BarUp App Looks to Change the Weekly Nightlife Scene in Boston

BarUp App Looks to Change the Weekly Nightlife Scene in BostonSource: Boston Magazine

The premise behind a new app that aims to bring bar-goers together during weeknights can be summed up in three words: “keep it simple.”

“We don’t want to add too many things to it at this point; we have a ton of ideas in our minds that we could integrate into the app, but for now, we don’t want to throw in features prematurely,” said Alex Chin, one of the co-founders of BarUp, which launches officially in Boston on August 28.

BarUp may be simple in terms of its current capabilities, but the power it wields could significantly improve peoples’ experiences when they go out during the workweek.

There are two main functions that are programmed into BarUp: first, push notifications tell users which establishment to go to each night, so that instead of people scouring the city, walking from place to place trying to find a bar that’s packed, the app gathers users together creating a nightlife of its own.

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