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An app to help techies find hottest SXSW bars

People arrive at the 2014 SXSW conference in Austin, Texas.
Cadie Thompson | CNBC
People arrive at the 2014 SXSW conference in Austin, Texas.

After the panels, the presentations and the networking, the thousands of techies who have descended upon Austin for South by Southwest will be looking for one thing in particular--the next bar to hit.

Fortunately, there's an app for that.

(Read more: City guide app uses photos, not reviews, to rank hot spots)

Jetpac City Guides is sort of like a Yelp-like app--in that it let's you search for venues based on certain criteria--but instead of using reviews to rank places it uses pictures that are shared on Instagram.

The company mines the data of each picture for information that helps it categorize what kind of place it is, what kind of people hang out there and how often it is frequented. So you can search for things like "hipster hangouts" in San Francisco or "bars with great views" in Brooklyn.

This year the company used its imaging processing technology to create a list of the hottest venues in Austin based on which places people shared the most photos between 12:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. at SXSW 2013.

Here's the rankings for Austin's top 10 after-hours SXSW bars. You're welcome, techies.

Top 10 After-Hours SXSW Bars

1) The Belmont

2) Cheer Up Charlie's

3) Clive Bar

4) Club de Ville

5) The White Horse

6) Bourbon Girl

7) Spider House Patio Bar & Cafe

8) Gypsy Lounge

9) Ten Oak

10) Rattle Inn

By CNBC's Cadie Thompson. Follow her on Twitter @CadieThompson.

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