Self Service Beer KC

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  1. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    What a great idea. Sitting here in KC with 30 taps in front of me, all self serve. Ruins Pub, check it out.
     
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    Messi Well-Known Member

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    Cardinal2001 Well-Known Member

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    Well, what do you know! That's pretty cool.
     
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  6. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    Interesting, I've never heard of the place.

    I'm not seeing any pictures or info on their web site about it being self-serv. All I see is a bunch of hawk fans holding dildos.
     
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  7. cyclonespiker33

    cyclonespiker33 Well-Known Member

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    From what I can tell in this video...

    https://12-lvl3-pdl.vimeocdn.com/01/991/1/29958267/69267276.mp4?expires=1489605910&token=03a4624213ff2aae2d8d4

    They have tables that have 4-5 different tap handles on them. You reserve the table so it's a little different than Ruins Pub in KC but a similar concept.
     
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  8. MrPeske

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    We used to self self serve in the basement of Thumbs Up while playing pool in the afternoons...
     
  9. cc1091

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    A restaurant in Cedar Rapids tried out that concept for... I think it was three years. The first version of the restaurant had an unfortunate name (101 Gastropub), so it was difficult to tell if the concept was worthwhile. The second incarnation of that same restaurant had a name change, but I'm told it was not only saddled with a lot of debt from the first restaurant, but also saddled with increasingly poor management. Anyhow, the concept has a black eye in CR. It will be interesting to see if it gains acceptance elsewhere. Quite frankly, I believe this concept only cuts out the beertender, which conflicts with my desire to keep money local (for example, I go to Menards instead of Lowe's or HomeDepot simply because Menards hires real people to man the checkouts). It also requires the use of a credit or debit card. I buy local beer with cash only.
     

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