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5 best bartender apps and cocktail apps for Android

Mixing drinks is a fun skill to have. Here are the best bartender apps and cocktail apps for Android!
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October 27, 2021
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Mixing drinks is a valuable skill at parties and, potentially, even at work. Bartenders work hard for licenses. Those licenses let them serve drinks with confidence in bars all over the world. The apps on this list won’t give you a license. However, they will give you a bunch of drink recipes. The apps below all contain various recipes to expand your horizons and some of them even let you write down your own drink inventions for future reference. Additionally, some recipe apps like Allrecipe Dinner Spinner (Google Play link) have more gourmet drink recipes and apps like CookMate (Google Play link) let you write down your own recipes whether it’s drinks or food. In any case, here are the best bartender apps for Android!

The best bartender apps for Android


Allrecipes Dinner Spinner

Price: Free

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Allrecipes Dinner Spinner is technically a recipes app for food. You spin the app’s hallmark spinner and come up with various dish ideas based on the ingredients you have. However, the app also has a very healthy recipe of cocktails, drinks, and nightcaps. Recipes have reviews so you can see how people generally like a thing before you try it. You can find stuff like your basic cocktails all the way up to some seriously fancy stuff. The app is entirely free and quite useful for food as well as cocktails.


Cocktails Guru

Price: Free

Cocktails Guru - best bartender apps and cocktail apps

Cocktails Guru is one of the more popular cocktail apps. It has a lot of the standard features of a bartender app. That includes a massive list of drink recipes, a list of popular cocktails, and even lists of tools and various ingredients commonly found in bartending. Each recipe has comments in case something went wrong. Additionally, most of the recipes have pictures so you can see how it looks when it’s done. The ability to add recipes or fix inaccurate recipes is apparently coming in future updates. That’s what the developer says at least. In any case, This is a very good app for finding some fun alcoholic drink recipes.

See also: The best drinking games for Android


Mixel

Price: Free / Up to $11.99

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Mixel is one of the newer bartender apps. It boasts over 1,700 drink recipes, a bunch of filtering and sorting options, and a neat pixel art style theme. The app also lets you create your own drinks in the app in case it doesn’t have one that you do. It also helps keep track of the ingredients you have at your bar and can filter drinks solely based on that. The free version gives you 80 recipes, some of the themes, and an ingredient calculator. The pro version unlocks the rest of the recipes.


My Cocktail Bar

Price: Free / $0.99

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My Cocktail Bar is the most popular bartender app on Google Play. The app boasts a curated list of cocktails and drinks. It also includes the ability to show you drinks for the ingredients you already own. Some of the other features include browsing by category, the ability to add your own drink recipes to the app, and regular database updates. It even describes ingredients so you understand them better. The UI is simple and easy with Material Design, but is otherwise unremarkable. Yes, this one is really good. The free version contains advertising and the pro version does not. Otherwise they should act about the same.


YouTube

Price: Free / $12.99 per month

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YouTube is a bit of an obvious choice but it’s not a bad one by any stretch. There are a slew of creators out there with a bunch of interesting and fun drink recipes. We recommend Tipsy Bartender, Steve the Bartender, and American Bartending School for some good pointers and recipes. You can also find a slew of top ten lists from various other creators if you want to know their favorite recipes. However, they’re generally click-bait and horrible so we recommend sticking to the pros. YouTube is completely free with advertising or you can pay a monthly subscription to remove ads, enable background play, and enable offline playback.

See also: Here are all the YouTube apps and what they do


If we missed any great bartender apps or cocktail apps for Android, tell us about them in the comments below! You can also click here to check out our latest Android app and game lists!