Untappd uses Foursquare for all venue information. If you don't see a venue on Untappd it is most likely because the venue is not on Foursquare. You can either let the proprietors of that establishment know you'd like to see them on Foursquare or you can add them yourself! You can even add your own private venue!


We cannot create venues in Untappd, all venues must be created in Foursquare first! To add a venue, you need to:


1. Create a Foursquare account (If you don't have one already.)

2. Create the venue via their Mobile App or via the Web at https://foursquare.com/add-place.

3. Check into the location on Foursquare.

4. See "Home and Private Venues" or "Public and Retail Venues" sections below for additional steps depending on the venue type.


Home and Private Venues:


Due to Foursquare's searching policy, Private Venues (this includes any venue that is listed as private or "Home - Private"), are not searchable unless you link your Foursquare/Swarm account (http://untappd.com/account) with Untappd and one of following situations are met:


1. You are the creator of the venue on Foursquare

2. You are friends of the creator on Swarm

3. You are friends with someone who checked in to the venue on Swarm

4. You have checked in to the venue in the past on Swarm.


Once your Foursquare account is linked with Untappd and one of the above scenarios is met you can search for your home or private venue in the location search of a check-in.






If you find that your home or private venue is not searchable after 24 hours please double check the following:


1. Have you added the location to Foursquare?

2. Have you connected your Foursquare/Swarm account in the social settings of Untappd? 

3. Are you searching for the venue in the location search of a check-in?



If your home or private venue is not searchable after checking the above reach out to us and provide the below information:


1. The Foursquare URL of the venue.

2. Confirmation that you have connected your Foursquare/Swarm account to Untappd.

3. A screenshot of you searching for the venue to add as a location to your check-in and it not appearing.



Public and Retail Venues:


After creating a venue in Foursquare, you will need to search for the venue in the location search of a check-in. Once checked-in a venue page will be created for that venue and the venue will appear in the venue search from the Discover tab. Keep in mind that It can take approximately 24 hours for a venue to populate over to Untappd from Foursquare.




If you find that your venue is not searchable in the location search of a check-in after the 24 hour period please reach out to us and provide the below information:


1. The Foursquare URL of the venue.

2. Confirmation that you have checked-in to the venue in Foursquare.

3. A screenshot of you searching for the venue to add as a location to your check-in and it not appearing.