Rooam, that app for paying your bar tab, is now live in DC - Technical.ly DC

Business

Dec. 1, 2016 7:36 am

Rooam, that app for paying your bar tab, is now live in DC

Pay via Rooam at ChurchKey, Hawk 'n' Dove, Public Bar and more.

Still waiting for the check? Don't, with Rooam.

(Photo by Flickr user Sam Howzit, used under a Creative Commons license)

Correction: An earlier version of this story stated that Rooam is available for use at Bar Deco and Barrel. It is not, and the story has been updated. (12/1/2016, 3:55 p.m.)

The first time I went to Hawk ‘n’ Dove in Capitol Hill was also the first time I did an Irish car bomb. It was my 23rd birthday and the bartender challenged me to it — I lost, obviously.

Should I ever wish to relive that night, though, I’ll now be able to pay my bar tab directly from my phone with D.C.-born Rooam.

Download

We originally profiled Rooam and its cofounder Junaid Shams back in April. At the time, the app was still in beta, and Shams had just raised $1.2 million in seed funding. Now Rooam is live for iOS and Android, and users can pay via the app at around 12 D.C. bars, according to the company.

Recall — Rooam does three things. It allows users to pay bar tabs at participating bars via their mobile phones, it makes it easy to see which bars are having events and it features a way for partiers to find out where their friends are (privacy settings allowing).

Rooam is free to download, though the company makes money by charging users a $1 fee on each bill paid through the app (no matter how large or small). From the bar side the tech is completely free.

Watch the app’s promo video below.

In April, Shams told Technical.ly he’d love to expand Rooam beyond D.C., but is focused on growing buy-in from app users and bars here in his hometown first. Going out this weekend? Go ahead and Rooam.

-30-
LEAVE A COMMENT

Advertisement

TheCut is looking to bring barbershops into the mobile age

Spotluck raises $4.8 million Series A: report

Why Eric Niu launched an app to help men dress well

SPONSORED

DC

VR is cool, but it isn’t mainstream. This local company has a fix for that

Washington DC

Nava

Product Manager (DC, NY)

Apply Now
Philadelphia

Think Company

Web Developer

Apply Now
Philadelphia

160over90

Full Stack Web Developer

Apply Now

This DC guy wants to build a better dating app. Here’s how

How dex plans to beat the business card

Family-planning app Dot launches first-of-its-kind efficacy study

SPONSORED

DC

These DC-based founders drop some serious knowledge in our Tomorrow Toolkit ebook

DC or Madison, WI

VEDA Data Solutions

Back End Developer

Apply Now
DC or Madison, WI

Veda Data Solutions

Front End Developer

Apply Now
Baltimore

Protenus

Marketing Associate

Apply Now

Sign-up for regular updates from Technical.ly

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!