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The Business of Bars: building your bar’s identity

“The question is, why does your bar need to exist? Why does the culture need you?” Brands are everywhere in the world today. We wanted to know what steps you need to take to build your bar’s identity, and so we gathered experts in social media, design, brand strategy and hospitality to explore the topic.

Tiki in 10 days: how to open a popup bar, quick

How to open a popup bar? First things first: it ain’t going to be easy. There’s a lot of blood, sweat and tears that goes into the process, and that’s something that Tom Bulmer, Chau Tran, and Bryce McDonough — the ownership trio behind tiki popup Lost Luau — found out in their rush to open their venue in 10 days of work.

Sven Almenning’s advice on how to find the right location for your bar

Finding the right location is arguably the single most important thing to consider when you are opening a new venue. The following musings are some of what I’ve learned along the way, as well as my thoughts on different types of locations and the benefits and drawbacks of each.