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Recession Date: Black Pearl


Denver was recently ranked in the middle of the pack in terms of dating options during a recession. The ranking was done by, which looked at the average cost of a casual dinner and a movie.

But I know Denver can do better than average. In fact, the city offers some downright affordable options that won’t force couples to skimp on quality.


If you’re wanting a fancier date, consider the drinks-and-appetizer happy hour at Black Pearl. All drinks–meaning beer, glasses of wine, and cocktails–are half-price, as are the oysters. Another bonus: The happy hour, from 4-6 p.m., is seven days a week.

Black Pearl, 1529 S. Pearl St., 303-777-0500

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