Foursquare Badge List

Complete and updated on: 2/14/10


If you’re like me and love collecting achievements, then foursquare will be no exception. You will not be able to collect them all as many of the badges are geo-specific and event oriented. However, most of the Active Badges can be achieved in a short amount of time.

As with any social media experiment, earn awards often and early!

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Active Foursquare Badges

NOTE: The default text is replaced with the requirements when they are found.

NEWBIE

Awarded for your first check in.

ADVENTURER

Check in to 10 different venues.

EXPLORER

Check in to 25 different venues.

SUPERSTAR

Check in to 50 different venues.

BENDER

Check in 4 nights in a row.

CRUNKED

Check in 4 times in a night.

LOCAL

Check in at the same place 3x in a week.

SUPERUSER

Check in 30 times in a month.

PLAYER PLEASE

Check in with 3 members of the opposite sex.

SCHOOL NIGHT

Check in after 3am on a school night.

FAR FAR AWAY

(Geo-Dependant) Checking in outside the city “boundaries”.

BROOKLYN 4 LIFE

Check in 25+ times in Brooklyn, NY.

PHOTOGENIC

Check in 3 times with a venue having a photobooth.

SOCIALITE

“Keep this up and you’re going to end up on Valleywag with Julia Allison”

GOSSIP GIRL

“Spotted: A true foursquare socialite. Chuck Bass would be impressed. xoxo”

DOUCHEBAG

Achievement for checking into places tagged “douchebag”.

ANIMAL HOUSE

“Off the wagon appreciates your business. COLLEGE!”

ZIGGY’S WAGON

Check in with 3 food wagons.

DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’

Check in to 3 venues tagged “karaoke” in a month.

GYM RAT

Check in to a gym 10 times in 30 days.

OVERSHARE

Check in 10 times in 12 hours.

TRAINSPOTTER

Check in with the SF BART 10 times.

JETSETTER

Check in to 5 airports.

16 CANDLES

Send 5 birthday shout outs.

ZOETROPE

Have 10 movie theater check ins .

PIZZAIOLO

Check in to 20 different pizza places.

JOBS

Check in to 3 Apple Stores.

WARHOL

Check in to 10 different venues tagged “gallery”

BABYSITTER

Check in to 10 playgrounds.

SWARM

Check in a spot with 50+ people.

SUPER MAYOR

Be the Mayor of 10 venues at once.

I’M ON A BOAT!

Check in to a venue tagged ‘boat’

Corporate Foursquare Badges

YARD BIRD

Congrats on mastering Harvard Yard on Foursquare! You’re looking (and acting) smarter all the time.

METRO

Thanks for Waking up with the Metro! You’ve checked in near Metro pickup locations on 3 different mornings!

JOURNAL METRO

Merci d’être matinal avec Métro! Félicitations! Vous avez déverrouillé le badge Métro.

THRIVING IRONY

Awarded for checking in to the Thriving Ivory Fillmore Show. (San Francisco)

BRAVO NEWBIE

Congratulations! You’ve taken your first step into the BRAVO world. (It’s not as scary as it sounds!)

REAL HOUSEWIFE

Way to drink, eat, shop, and spa like a Real Housewife!

TOP CHEF

You eat the best from hot dogs to haute cuisine. That’s 5 checkins at Zagat Rated spots!

FASHIONISTA

You’ve found the key to BRAVO’s Launch My Line insignia. Now, go find us some sales!

FOODIE

You eat the best from hot dogs to haute cuisine. That’s 5 checkins at Zagat Rated spots!

TRANSIT CHAMPION

Holy moly transit champ, You sure know how to get around Metro Vancouver! Thanks for going green and riding with TransLink!

VALENTINE’S DAY

Ooh la la! This is your 2nd checkin at a great date spot for Valentine’s Day.

NY TIMES OLYMPIAN

You’ve just checked into a venue recommended by The New York Times during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Go for the gold!

BOXEE FAN

You took the L train to Brooklyn to attend a software party! Pretty hardcore.

SxSW 2009 Badges

FAR FAR AWAY

Awarded for checking in outside of down town Austin.

PANEL NERD

Awarded for checking in 3 days in a row before noon.

SLUT

Awarded for checking in to 3 different hotels.

REDFORD

Nice job sneaking off to see some films (one of the best parts of SXSWi). Gold Badges unite!

PORKY

Awarded for checking into a BBQ restaurant.

TRIFECTA

Name-Brand Party Trifecta! You hit 3 of the big 6: Frog / Digg / Facebook / Goog / 32-Bit / The Decider

ENTOURAGE

Awarded when 10 friends checked in after you.

PV BENDER

Check in 3 nights at the PV House.

SURVIVAL

Check into the SxSW 2009 at some point.

DIGG SHINDIGG

Awarded for checking into the DIGG Party.

KARAOKE RV!

Awarded for checking into the Karaoke RV.

PARTY CRASHER

Awarded for checking into the BrightKite/Dandy ID Party. SPIES!

CES 2010 Badges

INTEL INSIDER

Intel would like to welcome you to CES! Remember, what happens in Vegas ends up on Foursquare, Twitter and Facebook. Drinks on us!

INTEL ALL EARS

Shhhhhhhhh! Otellini speaks! Intel + CES 2010 FTW!

INTEL WORK IT

Thanks for joining Intel at CES! Exercise that Core!

