9 Fun Things To Do That Don’t Involve The Bar On A Friday Night


There is nothing wrong with having a couple of drinks or heading to the bar on a Friday night. But, after a couple weeks or months of this same routine, you may be ready for something else. Maybe something fun that doesn’t involve alcohol. So what are some great ideas?

Try A New Restaurant

Has a new restaurant just opened up in your town? Or, is there a place you are dying to try that has been around forever? Take some time on Friday night to go out to a great place to eat. Sure you can have some alcohol to drink there, but it doesn’t have to be the main point of the outing. The main point is to spend intentional time talking and enjoying one another.

See That New Movie

You can either stay in and have an epic movie night or hit the theaters with your friends. This doesn’t have to be too expensive, and you can get ice cream or dinner to talk about the movie afterward.

Shop Till You Drop

Make a night of hitting up your favorite stores. Often, malls can become pretty crowded during Saturday and Sunday, but it can get quite dead Friday nights. So get those weekend deals without the rush. Nothing blows off steam from a hard week like blowing some cash.

Spa Night

Hit up your local CVS, Rite Aid, or Lush if you’re feeling fancy, and get all the goodies you need to have the ultimate spa night. I am talking about facials, bath bombs, nail polish, exfoliators, and everything in between. Cut up some cucumbers to put in your water and on your eyes, and you’re ready for a fun night.

Live Music

See a concert or festival that isn’t in a bar. Many local coffee shops have live music on the weekends, and there is never a shortage of concerts to go to if you live near a big city.


If you and your friends love cooking and baking, why not make a night of it. You can try to create the ultimate dessert, cook a great meal for one another, or just bake cookies for friends. Play some fun music, and you’ll be partying in your kitchen in no time.

Book Club

Are you and your friend’s total bookworms? Now is the time to prove it. Maybe you can form a book club that meets on Friday nights. You can spend the evening chatting about the book you read, nibbling on snacks, and sharing a bottle of wine.

Craft Night

Now, where are my crafty sisters at? I know that there are so many women out there who would love nothing more than to sit around on a Friday night and create something. You can sign up to do Painting With A Twist, go to a craft store in your town, or just wing it with the help of Pinterest.

Old-Fashioned Sleepover

I am talking about plenty of popcorn, pajamas, and no shortage of romantic comedies. Spend the night lying on sleeping bags and gossiping with your favorite friends. You definitely won’t regret it.

As you can see, there are so many fun and original ideas for things to do on a Friday night that doesn’t involve heading out to the bar once again. So do you and your friends a favor this weekend and try something new!


For the best list of romantic comedies to watch with your girls, check out our article here. 


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