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You’ll Never Need Another App Again: How to Order Beer in 59 Different Languages

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Admit it: one of the best parts of traveling abroad is getting just a little krunk in foreign bars. In most major cities around the world, you can find a group of drunk 20-somethings passing around the local microbrew. Granted, it’s probably a lot easier when the bar you’re at speaks a language not too dissimilar from your first, or even second language.

But for those of you with more adventurous souls, there’s Pivo. It’s the absurdly brilliant new app from world-conquerors Justin Amey and Ollie Hepworth, developers who realized there was a global dearth in beer-ordering apps after a sticky situation in Prague.

“We landed in Prague and headed straight to the nearest bar,” wrote the Amey and Hepworth. “After catching the attention of the barmaid, we realized neither of us knew how to order a beer in Czech! We googled it, nothing, we asked Jeeves and even he didn’t know! So we thought there must be an app for that but there wasn’t. . . Pivo was born.”

The app teaches you how to order beer in 59 different languages, and is pre-programmed, meaning you don’t have to hook up to wifi to order wine at the Parisian bar you stumbled into with your college buddies.  It also comes with a pronunciation guide and even a video, just in case sounding it out is too difficult once you’re six beers deep.

The best part? It’s all available on iTunes for $0.99. At that rate, you may as well try it out, just to impress that cute French bartender.

H/T + PicThx Design Taxi

By Aziza Sullivan

Aziza Sullivan has always enjoyed three things in excess: food, writing, and sleeping. While the first two are happily combined, the third tends to get in the way, since it turns out the average reader is uninterested in sleep blogs. She also enjoys coffee, probably too much, if there is such a thing.

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