CES 2010

Awarded for checking in at CES 2010

Internet Week Badges

INTERNETZ WEEK

Awarded for checking in during Internet Week.

DOT COM BALLER

“Look at you in your fancy suit up on that fancy roof! You’re the Young Jeezy of the NY Tech scene!”

TRIFECTA

Name-Brand Party Trifecta! You hit 3 of the big 5: Ignite / Yelp / Digg/ Thrillist / College Humor / Webutante Ball!

I’M ON A BOAT!

Check in to a party at The Hotel on Rivington.

WEBBY

Awarded for checking in at the Webby Awards.

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90 Comments

  1. FYI – The Zoetrope badge can be achieved by just checking in to a movie theatre 10 times — it doesn't have to be 10 different theatres.

  2. Nice – I like the format! FWIW, the internet week "boat" was unlocked by checking into a party at The Hotel on Rivington, but the PG version of the badge is unlocked at any venue tagged 'boat'.

    I would categorize the "Trainspotter" badge as corporate, as it was one of the first badges paid for by a mainstream sponsor. There are also a few more sponsored badges available currently.

    1. Thank you for the suggestions. I have updated the list to reflect the changes.

      As for being a "The Complete Foursquare List": Foursquare will constantly be adding badges. This is the reason I placed the date stamp of 'last updated' on top. The Wikipedia entry has been deleted, but is heavily debated and may merging into the main article. If it's not restored, I'll link to your instead.

  3. Great list! Great resource now that the Wikipedia article has been deleted.

    Very thorough…the only badge I have that you seem to be missing is the "Waze Road Warrior."

    Also, I think it would be helpful if you split up the city-specific badges into their own categories (it seems New York, San Fran and Austin are the main cities with their own badges).

  4. Wow. Thanks so much for the blog. I've been looking for this all around the web. I think foursquare should show off the badges on the application of the phone. I can't seem to see on my blackberry what I have as badges. I don't know how you got the infos but ''BRAVO''.

  5. Don’t forget the Chicago badges:

    Chicago Blues
    Celery Salt
    On Location (5 movie experiences: High Fidelity, Ferris Bueller, Chick Flicks, Dark Knight, Blues Brothers)

  6. I think several of these are no longer achievable. Love this chart, but would like to know which ones are "discontinued".

    Does the birthday shout out need to be with a foursquare username to count?

  7. Great list! The description for the Top Chef badge (related to the locked-down "bravo" tag at tagged restaurants) is incorrect and is written as a duplicate of the Foodie badge (related to the locked-down "zagat-rated" tag). The "Top Chef" badge states: You wear the term "foodie" as a badge of honor, and now have BRAVO's Top Chef Badge to prove it. (NOTE: It can take going to more than one tagged location to get the Top Chef badge.)

  8. Finally! someone posted a list of the foursquare badges. I have been looking for this. any idea if they will be adding more?

  9. Hey! Got a new one today. It's called the #4sqDay 2010 Badge. All I had to do was check in somewhere and in the comment section type #4sqDay. You'll get the badge today because it is April 16th (4/16).

  10. They should add a badge that is called: Bowl Dog! Where if you checked into 10 Spots tha have a bowling alley tag!

  11. "Where 2010" badge = Welcome to Where 2010, a geo-nerd's playground! Don't forget to wish Brady Forrest (the conference organizer!) a happy birthday on Wednesday 3/31!

  12. Please note the Top Chef badge you have listed is incorrect. (You have the Zagat badge info for it). It should read: "You wear the term “foodie” as a badge of honor, and now have BRAVO’s Top Chef Badge to prove it"

  13. You’re missing “Hair Aware”, “Lookin’ For Love”, Celery Salt, Chicago Blues, Show Hopper, Elite Shopper, etc. (???) More from corporate maybe? I haven’t the faintest clues.

  14. Does anyone know why most Zagat rated restaurants don't qualify for the "Foodie" or "Top Chef" badge? I'm a food critic in NYC and I go to plenty of Zagat rated restaurants, but still have not acquired these badges!?

  15. How can u checkin mentioning who you were with? I still can't find how can I be in a place with (mention friend's name).. Or that 16 candles badge.. Helps?

  16. This is great! Can you tell me — how do you go about submitting a badge to foursquare — do you have to have a partnership? What's the process for proposing one?

  17. New badge: Historian

    I haven't unlocked it so I don't know how, but it's on my list in IE. I followed the History Channel so I'm sure it related.

    Thanks for the list!

  18. The History Channel now has a badge. To obtain it, you have to be friends with them on foursquare first…then check-in to a location of their choosing. I live in Seattle, and I got mine at The Seattle Asian Art Museum.

  19. @ Bobby (March 8th) Your final (5th) birthday shout needs to be accompanied with a check-in.

  20. Visit PA now has badges as well if you friend them. They are for visiting restaurants and historic sites in Pennsylvania with the visit PA tag!

  21. Did anyone get a Happy New Year badge for checking in on New Years eve? I checked in but did not get one?

  22. Ground hog day is around the corner .. anyone know how to get the groundhog badge? I am following VistPA or do I need to be in Punxy, PA?

  23. My mission is complete looks pretty good, just started following you .-= Karen is hoping you stop by and read Show Your Support for Blazing Minds With a Twibbon =-.

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