Ooooh, a favorite subject of mine, for which I have an opinion (I'm a brewer so that's like redundant). Graydon's point about eye contact is so important as far as I'm concerned. If you don't put the faucets on the bar, (and the POS /register also for that matter) the bartenders will be turning their backs on your customers all the time. The brewpub I'm at has taps on the bar but they are tall and awkward to work around. I don't think our bartenders will get any awards for friendliness but I think it would be even worse perception of bartender "attitude" if we had the taps on wall behind bar. Have you thought of a low mounted "Irish Coffinbox" style at the bar? Even with typical tap handles installed, a bartender could easily have unfettered eye contact and access to bar for serving. Good luck! BC
Last edited by bcofresi; 01-29-2007 at 10:21 PM.
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