Move at the speed you need with the ultimate bar and brewery POS system.

In the bar business, adaptability rules. Give your team the tools to adjust on the fly with top-shelf tech built to make you and your customers happy at every hour.

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What is a POS system for bars and breweries?

Straight up, it’s a point-of-sale system designed to help you succeed. The right platform offers everything from secure bar tabs1 and tip-pooling to easy inventory management and in-depth reporting. Switch to Square Restaurant POS so you can delight more customers, make smart decisions backed by data, and keep your space buzzing — right up until last call.

Loud bar, calm mind: it’s the Square advantage.

Keep the good times rolling with secure bar tabs.¹

Speed up service with an integrated POS that lets your customers order and pay however they prefer. Protect your business and offer quick, no-fuss checkouts with preauthorized bar tabs.

¹This feature is currently available to eligible sellers. For more information, contact Square Support.

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Get the right drinks out — before the ice melts.

Close the gaps between the floor and the bar so every drink arrives fast and fresh. Flow orders through your customized kitchen display system so your team knows exactly what to make and where to send it.

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Do more of what’s working. 86 what’s not.

Zero in on your top-performing drinks and bar snacks with detailed reporting meant to help you grow. Put more money in your staff’s pockets with tip-pooling and auto-gratuity for bigger parties.

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Keep your space packed with thirsty customers.

Use tailored loyalty programs and automated marketing to build your customer base. Gather guest data in individual profiles and use it to make every person who walks through your doors feel right at home.

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Why choose Square for your bar or brewery?

Run your business better with tools built for bars and breweries. Get inventory management, easy menu customization, payment processing, and more with Square for Restaurants, the fast and flexible POS system that helps you do what you do best: keep the vibes high and the drinks flowing.

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Staff training in <15 minutes. It’s easy to get started and even easier to train existing staff and new employees with our intuitive interface that flows like your brewery.

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Reliable tech. 24/7 support. You’re up late, and so are we. Experience powerful performance with a connected ecosystem backed by our all-hours support website.

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Restaurant tools, your way. Keep your business connected with integrations to your favorite third-party services. Add the capabilities you need today, and adjust as you go.

Join millions of other forward-thinking businesses worldwide that have the Square advantage.

How the right tech partner helped this Nashville brewery double in size — and keep its spaces packed

“Square is one of the pillars of our business. It’s taken us through constant growth and expansion hurdles and played a major role in keeping our customers spending money with Southern Grist. We’re very happy to be on Team Square.”

— Kevin Antoon, co-founder and CEO of Southern Grist Brewing Company

How it started

If you’re enjoying a drink at Southern Grist, odds are you’ll hear the phrase “always something.” It’s such a common refrain that they named a beer after it in a nod to the challenges that come with running a brewery — equipment failure, power outages in the taproom, you name it. So when it came to their POS, the team wanted a system that would help to calm the chaos. After trialing other vendors, Southern Grist partnered with Square and opened their first location in 2016.

How it’s going

After initially running just on-site transactions through the platform, Southern Grist now uses the full ecosystem. They run a successful marketing ship with targeted email campaigns that pack their spaces with happy customers, and with the reporting feature, they send revenue analytics straight to their accountant, making tax season go down as easy as one of their beers. Each week sees the Nashville staple release two to five new brews for their community, who can now sample the creations at two taprooms, one of which features an in-house fast-casual concept. With Square running reliably in the background, Southern Grist’s 60-plus staff members can put their energy toward the ultimate goal: delivering pint after pint of fine Southern hospitality.

Invest in your success. Start serving with Square.

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After your 30-day free trial, keep your Square for Restaurants Plus plan for $60/month + credit card processing fees.2

Or choose the Square for Restaurants Free plan and only pay for credit card processing.2

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2If your business processes more than $250K in credit card sales, you may be eligible for custom pricing. Contact our sales team.

Select your hardware.

You can buy the devices that best fit the needs of your bar or brewery concept by visiting the Square Shop.

You may be able to repurpose existing devices, including kitchen and receipt printers, cash drawers, and routers.

Connect with our team to see if you’re eligible for hardware offers.

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Share Square, get up to $1,000.

Refer a restaurant, café, or any other business to Square, and you may be eligible to receive up to $1,000 in rewards for each business referred.3

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Feel secure about data security.

