Prohibition couldn’t end it and a recessed economy can’t deter us from partaking in it. One of the nation’s most consistent, and favorite, pastimes, is having a drink with friends. And it’s even accepted that a glass of red wine is actually good for us and as long as we drink alcohol in moderation and responsibly, then it can be a healthy part of our lifestyles. In addition to the tannins in red wine that can be good for heart health, a moderate amount of alcohol can relax us and help us to let go of a particularly stressful day. The point of acknowledging all of this is not to provide a public service announcement regarding the health benefits of alcohol consumption, but rather to emphasize it’s enduring popularity in all types of social climates and the ability of bars and clubs to retain a strong clientele even when all ‘respectable’ forms of businesses collapse under the weight of the recent economic disaster.
If you’re planning on opening a small business of your own, it’s always a good idea to look into what has the strongest chance of surviving. And while many bars and clubs fail outright, others become popular local favorites surviving decades and others even become something of a local landmark or cultural icon of a city. Of course if you happen to be a celebrity sports figure or musician your chances for success or increased greatly. Just look at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville in Florida and Dan Majerle’s Marjerle’s Sports Grill in Arizona. Buffet will of course be forever known for his hit single of the same name and Majerle is one of Phoenix’s all-time favorite Suns. So, if you happen to be a celebrity in one field, it can increase your chances of success in others. Meanwhile, a similar perspective applies to business success in one field, transferring to another. And any successful business has a great deal of research and effort put into its development.
Regardless of the amount of celebrity beyond you or your name, or the particular gimmick that might be your overall bar theme, there are certain structural elements to any bar and or nightclub that will increase your chances for success. . Now if you put a pool in your bar (yes, this is becoming popular in warm climates!) then you will have to follow general summer pool safety regulations. And just as it is true that having a celebrity name attached to your bar will not guarantee that it is successful, reviews indicate that having a technologically up to date database and conducting the necessary research will greatly increase your chances of success.