The best happy hour mobile application
April 25, 2011 § 1 Comment
One of my favorite on-the-go resources to find happy hours spots is through the Happy Hours application from GoTime. I’ve played around with several location apps, such as Yelp!, Google Places, Where, and AroundMe, but while those apps are very good for restaurants searching, they aren’t very comprehensive when it comes to happy hours. The Happy Hour application, first and foremost, is free and available to iPhone, Blackberry, Android and Mobile Web users.
It’s not available in every city, but luckily Austin is one of them. It’s quite simple—turn it on at anytime, and it will use the GPS on your phone to locate where you are. From there, it will compile a long list of HH spots going on around you at that moment. You can also set it to find specials at another time (say, later tonight at 5 p.m.). The data compiled by GoTime is pretty amazing—if you click on a bar’s profile, it will give you all the specials for any day of week, its ratings, websites, and there’s even a place for you to report an incorrect special if it’s listed. That just ensures that the specials are accurate.
One of its best (as if all of its features weren’t amazing on their own) features is its search filter. You can filter by food or drink specials. Or cuisine type: African, American, Asian. It even goes all the way down to vegan, wings, tapas, and wraps. Or you can filter your results through features you want: bottle service, free wi-fi, or outdoor seating? Lastly, you can filter your results by atmosphere: do you want it to be laid back or romantic? What I find incredibly convenient is that you can select multiple filters at once.
If you don’t have this app, I highly recommend you download it now and put it to use.