Most cheap dates, like picnics, parks, and homemade dinners... are transparent ploys meant to save a buck at the expense of your new paramour. These cheap dates are engineered to make you still look like the hero, while stowing away cash for a rainy day. Plus, this way, if the date goes great, you only spent 20 bucks, and if the date crashes and burns, well, you still only spent 20 bucks.
Dry Creek Cafe & Boat Dock
“Oh, this again,” or so thinketh your date as he or she lumbers up the 100 stone steps that wind their way up to the Colorado River overlook at Mount Bonnell. Instead of milling around the overpopulated precipice like every other couple in the city, take your cash (no plastic) down the road where it’s worth something. At Dry Creek Cafe & Boat Dock, you’ll find neither cafe nor boat dock, nor flocking Austin tourists -- just a rooftop deck with A-plus views and 10 $2 beers to split between the two of you.