15 amazing dates in Dayton for $15 (or less)

Let’s say your money is a little funny, but you still want a little honey. (See what we did there?)

Don’t despair, there still ways to show the love of your life or your like of the moment a good time. 

Don’t believe me? Take it from Facebook crowd-sourcing. 

Here are a few suggestions to wow him or her for $15 or less: 

πŸ’˜ “Bar Louie has $5 burgers on Tuesday, then you could see a dollar movie at Danbarry Dollar Theater for 1.75 a ticket bargain night), then walk along Riverscape for a good night kiss....which is free.” — Eva Costa

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πŸ’˜“$5 movie (Tuesday only) at the Neon and share popcorn.” — Linda Lombard. 

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πŸ’˜“Drive to Young's Dairy, visit one of the parks in YS (Yellow Springs).” — Matthew M Leclaire 

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πŸ’˜“ 1) The Wine Gallery and Cafe for $2 Tuesday glass then The NEON for $5 movie night, 2) $1 oysters at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks and then a free concert on the square at The Greene, 3) Full moon hike at The Glen, then ice cream at Young's, or Wine at @The Emporium, 4) Rent a Link: Dayton Bike Share and ride to one of our local breweries for a flight of beer.” — Lisa Grigsby 

πŸ’˜ “Sit in a hammock drinking homemade shakes or icees while cuddling. Also, Walnut Hills Park has a great view of downtown.” —  Aaron M. Glett 

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πŸ’˜“Go see some great local live music - there is a ton of great talent that can be found for a $5 cover.” — Jeff Opt

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πŸ’˜“The Plaza! Done and Done! $5 a ticket.” —   Emily von Stuckrad-Smolinski 
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πŸ’˜“Hiking and buying a bottle of wine from Arrow Wine for later.” — Neha Chandra 

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πŸ’˜ “If it is a Friday, there are free concerts at the Greene. Start out on a patio for happy hour. You can share a huge appetizer and either a beer or glass of wine. Then grab a cone to share and hang out on the lawn to hear some tunes.” — Heather Holland Schroeder

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πŸ’˜ “Soft serve and a stroll at RiverScape MetroPark.” — Sarah Caplan 

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πŸ’˜ “Wednesday night Bar Louie's, split three $1.25 domestics then cross the street to Rave Cinemark for two $5.50 tickets to the movies,” — Jeff Fluty

πŸ’˜ “Mezzanine at Dorothy Lane Market, Friday 4-7, oyster happy hour ($1 per, order 6 and share); free hors d'oeuvres like baguette, brie, charcuterie; and wine tasting, some for $2 per glass -- you could have four wine tastes and still leave a dollar tip.” — Lucy Baker 

πŸ’˜ “Picnic packed and ride down bike path along Riverscape.” — Monica Deal

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πŸ’˜ “Tacos at Taqueria Mixteca and Pokémon at Riverscape.” —  Melissa Fowler 

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 πŸ’˜ “Go to the Air Force Museum. Walk and talk for free.” —  Julie Barhorst

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πŸ’˜ “Thursday night at the Black Box Improv Theater and maybe a couple of beers from Barrel House. —  Bryan Lakatos

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πŸ’˜ “Happy Hour at Jay's — $5 for three amazing sliders; $4 well drinks, $4 house wine. Oooops, that would $18 unless you shared the sliders.” — Sandy Bashaw.

πŸ’˜ “Split an appetizer somewhere in the Oregon and see $5 Tuesday movie night at The NEON.” — Bryan Stewart  

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