"I'm not going to say it's the first, but we're going to do it the best," said co-owner Debbie Kessler.
Modeled after similar taphouses across the country, Bru will have 30 beer taps mounted on the wall, and customers can pay for a single ounce of beer or up to a full glass using prepaid cards, not unlike the way wine is dispensed at local wine bar Bodovino. As a result, customers may not interact so much with a bartender, but Kessler said she hopes they'll experiment, try new beers and "get social" with a tasting app that allows them to rate and comment on brews they've tried.
Located in a narrow slice of the Main + Marketplace building, the wall taps conserve space, but there's plenty of room for a central New York-style pizza bar, where customers can grab whole pies within 5 minutes of placing their orders. When BW spoke with the owners, they were still working on sourcing ingredients, but teased a "Bru-tal sauce" for heat-seekers to slather on their crusts.