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Published February 14, 2012, 08:47 PM

Grand Forks Bar First to Offer 'Table Taps'

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - One Grand Forks bar has a new attraction unlike any other in the state.

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - One Grand Forks bar has a new attraction unlike any other in the state.

O'Reallys Irish Pub now has table taps.

Instead of going up to the bar to get a glass of beer, you can now serve yourself at a table.

Each table has two taps: a domestic and an import, which change periodically.

The beer is stored in a chilled keg, which is in the table.

To use the tap table, you give the bartender a credit card and the tap measures how much beer is poured and then charges the card that exact amount.

"We were sitting at it on Friday, testing it out and I heard people say 'geez I can pour half a glass of beer, its nice and cold, I can take my time, I don't feel like I have to rush because it's warm and I can pour another half a glass at a time,'" O'Really's owner Josh Gilleland said.

If the table taps are successful, the bar plans to put in a direct draw system in which beer is drawn from the bar's cooler instead of the tap table, giving customers more of a choice.

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