As of Wednesday, Lindsay Lohan is a free woman, but from the looks of her first night out after her house arrest, she might be better off staying inside.

Just days shy of her 25th birthday, Lohan did what any twenty-something who's been cooped up in a Santa Monica beach house would do: go out for a night on the town.

According to TMZ, actor Emile Hirsch and 'Nikita' star Lyndsy Fonseca joined the platinum-blonde starlet, among other friends, at Lexington Social House for a relaxing evening.

But a low-key night out is just not in the cards for this troubled starlet these days.

In paparazzi land, what Lohan did or didn't do in the club is of little importance since there's no photographic evidence -- her assistant reportedly brought her sodas while she chain-smoked all night, but where's the story in that?

It's in the few seconds between the VIP exit and her black SUV that the waiting throng of photographers wait hours for -- the time they hope to get their so-called "money shot." And Lohan gave the flashing crowd exactly what they wanted so badly last night, especially since it was their first glimpse of the star since she was grounded by the court.