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Bar Business Plan

Bar business plan helps the entrepreneur to understand, to visualize, to plan and to identify risks even before making any investments in the business. Preparing a business plan involves detailed research so that all the aspects of the given business are evaluated and appropriate decisions are made. The bar should help you stand out from all the generic bar, so the theme of the bar is to be adopted and it should be competing with. Whether it be an Irish pub or tropical bar, you can help reinforce that theme with signature drinks and food. Determine what demographic you are serving.

The Owners ultimately have the final say on high-level financial and operational decisions, including issues of financing, capital expenditures, and budget approval. They make the strategic planning decisions that ultimately determine whether a business is a success. They also resolve disputes among leaders within their organization. The industry is still expected to grow at an annualized rate of 1.2 percent to $25.4 billion over the previous five years, according to this IBISWorld’s Bars & Nightclubs report, and revenue is expected to increase 2.9 percent in 2016 alone, as per capita alcohol consumption and disposable income pick up, allowing people to spend more of their pay at bars and nightclubs.

Thus, the industry has turned out to be more divided on the grounds that drinking foundations are taking into account a bigger scope of specialty markets. Many of the remaining establishments have adapted their menus and entertainment offerings to accommodate consumer tastes. Over the five years to 2021, the industry is projected to continue facing competition from in-home alcohol consumption and non-industry establishments that also serve alcohol, such as restaurants. Despite these factors, the industry’s financial performance is forecast to remain relatively steady as the economy improves and consumer spending increases.

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All organizations are made up of group of capabilities that are coming from People, Processes and Systems. These capabilities are working together in a seamless manner to deliver the requisite capabilities to the customer. The various capabilities that need to be addressed in a bar business plan are given below:


Owner is the General Manager followed by the Assistant Manager. Head Server, Head Chef, Accounting Officer, Marketing / PR Officer reports to the AGM. Cashier / Greeter followed by the Bartender and Drink Runner, Security / Parking Cleaning Service.


Bar Stock Management, Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Supplier Relationship Management, Keeping Track of all the In-voice / spend bills.


Bar Equipment like Coolers, Glass Washer, Bar Sinks, Beer and Wine Dispenser, Ice Maker, Cash Register, TVs, Beer Glasses, Wine Glasses, Shot Glasses, Martini Glasses, Bar Mates and Service Mates, Opener, Napkins and Coasters, Cleaning Items, Straws.

Most of the businesses have professional bodies across the globe and being associated with these organizations tremendously helps in understanding the current trends in business. Some of the professional bodies are listed below for your reference:

Indian National Bar Association
A-298, Ashoka Park Rd, Block A, New Friends Colony, Delhi 110025, India

The Canadian Bar Association
500 - 865 Carling Avenue Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5S8

American Bar Association
ABA Judicial Division 321 N. Clark Street, 19th floor Chicago, Illinois 60654-7598, US

The General Council of the Bar
289-293 High Holborn, London WC1V 7HZ, UK

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