August 25, 2010 13:40 ET
Bartab Delivers Real $1 Drinks Right to Your Phone in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York
Launch of New Social Gifting Service Enables Friends to Send Each Other Real $1 Drinks in Major Markets
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - August 25, 2010) - Webtab, the company that has revolutionized social gifting, announced today, after a successful initial beta, the official launch of Bartab in Los Angeles, New York City and San Francisco. Bartab is the simple and fun service that enables Facebook users to send their friends real $1 drinks and then claim them at their favorite local hot spots with their mobile device.
Webtab offers a unique social gifting platform that enables real products to be shared through online space. The company's first service, Bartab, lets people down the block or across the country send friends in Bartab cities the best $1 gift they've ever received. Drinks are sent through either webtab.com or the Bartab mobile applications, posted on a friend's Facebook wall and then claimed from any mobile phone. Wondering what $1 can buy you nowadays? A real drink at one of your favorite bars.
"Bartab is a completely new kind of service that demonstrates the true power of social gifting," offered Steve Johnson, Founder and CEO of Webtab. "We don't send virtual beers to people, we enable you to send your friend a real, frosty, thirst quenching drink from a real bar, and people are excited by how fun and easy it is to use. During the first six weeks of beta usage in San Francisco, Bartab quickly grew to more than 20,000 users. Now as we embark on our national rollout, Bartab will enable millions more to kickoff a great night out for a buddy or themselves for just $1."
Bartab is EASY to use
1. Click "Buy a $1 Drink" from Webtab.com, iPhone or Android App
2. Pick a lucky recipient, a bar and a drink
3. Pay $1 and send that drink
4. Your friend then goes to the venue and shows a digital ticket to claim their drink for a $1
Try Bartab for free! New users receive a $1 credit for signing up and five additional $1 credits for completing their profile information and sending a friend their first Bartab drink. Participating Bartab venues include well over 100 of New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco's coolest watering holes. The full and growing list of participating venues can be found at: www.webtab.com
Come join the cross-country launch and $1 parties beginning at 7pm PDT/10pm EDT on Thursday, August 26, at San Francisco's The Parlor, Dillon's Irish Pub in Los Angeles and New York's Bar None. Event details at: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=119269294792184
Webtab is a social gifting platform that allows real products to be shared through online space. We started Webtab to answer one simple question: why can't real gifts be sent through a virtual world? We love texting and poking and giving thumbs ups as much as the next person but we also LOVE GIFTS. We love giving them and getting them. As in REAL gifts, not cartoon cuddly kittens, fake pastries and glowing lightsabers. Well, we actually like the lightsabers.
Keeping that in mind we developed our first product, Bartab, so that Facebook and mobile phone users could send each other real drinks through social networks and pay only $1. Then they could drink them together, like face to face, at some of the coolest bars in town. Like in the old days. I guess you could say we're bringing the social back to social media.
We are live in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York, and will be expanding throughout the country in the coming months so keep your eyes peeled for new cities and new products. With that said, isn't it about time you stepped away from your mobile device and had a drink? We think it is. For more information visit www.webtab.com.