
Catch the sunset at Hays Street Bridge
803 N Cherry St, (210) 207-0970, facebook.com
What’s more romantic and inexpensive than the sunset?
Photo via Instagram, duffythevampireslayer
Volunteer at the Animal Defense League
1300 Nacogdoches Road, (210) 655-1481, adltexas.org
Do your good deed for the day and spend time with your S.O., it’s a win-win.
Photo via Instagram, animal defense league
Volunteer at the Animal Defense League
1300 Nacogdoches Road, (210) 655-1481, adltexas.org
Do your good deed for the day and spend time with your S.O., it’s a win-win.
Photo via Instagram, animal defense league
Stock up on paletas from El Paraiso
1934 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 737-8101, elparaisoicecream.com
At only 50 cents a piece, you can eat plenty spending more than a couple of bucks.
Photo via Instagram, therealmorgue
Stock up on paletas from El Paraiso
1934 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 737-8101, elparaisoicecream.com
At only 50 cents a piece, you can eat plenty spending more than a couple of bucks.
Photo via Instagram, therealmorgue
Bump the disco music and skate at The Rollercade
223 Recoleta Road, (210) 826-6361, therollercade.com
For only $3 on select nights, you and your boo can skate around the rink hand-in-hand.
Photo via Instagram, maddiesobol
Bump the disco music and skate at The Rollercade
223 Recoleta Road, (210) 826-6361, therollercade.com
For only $3 on select nights, you and your boo can skate around the rink hand-in-hand.
Photo via Instagram, maddiesobol
Browse for rare finds at Cheevers Books
3613 Broadway St., 210) 824-2665
When it comes to quality used and vintage books, Cheever is hands-down the place to go. Get lost in the Broadway shop’s collection of rare finds and work your way through bookshelves that are packed with one-of-a-kind books. 
Photo via Instagram, julez_lorenzi
Browse for rare finds at Cheevers Books
3613 Broadway St., 210) 824-2665
When it comes to quality used and vintage books, Cheever is hands-down the place to go. Get lost in the Broadway shop’s collection of rare finds and work your way through bookshelves that are packed with one-of-a-kind books.
Photo via Instagram, julez_lorenzi
Hit up Artpace
445 N Main Ave, (210) 212-4900, artpace.org
It’s free and trendy, this is a must do date night.
Photo via Instagram, artpace
Hit up Artpace
445 N Main Ave, (210) 212-4900, artpace.org
It’s free and trendy, this is a must do date night.
Photo via Instagram, artpace
Browse through Barney Smith’s Toilet Seat Art Museum
239 Abiso Ave., (210) 824-7791, facebook.com/satxtsam.
For decades, Barney Smith has lovingly carved, shellacked, and otherwise tricked out an unrivaled collection of 1,272 toilet lids/seats and memorabilia, with subject matter ranging from Michael Jackson to local dog shows to the fall of the Berlin Wall. Plus, it’s free. 
Photo via Instagram, kiiiitk
Browse through Barney Smith’s Toilet Seat Art Museum
239 Abiso Ave., (210) 824-7791, facebook.com/satxtsam.
For decades, Barney Smith has lovingly carved, shellacked, and otherwise tricked out an unrivaled collection of 1,272 toilet lids/seats and memorabilia, with subject matter ranging from Michael Jackson to local dog shows to the fall of the Berlin Wall. Plus, it’s free.
Photo via Instagram, kiiiitk
Treasure hunt at a flea market
9333 SW Loop 410, (210) 623-8383, tradersvillage.com
Score some good deals throughout the market, or dish out $10 to have unlimited rides for the entire day.
Photo via Instagram, devicedoctor
Treasure hunt at a flea market
9333 SW Loop 410, (210) 623-8383, tradersvillage.com
Score some good deals throughout the market, or dish out $10 to have unlimited rides for the entire day.
Photo via Instagram, devicedoctor
Slum it at your favorite dive
Faust Tavern, 517 E. Woodlawn Ave., (210) 257-0628, fausttavern.com. 
Ditch the lace and pearls for a shot of fernet at Faust Tavern. After enjoying a rail drink or three inside the Goethe-inspired haunt, split a piping hot fried chicken sammich at Crossroads Kitchen. 
Photo via Instagram, chojin_1999
Slum it at your favorite dive
Faust Tavern, 517 E. Woodlawn Ave., (210) 257-0628, fausttavern.com.
Ditch the lace and pearls for a shot of fernet at Faust Tavern. After enjoying a rail drink or three inside the Goethe-inspired haunt, split a piping hot fried chicken sammich at Crossroads Kitchen.
Photo via Instagram, chojin_1999