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Demographics For Nightclubs

Demographics For Nightclubs

Demographics for night clubs is very important when starting to think about building a night club. This information is going to confirm if you the the customer base for what you are trying to do. You need to get out and visit your local chamber of commerce. You need to get a copy of the […]

Buying A Bar With No Money

Buying A Bar With No Money

Beginner Questions

Beginner Questions

I get a lot of mail which I try to answer in a timely manner. A lot of beginner questions, but many questions are very specific. The specific question is either someone wanting an answer to a topic or a second opinion. It is generally someone already in the business. But the beginner questions are […]

How to Find Good Bar Suppliers and Vendors

How to Find Good Bar Suppliers and Vendors

Price is, of course, the number one consideration when it comes to your suppliers. You must do all you can to keep cost down, especially when you are first starting a bar or nightclub. But this is not and should not be the only consideration. There is usually a reason why one supplier offers bar supplies at so much lower than the usual rates.

Before You Negotiate Your Bar Lease

Before You Negotiate Your Bar Lease

Even before you begin haggling over the lease, you need to do your homework so that you can have a clear sense of the value of the location. This is important because it will determine how far you are willing to go in leasing the bar or nightclub location. One of the big mistakes that first time bar owners make is jumping into what looks like the “perfect location” without doing the proper research.

Gordon Wine Bar in London

How to Start a Wine Bar

When you are starting to think about how to at start a wine bar, it is important that you spend a fair amount of time in the planning stages. Learning how to start a wine bar can be more difficult than learning how to start other kinds of bars because wine bars are a much more specific animal than other kinds of drinking establishments.

Unlike when you are considering HOW TO START A PUB, a wine bar is simply not as amenable in terms of location. You can’t just drop down a wine bar in any neighborhood and make it work by tweaking the décor. You need to have a certain type of wine loving clientele to really make a wine bar work, and this kind of clientele is not everywhere. Not everyone is the perfect target for your wine bar business plan.

Neighborhood Pub

How to Start a Pub

Want to know how to start a pub? You know, the kind of laid back neighborhood bar where “everybody knows your name”? Well no matter what kind of bar you decide to start, owning a bar or pub is hard work and requires a lot of up front preparation and determination. They are long hours, so you should be sure that you really love the bar business to begin with.

So what do you need to know before you start a pub?

Starting a Cowboy Bar

Starting a Cowboy Bar

Do you watch Urban Cowboy just to get more ideas for starting a cowboy bar? Do you sit around thinking up cool country western bar names or making playlists filled with the perfect sets of country bar music. If you have always had a thing for cowboy bars and have been think of opening one, […]

Establishment Without Disaster Insurance for Bars

Disaster Insurance for Bars and Nightclubs

Disaster insurance for bars and nightclubs may just seem like an unnecessary frill and indeed, for many bar and nightclub owners it is simply too expensive. There is also a great deal of insurance between what is covered by disaster insurance for bars and nightclubs versus what the COMMERCIAL INSURANCE FOR A BAR or nightclub already carries.

So in this article I will explain what disaster insurance is and what it protects you against and help you get some clarity as to whether and in what quantity you might want to carry disaster insurance.

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Liquor Liability Insurance

Liquor liability insurance covers legal problems that may occur from customers legally drinking at your establishment. For example, your bar liquor policy would cover the possible legal problems arising from two or more of your patrons getting into a fight in your establishment if one of them claimed you were responsible because you let them get drunk.

It would also cover you if one of your customers left your bar and got involved in a crash later in the night, should one of the participants in the crash hold you responsible for the customer’s inebriation. It would also cover alcohol poisoning should it occur.