Wooden nickels are historically what bars have used for drink tokens. They are cheap, light, and serve the purpose. There are a couple of problems with wooden nickels, though. First, they generally are not customized. This leads to a big issue if some customers are able to find where to purchase the beer tokens. These customers could then bring in tokens they may have purchased and use them to get free drinks. This can quickly eat up the profit at a bar.
The other problem with wooden beer tokens is that if they can be customized there are not many options for customization. For instance, they can only be printed in one color. The printing is not full color, so forget about having any photos or full color logos on the tokens. Also, there is no printing on the edge, which is a perfect opportunity to include a marketing message.
There is one more option that we have seen before - custom poker chips. However, be aware that most of what you can find are cheap plastic poker chips. While these may look good at first glance, there are problems that you have to consider if you want to purchase these for your bar.
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