The Best iPhone Apps for Bar and Restaurant Owners

April 8, 2015 3:07 pm

Mobile applications – a whole new generation of software and quickly growing in popularity to say the least. There are literally apps for (almost) anything you could think of. From the most intense and overwhelming mobile games to play to convenient and irreplaceable apps for your business.
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And while we are still on the business subject, let us take a look at some of the best apps for bar, pub and restaurant owners.



PartenderWith this app you can perform an accurate and hasty inventory check within minutes. In fact this little gem can completely solve the old “flying papers and scattered pens” problem you deal with every day.

How does it work?

As shown in the official site, you use a 3-step system:

  1. Point your device at the bottle
  2. Tap where the liquor level is
  3. Add remaining full bottles

There’s also an analytics option where one can easily monitor who the winners and losers amongst the beverages are, what is running low on stock and what needs to be purchased.


A similar to the above application, except this one is all about the digits. Keeping track of pour costs and liquor control. Another feature is the barcode scanner with your camera, trends, analysis and best practices. Itunes

Money Dashboard

Running a business in this fragile economy is tough. And so is the successful tracking of your savings and spendings.

Money dashboard appWe are fortunate enough to have free apps like Money Dashboard at our disposal. With it we can easily start making daily savings and find out where our money goes each month.

The app is compatible with all major UK banks and credit card companies.


NoWait Host

No Wait The app replaces the “pen and paper” method. Syncs with other devices to avoid confusion. Manage your reservations and warn patrons when a table is ready. Features:

  • Customisable Floor map to manage seats
  • Text message alerts
  • Guest app network – guests can monitor their place in line
  • Rich data tools for weekly, monthly and yearly comparisons


Restaurant Manager

Seat MEJust like the above, this is a reservation system. What you can do with this app:

  • Take reservations from your site and Yelp’s business page
  • Observe waiting time, server sections, walk-ins etc
  • Guestbook where you track favourite foods, preferences and allergies.
  • To reduce no-shows you can automatically send reminders



mixologySurely one could not memorise hundreds of cocktail recipes. A little cheat-sheet like this app will do you no harm. It is after all human to forget. And who knows, you might learn something new and even experiment and invent new drinks.

Mixology offers a huge list of 8000+ drink recipes, over 1000 ingredients. All cocktail types are divided into categories for easy navigation. Bartending terminology, guides and techniques are also included for the knowledge-thirsty.


Domestic and Commercial Cleaning Services AppMaintaining an establishment such as a restaurant or a bar requires much attention, especially to hygiene and cleaning. Sometimes the mess is so great that professional help is needed.

This is where the GoFantastic cleaning app comes in handy. With a few taps on your phone you book cleaners to aid you in preserving the healthy environment of your restaurant or bar.

Social & Reviews

Review Trackers

A must-have for all bars and restaurants. With it you keep track of reviews of every major website such as Google+ Local, Foursquare, Citysearch and well as industry-specific sites like TripAdvisor and OpenTable.

Notifications will be sent every time you get a new review to keep you up-to-date. Official site


flipboardYour personal catalogue app. Read articles, save photos and videos of things that interest you and your business and share on social media with your fans in the form of a magazine.



If you are a bar owner you can create a custom magazine about cocktails. Same goes for restaurant owners – dishes, specialties, gourmet magazine.


hootsuiteA great app for social media management. In fact it helps connect with over 35 popular social networks. A sole post can be sent to multiple platforms with just a tap on your screen.

The key features are:

  • Schedule time and date of your posts
  • Monitoring tools for brand mentions and reviews
  • In-depth analytics

Official site



orderellaThis is an app customers use to “beat the queues”. With it you can place your order, pay via phone and get your drinks or meals right away. It’s very useful for clients to avoid waiting in line for ten minutes. They can even order before their arrival and pre-pay.

It is imperative that your bar or restaurant works with this software. After all it’s all about your guests’ satisfaction and ease

Official site

Rockbot Business Music

rockbotAn incredibly awesome app that lets you pick the music in the venue you’re in.

The whole idea of it is kind of entertaining. You can compete through voting what should be played next. And the best part of it is that you can discover new music you like and socialise with people with mutual tastes.

Official site

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