Description

Returns a list of venues similar to the specified venue.


Request

GET https://api.foursquare.com/v2/venues/VENUE_ID/similar


Authentication

User or userless authentication.


Parameters

Name Type Description
VENUE_ID 111XXYY222 required ID of venue to retrieve.

Response Fields

Field Description
id A unique string identifier for this venue.
name The best known name for this venue.
contact An object containing none, some, or all of twitter, phone, and formattedPhone. All are strings.
location An object containing none, some, or all of address (street address), crossStreet, city, state, postalCode, country, lat, lng, and distance. All fields are strings, except for lat, lng, and distance. Distance is measured in meters. Some venues have their locations intentionally hidden for privacy reasons (such as private residences). If this is the case, the parameter isFuzzed will be set to true, and the lat/lng parameters will have reduced precision.
categories An array, possibly empty, of categories that have been applied to this venue. One of the categories will have a primary field indicating that it is the primary category for the venue. For the complete category tree, see categories.
verified Boolean indicating whether the owner of this business has claimed it and verified the information.
stats Contains checkinsCount (total checkins ever here), usersCount (total users who have ever checked in here), and tipCount (number of tips here).
url URL of the venue’s website, typically provided by the venue manager.
hours Contains the hours during the week that the venue is open along with any named hours segments in a human-readable format. For machine readable hours see venues/hours
popular Contains the hours during the week when people usually go to the venue. For machine readable hours see venues/hours.
menu An object containing url and mobileUrl that display the menu information for this venue.
price An object containing the price tier from 1 (least pricey) - 4 (most pricey) and a message describing the price tier.
rating Numerical rating of the venue (0 through 10). Returned as part of an explore result, excluded in search results. Not all venues will have a rating.
hereNow Information about who is here now. If present, there is always a count, the number of people here. If viewing details and there is a logged-in user, there is also a groups field with friends and others as types.
description Description of the venue provided by venue owner.
createdAt Seconds since epoch when the venue was created.
mayor user who is the mayor (absent if there is no mayor), and count is the number of times they have checked in within the last 60 days.
tips Contains the total count of tips and groups with friends and others as groupTypes. Groups may change over time.
beenHere Contains count of the number of times the acting user has been here. Absent if there is no acting user.
shortUrl A short URL for this venue, e.g. http://4sq.com/Ab123D
canonicalUrl The canonical URL for this venue, e.g. https://foursquare.com/v/foursquare-hq/4ab7e57cf964a5205f7b20e3
likes The count of users who have liked this venue, and groups containing any friends and others who have liked it. The groups included are subject to change.
like Indicates if the current user has liked this venue.
dislike Indicates if the current user has disliked this venue.

