BarBack - Cocktail Assistant

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337 reviews
Content rating
Mature 17+
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About this app

The ultimate pocket drinking assistant, ready to help you find and make your next favorite cocktail.

BarBack features:
- The drink recommendation system: Ask The BarBack
- Curated and expandable recipe book
- Smart inventory management system
- Detailed custom recipe creator
- Imperial and metric measurements
- No ads or annoying popups

Looking for a new cocktail idea? BarBack is the ultimate go-to app for expanding your horizons and discovering your next favorite mixed drink! Find and innovate your own recipes, or simply kick back and let the BarBack recommend something based on what you’re feeling.

There’s plenty of cocktail apps out there, but none come with the unique touches and sleek design of BarBack. From a fully customizable recipe book to features like the quote of the day, BarBack is everything you’ll ever need or want from your go-to cocktail app. And the best part - no obnoxious ads or pop ups to get in the way of the adventure to your next favorite cocktail!

➪ Ask the BarBack

Introducing our resident mixologist, BarBack! Whatever it is you’re in the mood for, BarBack can help you find it. Want something fruity and playful for a fun night out? BarBack’s got a few ideas. Want something strong that’ll knock your socks off? BarBack’s got you covered. Don’t waste your night researching - just ask!

⋆ Just like talking with a real bartender!
⋆ Always ready with quick ideas based on your personal preferences.
⋆ Never have the same conversation twice!
⋆ New and exciting drinks on tap plus all of the classics!

➪ Curated Recipe Book

Not looking for a conversation? Just looking to browse? BarBack comes pre-installed with over 100 of the most popular drink recipes rated by potency, balance, and flavor profile. Not to mention, BarBack uses dynamic substitutions to tweak recipes based on what you have in your inventory. Beyond that, YOU have the power to control your recipe book with downloadable drink packs! There’s something for everyone and every mood so you won’t want to miss out on some of these ideas!

⋆ Curate your own cocktail experience!
⋆ Hundreds of options from the classic Dry Martini to the frat party staple Swamp Frog.
⋆ 15 unique flavor profiles tracked and ranked.
⋆ Create and share your own custom recipes!

➪ Smart Inventory

Nothing is worse than getting yourself all hyped up over a recipe only to find you’re missing the essentials, spirits, mixers, or garnishes to turn your daydream into a reality. Luckily, BarBack keeps track of the inventory you have on hand and makes suggestions to help get you closer to what you have in mind.

Let’s say you’re craving a Seven & Seven and don’t have Canadian whiskey. Just go to the inventory tab and put a check mark next to what you do have on-hand - bourbon, for example! BarBack automatically changes the main ingredient in the recipe book for you. Boom! You still get your cocktail without the expensive trip to the grocery store!

BarBack doesn’t care if you have a certain name or label on any of the ingredients in question. “Rum” could mean your favorite brand, or just the store brand that you happen to have on hand, so what matters is the drink - not the name. Think of it like a built-in smart substitution you can do yourself. BarBack focuses on making sure your cocktail experience is as simple as possible, so you will find no brand snobbery here!

⋆ Easily browse and select what you have on-hand.
⋆ Smart substitutions if you’re missing an ingredient.
⋆ Detailed ingredient options (over 200)!
⋆ Covers everything you could need, from the alcohol to the garnishes, and even the glasses!

You’ve got drinks to try and nights to live up. So, why waste another minute on clunky websites and poorly designed apps that are a pain to navigate and barely help? You’ll end up spending all night on your phone instead of having fun. Download the BarBack app today and enjoy a clear, straight-forward experience that looks great and is fun to use!
Updated on
Mar 11, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

333 reviews
Justin Morgan
May 16, 2022
Missing ingredients in the custom recipes. I've been using barback for years now and I genuinely appreciate it's utility. But recently I've been trying to add my own recipes and I've run into the issue that the drink recipe builder doesn't have some ingredients (like egg - white) or processes (like dry shaking) in the list. I don't know if it is intentional, but it is really annoying. So they lost a star for it.
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A Google user
December 15, 2019
I loved the original app from years and years ago. Used it almost daily as a beginning bartender, and loved scrolling through all of the drinks. I almost cried when I saw there was an updated version finally! I'm so happy. Bartenders or your average Joe making a drink need a simplistic layout that's easy to use, responsive, and organized. Not a tutti fruity app that shows you 500 different life stories about a drink and a UI cluttered with unnecessary distracions. 10/10 couldn't be happier
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Ruhul Amin
September 4, 2020
If you’re looking for a simple app, BarBack is easy to use. The app takes inventory by bottle, case, or weight, making it versatile for whatever inventory count works best for your bar. This is very impressive looking & handy to control as well as. I love this application too much. You can also try this application & enjoy the features.
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What's new

New features:
- Added button to go directly to the list of Recipes on the home page
- Better light mode theming colors
- Relevant drink packs are always shown on the home screen

Bug fixes:
- Bigger close button when viewing recipe previews
- Better theme management