Cameron Glover
December 05, 2016 1:29 pm

Barhopping can be a fun activity this time of year, but nothing’s worse than finding that your local neighborhood hangout is filled to capacity. Thankfully, techies are rallying to try and solve this problem.

The Google feature, which is the Popular Times feature within Search and Maps, is a “live preview,” sending you real-time updates to help you estimate how busy various venues are.


So no more venturing out to your favorite neighborhood joints only to find them filled up before you could even enjoy Happy Hour after work.

Way to help give tourists and locals a helping hand to beat the holiday rush, Google!

This feature isn’t exclusive to just bars, either. It can be used for planning your last-minute holiday shopping and avoiding tourist-heavy hot spots in your city. All to help keep your holiday season as stress-free as possible.