Dating on a Budget

From a restaurant with a cheap meal deal to a free local activity, impress your sweetheart for less in the East Bay.

Updated: August 30, 2004

Restaurants & Bars

Conga Lounge

5422 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

Get to know each other at this tiki bar with fruity cocktails and live calypso music without a cover on most nights.

Yoshi's Oakland

510 Embarcadero W, Oakland, CA 94607

This top jazz club offers romantic sushi dinners and half-priced midweek concerts.


1515 Shattuck, Berkeley, CA 94709

Order some small plates and keep the bill reasonable at this acclaimed tapas restaurant in Berkeley.

Shattuck Down Low Lounge

2284 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

Take your date to this grooving dance club that has no cover and two-for-$5 drinks on Mondays and Thursdays.


Jack London Square

311 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607

Window shop, share an ice cream cone and enjoy the sweeping bay views at this seaside attraction.

Uc Berkeley Art Museum

2626 Bancroft Wy, Berkeley, CA 94720

Hold hands while strolling this art-lover's haven, where admission is free on the first Thursday of each month.

Paramount Theatre Of The Art

2025 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

For a grand night out without prices to match, watch a classic film for $6 at this landmark cinema.

More Date Spots

Bay Wolf Restaurant

3853 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611

Oliveto Cafe & Restaurant

5655 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618