Barkeep is an iOS based Liquor Inventory Tracking System. Designed and built by real bar owners, this product is ideally suited for quickly and easily monitoring your pour cost without a large investment in either time or money.

Because Barkeep was designed and built by liquor industry professionals (We are bar Owners & Managers just like you!), Barkeep provides all the features you need to keep your liquor costs under control.

Barkeep is extremely fast and easy to use, so you can get up and running with Barkeep in no time.

BarkeepApp Features include:
- Automatic Product lookup from Barkeep's extensive liquor database
- Extremely fast inventory entry by product name
- Accurate & easy barcode scanning using your iOS device's built-in camera or a Linea Pro barcode scanner
- Manage inventories for multiple locations within your venue
- Track products by category (beer, liquor, call liquor, vodka, etc)
- Automatically generated Excel Spreadsheets
- Track product by weight for high-cost items (accurate to .01 oz)
- Banquet tracking

BarkeepOnline (available with online subscription at provides highly sophisticated pour-cost analysis with features including:
- track expected pour cost versus actual pour cost
- pour cost alerts
- best practices guidelines
- sales trends and analysis
- manage vendors and liquor ordering

Competing products require expensive scanning devices which are clunky, slow, and a pain in the ... Our bar managers LOVE us for developing Barkeep. It has cut their inventory time in half. Inventory no longer has to be slow, clunky and painful.

Check out for a more detailed feature list and competitive analysis.

What's New

Version 5.3.1

Support for adding items to an inventory by volume (gallons, liters, ml, fluid oz).
Support for Nested Categories - allowing more flexibility in how you categorize your Item list. Improved syncing with BarkeepOnline.
Minor bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

MrBekeleski ,

Great Application! Would like a few more features.

I've been using barkeep for the last 3 months. I have found it has greatly sped up inventory time and is very accurate. I have noticed some bugs though since the release of 3.0. The app is crashing occasionally during inventory and running extremely slow at times. I find this happens more often when I'm running on an iPod touch(latest gen) compared to when I use it from my iPhone.
Also I would like to see a few more of the features from barkeep online integrated into the app itself, primarily the ability to edit supplier info and run order reports. That would be incredible to be able to accomplish that right from the app. Essentially being able to take an inventory, run the order report, and email my orders right from the device. Perhaps this could more reasonably be integrated into the iPad version.
I love the universal feature that I can finally run barkeep on the iPad now, but would love to see more use of the extra screen real-estate and power offered by the iPad.
I can't wait to see what future versions will have in store.

Editor58 ,

Needs Much More!

I have a restaurant with a smaller bar and only one location. I also have an iPhone 5 so the barcode reader is a non starter. I am waiting for the reader for the iPhone 5. We'll see how commuted the BarBoys are. The app has only crashed once. For the way they tout themselves, I might have thought that their liquor library was more extensive yet I find myself building their library for them. The app must have a field for vendors. In the setup, there should be an area to add vendors, the Rep, the phone number with your account number. This would be very helpful for recording inventory. Scan reading with the camera is painful! Since they don't offer a scanner sleeve there should be an option for us to get an aftermarket version that would work with barkeep. Finally, this app is worthless until I can transfer the inventory to a different iDevice like a touch. There must be a provision to move inventories between devices. When that happens, then you've got an app!

Akdave1 ,

Very Dissapointed

I purchased the original version for the Iphone and online account and felt very excited about the features and possibilities; however, after having consistent problems with syncing, losing inventories, missing items. etc. I stopped using the app and reverted back to my excel perpetual inventory. The problem seems to be in using automatic sync on both an ipad and iphone. I actually had to re-enter my inventory twice after the first one was lost which resulted in quite a bit of frustration. Quite possibly the problem stems from a slow internet connection which you should consider before purchasing.

I've also had issues with the app retaining bar codes of items I manually entered, incorrect scanning of beer bottle barcodes, also I've found the app to be cumbersome when doing multiple inventories in the same time frame you have to be cautious on the location.

I did make contact with the designer and they seemed more than helpful in trying to resolve the problems; however, without proper resolution I have lost faith in the ability of this app do to what it promised to do. I have cancelled my online account.

I really would like my money back as this item has not been useful for me.


Tim Eicher
120.6 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Frequent/Intense Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
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