Bar10der Review: A Watered-Down Cocktail Multitool

Bar supplies take up a lot of space. They're hard to keep together. It's easy to forget something. What if there was just one thing you could grab, and it contained everything you need to whip up some serious cocktails? There is. It's like a Leatherman for drunks. » 11/30/12 5:00pm 11/30/12 5:00pm

Definitive Proof That Robots and QR Codes Are Not the Future of…

It's generally assumed that robots will eventually take over all jobs currently staffed by humans. But tending bar could be one of the hold outs, if this Social Drink Machine is any indication. It lets patrons place orders through a combination of social media, mobile apps, and QR codes, but in this case the whole… » 11/14/12 11:20am 11/14/12 11:20am

A Multitool Designed For Any Bartending Emergency

Some might say the only useful tools on a Swiss Army Knife are the bottle opener and corkscrew. And for those people there's now a multitool designed specifically for alcoholics that incorporates ten useful bartending tools into a single pocket-friendly enabler assistant. » 8/08/12 5:20pm 8/08/12 5:20pm

Look Like an Expert Bartender With the Right Tools

You'll never be a badass bartender without the proper equipment. If you want to mix a perfect martini and impress your friends at your next party, you probably need a decent bartending kit. » 6/15/12 7:20pm 6/15/12 7:20pm

The 49 Bits of Booze Jargon Every Drinker Needs To Know

Jargon is technology. Language was created for communication, and sharing a set of slang makes it all the more efficient. A drink order to a bartender needs to be a particularly quick and clear statement. If not, you're going to look like a novice, and you're not going to get the drink you want. And the booze snobs… » 6/15/12 5:00pm 6/15/12 5:00pm

Sweet-Talk and Bitters: The Secret to Reimagining the Classic Cocktail

I unscrew the top of the small, clouded vial in front of me, and siphon a few drops of the smoky-smelling liquid inside into a dropper before dabbing them on my wrist. I lick, and the burning sensation strikes instantly. Just as I begin to think, "My god, what have I done?" it backs off, leaving only a subtle smolder. » 1/20/12 6:00pm 1/20/12 6:00pm

A Bartender That Pours the Perfect Shot, Every Shot

Any half-competent bartender can pour a decent layered shot. Unfortunately, there's a lot of not-so-competent bartenders out there. Enter Pousse Cafe, a voice-controlled shot dispenser from three ITP students that perfectly layers every shot, every time. [ITP] » 12/27/10 9:00pm 12/27/10 9:00pm

The Barbot Uses Blood Pumps to Pour Your Drink

Sure, we've seen bartending robots before, but isn't anything that makes a drink for you worth a mention? The guys at NYC Resistor built the Barbot out of old recycled Barbot parts, Arduino controllers, and blood pumps. » 10/16/09 1:00am 10/16/09 1:00am

Bartending Robot Mixes Drinks, Helps Ruin Lives


Wired's Nextfest is about to begin in New York City, ushering in a weekend of gadget geeks walking the mean streets and getting lost. Our camera man Richard was able to sneak in early and grabbed some groovy footage for us, the first of which is of a bartending robot. The robot actually works properly, bad news for… » 9/28/06 2:07pm 9/28/06 2:07pm

Motoman Robobar: Robots Taking Over Alcohol Consumption

Pardon me for judging a book by its cover, but a bar controlled by a robot it simply bad news bears. Why? Because the robots will always put the minimal amount of liquor in cocktails, which is generally too weak for my liking. » 7/07/06 10:18am 7/07/06 10:18am