Self-Pour Beverage System
Self-Pour Tech works in All Types Of Establishments
Whether you own a bar, restaurant, taproom, entertainment venue, any other awesome venue, or are just in the planning phase of opening up an establishment, PourMyBeer’s self-pour technology can sure add a unique differentiator. The self-pour revolution is growing and will add a modern touch to your establishment that will increase foot traffic, drive up sales, reduce waste, and make your operations overall more efficient.
With over 370 locations around the world and 8,000+ taps in service, we have seen it all! Our operators, despite what the venue type may be, see countless benefits. From breweries and coffee shops all the way to grocery stores, our operators see increased profits, higher efficiency, less waste, decreased labor costs, and increased usable space. Not to mention, each unique venue type has its own set of benefits that come along with having a self-pour beverage wall!
Having a reliable system that can fit into any establishment is key, and at PourMyBeer, we pride ourselves on being the most reliable and versatile system on the market. Explore these different venue types to see how PourMyBeer fits into each perfectly. Self-pour technology is truly for everyone!
Bars / Restaurants
This is where it all began. Our Founder and CEO, Josh Goodman, was tired of waiting at a packed bar when the idea hit him. A self-serve beverage wall… no more lines, no more wait, no more customers sitting around with an empty glass! And what a great idea it was because self-pour is revolutionizing the modern bar scene.
Reduced Labor and Operational Costs
For restaurants and bars, a successful profit margin can be as low as 5%. Low-profit margins mean it is even more important to keep managing costs low. The bulk of restaurant and bar costs come from labor, and self-pour tech can greatly reduce those high numbers! Self-serve technology can decrease labor by 20% or more. Establishments with a self-serve beverage wall can efficiently operate with less staff. Not only will it reduce labor costs, but it will also free up the staff that you do have scheduled to focus on the customer service aspect of dining out at a restaurant. Another major loss of revenue is waste costs.
With self-pour, every ounce a customer pours is accounted for, so there will be no profit loss due to inconsistent pours or free samples handed out so someone could taste your new drink offerings.
While self-pour technology is great for you as an operator, it’s also a more convenient, consistent, and a fun way for customers to pour! The convenience for customers is unbeatable. They will become their own bartenders and never have to wait for a drink. They have complete control over how much they pour, leaving how much they pay in their hands. Guests can sample, so they won’t be spending money on a beverage they don’t like ever again, and when they find that perfect beverage, they know every time they pour, it will have a consistent taste!
For bars and restaurants, self-serve technology presents a great solution for simplifying operations and making the space unique. PourMyBeer’s technology integrates with more major POS systems than any other provider on the market. We created our system to have an open API to allow the operator to integrate with the POS of their choosing. Since operators can integrate with the best POS systems out there, they get the absolute strongest self-pour experience from us and the most stable POS experience from our partners.
Especially now, when takeout is still a hot commodity, our partnership with Toast Inc. easily allows restaurants to have an efficient takeout system in place. Toast POS has an amazing online ordering system that helped our family member, Oz. Tap House, successfully operate before, during, and after the pandemic. Watch this video to hear how owners Sean and Krista Kanter credit their record sales to their self-pour wall and PourMyBeer’s integration with Toast.
Taprooms / Breweries
When guests walk into a taproom or brewery, they are looking for a cold and fresh beverage. They want to walk into a brewery/taproom and know that they’re going to get a consistent taste and high-quality drink. People go to breweries and taprooms to test out local and regional beers, so you should have many options to sample. With lots of options comes a lot of questions, so staff should know about your offerings.
So… what is the perfect addition to your taproom or brewery to satisfy all these needs? Self-pour beer wall!
The Perfect Beer (no foam, consistent taste, great quality)
To begin, the beer will always be cold, and there will be no foam thanks to our A/C powered system. Because our system runs off A/C power, you can place the valves and flowmeters up to 50 feet away from each other. This allows for optimal design flexibility, and most importantly, little to no foam! The taste and quality of your beverages on tap will be consistent each time it is poured.
