Lemme Buy You A Drank, With My Smartphone

Can I buy you a drink — with my iPhone?

Thanks to a new iOS app developed by urban bar chain, Bar Louie, and Seattle startup graZie Mobile, you can. While you can’t really buy anyone a drink at any place at any time (that would be so cool!), this app does let users essentially gift cocktails to Facebook friends at any of Bar Louie’s locations all over the U.S.

With the the Bar Louie Mobile Drink App, you can send, receive and request drinks through the restaurant, as well as post the happenings of your night out.

Bar Louie CEO John Neitzel told PR Newswire that the company wanted to come up with a fun, interactive way for guests to combine “a celebratory cocktail with the power of social media.”

But will the app catch on among other bars and restaurants? Hopefully so. Cheers to one of the first apps that allows you to pull out your iPhone and say, “Guys, the next round’s on me.”

H/T and PicThx Laughing Squid 

By Jennifer Lai

At the ripe age of three, Jennifer Lai sampled dishes as diverse as foie gras, jellyfish, and chicken feet. She was born Canadian, hails from Los Angeles, and lived in Berkeley and Chicago before moving to New York, where she now resides and writes. She spends at least one night a week compulsively roasting vegetables and re-watching episodes of Good Eats -- sometimes at the same time.

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