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Founded back in 2003, Don’t Stay In is basically the granddaddy of the nightlife sector. And that’s granddaddy cool, rather than granddaddy with pipe and slippers.

With over 2.5 million registered users, both in the UK and overseas, the site has regularly been described as the biggest online clubbing community in the world. And not just by our mums, either: an interview with Tech Crunch dubbed Don’t Stay In “the biggest social network you’ve never heard of”.

Over the years, the site has continued to grow and shape the nightlife industry. Hundreds of thousands of party goers have come together as one big community, many of them becoming friends along the way.

Don’t Stay In started life when the Internet was still powered by AA batteries. 10 years on, the site has evolved to suit the changing needs of its users and maintain its market position along the way.

In May 2013, Don’t Stay In threw off its disco perm and platforms for good and launched its biggest update yet. The site has been re-branded, redesigned and rebuilt from the ground up. There’s also new mobile app, meaning that users now have easy access to the info and offers across the site wherever they are.  So no matter where you go and what you’re into, Don’t Stay In has still got you covered.

History of a nightlife legend…

  • 2003: Founded
  • 2005: Won ‘House Music Awards’ prize for ‘Best web resource’
  • 2006: Named as one of Hitwise’s top 3 nightlife entertainment resources
  • 2006: Won the Hard Dance Awards ‘best Website’ award
  • 2006: Won the Musik 4 You ‘Best Website’ award
  • 2006: Compared to Myspace and named clubbers’ preferred option by Trend Catching
  • 2007: Number 1 on Hitwise in the nightlife entertainment category
  • 2007: Won Hard Dance Music awards ‘Best Website’. Again
  • 2007: Won Hardcore Heaven Awards ‘Best Website’
  • 2009: Taken over by Mixmag
  • 2012: Taken over by Web Giants