Let's admit it, we all know how to spend money real well. From festivals, theatre, food, one night out at the bar that leaves you with 10 dollars and a nasty hangover, we all do it. Did I need that $20 fidget spinner, well yes... okay no.
And we all know how easy it is to spend money in the 613. How could it not be when we have a hip, happening downtown with fresh buys at your finger tips? Olympic grade bartenders and world-class music preformances?! We're not gonna go cold turkey here. Here are some awesome things that $10 can get you in Kingston so you can still live your life, AND make it rain. From epic eats to fun activities and things for you to take home, we got you covered.
All Day Breakfast // The Toucan
This classic, no fuss pub in the downtown core serves up an awesome hangover cure that won't cost you double what you spent last night at Stages. Eggs, beans, fries, toast with your choice of meat will keep you going all day long! It's an awesome, cheap eat that doesn't taste like it.
Price: 8.95$ (Mon-Fri), Under $5 (Sat-Sun)
A Tall Boy and Old School Arcade Games // Barcadia
One hilarious spot to spend your night? Barcadia. It's not just the arcade game selection we love, it's also the price. $4.00 Pabst Blue Ribbon's are being served up every night, which leaves you plenty of rounds of games like, Pac-Man, Halley's Comet 87 and more!
Price: $4.00 for the tallboy, and 25 cents per game!
A Ton of Sweets At The Kingston Public Market // Springer Market Square
Head to the hub of downtown Kingston (market square, duh) on Tuesdays, Thursday and Saturdays from April through November for some deluctable fresh baked goods. As if walking around downtown wasn't sweet enough, why not grab a muffin, scone, or face sized cookie from one of the local vendors?
A Tandem Bike Ride // Ahoy Rentals
Always dreamed of recreating a romantic comedy? Maybe just want to switch up you and your BFF's weekly coffee date? Then rent a tandem bike from Ahoy Rentals. I'm no math major but I'm pretty sure that two seats equals two times the fun AM I RIGHT.
Price: $6.00 per hour for the bike.
Try one of the Kingston bucket list drinks // Various Locations
Check out all the dranks here.
Price: Varies, but all are under $10 dollars and come with a great instagram.
3 Heaping Scoops Of Gelato // Mio Gelato
You want bang for your buck right? This gourmet gelato, soberetto, and frozen yogurt store is only open during the summer and fall so make sure to try out their homemade treats while you can! They make each flavour in a small batch so they are ALWAYS fresh. No way to go wrong with this purchase.
Price: $7.33 for 3 (generous) scoops
Pool and Pints // The Grizzly Grill
The Grizzly Grill is undeniably one of the coolest spots in Kingston. Their wooden, cottage-like decor inside is nothing but chic, and when you pair that with a pint of craft beer and a round of pool? Ooooh, you're gonna be feeling suave. A great place to spend a night with friends, and even better on Monday night when they have their pool and pints special!
Price: Mondays after 5pm pool is free and craft beer/pints are only $5.25.
A Game of 3D Glow-Putt // Putt N' Blast
No one, NO ONE, can deny the nostalgic charm of a mini-putt game, especially when that game glows in the dark. The game has been in way too many sitcoms to count, and now it's your turn to be the star of this event. Whether you're counting on a birdie or a boogie, this is the place for you.
Price: $9.73 for Adults.
Tasting Series // The Grad Club
All summer long this local bar is hosting an epic series of beer tasting events right at the pub. Every week they will be featuring a different brewery, some include, Perth Brewery, Kichesippi Beer Company, Wild Card Brewery and many more! Check out all the dates here.
Price: Non-members $10, members $5.
Epic Grilled Cheese // MLT DWN
Can the comfort of a classic Grilled Cheese get any better? Apparently, it can with these awesome grilled cheese sandwiches that feature all the ingredients from your dreams. We're talking, beef brisket, mac and cheese, pulled pork, bacon, and so much more.
Price: Build your own sandwich starts at $4.
Catch an Indie Movie // The Screening Room
Forget the mainstream theatre, you're ~hip~. Head to the Screening Room on Princess St. This 2 screen independent movie theatre is a classic spotin Kingston for it's charm and unique movie selection.
Price: Adults $10.00, Cheap Tuesdays $6.00, Student Thursdays $6.00!
Your Own Customised Pizza // Score Pizza
Score Pizza has been tearing up the foodie scene ever since it's recent opening in the 613. How could it not? Delicious food and the prime aesthetic/product for an instagram? This place is a winner.
Price: Mini $7.75, Simple Pizza $7.99, One Top Pizza $8.25.