Now, for your offerings. The opportunities here are endless. Increase the size of your beer wall to fit all the drinks you want to be displayed. The more taps, the happier guests will be when sampling off your wall. Customers love going to breweries and taprooms to test out beers and order flights. With self-pour beer wall, guests can make their own flights and sample as much or as little as they’d like. Sampling will most likely have your customers spending more money because they will want to test out all your options. Once they finally land on their favorite, then they can pour a full glass of it.
To ensure your guests know all the facts about the beers they are pouring, you can utilize our integration with Untappd. Untappd is the largest beer database in existence. Users can search for any beer they can imagine and see other users’ reviews and ratings on it. They can also create their own profile and join in on the Untappd fun – a beer-drinking community just like your taproom or brewery! Untappd will take some of the stress off your staff because guests will have fun doing the research and gaining knowledge on Untappd.
Hotels / Resorts
The possibilities are endless when implementing a self-pour wall in hotels. Hotels have it all, from conference rooms and restaurants to brunch locations, and even outdoor pool areas, which would be that much better with a self-pour wall in it.
Perfect for all Hotel Commodities
Offer self-pour cold-brew in your lobby when guests arrive to wake them up after their long day of travel or near the conference rooms so that workers are ready for the busy and productive day ahead of them. In your restaurants, you can have a range of kombucha, tea, wine, beer, and cocktails to suffice guests at all hours of the day. Whether it be breakfast, lunch, or dinner, there is always something on the wall.
The hospitality industry is a saturated market. There are so many players offering the same thing, at the same price, with the same quality service. This makes standing out and differentiating your hotel even more important. A self-pour wall could be your differentiating factor. Customers typically know what they will be getting when walking into most hotels, but adding a self-pour wall will separate you from the crowd. Self-pour is a great way to exceed guests’ expectations and make them want to hang out in your establishment; more time spent in your hotel means higher overall sales. Because it is such a novel and fun idea, the next time guests return to the area, there will be no question about which hotel they will stay at.
Check out these two hotels in San Francisco and Chicago that chose to differentiate with a self-pour beverage wall!
Employees spend 40+ hours a week in the office, so why not make it an enjoyable place to be? You want your employees to be productive but also enjoy spending time with their co-workers. Implementing a self-pour wall could turn your office into the coolest place to work in town! P.S. Word of mouth spreads like wildfire when you treat your employees well!
Also, the revenue made from the self-pour wall can be put right back into the company because PourMyBeer doesn’t take a cut of the profits unlike other providers on the market. Your employees will be more willing to put their money back into something they are passionate about rather than a random coffee shop.
Coffee on Tap
It is no secret that coffee is an energizer that can wake people up in the morning or get them through their mid-day slump. What better way to increase productivity in the office than to add a self-serve cold-brew station? Employees will love that they don’t have to stop and pick up a coffee on their way to work, and they will be able to grab as many as they want throughout the day to stay focused and productive. Employee productivity is key to business success, and the more caffeine they have, the better!
Friday afternoon cocktail hour, but in the office. Who would have thought? Having a self-pour beverage wall in the office with beer, wine, and cocktails will create a sense of community and is great for team bonding. The beverage wall will bring employees from different departments together, creating a more inclusive environment for everyone.
Not only will it bring people together, but it is a more convenient way to spend time with co-workers. No need for reservations with multiple tables. Now everyone can mingle in one place, hassle-free!
Self-pour is perfect for entertainment venues. It adds another element of fun to the establishment and optimizes guest playtime. You will keep guests around longer, and they will be running back through your doors for more!
Speed of Service
The speed of service with self-pour is unmatched. While your guests are busy playing, they will get thirsty, but they don’t want to miss out on the fun. With self-serve technology, if guests have 2 seconds to spare in between the gaming, they can grab a drink and be ready to go back and play within seconds!
