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  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 2nd Revised edition edition (6 Jun. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118880722
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118880722
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 1.8 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,075 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

Learn to:

  • Write a business plan, obtain a liquor license, and make a profit
  • Stock your bar like a pro with great selections
  • Plan top–notch drink and food menus
  • Hire and train a winning staff

The easy way to break into the bar business

If you want to BYOB (be your own boss) and fulfill your dream of running your own bar, this hands–on, friendly guide has everything you need to get started. You’ll discover how to obtain a liquor license, manage inventory, plan drink and food menus, meet financial and legal requirements, attract customers, make a profit, and more!

  • Raise a glass ― get a crash course on the bar business, including tips for getting started, creating your concept, picking your name, and deciding whether you have what it takes to liven your town’s nightlife
  • Setting up ― find the best location for your business, make it into your own, and stock your bar, from equipment to appliances, bourbon to beer, and everything in between
  • Please your patrons ― discover tips to find, train, manage, and retain employees who will keep customers happy―and your bar stools full―every night of the week
  • Money matters ― get trusted guidance on how to buy products the right way to effectively manage your inventory and cash flow, and find out which numbers to watch in the bar business

Open the book and find:

  • How to put your business plan together
  • Tips on planning and creating your menus
  • The scoop on keeping your bar’s bottom line from hitting bottom
  • Advice on how to bring in new customers while still keeping your regulars
  • Ways to build goodwill in the community and reap the rewards in your business
  • How to avoid common problems that plague many a bar owner

About the Author

Ray Foley, a former Marine with more than 30 years of bartending and restaurant experience, is the founder and publisher of BARTENDER magazine. Heather Dismore is a veteran of both the restaurant and publishing industries. Her published works include Running a Restaurant For Dummies.


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Useful advice and reality check if you are thinking of starting in this business
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