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Meet Travis and Kelly Esquibel of Tap That Draft Beer Services and Tap Room in North County

Today we’d like to introduce you to Travis and Kelly Esquibel.

Travis, Kelly, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
After working in the water delivery service for many years, people would often jokingly ask if I was there to deliver them Beer. This is what planted the seed of what consumers really wanted… BEER! So in 2008 we started very small, as a husband and wife owned and operated business renting out a small number of Kegerators and Jockey boxes for parties and events. After seeing there was a bigger need for this type of rental service, we grew our rental inventory, and started to offer kegs to the customers who came to us for their events. As people called and had questions about local beers that we would suggest for their events, we thought “Hey what if we had a tap room that served all local craft beers that people could come and sample beers from different breweries thru out the county?” So in 2012 we added an on Premise Beer license and our Tap That Tap Room in Oceanside was born. You can come to our Tap Room to hang out and have a few cold ones, order a keg, schedule a cleaning, book a rental, or leave with new Parts for your Draft Beer Equipment all in one place! We are a one Stop shop for Draft beer needs.

We continue to stay very busy Renting, selling, and maintaining Draft Beer Equipment throughout San Diego, Orange, and Riverside Counties. Along with the rental service, we have a commercial and residential Line Cleaning service where we clean and maintain draft beers lines for restaurants, corporate buildings and home draft equipment.

Our Small mom and pop operation has grown into an owner operated business with 4-5 employees helping to run the tap room, helping with deliveries, and draft techs to service the commercial cleanings. We continue to grow and add new parts to the business organically as the needs arise.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Overall it has been a pretty smooth road. Like anything in life there have been bumps and bruises and need for changes here and there, but overall we have grown the business steadily at a pace we have been comfortable with.

The Biggest change for us was going from a two-person operation, and having to hire employees after the birth of our Daughter. Having the amazing staff, we have been so beneficial to the growth of the business.

Tap That Draft Beer Services and Tap Room – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
We are a one Stop shop for Draft beer needs. We rent, sell, and service draft beer equipment and kegged beer throughout San Diego, Orange and Riverside Counties. We help maintain Draft beer lines both residentially and commercially. We sell kegs and draft beer equipment parts from our Tap Room.

Our Tap Room is welcoming and friendly and has a “cheers” Type atmosphere. This is the place where everyone knows your name and you are instantly a friend.

As a company we are most proud of the growth we have experienced, the amazing relationships we have built in the beer community, and the friendly and professional reputation we have achieved over years of hard work.

We believe that what sets us apart from other similar companies is that we treat each event that rents from us, and each keg or cleaning customer, and each Tap Room Patron as if they were our personal friend or family member. We know how important good customer service is and we want our customers to feel important and take the time to help them with questions or concerns, and to help when they call for a last second request.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
For us, Success was when we were able to quit working for other people, and start a business that not only supports us financially but has given our employees a fun a steady way to earn income. We watch our Profit and loss statements and see that we have grown steadily financially each year. That to us is a sign that we are doing something right, and we hope to continue to grow the business and bring in more employees and eventually open another location.

Pricing:

  • $3 Kill the Keg Specials in our Tap Room on Sundays
  • $10 Bottomless Mimosas in our Tap Room on Sundays
  • Daily Specials Thru out the Week
  • $19.99 Rent to Own Kegerator options
  • $19.99 Bottle Club Membership

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1 Comment

  1. Simon Hailwood

    November 7, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    It doesn’t get any better than this place. If you like beer and great people, then do not miss Tap That. Kelly and Travis and phenomenal people and their staff is amazing, Enter as a patron leave as family.

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