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Designing Your Bar

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DESIGNING YOUR BAR SPACE – OPERATIONAL FUNCTIONALITY

ONCE SELECTED – TRUST YOUR DESIGNER TO KNOW HOW THE SPACE WILL WORK BEST FROM THE CUSTOMER PERSPECTIVE… NOT THE BARTENDERS
DON’T UNDER-ESTIMATE HOW IMPORTANT OPERATIONAL FUNCTIONALITY IS TO THE SUCCESS OF YOUR BUSINESS… ITS WHERE YOU MAKE MONEY
UNDERBAR SYSTEMS AND BACKBAR DESIGN IS THE COCKPIT OF YOUR OPERATION – GET THIS RIGHT!!!
ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT WORKS FOR BARTENDERS OR CHEFS
GET A BAR/KITCHEN CONSULTANT IF YOU DON’T HAVE THE EXPERIENCE…IT CAN SAVE £1000s.

DESIGNING YOUR SPACE – UNDERBAR SYSTEMS – WHAT TO THINK ABOUT:

THINK ABOUT WHAT DRINKS AND FOOD YOU WILL BE SERVING… THIS MIGHT CHANGE????
THINK ABOUT ICE, TYPES, AMOUNT NEEDED
THINK ABOUT CLEANING EQUIPMENT
THINK ABOUT POSITIONING OF EPOS SYSTEMS/TILLS
THINK ABOUT BEER FONTS/ALES/CIDER
THINK ABOUT WASTE DISPOSAL
THINK ABOUT GARNISH PREPERATION/STORAGE
THINK ABOUT GLASSWARE STORAGE
THINK ABOUT REFRIDGERATION
THINK ABOUT SUNDRIES STORAGE
THINK…YOUR BACK BAR IS THE SHOP WINDOW FOR YOUR OFFERING
DEVELOPING YOUR OFFERING

RESEARCH RESEARCH RESEARCH
KNOW YOUR LOCAL MARKET/DEMOGRAPHIC WALK THE STREETS AND TALK TO PEOPLE IN THE LOCAL AREA
WHAT IS ALREADY ON OFFER IN THE AREA?
DEVELOP YOUR OFFERING THROUGH KEY TRADING PERIODS ALE AND CIDER ARE COOL AGAIN!!!
DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THE IMPORTANCE OF: BAR SNACKS HOT DRINKS SOFT DRINKS/NON-ALCOHOLIC COCKTAILS WINE
Useful Contacts/Resources

http://www.shaker-uk.com
http://www.afws.co.uk
http://www.tappedandpacked.co.uk