FAQs

Why own The Brass Tap?

The Brass Tap franchisees provide an upscale beer bar that brings together great friends, entertainment and a large selection of craft beers. With the exploding demand for craft beer and our easy to operate franchise, you can become a part of this exciting industry that has limited competition. Each Brass Tap has a varied assortment of beer offerings, similarly our food menus change in size and offerings from location to location. In locations where a minimum percentage of food is required by law, or the landlord, we are able to provide menu solutions for these locations that meet these requirements as well as maintain our focus and passion for craft beer.

Is there training? Do you provide support?

The Brass Tap provides an extensive training and support program to help you every step of the way. It all starts with four weeks of training at our corporate locations for your general manager and assistant manager. This initial training occurs 30-45 days prior to your restaurant opening and teaches your key management staff what they need to run your bar. When your bar opens we also provide a training team to assist you at your location for the first 2 weeks. Training continues with your personal Regional Franchise Consultant who works with you step by step on an ongoing basis.

How much money can I make?

The Federal Trade Commission regulates what The Brass Tap is allowed to disclose to potential franchisees. As you proceed through the process of purchasing The Brass Tap business, you will receive the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) that details more about the business opportunity. Part of the FDD is a financial performance representation that discloses to you what the revenue, beverage cost and labor costs of our affiliates has been.

How much will I need to invest?

The estimated initial investments to establish The Brass Tap franchise is from $664,000 to $1,223,000 (BT FDD). This includes a franchise fee of $35,000 as well as the bar furnishings and equipment, audio/visual package, location build out, inventory, point of sale system, grand opening marketing, three month's rent, permits and working capital to open your business.

Do you offer financing?

The Brass Tap does not offer any direct financing but we can recommend some third party financing options for you. We have arrangements with equipment leasing companies with options available to individuals with good credit in most cases. If you have a retirement fund we can also recommend some great programs that allow you to borrow against your retirement fund without paying penalties or taxes.

What do I need to own The Brass Tap franchise?

  • Minimum of $250,000 liquid assets with good credit
  • Minimum net worth of $450,000 per location
  • Knowledge of the trade area where the store will be located
  • Location that meets the established criteria

Would you like to learn more?

Simply fill out ourĀ Information Request Form. Upon receiving the form we will contact you.

Disclaimer: This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only. An offer is made only by a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). The Brass Tap franchises will not be sold to any resident of any state until the offering has been exempted from the requirements of, or duly registered in and declared effective by, such state and the required FDD (if any) has been delivered to the prospective franchisee before the sale in compliance with applicable law.

Currently, certain states and countries regulate the offer and sale of franchises. In the U.S., states that regulate the offer and sale of franchises include California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. If you reside in one of these states, or even if you reside elsewhere, you may have certain rights under applicable franchise laws or regulations.