As a young undergraduate, Adam Schmidt had two concerns on his mind: how to save money while at the same time enjoying the city’s burgeoning drinking scene. Failing to find a website to service his drinking needs, he went to Excel and one spreadsheet later, Schmidt and his friends were on their way to a never-ending series of happy hours. Enter Drink Philly, Schmidt’s spreadsheet set in a new, more sophisticated format and featuring daily drink specials. Now, three years after he founded Drink Philly, Schmidt and crew launched The Drink Nation — a website that includes sister sites Drink DC, Drink Baltimore and Drink NJ Shore. On Episode 53, we talk with Schmidt and his staff about the Drink empire. Join Drink Philly and Geekadelphia this Friday for a special First Friday happy hour!