Your guide to outdoor dates under $40 in Birmingham

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The perfect date at Tip Top Grill. Photo via Bham Now

Are you and your SO on a budget, but love outdoor dates? Or maybe you’re taking out someone new and don’t wanna drop too much? We have all the deets for dates under $40.

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1. Ruffner Mountain

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Couple enjoying the view. Photo via Hannah Busing for Bham Now

For the active couple, we have the perfect place for you. Try hiking along the historical mining rail line at Ruffner Mountain.

With 14 miles of trails, this is the best place to get to know each other.

2. Rojo

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Can you see yourself on a date in this neat outdoor pod? Photo via Bham Now

Casual couples will love dining at Rojo. A staple in the Highlands area, enjoy Latin American food in fun little outdoor pods.

You don’t want to miss out on the view of Highland Park either.

Did you know Bob Dylan is a fan of Rojo?

  • Location: 2921 Highland Ave S, Birmingham, AL
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 4 -11PM | Saturday and Sunday 11-3PM
  • Price: $25-$40
  • Website | Instagram | Facebook

3. Birmingham Legion Soccer Game

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Don’t miss out on the Birmingham Legion FC. Photo via Trent Giles

Support our local soccer team by taking your sport-loving partner out to a game. On Wednesdays, enjoy dollar dogs and cheap beer.

Check out their schedule and purchase general admission tix here.

4. The Roof at Redmont Hotel

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Some chill margz at The Roof. Photo via The Roof’s Instagram

Love downtown and outdoor seating? Visit our favorite rooftop bar: The Roof at Redmont Hotel. They offer $8-$15 drinks and an amazing view of the city.

  • Location: 2101 5th Ave N, Birmingham, AL
  • Hours: Sunday-Thursday 4-11PM | Friday and Saturday 4PM-2AM
  • Price: $15-$40
  • Website | Instagram

5. Railroad Park and Red Cat Café

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Find a bench by this water and enjoy a coffee with your SO. Photo via Bham Now

Coffee and a walk in the park? This outdoor date is perfect for an evening or morning date for the busy couple.

You’re guaranteed to have a good time. Who doesn’t love coffee and sightseeing?

  • Location: 1600 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 
  • Red Cat Hours: 6:30 AM -8 PM
  • Railroad Park Hours: Sunday-Saturday 7AM-11PM

6. Birmingham Botanical Gardens

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Check out a Japanese Shinto gate (AKA a Torii) at the botanical gardens. Photo via Birmingham Botanical Gardens

With more than 30 themed gardens, there is so much flora to appreciate. Check out tropical herbs, crape myrtles and roses in their peak season.

This is a beautiful—and Instagrammable—location for you and your partner.

7. El Barrio

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Fun outdoor dining at El Barrio. Photo via Bham Now

On Tuesdays, El Barrio has $3 crunchy beef tacos and $4 IPAs and Pale Ales. Check out the communal flex lane, which makes for a great date space.

  • Location: 2211 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL
  • Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11:30 AM-8 PM | Friday and Saturday 11:30AM-9PM
  • Website | Instagram | Facebook

8. Carrigan’s Public House (ages 21+)

Pizza and beer? Say no more.

For a magical experience, try Carrigan’s PB&J: pizza, a beer and a shot of Jameson for only $13.

Pro-tip: go during the evening to see the fairy lights displayed in their outdoor seating.

  • Location: 2430 Morris Ave, Birmingham, AL
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 4-9PM | Friday and Saturday 4-11PM
  • Price: $13-$30
  • Website | Facebook

9. Tip Top Grill

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Lover’s Leap at Tip Top Grill. Photo via Tip Top Grill Facebook page

For great prices and great sights, take your date to this outdoor dinner spot. Don’t sleep on Tip Top Grill’s American classics like hot dogs and hamburgers.

Located at the highest peak in Jefferson County, you and your SO don’t wanna miss the view they have to offer.

Did we miss your fave low-cost date spot? Tag us @bhamnow to let us know.

Summer Guffey
Summer Guffey

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