Top 10 boozy mobile apps

Drink smarter with our thirst-quenching selection of adult-beverage-related apps.

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Bottoms up – but be smart about it

We hear pitches every day that promise to “disrupt” some industry or other with clever new mobile apps, but we’ve never heard that particular buzzword dropped in relation to a relaxing evening out. Therefore, we took it upon ourselves to provide a top 10 list of apps designed to pair well with the responsible consumption of adult beverages.

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Drunk Lock (Android, free)
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Drunk Lock (Android, free)

This app is designed to stop you from sending texts or making phone calls by challenging you with math problems – if you’re in an, um, mental state such that you probably shouldn’t be making calls, you’ll probably struggle with the math as well.

Untappd (Android, iOS, both free)
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Untappd (Android, iOS, both free)

Essentially Facebook for beer nerds, Untappd tracks which brews you’ve tried and lets you offer ratings and social media updates to annoy all your friends.

             

Drinkin’ Buddy (iOS, $0.99)
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Drinkin’ Buddy (iOS, $0.99)

A good way to keep a handle on your evening is Drinkin’ Buddy, which you can use to track alcohol consumption, how much money you’re spending and the point at which you should forget about driving a car. (Hint: Never, ever drink and drive.)

                

 

Barfly (iOS, $4.99)
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Barfly (iOS, $4.99)

This reference app provides a relatively comprehensive guide to the best and hippest places to drink in a given area, presumably so you can avoid them and go find a nice cozy dive.

 

Snooth (iOS, free)
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Snooth (iOS, free)

Snooth is a reference app for wine information site Snooth.com, and has a handy feature that lets you take a picture of a wine label and get all the details on the vintage.

Cocktail Flow (Android, iOS, both free)
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Cocktail Flow (Android, iOS, both free)

Simply tell Cocktail Flow what ingredients you’ve got lying around the house, and it will provide you with a list of cocktail recipes with which to delight yourself and your guests.

Hailo (Android, iOS, both free)
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Hailo (Android, iOS, both free)

We’d be remiss if we didn’t offer a couple good options for getting home without endangering others - Hailo is a handy way to hail a cab and make credit card payments from your phone.

Uber (Android, iOS, both free)
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Uber (Android, iOS, both free)

You’ve probably heard of Uber, the ride-sharing app that’s irritating established taxi services around the country.

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