Increase in Revenue and Satisfaction
Self-pour will bring in higher profits to your entertainment venue and leave your customers very satisfied with their experience. Customers will love that they can pour drinks themselves and have a beverage at the tip of their fingers whenever it is most convenient for them. They will be happy to avoid long lines and approach the wall as often as they wish. With increased satisfaction comes an increase in traffic and higher profits. Your guests will post about their unique experiences and get others excited to go check it out. You can get creative with your marketing strategy. Create contests, giveaways, or host events in your venue, because as you know, your main goal is to provide some fun for your customers!
Increased Element of Fun and Freedom
We all remember how fun it was as kids to go out to arcades, go bowling, or even going to the dog park, but we’re going to let you in on a little secret… It’s even more fun when there’s a self-pour wall involved! Turn the old arcade into a bar-cade. You get booze and games all in one, it’s the best of both worlds! Not only will your customers love playing your games, but the freedom to go back and forth from the beverage wall will enhance their experience and keep them coming back time and time again. Another great idea is creating a bar that doubles as a dog park. Fresh Drinks. Outdoor Venue. Dogs. How could you go wrong there?
Casinos can get crazy busy during peak times. Guests are in it to win it and are very focused on games like Poker, Blackjack, and slot machines. Don’t make them stand in line and wait for a drink. They’ll become unhappy that they’re missing out on playing time, so add a self-pour wall to differentiate your casino from others.
No wait time
Who wants to miss out on gaming time to wait for a drink? We will answer that for you… no one! Not only will it make guests unhappy, but it will lose your casino money. A self-pour wall will be a win-win (literally) for everyone! You will see increased profits because more guests can pour simultaneously and can go up as frequently as they want. Typically, guests drink faster than they are served (especially in this environment), so keep the drinks flowing and let them drink at their own pace with self-pour. It will make both you and your guests happier.
Self-pour will be more cost-efficient for customers who are already spending lots of money on gaming. Guests have full control over how much they pour, and as a result, how much they will pay. Patrons won’t have to commit to an entire glass, hate it, then leave it, so there is much less waste that comes along with self-pour. They can pour a sample and only lose a few cents instead of a few dollars that they could put towards gaming.
Servicemen and women need to enjoy some relaxing time too. Our self-serve tap walls are currently in use on military bases across the United States and OCONUS. Our systems can fit into any location and be a great stream of revenue that your servicemen/woman will find very attractive.
Having a self-pour wall on base will allow you to keep some control over the service members. It encourages them to stay on base and drink responsibly. PourMyBeer’s technology comes with a two-drink limit, and the RFID card will have to be reactivated once that limit is reached. This means that there is complete control over how much is consumed at a given time.
Fixed Installations or Mobile Units
We all know that the members of our military work incredibly hard and deserve to be able to relax when they are on base. Whether they are getting off a long day of training or they just returned to base, a self-pour wall is a great attraction. You can have either a fixed installation, somewhere like a dining hall, or mobile units that can move around the base. Mobile units are smaller and have fewer taps, but are great options if you are looking for versatility.
Grocery shopping is a dreaded task for many people, so why not make it fun? Let customers unwind by sipping while shopping. You can also have a little bistro area where guests can sit and really enjoy their beverage if they wish!
Having a self-pour wall in your establishment is truly a time saver for guests. They can grab a coffee, get their groceries, and pick up a growler to go all in the same place. They no longer have to stop at the coffee shop first and hit the liquor store on their way home. They will love the convenience that comes with a self-pour wall in your grocery store and make it their go-to shop because they can get all their errands done at once.
Buying in Bulk
Having olive oil, vinegar, kombucha, and coffee on your self-pour wall will allow customers to buy in bulk. They can sample, and once they find what they want, they can pour as much as they want by the ounce. We know the selection of olive oils and coffee brands can be overwhelming, so let your customers take the easy route and sample a few before purchasing to ensure they like it.
Self-pour quickly becomes another stream of revenue for your grocery store. It is a unique differentiator that attracts a ton of people, so your foot traffic increases. We have found beverage sales tend to increase by 45% when a self-pour wall is installed, and who wouldn’t want that?
Still unsure if PourMyBeer is right for you and your establishment? Take a look at all our PourMyBeer family members and see how they have seen success while using our awesome self-pour technology!
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