8 Apps That Will Make Your Night Out Better

Jun 29th 2015 | lifestyle

Going out this weekend? Be prepared! Whether you're gearing up for a night of culture, a romantic date, or a lost weekend to rival "The Hangover," we've got you covered. These apps are designed to help your night out run a hell of a lot more smoothly.

Best for the Tune Hunters: Shazam
The DJ drops the biggest tune of the night but you don’t have a clue who the track is by or what it’s called. Shazam is on hand to save the day. Forget shouting across the dancefloor “who’s this song by” to your friends. One click of the button and Shazam will do it’s best to find out your new favourite song. 

Best for Last Minute Decisions: Hotel Tonight
Maybe you've pulled or maybe you have just missed the last train home. Hotel Tonight takes away the hassle of finding a last minute hotel. Available rooms are compressed into a hand-selected list of local hotels and are available to book at a click of a button.

Best for Getting Home: Uber
Because desperately trying to hail a cab at 4am is never fun. Uber uses GPS to get your location, lets you book a taxi, track where it is, and you get a text when it arrives. It'll tell you how much your ride costs and even lets you split the fare with a friend. Use the promo code SINTILLATE14 for a free journey worth £20.

Best for the Impatient: Bar Pass
Bar Pass is a free mobile app that enables the customer to view menus, order, and pay for food and drinks from an expanding list of venue and events. This obviates the need to wait in lines, and means subscribers also earn offers and rewards as well as taking it easy waiting for drinks to come to them.

Best for Smart Drinking: iDrinkSmarter
We all want to have a great time, but no one wants to be the drunkest person at the club. iDrinkSmarter prevents that. You simply enter your gender, age and body type and it suggests a good amount of drinks to have per hour, leaving you refreshed but upright.

Best for Late Night Feasting: LocalEats
Track down the best takeaway for the journey home with this great app. Purposely avoiding the big chains, LocalEats instead concentrates on the best independently-owned joints, as recommended by food critics, bloggers and visitors. You can search by cuisine, neighborhood, features, price range and opening hours.

Best for No Regrets: Drunk Mode
We've all done it. Calling your ex at stupid o'clock in the morning is never a good idea. Drunk Mode prevents you from calling a pre-selected list of contacts. There is also a Find My Drunk feature that allows you to locate where your friends are so you'll never lose them on a night out again. 

Best for Picking your Outfit: Stylebook
Stylebook is the godsend when it comes to figuring out what you're going to wear on a night out. Organise and sort your wardrobe with a couple of clicks on your phone. Take a picture of your favourite clothes, create outfits, get style inspiration and read the latest fashion advice.

It’s really lovely to have assurance from the company arranging the night that we will be looked after, even after we have paid the money - Charlotte