Beer ATMs are popping up all over New York City

Tired of waiting 20 minutes at the bar for one pint of beer?

You don’t have to rely on swamped bartenders for your suds now that self-serve beer walls are a thing in New York City.

You can call the machines you’ll find at Duke’s Original Roadhouse, Paloma Rocket, Randolph Beer’s Williamsburg location and Clinton Hall’s South Street Seaport outpost “beer ATMs.” (They’re manufactured by the Chicago-based company PourMyBeer.) Customers typically load up a special card with a set amount, then head to a wall of taps where they slide the card in and tap a screen to pour themselves a serving of craft beer by the ounce.

But the self-serve experience definitely differs by bar.

Nicole Levy