Tap That App is a monthly segment where we feature an app our editors think is cool.
Beer lovers of the world rejoice. The social app that you’ve been waiting for is here!
Untappd is an app with similar features to our ubiquitous social media sites, but unlike Facebook and Twitter, Untappd is entirely centered around the consumption and ‘collection’ of your favorite suds.
Untappd’s user interface is incredibly easy to use and allows you to update your profile by checking in with your most recent brew, the location of the bar and, perhaps most importantly, your rating of the drink with a score out of five.
We presume this is intended to keep bars and venues honest, but more importantly, it serves as a reminder of where to avoid ordering a dreadfully watery Guinness.
One feature we were particularly impressed with was the app’s ‘Wish List’ which allows users to keep track of sought after craft beers and flavors, or even popular venues and breweries you are keen to visit.
The creators of Untappd appreciate the commitment of seasoned drinkers who chase after rare beers and give users the opportunity to level up and earn new badges with every beer style tried.
Best of all, people on either side of the bar can enjoy the app together, as venues can also add their menus to the Untappd app to attract nearby hopheads.
We came across Bravo in Guangzhou’s Tianhe District and Strand Beer Café in Yuexiu District during our exploration of Untappd, but it seems like the rest of the city’s bar scene has yet to catch on. For more listings you can explore Shenzhen, Beijing and Shanghai, where the app is more prevalent.
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