Drink DC, an arm of Drink Nation, is an online magazine and bar guide focused on providing information and education to the sophisticated drinker in the nation's capital.
Since launching in its first branch in 2009, The Drink Nation has been constantly working to make its website a useful resource for intelligent drinkers.
Today, Drink DC is happy to announce several new features that both users and bars will be able to take advantage of. These include events linked to each bar listing; the ability for a user or bar owner to easily add an event or other information to the site; the ability to see all bars near any location (not just those with drink specials); and a dedicated roundups page that can be filtered according to feature.
Events Linked to Bar Listings
When users view listings of bars on either the mobile site (compatible with an iPhone, Android, and almost all smart phones) or regular website, any upcoming events at that venue will be itemized directly beneath the bar contact information. A visitor can click on the linked event and jump to a page with all of the details about that day’s occurrence, be it a beer tasting, pairing dinner, wine class, or other alcohol-related event.
Easily Add Events or Bars for Free
Bar owners, interested drinkers, or any dedicated user can now easily add an event, news item, or new bar listing to DrinkDC.com for free. Visitors click on the link (on the mobile site at top left, titled “+Add Info” and on the desktop site at top right, titled “+ Bar, Special, Event, News”), which takes them to an easy form to fill out with information details. After a short moderation period, the new listing will appear on the live site.
See All Bars Near Your Location
The Drink DC mobile site has always been able to find a user’s location and display nearby bars with drink specials going on. However, sometimes a user may wish to see other venues, not just those offering discounted deals. Now there are two buttons for a user to choose from on the mobile site top menu, one marked “Happy Hours” and one marked “All Bars.”
Dedicated Roundups Page with Filters
Drink DC has created convenient roundups of venues or information that may be useful to District drinkers. Compilation articles ranging from bars with Wi-Fi to those with outdoor seating to social media deal scan can be easily accessed on a dedicated page. Users can further filter the roundups by categories such as Beer, Wine, or Food to see only articles meeting that classification, and can also suggest a topic for a new roundup.