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Apps for a Great Night on the Town

Apps for a Great Night on the Town

A fine list full of apps to make your next night out on the town a great one

Make Dinner Reservations

Before you even head out for the evening, you'll need to make sure you've got a table.

OpenTable - Restaurant Reservations

What's for Dinner?

OpenTable - Restaurant Reservations

OpenTable - Restaurant Reservations

When you want to secure a reservation, go with OpenTable.

With the free OpenTable app, you can bring your pre-dining experience to your iPhone. Use the app to discover new restaurants to try and then book your reservations. Plus, earn points towards rewards every time you dine with the OpenTable app. ​

Why we love it

Featuring over 38,000 restaurant listings, OpenTable makes it easy to find a great place to eat.

Resy - Restaurant Reservations Without the Hassle

Easy reservations with minimum hassle.

Resy - Restaurant Reservations Without the Hassle

Reservation without hassle

For hungry folks who hate calling in reservations.

With the free Resy app, you can find new restaurants and then book your reservations. Currently offering service in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Washington DC and San Francisco, Resy has a streamlined reservation system, easy cancellation and reservation changes, and an easy way to view your restaurant credits within the app itself.

Why we love it

If you want that booth on Friday night at 8 PM, it's only two taps away.

Find a Babysitter

If you've got kids, find someone you can trust to take care of them while you're out on a kid-free night.

See a Movie

Want to take in the latest blockbuster or little art film? These apps will help.

Fandango Movies - Times + Tickets

Never miss your next screening when you buy ahead

Fandango Movies - Times + Tickets

The spotlight is on

For those who prefer to buy their tickets ahead of time and be prepared.

Fandango is a classic app that belongs on the devices of every movie buff. With a Fandango account, you're able to pre-purchase your movie tickets without having to go to the box office first. The app allows users to browse showtimes by movie or theater, and you can make a wish list of movies that you don't want to miss out on. Notifications let you know when a movie starts playing so you aren't late, and there are exclusives and giveaways that are only in the app, so don't miss out.

Why we love it

It's easy to purchase your tickets ahead of time and then skip the lines at the box office. A must-have for all moviegoers.

Find Tickets for Live Music

Love the energy of live music? Here are some apps to help you find the best.

Applauze - Concerts, Sports & Theatre Tickets

Pre-sale tickets with VIP options

Applauze - Concerts, Sports & Theatre Tickets

Applauze - Concerts, Sports & Theatre Tickets

Applauze is a fan-club ticketing platform helping to connect artists with their fans. With Applauze, you get access to exclusive pre-sale tickets for your favorite artists. Upgrade your tickets by adding VIP meet & greets, albums, merchandise, and more! Be the first to know when your favorite artist announces a new tour, and purchase your tickets with just a few taps. Need some help with your order? You can use the app to chat with our exceptional customer support team anytime.

Bandsintown Concerts

Your town on bands

Bandsintown Concerts

Bandsintown Concerts

For fun-seekers who love live music.

Bandsintown simplifies concert discovery by allowing you to track your favorite artists, receive alerts when they're touring near you, keep track of which shows you have RSVP’d to and share concert details with your friends. The concerts you RSVP to are then synced with your calendar, so you never miss another live show. This free app scans your music libraries in services like iTunes, Spotify, Rdio, Soundcloud and Google Play and searches your artist likes on Facebook and Twitter, to learn who you are as a fan and what artists to track. Our algorithm also suggests similar sounding artists, helping you discover new bands and DJ's who are coming to your town.

Find Drinks

Get your drink on with these great apps for local bars and nightlife.

DrinkAdvisor - World's Best Bars, Night Clubs & Restaurants Guide

Find the best bars close to you

DrinkAdvisor - World's Best Bars, Night Clubs & Restaurants Guide

World's Best Bars, Night Clubs & Restaurants Guide

For those who like to get their drink on nearby.

