pint please

A free app has been launched today in the UK that helps people find new and favourite beers at bars and pubs and share their recommendations. Pint Please shows where different beers are available, allowing users to search for the nearest place selling a specific brand and, once tasted, give it a rating. Linking into …

Stuart Coetzee TISSL

Stuart Coetzee (pictured) from leading epos specialist TISSL argues that a hospitality epos solution can be a good tool for creating happier staff and building a better business Managing staff is one of the toughest jobs for bar operators and is certainly one of the industry’s largest controllable expenses. Yet, when it comes to managing …

Ben Crawford CentralNic

Bars and drinks brands are starting to snap up the new domain name of .bar after it went live this week. Companies purchasing the new URL endings range from Spirit Pub Company for its Taylor Walker and John Barras pubs to Harry’s Bar in Venice and hotel and casino operator Wynn Resorts. Drinks companies and …

lotus lounge yarm

Pan-Asian bar and restaurant Lotus Lounge in Yarm in north-east England has invested in new technology to increase footfall and encourage repeat business. It has been working with Challenger TEC, based in Stockton-on-Tees, to develop a marketing app that incentivises and builds loyalty among customers. The “My Venue” app allows the venue to provide a …

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A new free app for people to discover nearby bars, pubs and clubs has been launched for iPhones by Publicity Mobile. Called Publicity, it allows users to search for venues, read reviews and see real-time updates and photos from people who are already there. There are 3,000 pubs, bars and clubs listed in London, with …

Managed pub and bar group TCG has seen a sharp uplift in online bookings after a three-month project which has lifted the business’s internet search rankings and improved the effectiveness of its social media. Customer visits to TCG’s website, www.the1440.co.uk, grew by more than 1,500% in the first three months of 2014, driven by a …

Mobile ordering app Orderella is on target to having 1,500 sites signed up by June after launching at London’s biggest bar. The system, which allows customers to order and pay for drinks and food with their mobile phone, has been introduced at The Porterhouse in Covent Garden in time for its Festival of Rugby activities. …

Drinks brands and bar operators are supporting roll-out of Q App, which allows people to order and pay for drinks using their mobile phones. It is partnering cocktail mix and puree brand Funkin which will use the mobile platform to promote drinks ideas to consumers when they use the app in a bar, club or …

Roll-out is under way for new technology that allows customers in bars, pubs, restaurants and clubs to order and pay for drinks and food with their smartphone. After being trialled at the Keyworth Tavern in Nottingham, Orderella has now been adopted by pub operator Fuller’s which has introduced it at its flagship pub The Parcel …

A new app for smartphones and tablets is being launched by the team behind the Drink Advisor website, helping people to find the best bar near to where they are. Like the website, the Drink Advisor app covers bars and clubs in London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Leeds, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Liverpool, Newcastle upon Tyne, …