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Bars & Nightclubs in the US: Market Research Report

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Bars & Nightclubs Market Research Report | NAICS 72241 | Sep 2014

Drink up: Revenue will stay strong as the economy improves and consumer spending increases

IBISWorld’s Bars & Nightclubs market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$24bn
Annual Growth 09-14
1.4%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
371,989
Businesses
69,391
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Having emerged from the recession relatively unharmed, the Bars and Nightclubs industry turned around in 2010 and has continued to make strides over the past five years. Revenue growth has been slow, however, hampered by shaky consumer confidence and stubbornly high unemployment, meaning people have been more content to drink at home rather than at bars or nightclubs. In the coming years, bar and nightclub owners will reap the rewards of increasing household incomes and consumer spending, increasing revenue... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Capital investment

Like many industries, the main barrier to entry new operators face is access to capital. Opening a new bar or nightclub can be an expensive venture: equipment must be purchased, buildings must be leased and fitted out and suppliers and staff paid with reserve capital until the business can maintain a positive cash flow. Capital requirements can be alleviated to some degree by renting or leasing equipment. As a large amount of revenue in this industry is generated by owner-operators, it may also be possible to enter through the purchase of an existing business or recently closed bar or nightclub operation. However, refurbishing costs may be required with this method... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Bars & Nightclubs Industry?

This industry includes bars, taverns, pubs, lounges, nightclubs and other drinking places that primarily prepare and serve alcoholic beverages for immediate consumption. These establishments may also provide limited food services.

Industry Products
Sale of distilled spirit drinksSale of wine drinksSale of beer and aleSale of meals and nonalcoholic beveragesAdmissions to special events and nightclubs, including cover chargesOther (accommodation, cigarettes, rentals and packaged liquor)
 
Industry Activities
Operating licensed barsOperating nightclubsOperating wine barsOperating licensed establishments with limited food service


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