cool shit alert
1.21.2015 | Issue #9
We don't normally go in for all that fancy-pants "there's an app for that" noise, but we have to admit that this one is pretty awesome. Mainly because it takes something that is admittedly un-awesome—inventory—and makes it just a version of late-night Fruit Ninja that you could do with your eyes ready to fall out of your head after a long, horrible week.
Partender is loaded up with liquor brands, as you can see below in one of their promo stills. If you're into the obscure stuff, you can take a photo, upload it into the main gallery, and then you've saved some other booze geek five seconds. As you move through your backbar, you match up the level in the bottle on the picture on your phone, and move on. It crunches the numbers for you too, meaning that by the end of this fun Tinder for bottles game, you know what you need to order, your purchase order is sorted by distributor and ready to go, and you get straight-up insight on dead stock that needs to move.
It's pricy—anywhere from $199-$499 a month depending on the plan, but probably worth it's weight in time management alone. At the moment, some pretty big-wig companies are on-board, including Mariott and MARGARITAVIIIIILLLLE, but we were tipped off by featured bartender Anu Apte, who runs a 100-seater cocktail bar in Seattle.