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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 Cash Register

Nightclub and Bar Cash Register Basics

Beyond the simple placement of your point-of-sale, there are also a number of steps you can take to improve efficiency with your bar cash register. For example, just like a cashier register at most restaurants, most registers these days—even if they are not fully optimized with the full gamut of cutting edge options of a top-level PoS system—will have memory functions that allow you to program certain keys for certain high frequency items—so that you only need one touch to ring them up.

If you are a basic bar that sells a few different kinds of beer, having that easy to use method will save you and your employees quite a bit of time in the long run.

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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.

Nightclub/Bar Management Guide

Nightclub/Bar Management Guide