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How to Negotiate a Nightclub or Bar Lease

How to Negotiate a Nightclub or Bar Lease

Negotiating a bar lease is one of the key steps in the process of owning your bar and will have consequences that will ripple throughout your ownership of your bar or nightclub affecting everything from bar design and build-outs to how much money you will have to start your career in the bar business. If you don’t secure a favorable bar or nightclub lease, not only will you be paying much more than you should, but you may also get stuck paying it for a prolonged period of time. In fact, one of the reasons why so many first time bar and nightclub owners fail the first time LINK they venture into the business is because they mismanage this stage of the process.

Bar Signs

Bar Signs

Although bar signs are not the kind of thing that is likely to make or break your bar or nightclub, bar signs do serve a number of purposes in a bar and can not only help you build your bar’s overall image, but also can help with promotions and even with efficiency.

The fact that it adds to your brand image—the general look and feel of your bar—will doubtless come as no surprise to you. But help with promotions and increase efficiency?

Before you start to think that I have taken one too many swigs from the Budweiser tap, let me explain.

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.

Top 10 Back Bar Design Ideas

Top 10 Back Bar Design Ideas

Back bar design ideas are vital to the efficiency of your bar whether you own a small hole-in-the-wall style dive or a large dance club. Making effective use of your back bar space is vital to properly managing your establishment, increasing your worker’s productivity and maximizing the earning potential of your business. Having a well-organized back bar not only minimizes waste, but also opens up new options for you as a business owner.

Here is a list of the top ways that you can improve the efficiency of your back bar:

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, […]

Practical Bar Design Essentials

Practical Bar Design Essentials

Most problems with bar design come from a basic lack of understanding about what a bartender needs in order to be efficient. The key to a good bar design is reducing the amount of space the bartender needs to perform her duties. If you can keep the bartenders at their stations, you will increase efficiency and improve customer satisfaction. So how do you create the ideal bar design?

Discovering Bar Design Ideas for Your Bar or Nightclub Space

Discovering Bar Design Ideas for Your Bar or Nightclub Space

At first, the number of bar design ideas that you can choose from seem quite overwhelming. Should you have a sports bar or an Irish pub? Would a nightclub with a dance theme attract more people in the financial district of your city, or would you be better off with a 1950’s style Martini lounge? How about a gastropub? Would that work better than a wine bar?

In the beginning, every idea seems brilliant and probably any one of them could work if applied by the right person, in the right place, and in the right way. However, you will not have every bar or pub design. You cannot use all of your bar design ideas. You will need to narrow yourself down to only those bar design ideas that match your one, specific bar or nightclub. So what factors should you use to winnow your bar or nightclub design ideas down to those that are most likely to bring you success?

Choosing the Right Bar Glasses for Your New Bar or Nightclub

Choosing the Right Bar Glasses for Your New Bar or Nightclub

It seems like a small thing, but choosing the right bar glasses for your new bar or nightclub is important. Bar glasses set the tone for your establishment. The type of clientele you want to attract determines the kind of drinking glasses you should have on hand. For example, if you are looking to create

Bar Design

Bar Design

Unique Bar, Pub, Restaurant design ideas, click on the picture. A bar design is interpreted by the individual bar/nightclub owner and or carpenter. Unfortunately, many owners or carpenters really don’t know how to build a bar that works and is functional. Many bar designs might look very good but are totally not functional. If you […]