Bar and Lounge POS Comparison Tool
A free, customizable Bar and Lounge POS Comparison Tool to research and compare point of sale systems in one Excel spreadsheet or editable PDF.
RESOURCES FOR NEW BARS AND NIGHTCLUBS
Your dream is to open a bar. These are the expenses you need to start a bar and tips for new bar owners.
Here are three licenses every bar and alcohol-selling restaurant needs, what they are, and how to get them.
Here are the permits and licenses you need to open a bar, as well as how to go about getting them, and the costs you can expect to incur.
Want to open a bar? One of the first steps — and one of the most fun! — is naming your bar. Here's how to brainstorm a list of bar names and choose the one that's best for your business.
Bar Business Plan Template
Use this free bar business plan template to easily create a great business plan that organizes your vision and helps you start, grow, or raise funding for your bar.
BAR & NIGHTCLUB OPERATIONS
Running a bar isn’t easy, but with the right people by your side and the right tools and processes, you can build a successful bar business.
Attract the right investors with your business story with this guide to writing your bar’s operations plan.
Make sure your bar prices are suitable for the wallets of your target audience and for the operational expenses of your business.
Your guide for how to do bar inventory. An organized step-by-step guide that provides insights into how to best measure liquor inventory.
Here is your quick guide to bottle vs. table service, and how to best take advantage of both.
Developing a beverage program can make your restaurant stand out, increase your profits, bring in new customers, and delight your regulars.
The world of beer encompasses a wide variety of types and flavors. Learn about IPA, stouts, lagers, and ales, and what makes them all different.
Learn to serve wine like a professional – from how to open a bottle with a corkscrew to the basics of proper wine service.
BAR & NIGHTCLUB MARKETING RESOURCES
Are you beginning your bar branding journey? Learn how to build a successful brand identity with Toast.
Restaurant marketing is all about keeping in touch with your loyal customers and turning one-time visitors into regulars. Here's how to do it without breaking the bank.
Happy hour is a great way to bring in new customers and increase sales. Here's how to best optimize your restaurant's happy hour.
STAFF MANAGEMENT FOR BARS & NIGHTCLUBS
Is a career in hospitality calling your name? Here's what to do to get to the leadership level.
Ready to take the next step in a career behind the bar? Learn how to set yourself up for success as a bar manager, with advice from storied bar pros.
Whether you're a bar manager looking to strengthen your team or a bartender building your resume, use these training ideas to step up your game behind the bar.
Barbacks are the behind-the-scenes heroes of bar service, in restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. Learn about the barback's role, tasks, and what skills to look for when hiring one.
The Angel Shot is a special drink order that alerts staff that guests feel uncomfortable and need assistance.
Read on to learn the changes you can make in your restaurant to control your labor costs and maximize your restaurant’s profitability this year, while keeping your staff’s needs in mind.
RESOURCES FOR SPORTS BARS
Here are the sports bar startup costs and budget for opening a sports bar that you need to create an effective business operating plan for your new restaurant.
Looking for inspiration? Bring your sports bar to the next level with these 20 sports bar ideas, concepts, and themes!
Here's how to brainstorm and come up with a list of sports bar names to narrow down for your new business.
Designing your dream sports bar? Make fans feel right at home with these 10 decor ideas for your sports bar.
Looking to create (or refresh) your sports bar menu? Check out these tips and examples to bring your ideas to life.
All Bar & Nightclub Resources
How to Open a Bar: Starting a Bar Business Steps
Here is your complete checklist to get started building your bar from the ground up.
How to Hire a Fantastic Bartender
The essential steps on how to hire a bartender who elevates your bar. Screening criteria, bartender interview questions, and more to find the perfect addition to your bar or restaurant team.
Most Profitable Sports Bar Foods to Help Grow Your Bottom Line
Help grow your bottom line by capitalizing on these profitable, high-margin sports bar foods.
How To Open A Nightclub With No Money
The nightclub business is a lucrative one, but an expensive one. Here’s how to open a nightclub even if you don’t have any money.