Add some tech to your booz­ing with th­ese new nightlife apps.

HK Magazine - - NIGHTLIFE - By Janet Sun

Clink Goes the Drink

Find it hard to go out to bars and meet peo­ple? Not any longer. De­signed and built in Hong Kong, so­cial net­work app Clink is all about match­ing groups of peo­ple to­gether. You can make your own group of friends, swipe left or right on the other groups you’re in­ter­ested in, and chat vir­tu­ally be­fore de­cid­ing on where to hang out in real life. You get to skip all the awk­ward small talk, and just get to the drink­ing… and maybe even the ro­mance. Free on iTunes. Clin­

Hoochie Mama

Sub­scrip­tion-based drink­ing app Hooch has just launched in Hong Kong—its first in­ter­na­tional ex­pan­sion out­side of the US. The app pairs with the city’s best bars—in­clud­ing Honi Honi, Mr. and Mrs. Fox and Mai­son Eight—to of­fer you one free cock­tail, ev­ery day, start­ing from $88.88 per month. Given that an av­er­age cock­tail in Hong Kong costs at least $100, it sounds like a pretty good deal to us. And if you’re trav­el­ing state­side, you’re cov­ered too—Hong Kong users will be able to get their cock­tail fix in any ap­pli­ca­ble bars in the US. Avail­able on iTunes and Google Play.

Owl City

Cov­er­ing 46 bars in eight dis­tricts in Hong Kong, the Happy Owl app lists places that are per­fect af­ter-work hang­outs. Sub­scribers get a free drink ev­ery day for a monthly fee of $199. From the fu­sion Gin and Tea Tonic at Bit­ters and Sweets to the Cé La Vi daiquiri, there’s plenty to try, one day at a time. Through Aug 31, suc­cess­ful friend re­fer­rals also give you a month free, while new re­fer­rals just pay $99/ month. Avail­able on iTunes and Google Play. Go­hap­py­

Win­ing and Beach­ing

You’re at the beach on a hot sum­mer’s af­ter­noon, and ev­ery­thing is per­fect— ex­cept that you don’t have a crisp Chardon­nay in hand. Bot­tlesXO is here to solve your woes. It’s re­cently ex­panded its wine de­liv­ery ser­vice to five beaches in town: Shek O, Big Wave Bay, Re­pulse Bay, South Bay and Deep Water Bay. With the app, you can or­der any bot­tle you like and it’ll be de­liv­ered straight to the sand (or any lo­ca­tion you want, in fact), within an hour—along with corkscrews, re­us­able cups and a cooler. Hang­ing at home this week­end? Bot­tlesXO also cov­ers Hong Kong Is­land and Kowloon, de­liv­er­ing daily from noon to mid­night with wine rang­ing from $95 to $1,800 per bot­tle—and best of all, all de­liv­er­ies are free of charge. Avail­able on iTunes and Google Play. bot­

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