Best Android and iPhone Apps for Your Night Out
Indulging in a night out on the town can sometimes ring in at a hefty price. And roaming around with your friends might leave you questioning, “Where do we go from here?”
Use these six apps to find the best deals in town and the most exciting events around. Whether you’re a social planner (reservations are a must) or an adventurer (that indie concert downtown sure does look enticing), you’re sure to find plenty of fun things to do with your friends with these apps for Android and iPhone.
Start your night out at 5 o’clock and on a budget. Using the Happy Hours app is an incredibly easy way to find the best food and drink deals going on around you.
Just select your city and Happy Hours locates the best deals at bars and restaurants based on time, location, and the filters you choose. Specify the type of cuisine you’re looking for and the features you’re interested in, including After Hours, Bottle Service, Outdoor Seating and Water View. The Buzz section even lets you determine the vibe you’re going for—from “romantic” to “laid back” to “good for groups.” (Free for Android and iPhone)
If you’re one to plan ahead, this app could save you a solid chunk of cash during your night out. Browse the LivingSocial app on a daily basis to find great dining, drinking and entertainment deals.
The Today’s Deals section is your best bet for snagging a half-off dinner or 75 percent off a wine and chocolate tasting. Users beware: Good bargains sell out rather quickly, so check this app often and don’t miss out. (Free for Android and iPhone)
Want to catch a concert on your night off? This is the best app for music lovers. Bandsintown notifies you when your favorite bands are coming to town, then directs you to a website where you can purchase your tickets.
Not only does the app take into consideration your location via GPS, it scans your music library and social networking sites like Facebook to personalize its recommendations to your musical tastes.
Use the Tonight tab on the bottom to make sure you’re not missing one of your favorites in town this weekend. (Free for Android and iPhone)
If it’s a dinner-and-a-movie kind of night, Fandago Movies is your go-to app. The Fandango app lets you check movie showtimes and theater listings while providing you with movie descriptions, ratings, and trailers.
Make sure you create a Fandago account as soon as you download the app. Once you do, purchasing tickets will only take a few simple taps. Bring on the (butter-laden) popcorn! (Free for Android and iPhone)
This restaurant-finder app navigates you to the best eateries in your city by letting you filter the results based on location, type of cuisine and price level. It makes your decision-making process fun too. If you simply can’t pick between Italian, Mexican or your typical burger joint, just hit the Shake tab and let Urbanspoon make a recommendation for you.
If that’s too random and you like to be in full control, connect to Facebook and see what your friends recommend in the area. (Free for Android and iPhone)
Make your night out planned and stress-free. The OpenTable app makes booking restaurant reservations a whole lot easier for you and the establishment. Search your current location or provide a new one, pick a specific date and time, enter the number of people, and let OpenTable give you dozens of options.
Once you choose a restaurant based on available times, price level and description, tap the restaurant to make your reservation. OpenTable is a great app for traveling since it services international hotspots and most metropolitan areas. (Free for Android and iPhone)