Saint Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and while it’s a day to celebrate Irish heritage, for the rest of us, we associate the day with enjoying alcohol. That’s right, even new media artists have to take a break from the daily grind and this weekend is no different. But you can make this St. Patty’s Day more interesting than taking advantage of the $3 Bud Light special or drinking your regular whiskey cola. If you want to have more interesting drinks or spruce up your regular libation schedule, here are five fascinating apps on the iPhone to consider.
Hey wannabe bartender! Looking to add to your mixing knowledge for your friends and party guests? Why spend $20 on a book when you can get a wealth of information for less than a dollar. With thousands of recipes at your fingertips sorted by type of alcohol and most favorite drinks in real time, you can always find the right kick to your vodka drink or find a cocktail that you’re always curious about but never had the time to try it.
Looking to find the best drinking deals in town? While you may not find the best deals on St. Patrick’s Day, the Happy Hours app will make sure that you never miss a good drink deal in your town. Wherever you are in the United States, you can filter your search by time of day, where you’re situated and type of bar you’re interested in visiting.
Want to go beyond just playing beer pong at your friend’s house? This app has a few dozen game ideas for your next party or weekend with your friends. Each game has a detailed analysis of the rules, so none of your friends have to battle on what’s right and what’s wrong. Come to think of it, the rules are meant to be broken, so look at the rules as a guideline to how you want to play your drinking game.
5,000 Beer Brands
99 bottles of beer on the wall, 99 bottles of beer. You take one down and pass it—well you get the idea. Instead of figuring out the usual 99 beers that you see at your local bar or your supermarket, beer enthusiasts can rejoice that someone sacrificed their precious time to make an app that is like an encyclopedia of this refreshing alcoholic drink. 5,000 Beer Brands app helps you in the quest for the perfect beer by culling through its fascinating list of lagers, pale ales, amber ales or whatever brew you fancy at the moment. Heck, for the culinary lovers, the app also helps you finds foods that pair well with your beer.
Drink In My Hand
For those who are worried about having that second DUI, this app give an interesting (unofficial) estimate of measuring where you’re at in the drinking game. It calculates blood alcohol level based on type of drink, your body weight and height and how long you’ve had it in your system. If you’re the jet-setting type, it has a brief summary of drinking laws in the United States, places to find a drink and local cab companies based on your location.
Drink on my friends! Drink on!*
*Don’t drink and drive and no underage drinking!