How To Have The Best Night Out - Using Your Smartphone
Written By: The Sprinkles of Style Team
Over the last decade, our smartphones have become an unquestioned and integral part of our lives.
They're used for everything - from ordering that Friday evening takeaway, to booking holidays, looking for the perfect make-up look with a tutorial and even browsing the latest reviews for a new perfume .
It seems that nowadays, the sky really is the limit when it comes to what your phone can do to help you.
This is where apps come in to play as they can really help you to arrange a low-key dinner with friends and even nights out at major clubs or music festivals - everything can be seen online and you can book as you please.
Today's technology is all about taking the annoyance away from planning a night out and for many people - it's such a big help.
With all the apps available, keep in touch with different places - read reviews and find amazing places to eat, drink cocktails or hit the dance floor with your friends.
In this post, the Sprinkles of Style team have picked some must-have apps to help you along the way.
Find That Buzzed About Venue
Looking for a great venue to hang out with friends?
Then BarChick is an app built for you. Tap in some quick details about where you're going to be, what you want to do and when you want to do go.
This will then give you a customised list of area recommendations based on your location, your details and what you want to do.
The selection is curated to focus on bars with great character so you’ll get a unique night out.
You can browse reviews to get the latest on what the vibe’s like, see what other venues are located nearby, browse the cocktail menu and get access to special deals.
There’s even a ‘concierge’ service for that extra VIP treatment which can provide personalised recommendations and book you a table.
Sort Out Your Transport
There’s nothing worse than hanging around waiting for a ride home at the end of the night or having to hunt down a cash machine to pay for a cab - it's something which can ruin a wonderful evening so it's always better to arrange your transport prior.
Use the power of your phone to make sure that you get home safely at the end of your evening.
Available in any location and with wireless payment options, a route map and the ability to let friends know where you are - try searching Taxi Chesterfield or any city will put you touch.
Equally for Londoners (even for one night only) the TFL app can let you know about any delays which are happening or to find late night buses and tubes so you don’t get stranded.
It's always better to arrange your transport so you know everything is arranged for your safe return home.
Book Tickets With Friends
If you're someone who loves attending different events and if you'd like to arrange an event or attend a gig, comedy show, sports fixture or even simply go to the cinema then make sure you check out YPlan - this is an app which helps you choose from a selected list of great events and lets you book tickets and help the spread the word about the event or gig to your friends too.
You can choose to pay together (with friends) or separately and also pick the seats you want depending on the type of gig or event which you're attending.
Best of all, there's no need to print anything - all your tickets and all the information is stored on your phone
If you do want to have the details, you can also screenshot the pages just to make sure.
It's always worth checking out apps like this out as more often than not - they're cheaper than other websites and you can attend great events, spend time with friends and enjoy yourself.
We all love reading your comments so let us know what you think about apps like this and if you're someone who uses your phone to create events and handle your evenings out!
What apps do you love? Let us know! 🙂
The Sprinkles of Style Team