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Raleigh-Durham Cocktail Compass

Raleigh-Durham Cocktail Compass

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You want a drink in North Carolina's RDU/Triangle area... LIKE NOW! So let The Independent Weekly's Cocktail Compass find the best daily drink specials near you. Tap the app and you'll have the nearest bars at your fingertips, along with its location, distance, and how long you'll have to drink before they close their doors for the night. Need more info? Tap the bar's name to see a map of the location, call the bar, or share its info with your friends.

You can also use Cocktail Compass to search for bars in your area, or in any neighborhood in town. Whether you're in Downtown Durham or Raleigh, or on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, you can check to see if the nearest bar has Wi-Fi or patios (or both!). If you know the name of a bar--or almost remember it--browse the list of bars to find it in a snap.

Love a place you found with Cocktail Compass? Make it a favorite and find it again next time--even if your memory's a bit blurry on how you ended up there in the first place. Having too much fun? At the end of the night, hit the Cabs icon, and call a cab to take you home.

With carefully organized content--updated constantly by the busy staff of the Indy, namely Pete the web guy--and reviews and photos for featured listings, you'll find more fun and cheap deals than you ever knew existed.

Try Cocktail Compass tonight, and enjoy it always. We certainly enjoyed field-testing it! (Hic.)


* Find nearest open bars with daily specials
* Search for bars with your preferred features
* Bookmark favorites
* Email bar info to friends
* Browse all bars and see detailed listings
* Explore new places and neighborhoods
* Impress your friends with your knowledge of great dives and hideouts
* Call a cab whenever you need it

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Improved compatibility with iOS 5; fixed a few bugs under the hood.

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