Running a Bar For Dummies

Running a Bar For Dummies

by Ray Foley, Heather Dismore
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Running a Bar For Dummies by Ray Foley, Heather Dismore

Get insider details on how to operate a successful bar

Running a Bar For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows established and future bar owners how to establish and maintain a successful business. Using clear, concise language, this For Dummies guide contains all the information you need to start your bar off on the right foot. From grand opening to last call, you'll discover the insider tricks that keep the business end running smoothly and the customers happily engaged. With updated information on marketing and social media, the book walks you step by step through the entire process, revealing the nitty-gritty details most new bar owners only discover after starting.

The bar business continues to grow; however, securing running capital and having knowledge about the business are cited as the two biggest reasons new bars fail. Running a Bar For Dummies, 2nd Edition shines a light on these issues to help bar owners prepare properly. The book helps you find your way through the maze of licensing and permits, developing a business plan, and preparing for your grand opening, plus offers clear, no-nonsense guidance on dealing with tough customers. Every step of the way, Running a Bar For Dummies, 2nd Edition is a reference you can count on.

  • Understand the bar business and important legal issues
  • Stock the necessities, including equipment and inventory
  • Promote your business using marketing and social media
  • Manage expenses and control cash flow

When run correctly, a bar can be an extremely profitable business, but the key to success is knowing exactly what you're getting into. By recognizing common problems and teach you how to adapt quickly to changing conditions, Running a Bar For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides the information you need to develop those skills, and get your bar started.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118880722
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/05/2014
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 468,343
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Ray Foley is the bestselling author of Bartending For Dummies and has been a professional bartender for more than 20 years.

Heather Dismore has extensive experience in bar and restaurant operations.

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Running a Bar for Dummies 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I smach the vodka bottle
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in and orders bottle of Bereza Vodka.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey other jay can you post a coffesion that your another person. On this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Alright bb in like 20 minutes.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am evaluating the purchase of a local bar, that has been closed for several years. I found this book very informative in explaining the challenges and benefits of opening my own bar. The book provided the steps necessary to successfully evaluate and compile the information necessary to create a business plan. I also especially appreciated the availability of web sites provided to locate bar equipment and industry organizations necessary in my purchase preparation. A great read for would-be bar owners!