Tap 42: A Sneak Preview of the Restaurant to Open November 16

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Mark your calendars, beer lovers. Tap 42 will open for business on November 16: the beer, bourbon, and burger bar conceived by Sean and Blaise McMackin. Residents for 28 years, the brothers had wondered why Lauderdale was missing a beer bar with attention to design for which parking and the crowds isn't an issue, so they decided to open a place themselves. "There's nothing else like it here," said Blaise, whose travels and time spent in Austin in particular helped shape the interior.

"I've been a bear for the designers I'd hired," he said, ultimately deciding to go his own way to carve out the interior himself. After the jump, a Tap 42 walk-through.
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​In the far corner of the restaurant, an artist sketched a mockup of a beer tree that illuminates each beer's origin as a lager or an ale. The sign is from a West Texas artisan who collects and refurbishes them. "He drove it over here all the way from Texas," said Blaine.

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The McMackins used 15,000 pennies for the backsplash behind the 42 taps. They'll also have eight liquor taps for bourbon and other types of booze.

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1411 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL

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