Date nights shouldn't be dreadful just because you're waiting on a paycheck. Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to fork out all the dough to have a good time with your S/O or Hinge date. These Charlotte date night ideas in February that are super cheap (less than $35 to be exact) so you and don't have to worry about clearing your bank account.

Karaoke at Lucky Lou's Tavern

Price: 💸

Address: 5124 Park Rd., Charlotte, NC

Why You Need To Go: Shoot some pool and see who's the ping pong master before you take the stage to dedicate a karaoke song to your lover. Yummy bar food paired with a few brewskis will give you all the confidence you need.

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$5 Margs At Ruru's

Price: $5+ per person

Address: 715 Providence Rd., Charlotte, NC

Why You Need To Go: Date nights aren't only for the weekends. This super authentic Mexican spot not only has yummy food and a vibrant aesthetic, they have $5 margaritas on Mondays so you can down a few, munch on chips and queso and get all mushy together. They have $2 tacos on Tuesdays too.

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Game Night At Potions And Pixels

Price: Free (for games)

Address: 2127 Ayrsley Town Blvd. Ste. 101-B., Charlotte, NC

Why You Need To Go: Bond with your boo and test your board game skills because this super fun spot has over 300 board games. They even have video games too. And what's game night without snacks and booze? They've got your covered.

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Science On The Rocks At Discovery Place

Price: $12 per person

Address: 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC

Why You Need To Go: This after-hours event lets you discover science after dark with a drink in hand. Browse the museum and learn a thing or too with your S/O while getting your buzz on with themed activities, music and a costume contest.

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Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Price: $14.95 per person

Address: 6500 S. New Hope Rd., Belmont, NC

Why You Need To Go: Take in all of nature's vibrant wonders hand-in-hand with your bae at this whimsical garden. Multiple gardens, an orchid observatory and garden trails make for an all-day adventure of open-air fun and fragrant plants.

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Charlotte Checkers Game

Price: $15+ person

Address: 2700 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte, NC

Why You Need To Go: Watch some gnarly sports with a Charlotte Hockey game. Unlike most other sports, this ice rink full of energy that sparks some pretty funny fights for a night of (basically free) entertainment. Bundle up (and cuddle up) for a night on ice with no dull moments. They even have $1 beer nights.

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Portal

Price: $17.50

Address: 114 S Tryon St., Charlotte, NC

Why You Need To Go: Snap some memorable Insta-worthy moments as a couple at this immersive art experience. Express your imagination and inner creativity with tons of rooms designed with insane interactive installations. 

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