Free dining, drinking, exploring apps you're bound to use this weekend

(WXYZ) - Whether you're dining out, heading to the movies or exploring a new city; keep your phone and these apps close by.

Making dinner plans Saturday? Avoid the long lines and wait times with Open Table . You're sure to find food that suits the whole family with over 20,000 restaurants to choose from. Plus the more you use it, the more reward points you earn to help pay for those pricey entrees.

Rather eat in? Dinner Spinner can help you make sense of those seemingly random ingredients in your fridge. Search by ingredient, prep time or dietary need. The app searches its database of recipes that have been tested and reviewed by home cooks just like you.

Now what's a good meal without an even better cocktail? Become your own bartender with Cocktail Flow . It's brimming with recipes for manhattans to margaritas and everything in between. Plus it conveniently takes into account your bar stock and makes suggestions to add to your shopping list.

Is it date night? How about a movie and dinner. See those Oscar-winning flicks using Fandango . Watch trailers, check show times and buy your tickets in advance. Your mobile ticket can be scanned right from your phone, so there's no need to print.

Have a hangover in the morning? Nothing cures it like a strong cup o' joe. But who wants to pay $4 for a frappuccino when you can make it at home? Baristame turns the coffee connoisseur into a Starbucks barista. Recipes and layer guides make serving up a cup of cappuccino, a snap.

Once you're amped up and ready to rock, explore metro Detroit or a new city with MyCityWay . The urban guide can unveil the hidden gems of a city's shopping, food and music scenes. Plus it will help you get from point A to point B.

Have another app you simply can't live without on the weekend? Share in the comments section below.

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