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Gadgets The Best Bar Apps  

Joe Morris
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List Rules Bartending & cocktail apps for iPhone, Android, and other smartphones

This is a list of the best cocktail apps for your smartphone, ranked by users and amateur bartenders, with links to the Apple App Store for each one! The best bar apps allow almost anyone to instantly become a professional bartender. How? Many of the apps allow users to plug in the liquor they have on hand, and churn out unique and awesome drink recipes in seconds. The drinking apps on this list turn novice bartenders into instant experts. A great cocktail app is a must for anyone who loves a great drink to have on their smartphone. Be sure to vote for your favorite cocktail apps, and vote down any that you don't like. Also, if you have a great bartender app that isn't listed, by all means, add it!

The best drinking apps often contain immense databases of drinks, shots and even non-alcoholic drinks. The recipes for great cocktails are seemingly endless, with thousands of ingredients. Some drink apps for iPhone or Android can help you stock your bar, or they can enable you to use whatever you have on hand to create traditional cocktails, or even custom drinks. You can often search by ingredients (liquor, mixers, etc.) and the cocktail apps will spit out several great drink options to try.

Great bar apps exist to help wine lovers, too. If you're a wine novice, you can find drink apps that literally act as a digital sommelier, helping you pair the right wines with certain dishes. From the free bartender app to others of the great bartender applications for your phone, you'll find them all here.

For the drinking aficionado on the go, the best bar apps can often help you find the best happy hour specials at bars and restaurants in your area. Some drinking apps allow others to post where they are and what they're consuming, creating a ginormous pub crawl. There are even bar apps that may help you keep track of your blood-alcohol levels, so you know when to call a taxi (these aren't scientific, proceed with caution). And yes, there are bar apps that allow you to pay your bar or restaurant tab with your phone - so no excuses!

For more great app ideas, check out this list of the best restaurant apps, too!

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Mixologist Drink Recipes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bar Apps

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Cocktail Flow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bar Apps

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Pocket Cocktails is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bar Apps

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Liquor Cabinet is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bar Apps

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Top Shelf is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bar Apps

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Happy Houred is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bar Apps
Happy Houred

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Drinks Master is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bar Apps
Drinks Master

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8,500+ Drink & Cocktail Re... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bar Apps

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FOOD & WINE Cocktails is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bar Apps

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Drinkspiration By Absolut is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bar Apps

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Cocktail Flow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bar Apps

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Mr. Bartender is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bar Apps

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GetDrunker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bar Apps

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Pour Cost - Bar Calculator is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bar Apps
Donny Clutterbuck added Pour Cost - Bar Calculator

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Top Shelf Drinks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bar Apps

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My Cocktail Bar Guide is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bar Apps
Fernanespino added My Cocktail Bar Guide Home of over 750 world's famous cocktails

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TabbedOut is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bar Apps

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Last Call is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bar Apps

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Drinks and Cocktails is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bar Apps

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Saucey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bar Apps
chantellebelle added Saucey

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onthebar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bar Apps