Expensive dinners and concert tickets can really add up for couples that like to go out and enjoy themselves while staying in and watching Netflix is such a boring alternative. In the hopes that we could save our readers a little cash, we put together a piece that includes a ton of awesome date ideas in Halifax, each of which cost $10 or less.
Save some money for a summer road trip, and try out a couple of these activities in the HRM with your partner.
Pong Social Club // 1741 Grafton Street
Try out this brand new 5000 square foot table tennis facility, located above Cheers on Grafton Street. Grab some drinks, delicious snacks, and book a table with your date for only $10 per hour from Wednesday to Sunday.
Locas Billiards // 5171 George Street
Every Sunday night at Locas Billiards you can book a table for only $5! Grab some cheap beers and bring your significant other to Locas on George Street – they’re open until 1am seven days a week.
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia // 1723 Hollis Street
Every Thursday night from 5pm to 9pm admission at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is free of charge, thanks to BMO financial group who graciously sponsor the weekly event. On a regular day student admission to the gallery is only $7 anyways!
The Toothy Moose // 1661 Argyle Street
The Halifax comedy community gathers at the Toothy Moose every Sunday night to help end your week on a high note – they sell popcorn and booze, but the show itself is free! Charm your new date by bringing them to a show.
Hali Deli // 2389 Agricola Street
Hangover brunch with bae is always a classic way to end the weekend – grab the Oy Vey! Not So Hungry…next time you visit, which consists of two eggs and potato hash with challah bread for only $5.99.
Clay Café // 6413 Quinpool Road
Paint anything from a penguin sculpture to a regular coffee mug at Clay Café, and craft a gift for your significant other! This spot is not only fun but also super cheap – all the supplies necessary to create a little clay figurine start at just $5.
The Board Game Café // 1256 Barrington Street
Relax, grab a beer and get competitive with your date at the Board Game Cafe. You’ll never get bored of their gaming options, as they offer everything from Harry Potter board games to Arrested Development Trivia nights – and it’s only five dollars to “stay and play”.
Cosmic Bingo // 2901 Windsor Street
Take your date down to the Halifax Forum this Saturday night and participate in another normal, every day activity that had to be turned cosmic. Bingo is a lot more fun when the black lights are on though, and a single book is only $9.
Bearly’s House of Blues // 1269 Barrington Street
Head down to Bearly’s House of Blues and Ribs (great combo) with your date for a live music matinee on Saturday or Sunday afternoons. Check out the Bearly’s calendar and catch some of Halifax’s best musicians slapping da bass, and tickets usually range between $5 and $10.
Sugah! // 1479 Lower Water Street
Located on the waterfront, Sugah! hand paddles all their ice cream by combining toppings and ice cream on a chopping board and smashing it all together! Treat your significant other to one of their sugary combinations, like Cotton Candy ice cream with Gummy Bears.