10 Tips For a Successful Bar Business
Whether you manage a nightclub, pub or a bar, the challenges and difficulties faced in running them go far beyond than just keeping customer glasses full.
Although running bars and pubs is a complicated and hectic job, we’ve got the tips and tricks to keep your business afloat and successful.
1. Be responsible
Factors like customers treatment, abiding by the law and being responsible with products like alcoholic drinks are important, not only for your own reputation but for the customers’ health and safety too.
2. Stay stocked
Running out of the most like drinks on a busy bar night is the last thing you want. Keep track of the stuff that is high in demand and buy in bulk. Weekends are always busy and crowded so be prepared accordingly.
3. Keep an eye-catching menu
The menu is your bar’s resume – it tells the customer what kind of experience they can have when they order. An informative picture really worth a thousand words when it comes to menus.
4. Keep the staff motivated
Keep your staff motivated with employee of the month programs, staff contests and fun staff outings.
5. Host trivia, happy hour, and more
By establishing routine events, you’ll not only make loyal and regular customers, it’ll also set you apart from other bars in the area.
Alcohol service includes risk. Look for trusted, established alcohol training resources to effectively train your staff. Proper knowledge of all the rules and regulation is necessary to avoid fines, revoking of license, high insurance cost, etc.
7. Run a clean operation
Customers don’t want to see things like a sticky bar top or dirty restrooms and, which would spoil anyone’s mood. Cleanliness should be your and the staff’s top priority.
8. Keep bar equipment in working order
Be sure that you update and maintain your beer draft system, back bar coolers, ice machine and dishwashing set-up in order to keep your business running smoothly.
9. Start Decorating
Your bar should have something for customers to see and talk about when they arrive. People go to bars to get relaxed and entertained – not to get bored.
10. Set the Right Prices
The mentality of increasing profits by raising prices will never help your business in the long run. Remember you have a lot of competitors, set the price right and fair.