Square hardware is PCI-compliant and end-to-end encrypted. No stressing over validating your compliance every year, and no paying extra for data security.

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Chargebacks and payment issues? We’ve got you.

As the Merchant of Record, Square assumes financial responsibility for our clients. We handle chargebacks and payment issues, which means you don’t have to deal with disputes yourself.

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Get dedicated support from a hospitality team that understands how you work and what you need.

Get started on your own or hire a specialist for personalized training. Access ongoing 24/7 online and phone support. Join our online community to connect with other business owners who use Square.

Make it your own.

Let your tech stack boost your potential.

The Square platform can power all businesses. Get the bar and brewery tech that can flex, expand, and pivot, just like your ambitions.

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FAQ

  • Is Square right for my bar or brewery?

    Square is an excellent choice for bars and breweries looking for a reliable and versatile POS system. Specifically tailored for the food and beverage industry, Square for Restaurants is a comprehensive solution for single-location and multilocation establishments like bars and breweries. The cloud-based point-of-sale offers seamless operations management, including easy payments, customizable floor plans, and more. Keep up with the fast-paced environment of bars and breweries with preauthorized bar tabs, intuitive order input, and automatic menu updates.

    Square offers the flexibility to expand your POS capabilities. You can integrate handheld devices into your system, allowing your bartenders and staff to swiftly process orders and reduce customer wait times. Additionally, Square Kitchen Display System (KDS) provides a centralized platform to view and fulfill orders from any channel, ensuring food and drinks make it to customers efficiently.

  • How does Square compare to other bar and brewery POS systems?

    You may find Square is quicker, easier, and more user-friendly for your staff to operate than other point-of-sale solutions like Micros, Aloha, Harbortouch, POSitouch, Toast POS, and Upserve. You can rely on Square for transparent pricing and easy-to-understand processing rates. Best of all, the Square system is built with flexibility in mind. We know your requirements change as your business grows and evolves, so Square lets you start with what you need today and add capabilities and hardware as you go.

    The last thing a bar or brewery operator needs to deal with is unreliable technology, disconnected systems, or hidden fees. Square Restaurant POS is designed specifically for restaurant workflows. Operators tell us they love the user-friendly interface because it makes staff training easy (often less than 15 minutes) and helps reduce the number of errors that tend to happen during busy shifts.

  • How much does a bar and brewery POS system cost?

    The cost of a bar and brewery POS system depends on the software subscription and hardware options you choose to fit your specific needs. With our system, you have the flexibility to customize your plan according to your requirements. The best part is there are no hidden fees and no long-term contracts required; you only pay for what you use. This means you can get the basics you need for day-to-day service and operations and upgrade or downgrade your plan at any time. Our transparent pricing model ensures you have control over your expenses and can adjust your POS system according to your business’s evolving needs.

  • How does Square manage tipping for my bar or brewery staff?

    Square provides flexible options for managing tipping for your bar or brewery staff. You have the freedom to customize your settings and accept tips both electronically and on printed receipts, catering to your customers’ preferences. With Square for Restaurants Plus, you can take advantage of additional features such as tracking cash tips, enabling a fixed-percentage service charge, or applying a tip amount to bills manually, automatically, or based on party size.

    Square also simplifies the process of tip distribution through tip pooling. This feature allows you to evenly divide each credit card tip across all eligible team members who were clocked in at the time of the transaction. By automating this process, Square ensures fair and timely tip payouts, eliminating the need for complex manual workflows. This streamlined approach not only enhances efficiency but also gives you more time to focus on other crucial aspects of your business. Additionally, you can easily track and view all tip amounts in your payment history, providing transparency and control over your staff’s earnings.

  • What types of bars and breweries can use Square for Restaurants?

    Square for Restaurants is scalable and adaptable for businesses of all sizes, including microbreweries, nanobreweries, brewpubs, taproom breweries, regional breweries, and craft breweries. Whether you run a cozy bar or lounge or a business with multiple locations, Square for Restaurants can be customized to meet your specific needs. Its flexibility allows it to grow with your business, making it an ideal choice for both small- and large-scale operations.

  • Can I refer a business to Square?

    Yes. We welcome referrals for all types of businesses. So go ahead and refer a business today (whether it’s the multilocation burger joint you frequent, your friend’s new salon, or any other business), and you could be eligible to receive up to $1,000 for every business referred. Get the details.