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Create a digital beer menu with one click

Last updated October 19, 2021 · By Dylan Blake

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(Note: if you're looking for touchless QR code menus that customers can open 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.

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 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.

Create a QR code restaurant menu with one click

Last updated October 19, 2021 · By Dylan Blake

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So here we all are. Reopening. In a new world.

You’re reopening your bar or restaurant soon (at some capacity) and it feels like until then you'll be playing one long, drawn out game of whack-a-mole.

Of the million things you’ve got to figure out, from inconsistent government rules to getting back on track with your distributors, there’s one big thing hanging over your head: your menu.

How in the world are you going to do it? How can you provide a contactless menu experience that gives customers an up-to-date, customized menu? How can you provide a menu with descriptions for your ever changing beer list? And how can you do it without spending hours on the computer each week?

Here’s a secret: you can do it with just one click. Read on to learn how to create and maintain an awesome digital menu—and the QR code that sends customers to it—with just one click.

Create a print beer menu with one click

Last updated October 19, 2021 · By Dylan Blake

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You know the scene well. A keg kicks and your heart drops: now you have to update your beer menu.

What comes next goes something like this: you go to the office computer and head to Google to find the new beer's description. You search and search, finally find a description you like, then copy and paste it into your menu document. You're done...except now the formatting is screwed up. You fiddle with it until it's finally ready. You push print and take a deep breath.

You're done.

Until you have to do the exact same thing the next day.

It doesn't have to be that way! Read on to learn how to create a professional, customized beer menu template that you can update and print with just one click.

MustHaveMenus: the right menu maker for your restaurant or bar?

Last updated October 19, 2021 · By Dylan Blake


If you’re considering MustHaveMenus for your restaurant or bar, chances are good that something broke down with your manual menu-making process.

Maybe you want to improve your menu design. Maybe you’re hoping to cut down on the amount of time it takes to update your menu. Or maybe you’re looking for a solution that’s cheaper than a graphic designer.

Read on to learn how to determine whether MustHaveMenus is the right solution for solving those problems and improving your menu-making process.

Full disclosure: we’re BeerMenus, another online menu-maker. But even so, we often recommend MustHaveMenus because it’s a better fit for many bars and restaurants than our own service. At the end of the day, whether you use our service or not, our goal is to help your business succeed. Whether we recommend using MustHaveMenus, BeerMenus, or another service, know that the recommendation is based in honesty, not greed.

And honestly, certain bars and restaurants—most notably those with a rotational beverage program—could benefit more from using a solution like BeerMenus than one like MustHaveMenus.

How to find the right menu template for my restaurant or bar

Last updated October 19, 2021 · By Dylan Blake

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You’ve done the hard work: you’ve created a list of awesome menu items and you can’t wait to get them in front of your customers. But there’s one big step left: you have to choose or create your menu template.

So you start looking for a tool that can help you create your menus. First step: you run some searches on Google.

The results are overwhelming: there are dozens of sites out there (and probably more) that claim to be “the best,” or “the most customizable,” or “the easiest” way for you to make your menu. They offer 1,000, 6,000, 10,000, or more menu templates.

But you don’t want or need 6,000 menu templates—you need the one that’s right for your bar. And all the claims of “best” and “easiest?” That stuff’s even worse because it’s an advertisement: of course these companies will say their own menus are the best.

So in a world void of fact, how on earth can you actually find the right menu template for your bar or restaurant?

We wrote this article to cut through the noise and help you actually answer that question. Read on to learn how to choose the right menu template for your bar or restaurant.

Create a drink menu with one click beer and wine descriptions

Last updated October 19, 2021 · By Dylan Blake

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You know the feeling. A keg kicks or a new wine comes in and you’re annoyed: now you have to update your drink menu.

If you had a run-of-the-mill beverage program, updating your menu would be easy—just slap in product name and price. No description required.

But your drink program isn't run-of-the-mill—it's top-notch. You're proud of your offerings, so you want to tell your customers about it on your drink menu.

That means you need to provide descriptions. To provide beer and wine descriptions, you usually have to do something like this:

First you head to Google and type the name of the wine or beer. You look through the results and after a few clicks you find one that's good enough. You copy it then paste it into your menu document. Then you verify the menu's formatting still looks good, while possibly having to edit some aspect of it to bring it back in line.

Then, finally, you push print. You're done.

Until you're doing it all over again the next day.

Making your drink menu can be easier! Read on to learn how to create a professional, customized drink menu template that automatically includes beer, wine, and spirits descriptions.

Untappd for Business alternative: BeerMenus

Last updated October 19, 2021 · By Dylan Blake

Maybe you’ve received a bunch of phone calls from the Untappd for Business sales team. Maybe a buddy in the bar or restaurant industry mentioned it to you. Or maybe you're currently using Untappd for Business at your bar or restaurant.

Regardless, you’re wondering whether it’s right for your bar or restaurant, so you want to learn more.

When you're considering this, you'll certainly evaluate Untappd for Business (something you can do in our Untappd for Business: the Definitive Guide article).

But thoughtful small business owners don’t stop there. Before committing to one service, they do their due diligence and investigate other similar solutions. BeerMenus is a popular Untappd for Business alternative.

Full disclosure: as you’re already aware, BeerMenus wrote this article. Even so, we’re up-front that in some cases Untappd for Business is, indeed, a better fit. In those cases, we urge you to use Untappd for Business—at the end of the day we want your business to succeed.

However, there are significant differences between Untappd for Business and BeerMenus, and there are many cases where BeerMenus is a better fit.

Read on to learn more about Untappd for Business, BeerMenus, and which would be a better fit for your business.

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