Pre-Funk Before The Pool... Hall!
You can’t always expect to go out on Friday or Saturday night for a frugal fare. However, if you’re willing to go during “non peak times”, you can generally do those same sorts of activities for a fraction of the cost.
Pool is often one of those options. A few bars in my area offer “free pool” on certain days or during certain hours.
If you are willing to go out on a Sunday afternoon as opposed to a Friday night, you may able to run some racks for next to nothing!
Otherwise, if you just simply can’t manage the off-hour outings or mid-day meetups, here’s a possible solution to going out on peak evenings without paying peak prices...