Drink Deck Chicago Brings Bar Specials to the Windy City

Posted by Brad Hilderbrand on January 5th, 2011
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Just because New Year's is over doesn't mean you can't enjoy an adult beverage every now and again, and the denizens of Chicago now have a delightful new app that provides a fun way to get soused. Drink Deck Chicago provides a deck of 52 "playing cards," each of which corresponds to a bar in the city with persistent drink specials. Suddenly your night out just got a lot more fun, and you may just end your evening with enough cash left over to pay for those bogus hangover pills (or at least a strong cup of coffee).

Each bar listed in Drink Deck Chicago offers patrons $10 off their tab of over $30 or more, which adds up to $520 in savings. Users can browse though all 52 bars, sort them by location, or even group them by category. So if you're in the mood for a night out watching games and getting grub then open up the Beer Bar deck, but if you're looking to impress a lady or simply class it up a bit then take a peek at the Wine Bar set of cards. The bars serviced by the app are spread all around the city and include local hotspots such as Reggie's Music Joint and The Bluebird.

Of course there are a few drawbacks to this app, not the least of which is the fact that it has a very limited customer base. Unless you live in Chicago or visit regularly you'll have little use for this app, so unless apps for other cities are released in the future this one has a very limited appeal. Also, the $30 tab is easy to hit if you're out with friends, but a bit tougher if you're flying solo. Sure, you can spend $30 on alcohol, but the end result will likely leave you laid out flat or waking up in a strange bed unsure what happened the night before. But hey, for social drinkers in Chi Town this is a pretty decent app that pays for itself after just a couple bar hops.