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  1. 1. Bar restaurant business planThe set-up of a restaurant bar depends on a long list of issues. Everything from the size ofthe building, to the theme, and of course the liquor license can affect the success of yourbar. In some cases, bars are "service only" which mean that customers are unable to orderdirectly, but the serving staff places the order for them. Other restaurant bars offer eitherfull or limited bar menus. A lot of bars take part in "Happy Hour" which is generallywhen they get the majority of their business. If you happen to be an already successfulrestaurant owner and considering adding on a full service bar, keep the following pointersin mind.1. The level of difficulty is pretty average but this type of project can usually takeanywhere from 6-8 weeks depending on your bars specifications.2. Before anything else, read through your liquor license agreement. Some licenses allowa bar to hold all the alcohols but some can only carry beer and wine by law. If you havethe contract that only covers beers and wines, then you will probably consider building asmaller service bar. If you plan to serve all the hard liquor however, with the inclusion ofwines and beers, you should map out the space accordingly so that you con construct afull service restaurant bar.3. Before building or tearing down, take precise measurements of the entire interiorspace. This will help you determine how much space you actually have for your newlyadded bar.4. Consider where the best place for your bar is in the building. Keep in mind that a barusually has double functionality. They often serve as a second waiting staff area as well.For these staff members, a bar in the center of the dining room is the ideal location. Thisis especially true considering the dinner rush. For the more intimate setting, placing arestaurant bar at the very back of the building will be helpful in drowning out the hustleand bustle of the streets and the loud kitchen. Be sure to consider the location of yourrestrooms as well and how your staff operates on a normal basis. Remember, location iseverything.5. Keep your bar stocked with all the necessary equipment. That means multiple coolersand fridges, ice bins and dispensers, glass racks, bar stools, and coasters. Your bar stoolsand coasters may just match the theme of your entire restaurant and bar. Be sure to investin all the right décor to set the mood and invite guests.6. The perfect lighting can really help you set the tone of your bar. It should be verysubtle. It shouldnt be so dark that the customers cant read the menus but they shouldntbe so bright they feel like a spot light either. The perfect lighting situation for a bar
  2. 2. includes recessed lighting and track lighting. Both of these come with dimmer switchesthat assist any staff member to control the intensity of each light bulb.7. Know that your wine and beer salesperson can supply you with free merchandisewhenever possible. This may include decorative mirrors and beer décor, glasses, cubs,and neon lights, everything perfect for a bar. Figure out what you are capable of gettingfor free in exchange for a little beer advertising and take full advantage. – You can download free ebooks about: restaurantmanagement forms, restaurant business plan, restaurant marketing plan sample,restaurant startup guide…