Bar Business Plan Template

Written by Dave Lavinsky

Bar Company Overview

This section focuses on your bar as it exists today. Describe the bar’s founding, legal status, and current business stage, as well as any accomplishments your bar has made to date. Expand upon the unique qualifications you mentioned in the executive summary. If you have a signature drink, or an existing customer base, explain those elements here.

In recognizing your standing within the local market, one of the first steps in opening a bar is to decide what type of establishment you’d like to run. Here are a few examples of the types of bars you might run:

Neighborhood Bar: These kinds of bars are typically small and cozy haunts visited by locals on a weekday/weekend for some drinks. They often have a very home-like atmosphere.

Beer Bar/Brewery: A brewery, as the name suggests, offers a huge selection of beers, including their own house draft beer and a selection of bottled beers.

Specialty Bar: This kind of a bar typically has a theme, for instance a martini bar. This bar will essentially serve different kinds of martinis, along with martini-based mixes and cocktails.

Sports Bar: These bars usually have a bigger food menu with options like sandwiches, burgers, pizza, wings, fries and other snacks. They host sports screenings regularly to keep the crowds entertained.