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NEW: Find and support local businesses offering to-go, takeout, and delivery

Last updated March 20, 2020 · By Dylan Blake


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This is just plain hard right now.

Bars, restaurants, and breweries across the country are struggling. With good reason, the industry's collective anxiety is high and we're all scrambling to adjust to rules and regulations that are changing hour-to-hour, let alone day-to-day.

We want to help as best we can, so we built a way for any local bar, restaurant, brewery, or beer store to promote their to-go and delivery options. We also created an easy way for local customers to discover the local businesses near them who offer to-go and delivery.

Best—and most important—of all: this is completely free for businesses to use.



Create a bar menu with one click beer and wine descriptions

Last updated February 11, 2020 · By Dylan Blake


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It's Friday night and your bar has been busy all evening long. So far you've kicked 3 kegs and you know a 4th could blow any second.

It's been a solid sales night, especially for the bar. And you've worked hard, so you really feel like you can hang your hat on the day.

But nestling right up next to your "job well done" satisfaction is another, worse feeling: dread. You're feeling it because you have to update your bar menu tonight.

If you make your bar menu manually with a tool like Microsoft Word, Photoshop, or Adobe Illustrator, that means you've got a lot of work to do:

You have to track down beer information for the 3 (or maybe 4) new beers. That means you run a bunch of Google searches then sift through the results to find good descriptions. When you find it, you copy it and then paste it into your menu document. You fix the formatting that got screwed up, and then, finally, you push print and can go home. Exhale.

But you know that exhale doesn't last long; you've already had to update the bar menu 3 times this week.

Here's the good news—updating your bar menu doesn't have to take that long. Read on to learn how to update your bar menu template—complete with drink descriptions—in just a couple clicks.



Create a print beer menu with one click

Last updated February 07, 2020 · 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.



Create a drink menu with one click beer and wine descriptions

Last updated February 07, 2020 · 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 what you offer, 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.



Create a digital beer menu with one click

Last updated February 07, 2020 · By Dylan Blake


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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.




One tool to design food and drink menus for restaurants

Last updated February 07, 2020 · By Dylan Blake


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If you run a bar or restaurant, you’ve had your menu making frustrations.

You spend a bunch of time updating your food menu to include a slate of new menu items. You tinker with design, formatting, and the rest of it, and then, after hours, days, or weeks, you print it off.

You’re finally done updating your menus.

Unless you run a rotational beverage program.

If you do, you’re right back to updating and tinkering every time you kick a keg or get a new wine in. You head to Google, find the beer or wine’s description, then copy and paste it into your menu, where you have to edit or tinker with it. Finally, you print it out, only to do that process all over again the next time a new beer or wine comes in.

It feels like you spend a ton of time updating your menus, which is especially painful because you already don’t have enough time to do the million other things on your to-do list.

It doesn’t have to be that way! Read on to learn how to save time by using BeerMenus to create your food and drink menus in one place.





Why great beer menus include beer descriptions, ABVs, style, and brewery location

Last updated February 07, 2020 · By Dylan Blake


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You already did what you assumed was the hardest part: you built an awesome craft beer program. You get hard-to-get kegs, you advertise well on social media and elsewhere, and customers seem happy when they're drinking their beer.

But still, your beer sales aren't as high as you'd like them to be.

What's going on?

The answer is your beer menu.

A great beer menu—with beer descriptions—makes it easier for customers to find the right beer for them. It speeds up their ordering, so that they spend more time drinking (and buying your beer) and less time deciding on which beer to drink.

That time savings adds up, so that by the end of the night those customers have had one or maybe two more beers than they otherwise would have.

Just like that, your beer sales finally climb to where you want them to be.

Read on to learn how to use BeerMenus to create an awesome beer menu—beer descriptions included—with just one click.



How an awesome beer menu can save you hours each week

Last updated February 07, 2020 · By Dylan Blake


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Well, my cook didn’t show up so I had to cook, then my bartender was sick the next two days so I had to bartend/serve, then I went on a much needed 4 day break away and now I am back trying to catch up with all that didn’t get done before I left and since I left. Not to mention my other cook now has not showed up...

Sound familiar?

In a world where that's your reality—which is a world you live in every day—how could you possibly have time to make a better beer menu? There's way, way, way too much to do to spend time on that.

But making your beer menu doesn't have to be a timesuck!

Read on to learn how to make your beer menu updates take minutes instead of hours, all while having a professional-looking menu template.



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