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?
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?