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How to Stock Basic Food Items in a Bar

Most liquor will last and last (if you keep it in your bar at the right temperature, of course), so when you’re getting started, you may have more inventory than you’d like. Ultimately, you’ll sell it, [more…]

How to Protect Your Bar with Insurance

The law requires you to obtain certain kinds of insurance for your bar. The amount of coverage you carry and the deductible (which is the amount you’re required to pay before your insurance kicks in) you [more…]

How to Run a Bar: Liquor Inventory

When you inventory your new bar there are many brands to consider, and levels. Well liquor is the most basic, least expensive type of liquor. It’s what your bartender pours when someone orders a “gin and [more…]

How to Bring In the Big Three for Your Bar: Accountants, Insurance Agents, and Attorneys

When you start up your bar, get the best professionals you can afford. If you don’t know how to find good representation, ask around. Everyone will recommend someone. Make sure the people you hire have [more…]

Basic Cordials to Stock in Your Bar

Cordials are must-have items for your bar because they’re essential for mixing with other drinks to make cocktails or for layering to make popular shooters. Here is a list for must-have cordials for your [more…]

Basic Financial Ramifications of Bar Ownership

Financing is tough for new bar owners. Leasing some equipment is possible. Assuming someone like a bank agrees to give you money, you’ll probably have to personally guarantee to secure the loan. [more…]

Basics of Drink Mixers for Your Bar

The term mixers is the classification given to the endless variety of stuff you add to liquor to make cocktails in your bar. The mixer itself isn’t alcoholic, but many mixers are manufactured solely for [more…]

How to Incorporate Your Bar into the Community

Community involvement means your bar being a caring and contributing member of your community. Maybe you give money to charity, host charity events at your bar, or donate gift certificates for silent auctions [more…]

How to Set Your Bar Up to Succeed

Owning a bar is an expensive and potentially risky proposition. As with any new business, you budget your costs, forecast your sales, and hope the sales exceed the expenses. But, to be successful, you [more…]

Liquor Laws Specifics to Know for Your Bar

Most areas have very specific liquor laws for bars. The government specifies when, where, in what container, in what quantity, and sometimes even at what price a bar, restaurant, or club can serve alcohol [more…]


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