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Bars & Nightclubs in the US: Market Research Report

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Bars & Nightclubs Market Research Report | NAICS 72241 | Apr 2016

Open bar: The movement toward premium beverage consumption will benefit industry operators

IBISWorld’s Bars & Nightclubs market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$25bn
Annual Growth 11-16
1.0%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
401,798
Businesses
69,354
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Bars and Nightclubs industry has performed modestly over the past five years, as consumer confidence and overall spending have continued to steadily increase. Consumer drinking patterns have also changed over the period, forcing seasoned bar operators to adapt their menus to suit changing consumer tastes. Over the next five years, bar and nightclub owners will reap the rewards of a continued increase in household incomes and consumer spending. However, while moderate alcohol consumption remains an accepted part of the American adult lifestyle, per capita expenditure on alcohol is expected to decrease minimally over the five-year period... 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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