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Taproom opens on UNM campus

Colton Shone
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.


Colton Shone

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