Opening up your own bar can be an exciting time for you as a business owner. Before doing anything, make sure you have taken care of the basics. That way when grand opening day arrives, you know just what you need to be successful.
Knowing What Type of Location You Have
Where is your bar located? Are you downtown, near restaurants and other places people might come visit in the evening or are you on the outskirts of town? This will also play a factor in the types of customers you appeal to. A bar downtown in a metropolitan area might appeal to business people, while something in the country and in the middle of nowhere would be of interest to bikers or other types of travelers.
Making Sure the Correct Paperwork Is Filed
Before you open up for business, you want to be sure you have all the crucial paperwork filed. If it isn’t, this could spell legal problems for your establishment and even cause you to shut down if necessary. You would need a Texas alcohol permit in order to sell. It’s also important that your staff has the right training so they can recognize if a customer is intoxicated and then know how to handle the situation.
Ensuring You Have Enough Staff Present
When you finally decide to have your bar open, you may do so on a Friday or Saturday night. Those are often busy times for nightlife establishments anyway, so you’ll want to be sure you have enough staff present to handle the number of customers coming in. Consider doubling up on staff and make sure that whenever you decide to do your grand opening, it should be an “all hands on deck” type of situation.
Having Security Available
Security can keep a busy bar in order, help patrons feel safe, and stop fights before they escalate. Make sure you know what qualities to look for when you are hiring staff. You don’t want problems to become worse, but you do want to establish a sense of order if things get out of hand.
Opening your own bar is exciting, but make sure to pay attention to the smaller details. Keep in mind the location of your bar, and ensure you have permits to sell alcohol. Have enough staff present on the night you do your grand opening, including security personnel. This can prevent bigger problems from arising.