Liquor Run turns your Windows Phone into a booze hunter

Liquor Run is a surprisingly neat little app, ported from the iPhone and Android, with a specific purpose: find liquor stores anywhere around you. The thing is, it does it well in a very fast and slick little package. By simply using your location, typing in address or zip code, the app shows all the known liquor stores in your immediate area. On top of that, it gives you turn by turn directions, maps, ability to call and local liquor laws for selling (hours, days, etc.).

Extended features include over 1000 drink recipes separated by category and a list of beers by alcohol content and calories. Did we mention it was free too?  Check out the vid above and if you think you'll want it, grab it here in the Marketplace (opens in new tab).

Bonus trivia fact: In Massachusetts, Georgia and Connecticut (where I'm from), liquor stores are called package stores and we go on "packy runs". No joke.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • Now this is something i could use ...
  • I don't need no app to tell me where the liquor stores are ;-)
  • If I travelled a lot this could be helpful, but it's just as easy to use Bing Voice Search to find the local package stores. It's worth a download for the drink recipes though despite having purchased Cocktail Flow. And yes, we call them package stores here in NC as well, and they're state run. I do miss living in Michigan and being able to go to a pharmacy store and pick up a fifth well after the liquor store closed.
  • We've got Package Stores that are privately run here in Alabama and the State run package stores are aptly called State Stores.