Technology has improved nearly every aspect of our lives and now it has been applied to humankind's greatest venture: the search for cheap drinks. The Pitch's parent company, Village Voice Media Holdings LLC, has partnered with GoTime to bring you Happy Hours, the premier smart-phone application for finding drink specials wherever you are and whenever you're looking.
Your phone informs the app where you are, and you specify any special happy-hour needs that you might have — voilà, you've got a detailed list of every happy hour around, including what's offered and when that happy hour ends. The list is sorted by distance from your location, and you can turn your phone sideways for a Google map of the nearest picks. Can't decide which one to try? Give the phone a good shake, and the app randomly selects a happy hour for you.
Almost 20,000 happy hours in more than 30 cities are covered by the app. The data come from GoTime's extensive database, business owners and users, creating the most comprehensive and up-to-date listings possible. It's like having a native guide to the best spots in town. But in the 14 metro areas served by Village Voice Media alternative weeklies, it's not like having a native guide; it is having a native guide: Recommendations from the editorial staff, the people who live and breathe the city's nightlife, are integrated into the app.
Native apps are available for iPhone, Android and Blackberry users, but you can still get in on the fun even if you don't have a smart phone. Just point your phone's Web browser to m.gotime.com and you get the same info (albeit minus the slick functionality offered by the apps). And no matter what platform you use, it's all free, so you can save your money for that last half-price mojito or two-for-one beer special of the night.