Create a digital beer menu with one click

Last updated February 07, 2020 · By Dylan Blake

Digital beer menus are attention-grabbing and easy for customers to read. This makes life easier for your bartenders and makes the entire ordering process more efficient, which drives a significant increase in beverage sales.

Of course, that sounds fantastic.

But questions abound: how do I even create a digital beer menu? How can I actually get it onto a TV? And how can I avoid going through a whole updating rigmarole every time I kick a keg?

TV Menus from BeerMenus make it extremely easy.

You can either design your menu yourself or get the help of our professional design team, who can create a custom menu design for you at no extra cost. We'll also walk you through a simple one-time setup.

After that, update your digital menu with just a few clicks from your phone or computer.

Read on to learn how to create a professional, customized digital beer menu, see some great examples, and hit the ground running with your own digital beer menu.


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Create your digital beer menu in under 5 minutes.


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Digital beer menu 1
Digital beer menu 2

Designs

You can completely customize the look and feel of your digital beer menu with textures, patterns, fonts, logos, and branding. Designs range from rustic to modern and can include logos, specials, social media call-outs, watermarks, events, and more. Basically, if you want to include it, you can.

Here are a few examples:

Digital beer menu designs

Setup process

Creating your TV Menu takes just a few minutes.

First, create a page for your business on BeerMenus:

After that, just add the beers you have, work on your menu design (more on that below), and get your hardware sorted out.

"What hardware?" you're wondering—we'll talk about that next.

Equipment

Aside from a TV or projector, there are two pieces of equipment you need:

  • An Intel PC stick (~$100), which is about the size of a pack of gum and plugs into the HDMI port in any TV or projector. This is a mini computer that connects your TV or projector to the internet, allowing your digital beer menu to auto-refresh.
  • A wireless keyboard and mouse (~$20), which allows you to configure and set up your menu.

How to update your TV menu

You can easily update your menu from anywhere: your phone, tablet, or computer.

You can also give your staff menu updating access, which will allow them to update the TV displays on their own phones without having to find you or a manager.

As soon as you update your menu, the change will automatically reflect on your TV menu.

Posting specials & promoting events

You can use your TV Menu to post full screen images to promote upcoming events, special offerings, or anything else you'd like.

It's easy to reformat the graphics for any event posters you make for your TV Menu. You can upload this graphic from any device to instantly update on your TV.

Here's a "how-to" video on creating and using image specials on your TV Menu:

 

For more on how to create specials for your TV menu, check out this help doc.

Example special designs

Digital beer menu special slides

Can I include other beverage types (not just beer)?

Yes! You can add all your beverages (and also food, merch, gift cards, etc.). Read more about how to add those to your menu by checking out this help doc.

Preview your menu in a digital beer menu template

It's super simple to preview your TV Menu. Just follow the steps below to preview your TV Menu without talking to a single person.

(But please keep in mind that we'd love to chat with you! 🍻)

1. Create a page for your business's BeerMenus account:

2. Add your beers on your update menu page:

Add beers to menu
Just start typing the name of the beer you'd like to add. Select it from the dropdown and click "Add to menu."

3. Click the TV Menus tab at the top of your update menu page:

TV menus tab

4. Click the blue "+ New TV menu" button:

New TV menu

5. As soon as you do, you'll see your basic TV Menu preview:

Digital beer menu preview

6. Customize your digital menu

You can use the settings on this page to make design and settings changes, but if you reach out to us, we can make precisely the customized digital beer menu that you need. Schedule a free TV Menu consultation and we'll work together to create the design you need.

The over-the-phone meeting only takes about 10 minutes. Once we chat we'll have a menu design ready for you by the next business day!

💡 So you know, when you have a conversation with us it's only that: a conversation. There's no commitment and we won't hound you like a lot of other businesses out there. We obey the golden rule.

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