What is HangOut?

HangOut is an online urban nightlife guide that helps people find cool places to drink, party, mingle, relax and play, based on the informed opinions of a vibrant and active community of locals in the know. HangOut is the fun and easy way to find, review and talk about what’s great — and not so great — in your world.

Is HangOut free?

Yes! Other than some of our advertising features, you can use the site for free.

Who uses HangOut?

You’ll find a wide range of people on HangOut, including locals who are “in the know” about what’s cool and happening in their city, visitors who want to get an insider’s local perspective, and anyone trying to find a great local bar or nightclub.

User Reviews

What should I review on HangOut?

Any local bar, or nightclub with a physical presence is fair game. Make sure you take a look at our Content Guidelines before you start writing.

What if I had a bad experience? Can I say something negative?

We like to hear about the good, the bad, and everything in between. Be sure to include all the relevant facts and details, and don’t embellish your story for effect. We are big believers in freedom of speech, but beware the legal consequences if you post false information.

Does HangOut mind if I get a freebie in exchange for my review?

Please don’t write a five-star review of your local watering hole in exchange for a free drink. That said, if you independently luck into a free drink or two because of your charming personality, by all means, enjoy the largesse but don’t forget to mention the free perks when writing your review.

Business Listing Information

How did my business information end up on HangOut?

We license basic business information from third party data providers who gather this type of information from public records and other sources. We also get business information from our users, who are helpful enough to correct the info we have, or let us know about a new spot that just opened down the street. Please feel free to let us know if our information is out of date!

Where does HangOut get information about how expensive a business is?

These subjective attributes are voted on by users who have reviewed the business. They can change over time as more people review the business and cast more votes. The more objective attributes that we show in the business listing (whether the business accepts credit cards or is wheelchair accessible) can be set by the business owner if he/she has signed up for a free Business Owner’s Account.