Creating a Successful Sports Bar
Posted on: June 22, 2022 by RMS Hospitality
Creating a successful sports bar requires several things to go correctly and brilliant execution to have long-term success. If there are two things people love, it’s sports and beer. Combining the two seems like an inevitable success, but establishing a good sports bar requires more than just a promising concept. If you’re wondering how to have a successful sports bar, there are a few things you need to know to craft an experience that your customers won’t soon forget.
How to Start the Sports Bar
Consider the following guidelines for ensuring your sports bar succeeds — and how to minimize potential liabilities that may emerge during operations.
Invest in the Best Tech
The best way to start your sports bar is by investing in the best technology — specifically, the biggest and best TVs. People will be visiting your bar to watch their favorite team play their favorite sport, but they’re unlikely to return if they can’t get a good view of the action. To keep customers returning, you need to invest in TVs that offer high definition quality and superior sound. Be sure to position the screens strategically so that everybody has a good view, no matter where they may be sitting.
Offer Lots of Activities
There won’t always be a great game to attract customers, so you’ll need other offerings to develop a consistent clientele. Activities such as games are a great option. Patrons love classic bar games such as trivia, foosball, pinball, and pool. Other activities such as darts and board games can be equally enticing. These games give patrons something to do even when they aren’t watching a game, and the suitable activities can be an attraction in their own right. You can even survey your customers to find what kind of games they enjoy the most.
Prioritize the Location
The location of your sports bar will be one of the essential factors in determining its success. If you’re located on the outskirts of town, away from your potential clientele, you’re unlikely to see heavy traffic. Conversely, if you snag a premium downtown location, you’re far more likely to see steady local clientele and walk-in traffic. The latter location may be most costly than the former, but it’s essential to view the location as an investment — and invest in one that will set you up for success.
Establish the Environment
Finally, it’s essential to establish an environment that customers want to come back to. Display sports memorabilia and banners to reinforce pride for local teams. More importantly, though, you should ensure that your environment is safe. Make a note of the most common liabilities affecting bars and take steps to minimize risk. You should also invest in a restaurant insurance policy to protect yourself against the cost of any incidents.
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