Chances are now that you’re a parent those special date nights that you may have been used to before are not nearly as common as they once were. Maybe you just feel like you want to have family time with the kids when the weekend roles around or maybe you don’t have a babysitter you trust to leave them with, or maybe you’re just always too darn tired. But when you live in the south end there are so many great options for easy date nights that don’t have to take a lot of time or money. When you have such amazing places to go, that are right around the corner, it’s easy to make sure you get a date night in once in a while. Here are some options for date night in the south end.

An easy favorite is The Beehive for drinks and music any night of the week. They have live music almost all the time with no cover, and the cocktails are always on point.

Get some culture in with a visit the BCA for a performance or exhibit. They have all kinds of performing and visual art shows, depending on when you want to go. You can often get tickets up to the day of the event.

Check out Myers & Chang during their Cheap Date night on Monday or Tuesday weekly. For $45 they offer special date night menus for sharing, starting at 5PM. You can be in and out before bedtime and still have cash on hand for the babysitter!

Only have an hour and in the mood for a quick ice cream date? Visit Blackbird Doughnuts on Tremont Street, where they have classic soft serve in addition to fresh-made doughnuts. If you want something extra special, they also do doughnut ice cream sandwiches, which combine the best of both worlds.

For a more off the beaten path option, go just one block off of Tremont to Kava Neo-Taverna. This place is often packed, so you may need to plan ahead and anticipate a wait, but it doesn’t get better than this for sharable Greek plates in the south end.

If you don’t have family around to watch the kids, or you don’t have a trusted go-to babysitter, Sensible Sitters is perfect for you. They are a fully licensed referral babysitting service that matches you with the perfect babysitter for your needs whenever you need one. You can be sure to get a quality babysitter without having to spend hours asking around and looking into your options. (Sensible Sitters is offering South End Moms readers a special offer: One free hour, AND $50 off membership fee! Just use code SEM in the notes section when booking.) 

Between Sensible Sitters and all the options for fun things to do right in your backyard, there’s literally no excuse not to go out and enjoy yourself on a date night!

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