Do you want to open your own bar? Is the idea of owning and operating a business in today’s market too daunting for you? Do you lack the experience needed to take on such an endeavor? If so, don’t worry. We can help! In this blog post we’ll go over how to get started as well as some tips that will be helpful in opening your first bar.
Some of the Most Important Points to Consider:
- Understand the legal requirements for opening a bar
- Decide on your business plan – what will you offer, how much will it cost, who is your target customer, etc
- Find a location that matches your needs
- Get all of the necessary permits and licenses from the government
- Apply for an alcohol license through the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Trade Bureau (TTB)
- Apply for a commercial kitchen permit to prepare food if you don’t have one already
- Make sure you’re insured with general liability insurance in case there are any accidents at your establishment or someone gets injured when they visit your bar
- Figure out how many employees you’ll need; consider hiring bartenders, servers, and cooks to start with so that customers can get served quickly
- Hire staff members who are friendly and professional as well as knowledgeable about drinks or food items offered at the establishment
- Create menus if needed; this might include drink specials or different types of appetizers available every night of the week depending on what’s popular in other bars in town 2
- Create signage outside so people know what type of establishment it is
What are the benefits of opening a Bar:
- The cost of starting a bar is low, with an average startup cost of $25,000
- There are many different ways to make money in a bar – from selling food and drinks to renting out space for events
- Owning your own bar can be very rewarding – you have the opportunity to meet new people every day and create friendships while making money!
- You’ll need to work hard at first but the rewards will come soon after!
The best way to get started in the industry is by looking for a job as an apprentice. A bar’s success depends on its staff, and being able to learn from experienced bartenders can be a huge advantage when you open your own establishment. You will have so many questions about how things work behind the scenes that it would be very wise of you to find someone who has been doing this long enough so they could answer them all with ease. If you are not sure where to start looking for such opportunities ask around or search online – there are plenty of bars hiring at any given time!