Take matters into your own hands.
Sarah Ward
Published on July 31, 2015
Updated on August 13, 2015


Beer lovers, waiting for a bartender to get your drink is now a thing of the past. Following in the footsteps of make-your-own burger joints and self-service checkouts, pouring your own pints is now a reality. We mean at a bar, of course — and at one place in particularly. That'd be the aptly named Taps.

Taps started out in Mooloolaba, and after almost two years of letting Sunshine Coast locals freshen their own schooners, they've brought the concept to Brisbane. It's as straightforward as it sounds, and uses tokens called iButtons to track your consumption. You purchase an iButton, add enough credit to cover what you think you'll drink, then place it on your tap — or taps — of choice.

Here, you pay by the millilitre, meaning that you can sample as many brews as you like. Food, music and other events also feature — but let's be honest, it’s the beer everyone is interested in. Best practice your pouring, because you'll want your self-served drinks to be a no foam zone.


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