Nightclub & Bar Digital: Operations

  • From Hyper-local to Hyper-loyal: Ingredient Sources Matter to Your Guests
    by David Klemt on April 16, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    Local and organic ingredients are no longer just a trend. All indications point to such ingredients becoming the standard in many markets. No longer just wishful thinking by hopeful guests, healthy local ingredients are the expectation. As the weather warms it's time for you to consider going hyper-local and fulfilling the expectations of health-minded consumers. […]

  • Harvest the Profit-Generating Power of Plant Waters
    by Amanda Baltazar on April 16, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    Sales of sugary drinks are declining in some markets, but something new is already starting to take their place: plant waters, made from extracts of plants, grasses, fruits, vegetables, and even grains and trees. Some operators have been using coconut water for a while now, but sea beans, aloe and other plants are being used for their healthful benefits and mild flavors. […]

  • Host Special Events or Banquets? Read This!
    by Jack Robertiello on April 13, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    Major chain and boutique hotel food and beverage departments alike have been increasingly challenged by the explosion of bars and restaurants. In some cities, visitors bring lists of must-visit operations they want to check out, leaving the hotels in the area with little F&B income. Guy Rigby of Ocotopus presented several solutions at this year's VIBE Conference. […]

  • Daylife Evolves
    by David Klemt on April 10, 2018 at 1:47 am

    Daylife is treated as a new concept, yet it has been around for several years. In fact, this hospitality industry category has been around long enough that it has undergone an evolution. As this distinct daypart continues to evolve and venues undergo spring cleaning, operators of all sizes need to take daylife's money-making potential seriously. Evolve, they say, or perish. […]

  • Print isn't Dead: Your Guests will Love this Short Story Machine
    by Amanda Baltazar on April 9, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    Storytelling has been an integral part of the bar world since the first tavern opened its doors. People love stories, and a company operating out of France has leveraged this fact by creating a machine that prints short stories for your guests to read while they wait for a seat at your bar or their less-than-punctual friends. […]

  • 7 Questions to Ask Your Music Service Provider
    by Wyatt Magnum on April 2, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    The music you play in your bar or restaurant makes a statement and defines your brand. Not only that, your music selection has the power to influence guests, encouraging them to order more, stay at your venue longer, and return more frequently. However, just like other ingredients for your success, music isn't free. Ask these questions before deciding on your music provider. […]

  • Five Common Mindset Traits of Rich Bar Operators
    by Kevin Tam on April 2, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    There exists in our industry a harsh reality that must be faced: some operators are far more successful and make much more money than others. The percentage of "rich" bar operators to those who are struggling financially is small. However, that number can be increased by changing mindset, habits and approaches to operations. Here are five common traits of the rich bar operator. […]

  • Keep Your Wine Program Afloat and Cruise to Success
    by Kelly Magyarics on April 2, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    Few beverage topics are met with more intimidation than wine and the curation of a successful wine list. It may come as a surprise but independent operators can learn quite a few valuable lessons by taking a look at the challenges some cruise lines have overcome to create successful wine programs. The corporate beverage director for Princess Cruises recently shared several of these lessons. […]

  • Interstate Builds a Road to LTO Success
    by Jack Robertiello on March 30, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    Ramping up sales isn’t the only reason operations introduce limited time beverage offerings. While 2018 VIBE Vista Award winner Interstate Hotels & Resorts certainly boosted wine sales when they partnered with 19 Crimes for January and February LTOs, they converted bar guests into diners during two months that are historically slow for food and beverage operations. […]

  • Food & Drink Delivery Disruptors: Threat or Opportunity?
    by Jack Robertiello on March 30, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    Restaurants face a growing issue in slowing customer traffic, and the burgeoning world of delivery services won’t make that any better. On-demand food and drink delivery services pose challenges as they disrupt the restaurant space, but is the news all bad? Is it possible that such disruption can provide operators with opportunities for growth? […]