The Vic is a popular concert venue located close enough to campus that I routinely
pass it while I walk to get ice cream. When The Vic isn’t hosting a concert,
The Vic becomes The Brew and View, one of the most underrated and
underappreciated institutions in the area. In a pinch, The Brew and View can be
the quintessential cheap date; most nights, you can go watch a double- or
triple-feature for only $5. Where it can become pricey (for me, at least) is food and beverages (shocker).
For whatever reason, The Brew and View sells White Castle hamburger sliders and I can
never say no.
you and your special someone have eaten too many White Castle sliders
yourselves (or you just want to enjoy a nice day), it might be time to finally
try out those blue bikes you always see everyone riding. Divvy Bikes offers a 24-hour pass
for just $10, allowing you to take an unlimited amount of trips for a whole day. The caveat to
this deal is that you can only take a bike out for up to 30 minutes at a time
before you have to return it to any Divvy station (but once you return your bike, you're free to immediately take out another bike!). Divvy bike stations can literally be found all over
the city (as evidenced by the map of Divvy bike stations), so finding a station
is never too much of a hassle.
already written plenty
about Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!
, so I won’t repeat myself. But
let me just say that Spanish tapas
are the absolute best first date food.
They’re small plates and you naturally order several rounds (or at least I
always do). What this means is that if you’re totally not feeling it, you could
finish the first round in ten minutes and be like, “Wow, I’m so full. I had a
great time and it was nice meeting you,” and just run out the door. On the
other hand, if it’s going fantastic, you can be like, “Oh my, I’m just so
hungry today. I think I could go for a seventh round of croquetas
,” and just
have the date that never ends. If you’re to the point in the relationship where
you feel confident enough to use a coupon, sign up for Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!’s text
messages while you're there and enjoy the frequent free food.
you and your not-so-secret admirer are both DePaul students, why not spend a
few hours becoming cultured at the Art Institute of Chicago? While tickets for
the Art Institute can usually be a little expensive (especially on a student’s
budget), you can get free tickets just by showing your DePaul ID at the ticket
desk! The Art Institute is home to some of the most famous paintings,
sculptures, and installations in the world. Suggesting the Art Institute is a
surefire way to impress your significant other.