When you want to get out and experience the nightlife at home or in a new city, you want to have a wide variety of options and a good rating system by real people. DrinkAdvisor lets you find the popular and out of the way bars and night clubs in any local area and lets you read reviews before you head there.

Why we love it

If you're a fan of trying new places in your local area, or travel a lot to new cities, you need a way to find bars and nightclubs without having to sift through regular apps that include restaurants and coffee shops. Need a drink? Give this app a try to find your best bet.

Find An Event

Not sure what to do? These apps will help you narrow down your choices from all the great local stuff going on.

Eventbrite - Local Events & Fun Things To Do Near Me

Discover local events and fun things to do near you.

Eventbrite - Local Events & Fun Things To Do Near Me

Eventbrite - Local Events & Fun Things To Do Near Me

For anyone who wants to find fun stuff to do in their own city or in a new place.

You can use Eventbrite to find popular local events, get event recommendations just for you, and see which events your friends are going to. The app also lets you get tickets quickly, and even access all of your Eventbrite tickets and event information from your iPhone.

Why we love it

It's great to get an invite to a party, search for local fun events, and keep all of that information -- along with tickets -- organized in one place. Eventbrite is a fantastic little app that lets you keep things together as you find fun stuff to do.

Fever - Best things to do in your city

When you want to know the best things to do in the city

Fever - Best things to do in your city

Fever - Best things to do in your city

For anyone who wants to know what to do while they're in a new city.

Fever is a beautiful and slick app that helps you find out what you should be doing and checking out while you're out in the city. Let the app know what your interests are, and you get a personalized feed with hand-picked activities and sights to see. You can even check out hot events and purchase tickets directly from the app and there is no need to print anything — everything is right there on your phone! It's the best way to find new and fun things to do while you're traveling.

Why we love it

Fever is packed with a ton of useful and interesting finds that you won't find with other travel guides.

Get a Car Home

Don't drink and drive; use these apps to find a safe way home.

Uber

Forget old cabs and check out the new modernized taxi service

Uber

Find a ride near you ASAP

For responsible adults who would like to save a bit on taxi rides.

Uber allows you to be in control of your taxi ride via your smartphone and smart watch. When you open the app, you'll see the live location of Uber cars near you so you can request for one to pick you up. After being alerted once it arrives, you'll be able to jump into the Uber, get a ride to wherever you're going, and pay the driver securely at your destination. Usually, this is cheaper and more convenient than a traditional taxi. However, it is important to consider that Uber is not supported in all cities, and in many cities where it is supported, concerns have arisen due to lack of regulation. Uber vehicles don't have the same safety features as traditional cabs, and the company is constantly feuding with municipalities over the lack of regulation and establishment as a legitimate taxi company. Keeping that in mind, as long as you're a responsible adult who has a few friends to tag along with you, Uber can be a more fun, convenient, and cost-effective option for travel. Plus, it's not like a regular cab is 100 percent safe, either.

Why we love it

Uber is usually quicker, more convenient, more secure (money-wise), and less expensive than a traditional cab. This all comes from quick access on your iPhone or Apple Watch.

Lyft - Taxi App Alternative

This app will always be there when you need a lift

Lyft - Taxi App Alternative

See your ride history

For those who want to use a modern taxi alternative but don't like Uber.

Lyft is another alternative to traditional cabs and taxis, but it is also an alternative to Uber. Lyft lets users request a ride from wherever they are in the city, and you get information about the driver who is coming to pick you up as well as the car that they are driving, so you won't be able to miss them. The app lets you see if there are even any Lyft drivers available in the area, there are different types of Lyft rides that you can get. Fares in Lyft are typically even cheaper than Uber, and you can even tip the drivers after the ride if they provided good service, which is another thing that sets it apart from Uber (no tips). Lyft is a cheaper and friendlier alternative to both taxis and Uber, so if you want a lift around the city, make sure to use Lyft.

Why we love it

Lyft has a slick app interface and it is super easy to use. Plus the company itself is friendlier than Uber and the fares are cheaper. Plus, you can tip the drivers if they provide good service, which is always nice.