KEEP THE COSTS DOWN BUT THE ENJOYMENT UP

January unites us in many ways.

Resolutions for the new year. Disdain for the cold. Watching copious amount of Netflix.

And being broke. (Usually broke AF)

The post holiday cash crunch has everyone searching for fun that won’t add to that ominous Christmas credit card balance.

Luckily, Barrie offers a number of cost effective options for merriment.

Treat yourself to one or two outings of $20 or less with these suggestions!

 

7 Ways To Treat Yourself in Barrie for $20 or Less

 

HAVE BRUNCH

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so when you combine it with lunch you get double the nourishment.

Dunlop Street Diner, Midway Diner and Gibby G’s on Yonge street all provide bacon and egg infused dishes that come in under $20. Dunlop Street Diner even has a 2 Egg plate for under $10.

It’s well worth the investment for a midday meal, particularly on a weekend.

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INDULGE IN A TEA OR HOT CHOCOLATE

A warm cup of pick me up goes a long way to fill the soul on a cold day. And it’s not going to send you into overdraft.

Casa Cappuccino and Homestead Artisan Bakery are great downtown options for a specialty tea or delicious hot choccy.

And if you are more British inclined, Campbell’s Tearoom on Burton Avenue is a terrific destination to get the full on proper “cuppa” experience. Their English Cream Tea and Scone come in at just $7.50 and $4 each.

 

TRY MEDITATION

It’s not just the body that needs to worked on. The mind can always benefit from a recharge and some pampering.

Meditating can help soothe the stresses of the grind, and there is a Buddhist meditation centre in downtown Barrie to start practicing.

Classes happen on Thursday evenings for just a $10 donation, and are led by a meditation expert.

 

GRAB SOME BATH PRODUCTS

Sometimes a long bath can be almost as refreshing as a day away from work or school. And you can up the long soak luxury with a selection of bath bombs and scented soaps.

Organic Body Shop provides a wide range of naturally produced bath products. You can score a scented soap or some aromatherapy body wash for anywhere from $4 – $20. And they have a huge line of skincare options if you’re looking to throw in a few extras.

 

ENJOY A COCKTAIL

It’s tricky to keep your tab under $20 when it comes to cocktails on a night out. But if you really commit to just one or two, Chillz Lounge in Barrie is the spot for you.

Located next door to Swirleez off Lakeshore downtown, Chillz offers a packed menu of unique cocktails, including Velvet Galaxy and Wildberry Frozen Moijto.

 

GAMING AND MOVIES

Sometimes an hour or two of screen time is the perfect way to decompress.

Last Level Lounge on Dunlop street offers freeplay on all of their retro video games for just $5 entry, as well as menu items under $12 to provide a full afternoon of arcade escapism.

And the Barrie Film Festival rolls out monthly movie screenings at the Uptown Theatre for $10/ticket.

What did you think of our 7 Ways To Treat Yourself in Barrie for $20 or Less? Any places or ideas we missed? Let us know and we’ll include them in a future blog! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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