The 10 Best Alcohol Apps in 2020

Use your smartphone to get alcohol delivery and help track how much you drink

Delivery apps and services have made it so you don't have to leave home to get the things you want, making it possible to get virtually anything dropped off at your doorstep. Alcohol is no exception as you can have beer, wine or hard liquor delivered straight to your location, sometimes in under an hour.

While celebrating with friends over a few drinks or enjoying your favorite cocktail to unwind after a long day are a regular part of life for many people, you may want to keep tabs on your alcohol intake for a number of reasons including health and dietary restrictions or just to make sure that you aren't imbibing a little too much.

As is the case with most things nowadays, there's an app for that! In fact, there are many apps that facilitate alcohol delivery as well as others that focus on consumption and its effects on our bodies and minds. We've sifted through these digital drinking companions and profiled some of the best below, all available free of charge.

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DrinkControl - Drink Tracker

Drink Control app
What We Like
  • Takes note of how your wallet's being impacted by said drinking.

  • It also tallies estimated calorie consumption along the way.

What We Don't Like
  • The ability to customize drinks is not available in the free version.

DrinkControl makes it easy to maintain a log of drinks you've consumed without getting in the way of a good time, comparing your average intake against guidelines set forth by several leading health organizations.

There is a paid version available which provides detailed, long-term statistics along with the ability to export data to a spreadsheet and back up that information on Dropbox from right within the app.

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DrinkCoach

Drink Coach app
What We Like
  • Allows you to share a drinking summary with others.

  • Allows for reminders that will only appear if you find yourself in a particular place during a user-specified window.

  • Book an in-app session with professional "Drink Coaches" any time you need guidance.

What We Don't Like
  • Default units of measurement and currency are geared towards the UK, although they can be adjusted rather quickly.

In addition to keeping tabs on caloric intake, total cost and other tolls incurred from your drinking, DrinkCoach also lets you maintain a record of hangovers, accidents, arguments and other negatives associated with too much booze.

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Drizly

Drizly app
What We Like
  • The Deals section is perfect for booze shopping on a budget.

  • Drizly’s recommendations are extremely helpful if you’re unsure about what to buy.

  • If you need ice, they’ll deliver that as well. 

What We Don't Like
  • Delivery charges are sometimes compounded when parts of your order are from different stores. 

  • Limited area for 60-minute delivery. 

  • Some of Drizy’s retailers use courier services for delivery. 

Drizly’s interface lets you shop for beer, wine and liquor from multiple stores simultaneously, allowing you to find the best deal before placing an order for delivery. They offer 2-3 day shipping throughout the U.S., and delivery in under an hour if you’re lucky enough to live in one of their hundred-plus base cities. 

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Dry Days by AlcoChange

Dry Days app
What We Like
  • Leaderboard builds competitiveness.

  • Share your progress across all major social media services.

  • Mood logging and sleep tracking capabilities.

What We Don't Like
  • On rare occasions, saved data seems to go missing with no explanation.

Dry Days makes it easy to track days in which you didn't have a drink, along with the physical and financial costs associated with those days on which you did consume alcohol. Being able to connect with and follow friends' activity, along with the group-based leaderboard feature, provides a level of encouragement and even competitiveness not available in most other apps of this type.

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Saying When

Saying When app
What We Like
  • Takes into account the effects of alcohol on your entire lifestyle.

  • Assessments help you get started.

  • Comprehensive checkups for each 28-day period.

What We Don't Like
  • At time of publication, the app hadn't been updated in a couple of years so we don't expect enhancements or upgrades, at least not anytime soon.

Created by Canada's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Saying When takes an anonymous approach to self-help that utilizes the same tools and techniques that the CAMH has employed for decades with its in-person clientele.

Like other options on our list, Saying When tracks volume and type of drinks consumed but also features a coping strategies dialog to help organize what does and doesn't work each time you experience an unwanted urge for alcohol. It also includes a series of assessment questions get you started, after which you're tasked with setting specific drinking-related goals which can be easily monitored via the app's dashboard.

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Drinker's Helper

Drinker's Helper app
What We Like
  • Regular updates often address complaints and enhancement requests.

  • Basic test analyzes your drinking patterns to map out a plan and help you make pledges to move forward with.

What We Don't Like
  • Required subscription to access to their community support group.

  • Advanced strategies for getting and staying sober long-term also require payment.

Aimed at helping you either scale back or curb your alcohol intake altogether, Drinker's Helper draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques along with other tried-and-true methods for limiting dependencies and tampering addictive tendencies.

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SoberTool

SoberTool app
What We Like
  • Anonymous forums to chat with folks who've been in similar situations.

  • Offers a feelings-based search engine that attempts to provide specific coping mechanisms for a variety of emotional states. 

What We Don't Like
  • In-app ads can be a intrusive.

  • Interface somewhat outdated.

Like many other alcohol-related apps, SoberTool tracks how often you've gone without a drink along with the amount of money that you've saved by doing so.

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Nomo - Sobriety Clocks

Nomo Sobriety Clocks app
What We Like
  • Integrated distraction exercises are useful for helping redirect thoughts.

  • Design avoids any unnecessary clutter.

  • Real-time breakdowns of your progress.

  • Converse with accountability partners via its in-app chat tool.

What We Don't Like
  • Not a whole lot. Nomo delivers on its promises.

Created by someone in recovery, Nomo takes a simplistic approach to a complex problem—and it seems to work for many of its users based on product feedback. Its attractive, easy-to-use dashboard lets you create and monitor as many clocks as you wish, each serving as a countdown for how long it's been since you last took part in an activity like smoking or drinking alcohol. You can also share those countdowns in the app or on social media.

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Delivery.com

Delivery.com app
What We Like
  • Available in hundreds of cities across the country, including many not supported by competing apps.

  • Filters based on country of origin, bottle size, case size (for beer) and price.

What We Don't Like
  • Not enough liquor stores are featured in some areas.

  • Minimum purchase amounts are fairly high for participating stores.

You may be familiar with Delivery.com when it comes to ordering food from your favorite restaurant or even for using pickup laundry services, but it’s also a solid choice for procuring alcohol without having to venture outside. 

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Saucey

Saucey app
What We Like
  • Saucey doesn’t tack on additional delivery fees.

  • Unlike many of its competitors, a minimum order is not required.

  • Offers a wide variety top shelf brands as well as more affordable options.

What We Don't Like
  • To take advantage of Saucey’s offerings you need to be on the list of major cities they support like Chicago, Dallas or Los Angeles.

  • Higher-than-average prices on some popular offerings.

Adding a spirited twist to the old Domino’s Pizza tagline, Saucey promises alcohol delivery right to your door in 30 minutes or less with real-time tracking available within the app.

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