Only a few blocks from Staples, Barcito is a relaxed Argentinian cafe serving authentic, affordable food that both of you can easily share.
The Buenos Aires streetscapes plastered on the walls are certainly aggressive, but by the end of the meal, you don’t care. After three failed first dates, things are off to a rough start this semester. Deep in the Arts District, Resident should definitely be considered a bar, but one that has date night glory written all over it. The bar is in an Airstream and the long community tables are ideal for not getting stuck in a dark corner with nothing to talk about.
You need someplace great, but also somewhere you’ll both be comfortable.
The Tripel over in Playa is just a few minutes from campus, but feels like it’s in its own little universe.
The space itself is pretty small, but the vibe is laid-back, and the food is always top notch.
Get the squid ink pasta or go all-in on the burger.
LA has no shortage of great date spots, but you’re in the market for someplace fun, reasonably priced, and ideally no more than a Uber from campus. Below we’ve broken down, campus by campus, the best date night options for you and your budding love life (on a budget). After two weeks of back-and-forth on Tinder, that guy you pass every day outside Tro Go finally grew a pair and said yes to a date.
Go all-in at one of downtown’s best restaurants where you also won’t go into debt - BS Taqueria.
LA’s coolest neighborhood has more great restaurants than it knows what to do with, but your move here is to the old standby Escala.
The bright Colombian-inspired restaurant has a fun, kitschy interior, good food (frito mac and cheese is a must), and very affordable prices.
“Say, ‘Hi my name is,’ and offer to buy them a drink.” We’re tired of technology. “It’s never too soon to call someone you’re interested in,” Stanger says.
Remember the days before text messaging and Facebook?
The move here is the queso, mom’s green enchiladas, and the off-menu puffy tacos.