Response

{
  "meta": {
    "code": 200,
    "requestId": "5854bc85f594df06d6109366"
  },
  "notifications": [
    {
      "item": {
        "unreadCount": 0
      },
      "type": "notificationTray"
    }
  ],
  "response": {
    "similarVenues": {
      "count": 4,
      "items": [
        {
          "allowMenuUrlEdit": true,
          "beenHere": {
            "lastCheckinExpiredAt": 0
          },
          "categories": [
            {
              "icon": {
                "prefix": "https://ss3.4sqi.net/img/categories_v2/food/german_",
                "suffix": ".png"
              },
              "id": "4bf58dd8d48988d10d941735",
              "name": "German Restaurant",
              "pluralName": "German Restaurants",
              "primary": true,
              "shortName": "German"
            }
          ],
          "contact": {
            "facebook": "117242384960950",
            "facebookName": "Zum Stammtisch Restaurant",
            "facebookUsername": "zumstammtisch",
            "formattedPhone": "(718) 386-3014",
            "phone": "7183863014",
            "twitter": "stammtischpork"
          },
          "hasMenu": true,
          "id": "3fd66200f964a520fcf01ee3",
          "location": {
            "address": "6946 Myrtle Ave",
            "cc": "US",
            "city": "Glendale",
            "country": "United States",
            "formattedAddress": [
              "6946 Myrtle Ave",
              "Glendale, NY 11385"
            ],
            "labeledLatLngs": [
              {
                "label": "display",
                "lat": 40.70197759550821,
                "lng": -73.88107466714183
              }
            ],
            "lat": 40.70197759550821,
            "lng": -73.88107466714183,
            "postalCode": "11385",
            "state": "NY"
          },
          "menu": {
            "anchor": "View Menu",
            "externalUrl": "http://zumstammtisch.com/menus.html",
            "label": "Menu",
            "mobileUrl": "http://zumstammtisch.com/menus.html",
            "type": "Menu",
            "url": "http://zumstammtisch.com/menus.html"
          },
          "name": "Zum Stammtisch",
          "stats": {
            "checkinsCount": 2743,
            "tipCount": 42,
            "usersCount": 1562
          },
          "url": "http://zumstammtisch.com",
          "venuePage": {
            "id": "82419672"
          },
          "verified": true
        },
        {
          "allowMenuUrlEdit": true,
          "beenHere": {
            "lastCheckinExpiredAt": 0
          },
          "categories": [
            {
              "icon": {
                "prefix": "https://ss3.4sqi.net/img/categories_v2/food/german_",
                "suffix": ".png"
              },
              "id": "4bf58dd8d48988d10d941735",
              "name": "German Restaurant",
              "pluralName": "German Restaurants",
              "primary": true,
              "shortName": "German"
            }
          ],
          "contact": {
            "formattedPhone": "(718) 366-3030",
            "phone": "7183663030"
          },
          "hasMenu": true,
          "id": "4bdf4939e75c0f47d591ca03",
          "location": {
            "address": "657 Fairview Ave",
            "cc": "US",
            "city": "Ridgewood",
            "country": "United States",
            "crossStreet": "Linden Street",
            "formattedAddress": [
              "657 Fairview Ave (Linden Street)",
              "Ridgewood, NY 11385"
            ],
            "labeledLatLngs": [
              {
                "label": "display",
                "lat": 40.70666313171387,
                "lng": -73.905563
              }
            ],
            "lat": 40.70666313171387,
            "lng": -73.905563,
            "postalCode": "11385",
            "state": "NY"
          },
          "menu": {
            "anchor": "View Menu",
            "label": "Menu",
            "mobileUrl": "https://foursquare.com/v/4bdf4939e75c0f47d591ca03/device_menu",
            "type": "Menu",
            "url": "https://foursquare.com/v/gottscheer-hall/4bdf4939e75c0f47d591ca03/menu"
          },
          "name": "Gottscheer Hall",
          "stats": {
            "checkinsCount": 1517,
            "tipCount": 14,
            "usersCount": 552
          },
          "url": "http://www.gottscheerhall.com",
          "verified": false
        },
        {
          "allowMenuUrlEdit": true,
          "beenHere": {
            "lastCheckinExpiredAt": 0
          },
          "categories": [
            {
              "icon": {
                "prefix": "https://ss3.4sqi.net/img/categories_v2/nightlife/beergarden_",
                "suffix": ".png"
              },
              "id": "4bf58dd8d48988d117941735",
              "name": "Beer Garden",
              "pluralName": "Beer Gardens",
              "primary": true,
              "shortName": "Beer Garden"
            }
          ],
          "contact": {
            "formattedPhone": "(718) 418-0661",
            "phone": "7184180661"
          },
          "id": "4c01d656716bc9b6a399bc55",
          "location": {
            "address": "64-18 Fresh Pond Rd",
            "cc": "US",
            "city": "Ridgewood",
            "country": "United States",
            "crossStreet": "Linden St",
            "formattedAddress": [
              "64-18 Fresh Pond Rd (Linden St)",
              "Ridgewood, NY 11385"
            ],
            "labeledLatLngs": [
              {
                "label": "display",
                "lat": 40.70970275864878,
                "lng": -73.89901236051763
              }
            ],
            "lat": 40.70970275864878,
            "lng": -73.89901236051763,
            "postalCode": "11385",
            "state": "NY"
          },
          "name": "Glenlo Tavern",
          "stats": {
            "checkinsCount": 765,
            "tipCount": 9,
            "usersCount": 208
          },
          "url": "http://glenlotavern.com",
          "verified": false
        },
        {
          "allowMenuUrlEdit": true,
          "beenHere": {
            "lastCheckinExpiredAt": 0
          },
          "categories": [
            {
              "icon": {
                "prefix": "https://ss3.4sqi.net/img/categories_v2/nightlife/pub_",
                "suffix": ".png"
              },
              "id": "4bf58dd8d48988d11b941735",
              "name": "Pub",
              "pluralName": "Pubs",
              "primary": true,
              "shortName": "Pub"
            }
          ],
          "contact": {
            "formattedPhone": "(718) 894-5400",
            "phone": "7188945400"
          },
          "delivery": {
            "id": "271208",
            "provider": {
              "name": "grubhub"
            },
            "url": "http://www.grubhub.com/order_redir.jsp?custId=271208&affId=1131"
          },
          "hasMenu": true,
          "id": "4a3da41ff964a52091a21fe3",
          "location": {
            "address": "6398 Woodhaven Blvd",
            "cc": "US",
            "city": "Rego Park",
            "country": "United States",
            "crossStreet": "at Fleet Ct.",
            "formattedAddress": [
              "6398 Woodhaven Blvd (at Fleet Ct.)",
              "Rego Park, NY 11374"
            ],
            "labeledLatLngs": [
              {
                "label": "display",
                "lat": 40.72192601637251,
                "lng": -73.867314
              }
            ],
            "lat": 40.72192601637251,
            "lng": -73.867314,
            "postalCode": "11374",
            "state": "NY"
          },
          "menu": {
            "anchor": "View Menu",
            "label": "Menu",
            "mobileUrl": "https://foursquare.com/v/4a3da41ff964a52091a21fe3/device_menu",
            "type": "Menu",
            "url": "https://foursquare.com/v/woodhaven-house/4a3da41ff964a52091a21fe3/menu"
          },
          "name": "Woodhaven House",
          "stats": {
            "checkinsCount": 2224,
            "tipCount": 27,
            "usersCount": 1094
          },
          "url": "http://murphguide.com/woodhavenhouse/",
          "verified": false
        }
      ]
    }
  }
}