Roman Maliszewski and Sean Slevin are the innovators behind the first self-serve tasting bar and restaurant in Chicago. Both are native Chicagoans and both do not like the idea of waiting in dim-lit bars for wanna-be-cool-bartenders to pour a beer, wine, or cocktail, let alone sodas and coffees. More importantly, Roman and Sean saw a need for changing the way Americans imbibe our finest craft beers. With the explosion of craft drinks on the American social scene, the need for tasting and sampling has become apparent and necessary. Why do some restaurant/bars offer 150 beers and 25 cocktails, forcing guests to drink an entire pint before knowing if he or she likes the drink first? Freedom of choice is the American way, and we at Tapster have embraced this basic human right.