iPhone and Android users, say goodbye to the hassle of paying at the bar. Clipp is an app on iOS and Android that lets you open a bar tab and close it without ever leaving your seat. Of course, you still have to get up to get your drinks, but the initial and final job of setting up the tab and paying it off are totally removed from the equation.
The way it works is simple. If the establishment you’re in is part of the service, and you’ll be surprised how many are, you just select it from the list of closest bars and open up a tab. You’re given a tab number that shows up on-screen. Show this to the bartender any time you make an order, just like a regular tab.
You can set yourself a limit so you don’t accidentally go overboard, and any time something is added to your tab you get an alert.
Of course, everything that you purchase pops up as a receipt on your screen when you want to pay up. This way you can avoid arguments by realising that you really did order those three plates of wedges and a fancy off-menu cocktail, instead of making a fool of yourself at the bar.
By far, the best part comes when it’s time to leave. On a busy night getting to the bar to pay off your tab can take ages. With Clipp, you can walk straight out like you own the place, just don’t forget to cancel your Clipp tab on your phone.