Sometimes the usual pre-drinks and club combo can get a bit boring, especially if you’re going the same clubs all the time, week after week – especially if you live in a bigger city you know has a lot to offer. So, what to do when the weekend rolls around and you’re trying to figure out what to do when you really want a girls’ night out? Look no further – we’re here to help. We’ve compiled a list of fun girls’ night out ideas to suit all budgets! Some of these are Glasgow-specific, but you will definitely find similar activities for a girls night out near you!
You can’t really go wrong with a classic – find that trendy spot near you that everyone’s talking about, and enjoy a few cocktails with your girls! Girls’ nights out like this are especially fun if you go somewhere where you can dress up nice, too.
2. Movie Night
This doesn’t necessarily mean staying in – a lot of cinemas like the Grosvenor in Glasgow’s West End actually serve alcohol, so combine drinks and a fun film!
3. Drag Queen Bingo
Hillhead Bookclub’s Lady Balls Bingo is one of my favourite nights out in Glasgow, and a lot of cities will have bars and restaurants that hold similar events. Drag queen bingos are always a laugh (unless you’re like me and get crazy competitive and therefore annoyed about not winning) – so grab your friends and head to a fun (and relatively cheap) girls’ night out.
4. Fancy Restaurant
This is the real ‘treat yo’ self’ option: book a table at a cool gastropub or one of those restaurants with a seasonally changing taster menu, and enjoy a night of good food and great company!
5. Wine Tasting
Again, slightly pricier but definitely a fun girls’ night out – and you’ll learn something new, too! For a budget version, gather at a friend’s house and have everyone bring in a different wine. I mean c’mon what is better than wine and a girls night out?
6. Night at the Museum
A lot of museums are starting to hold night-time events (especially in London). If you and your friends are into arts and culture, have a look at what’s going on in your cities’ museums and head down for a memorable girls’ night out!
A fun retro idea for a girls’ night out: if you see a lot of roller-disco type nights popping up on your Facebook feed, why not get your friends together and head down to one?
Regardless of whether or not you can sing, karaoke is a guaranteed laugh.
Cities like Glasgow, London, and Manchester have insane gig scenes. Gigs for smaller/local bands are usually advertised on bars’ and pubs’ Facebook pages, so have a look at what’s going on near you – you and your friends might even discover a new favourite band!
Not technically a girls’ night out, but the nostalgia factor of this is amazing: everyone loved a good sleepover growing up, so why not recreate that now? Get snacks, wine, a good film or two, some face-masks and nail polishes and you’re all set for a fab time.