John Anderson

Best Cheap Date

TIE: Home Slice Pizza, Alamo Drafthouse

Only in Austin can two of the hippest homegrown places to grab a beer and a slice of pie or canoodle during a flick also be the most economical date places. Home Slice, with its delectable pies by the slice and cold brews by the pitcher, holds the title for when you want to see and be seen. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is perfect for when the lights are low and being seen isn't as important as what you're seeing. The potential "cheap date" label incited by such economical lifesavers as beers by the bucket and big bowls of popcorn (to accidentally brush hands in) is lost among the immeasurable coolness factor.

Home Slice Pizza
1415 S. Congress, 512/444-7437
www.homeslicepizza.com

Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz
320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020
www.drafthouse.com/austin/theater/ritz

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