Bar software for smarter inventory management.
Neighborhood taverns, restaurants, hotels, and nightclubs from around the world use our bar inventory software to significantly improve how they control alcohol and food. Does counting your inventory take too long, pour costs running high, creating vendor orders is a headache, bartenders stealing? Bar Cop solves these issues with accurate inventory management.Get Started Today →
The bar inventory management system you'll actually want to keep using.
Fast, accurate, data-driven inventory management software that helps your establishment reach greater profitability. Bar Cop software simplifies the way you do bar inventory, reducing costs and recovering revenue.
Weigh your bar inventory accurately and fast by automatically transferring weights into Bar Cop with a connected scale & keyboard wedge program.
Create and customize your inventory locations to replicate the exact order your products are shelved, making the inventory process easy and efficient.
Inaccurate pricing leaves money on the table and makes it easier for your bartenders to steal. The simple-to-use pricing tool costs out drinks correctly.
Smarter inventory decisions are made with better data. Bar Cop's analytical reports break down the information you need to make the right choices.
With shift checks, you can inventory and track specific products on any day during your weekly inventory period, keeping your bartenders on their toes.
Simplify accounting (or easily upload data to other software) by exporting any inventory or report data to Excel or PDF file with the click of a button.
Save BIG with Bar Cop inventory software.
Helping restaurants and bars just like yours make more profit since 1998.Trusted by 1000's of hospitality establishments...
- Mr. Bonbright / Owner, Casa Verde Hotel
- Ryan / GM, Brickhouse Bar
- Kathy / Owner, TJz Bar & Restaurant
- Billy / Partner, Kahuna Burger Bar
- JoLyn / GM, Outlaw Ray's Grill & Bar
- Jacob / Bar Manager, The Horseshoe
- Ashley / Manager, The Castle Pub
Grow your revenue faster with a better bar inventory management system.
Managing your bar inventory doesn't have to be so challenging. Most issues are caused by inaccurate data. When your data isn't right, bad business decisions are made and theft goes undetected. Most liquor inventory apps lack accuracy and make things worse. Bar Cop is different... super-fast and accurate, while saving you time, money, and your sanity.
Absolutely, our Bar Cop LITE software is free to get and use forever. Although the free software lacks some of the main features of Bar Cop PRO, it is a great starting point to get your bar inventory and vendor ordering under control. In the future, if you want to get serious about inventory management and theft prevevtion, it's simple to upgrade to Bar Cop PRO.
Bar Cop is inventory management software developed specifically for bars, restaurants, and nightclubs.
It gives you complete inventory tracking capabilities for liquor, wine, bottle beer, draft beer,
food, and miscellaneous products. Whether you are a small local cafe or full scale restaurant,
Bar Cop makes your inventory and ordering process easy.
You can take inventory daily, weekly, monthly, or any other chosen inventory period. You will learn how much profit is really being lost due to theft, over-pouring, and drinks being given away for free. Bar Cop creates dynamic par levels and orders automatically, ensuring the correct amount of product is always ordered to help manage your cash flow efficiently.
You can inventory just about anything. Bar Cop is has 6 main inventory categories: liquor, wine, bottle beer, draft beer, food, and miscellaneous. The miscellaneous category can be used to track merchandise you sell like t-shirts, hats, and items like cigarettes. Inventory locations can be setup in each category to inventory your products in the exact order they are arranged on the shelves.
Bar Cop is neither. Think of Bar Cop as an Excel application on steroids. Bar Cop downloads to your computer and uses Excel to power its core functionality, so if you have used Excel - you can learn how to use Bar Cop in about 30 minutes. Inventory can be complicated, but the software you use shouldn't be.
No expensive handhelds, scanners, or other complicated devices are necessary. A laptop, large tablet, or any computer with Microsoft Excel 2013 or later installed is all that you need. Bar Cop is optimized for a screen resolution of 1920x1080, however will work on screen resolutions of 1360x768 and higher. No internet connection needed to use Bar Cop (except to access online help documentation). If you want to enter data using voice command then you will need a headset and MS speech recognition (it's free) installed on your computer. If you want to weigh your liquor, wine, and draft beer products, you may need Keyboard Wedge software and a compatible scale - learn more.
*Bar Cop is not compatible with the Apple version of Excel. To use Bar Cop on an Apple computer, you will need to install Windows PC Excel 2013 or later and run it on Mac Boot Camp or Parallels.
No, Bar Cop does not store any of your business data in the cloud. When using Bar Cop all of your data is stored directly on your personal computer in Excel files. Although we like cloud technology and think it's great for certain things, we are against storing your personal business data there.
While most inventory apps are using the cloud to store sensitive business data, we do not want to have your data stored on remote servers that can be accessed and taken without your permission in data breaches and especially tax audits.
Yes, Bar Cop PRO comes with 1 year of complete email support to answer any questions or help with any problems that you are having. You can email us inventory files to help fix most user errors. After the first year of support ends, you can optionally get a short term support plan at anytime in the future if needed.
Bar Cop LITE does not come with direct support. However, access to extensive online help documentation is available.
Bar Cop is different from the other guys. We don't charge you every month to access the software (you know trap you so that if you ever stop paying those monthly fees - you lose access to all of your inventory data). With Bar Cop, there is only a one-time payment to purchase a software license and then Bar Cop is downloaded right to your computer and can be used forever. We also offer a free version called Bar Cop LITE with limited features.
Not at all. You can learn how to use Bar Cop in about 30 minutes by checking out our in-depth help documentation.
You can inventory daily, weekly, monthly... as often as you want to. A typical inventory period would be Monday - Sunday, or taking inventory once a week. The built-in shift check feature, let's you take random inventories of select products anytime that you want to during a normal week or longer inventory period. Shift checks help keep bartenders honest because they never know when you might be taking one.
If you can export your product data from your POS system into an Excel sheet, you can use Bar Cop's built-in paste feature to insert most of your product information into Bar Cop in just a few minutes. Once your products are setup, you can customize your inventory locations and other sections of Bar Cop to match your establishment in about an hour.
There are two types of inventory tracking, basic and theft prevention. Most
POS systems have some type of basic inventory tracking built-in. The problem
with POS inventory, is that the results are based on what is actually rang into
the register. If a bartender rings up a bottle of beer, that bottle is subtracted
from the inventory count. If they ring up a shot of liquor, that shot is subtracted
from the inventory count.
See the problem? If your employees are stealing, the products they steal are not being rang into the register, so your POS system has no idea that theft is happening. Bar Cop is different, tracking your inventory by what is actually poured or served, not what is being rang into the register. If a bartender serves a shot of liquor and doesn't ring it into the register, your POS system won't track that shot. Bar Cop tracks all used product, rang into a register or not, finding theft so you can end it.