Taproom opens on UNM campus
October 01, 2018 05:16 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— The first taproom on the University of New Mexico campus opened Monday.
Draft and Table opened its doors at 11 a.m. to a line of customers.
Senior Ryan LaRosa-LoPresti was the first to order a drink.
"It's 5 o'clock somewhere," he jokingly said.
The taproom is a culmination of a two-year effort by students. The UNM Board of Regents unanimously approved the $650,000 project earlier this year. Architecture students also had a hand in its design.
However, not everyone thinks beer should be served on campus.
"If they drink too much, they're going to be a little fuzzy while they're in class. They're going to fall asleep and then they're going to miss class," said UNM alumna Elizabeth Gallegos, whose grandson is a current student.
The taproom offers 14 different local beers, but there is a two-drink limit.
LaRosa-LoPresti believes the taproom will promote responsible drinking.
"UNM's been a dry campus for as long as I've known so it's kind of cool to see the transformation happen," he said.
The taproom is open Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Updated: October 01, 2018 05:16 PM
Created: October 01, 2018 03:54 PM
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