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10 Apps To Manage Your Bar or Restaurant In 2017

Seeing as it’s 2017, we’ve decided to update our list of apps to help you manage your bar and restaurant. There are always new apps entering the market, but we could be here all day if we went through all of the ones that we love. So we have chosen a nice mix of 10 which we think could be very beneficial to ensure the smooth running of your business.


Apps To Manage Your Bar And Restaurant

Nowait Host

Say goodbye to chaos and confusion, Nowait allows you to manage reservations through the cloud. It gets rid of the dreaded queue that customers hate, by giving them real-time seating availability. Nowait also has a custom floormap to keep your staff up-to-date on table and waitlist status to help manage seating and server rotation.

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Here’s what they say about it: 
Whether you own a mom-and-pop spot or a national chain, we have the tools and experience to help you run your business more efficiently and treat your guests to superior service. More than a technology solution, Nowait is a company of hospitality experts ready to partner with you.


Bev Spot 

Founded in 2014, Bev Spot has an online tool that helps bar managers keep track of their inventory and spending. Learn how to manage inventory, ordering and invoicing to make your bar more profitable on this user-friendly platform.

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Here’s what they say about it:
Manage your bar online and access all of your bar’s data in real time. Check out their great blog too, it is literally jam-packed with everything you need to run a successful bar.


Rockbot 

Rockbot is a music platform which allows you to control the music that plays in your restaurant or bar. It allows you to engage with your guests by giving them the opportunity to pick what songs they want you to play by looking through your pre-approved library. It also lets you schedule your music for different times of the day to set the mood.

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Here’s what they say about it: 
With over 14 million songs licensed for your business, Rockbot plays more of the artists that achieve your vibe. Pick from hundreds of stations designed for your business type or have our Curators perfect your sound. 


Hootsuite

It can be a struggle to keep on top of managing all of your social media accounts. That’s where Hootsuite came up with the idea to have one platform where you can manage all of them in one place. It allows you to schedule posts and get the rest of your team involved by assigning them tasks.

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Here’s what they say about it:
Take your business to the next level on social media. If you’re looking for a better, more streamlined way to manage all your social media accounts, you’ve found it. 


Belly  

Not only do Belly have a great name, they also have a great app. Everyone knows the struggle of holding onto loyalty cards. They either get lost or end up in the bin by accident along with receipts and general rubbish. That’s where Belly comes in to save the day! The app allows your customers to store loyalty cards on their phone so no more wasting money on printing out cards!

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Here’s what they say about it: 
Create and strengthen customer relationships with the world’s best loyalty platform.


Partender

No one enjoys keeping track of inventory at the end of the day. It takes up so much time to measure your spirits and log them in, which is where Partender came up with the idea for their great app. All you have to do is tap where the liquor level is and then swipe onto the next bottle, so simple and easy to use!

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Here’s what they say about it:
ParTender allows you to build a virtual representation of your bar on your smartphone. Instead of manually writing down your inventory using cumbersome scales or expensive hardware, simply tap where the liquor level is in the bottle and swipe to the next bottle on your shelf. All your bar’s inventory information is stored on the cloud. Just log in to see beautiful graphs of your bar’s trends.


Review Trackers

No one wants bad reviews to affect their business’s reputation. That’s where Review Trackers can help you stay on top of customer reviews, good or bad (hopefully mostly good). Their online tool alerts you of new customer reviews and feedback on one dashboard, making it very simple and easy to manage.

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Here’s what they say about it:
ReviewTrackers, an enterprise-level review monitoring and reputation management software platform, provides the technology and data that businesses need to manage, respond to, analyze, and collect online reviews and customer feedback across all major review sites.


Mixology App  

Mixology™ is great for those cocktail specials or to quickly try something new for your customers. They also have another app ‘Mixologist’ which is the same thing but with no advertisements and allows you to create your own recipes. Pretty cool, right?

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Here’s what they say about it:
Mixology™ is the ultimate drink & cocktail recipe app. Browse and search through nearly 8,000 drink recipes and over 1,000 ingredients. Metric and Imperial (US) units can be chosen for all cocktail recipes with the click of one button on the “More” tab.


Uncorkd 

Uncorkd gives you the opportunity to interact with your customers by giving them insights into your wine, cocktail, beer and liquor menu. This means that your customers can feel comfortable ordering drinks rather than being embarrassed by not knowing what certain drinks are (we’ve all been there!).

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Here’s what they say about it: 
Our company was created with a vision to make wine and alcoholic beverages accessible and understandable by consumers, removing the intimidation or pretentiousness often associated with wine, spirits, beer and cocktails.  We accomplish this by providing innovative technology tools to restaurants to help them manage their programs and present drink information to customers that improves the dining experience.


Bizimply 

Ok so I couldn’t resist but in 2017 we can help you take control of your bar’s labour costs and improve daily communication with your teams in multiple locations.

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Bizimply allows you to quickly schedule your team across multiple locations, capture day to day information from each location, monitor attendance via our iPad app and prepare payroll in minutes, not hours. Simply sign-up on bizimply.com for your free trial today. Whatever you decide to do with your business, any one of these apps will make a difference.

 

 

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