Create a digital beer menu with one click

Last updated January 21, 2022 · By Dylan Blake

(Note: if you're looking for touchless QR code menus that customers can scan and peruse on their phones, click here to learn more.)


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.

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 own professional designers, 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.

🚀 I'm ready to make my digital beer menu now!

Create your digital beer menu in under 5 minutes.


Want to skip the read and just talk to a digital beer menu expert?

Schedule a free TV Menu consultation. In less than 10 minutes we'll discuss how the TV Menu works and walk through the setup process.


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:

👇 Create your own digital beer menu in minutes!

🚀 I'm ready to make my digital beer menu now!

Create your digital beer menu in under 5 minutes.

Getting started/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 to your page and order an Amazon Fire TV Stick (recommend the Lite, which only costs ~$20-$30). This the only hardware you need, and you may already have one!

When it arrives, just go through the 5-minute setup, download the BeerMenus TV Menus app on Fire TV, and enter your TV Menu ID. Your menu will be up and running!

Mention this to us in an email to support@beermenus.com and we’ll credit your account for the cost of your Fire TV Stick Lite if you become a BeerMenus customer.

Equipment

Your TV Menu will operate through the BeerMenus TV Menus app on Amazon Fire TV.

This means the only piece of equipment you need to run your TV Menu (aside from a TV) is an Amazon Fire TV Stick. We recommend the Lite, which costs just $20-$30. (Order it from Amazon here.)

Reminder: mention this to us in an email to support@beermenus.com and we’ll credit your account for the cost of your Fire TV Stick Lite if you become a BeerMenus customer.

There are other, more robust Fire TV Sticks available, but they’re not necessary. You can learn more about your Fire TV Stick options here.

Once your Fire TV Stick arrives, just plug it into your TV’s HDMI port, follow the basic setup instructions (like connecting to wifi), download the BeerMenus TV Menus app, and enter your menu ID. Your menu will launch immediately and you’ll be fully set up in under 10 minutes!

See step-by-step setup instructions.

How to update your TV menu

Once your menu is set up, keeping it up-to-date is extremely easy—just update your selection on your business’s BeerMenus.com page.

You can easily update your menu using any device—computer, phone, tablet, etc.—from anywhere (i.e. you don’t have to be at your bar to update the menu).

You can also give your staff menu updating access, which allows 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 on BeerMenus, the change will automatically reflect on your TV menu, meaning it takes just a few seconds to update 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

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:

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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:

digital beer menu

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

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

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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 Zoom 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.

🚀 I'm ready to make my digital beer menu now!

Create your digital beer menu in under 5 minutes.

Touchless QR code menus

In response to COVID-19, we also offer customizable touchless QR Menus.

These are safe for customers and your staff, and also provide you a ton of menu flexibility, since you no longer have to worry about fitting your menu items on a certain number of pages.

Simply print off your unique QR code from your BeerMenus page. There are 3 different designs to choose from. Here's one example:

QR Code Menu
QR Code Menu

Post the code on your tables, bartop, in front of the urinal, etc. Your customers can simply open up the camera app on their phones and point it at the code to see your menu.

And the menu they're brought to is designed and built specifically for this purpose. It's unique, it's customizable, and you can include all your menus (including your food) in this one place, all of it accessible

Here's the default theme we use:

QR code menu

But we can also customize it to your business:

QR code menu
QR code menu

Learn more about QR Menus or get started on your QR Menu now:

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