Happy hour: Consumers' tastes are changing in favor of domestic and foreign wines

The Wine Bars industry has enjoyed a stellar run over the past five years and has taken advantage of an evolving hospitality landscape. The industry, which consists of bars that primarily serve large selections of wine rather than draft beer and mixed drinks, has comfortably outpaced the Bars and Nightclubs industry as a whole. Although per capita expenditure on alcohol has experienced only minimal yearly growth in recent years, the industry has achieved significant popularity with both the industry's youngest and oldest consumers. IBISWorld expects the industry to continue to steal market share from other forms of bars and restaurants over the next five years as consumers with rising incomes will continue to seek affordable gourmet dining experiences...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Forecast Growth 16-21
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has been assisted by rising wine consumption in the United States over the past decade
  • There are very few advantages to opening more than one location
  • Traditional bars that have not updated their concept face the biggest threat from wine bars
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Barriers to entry are low and steady among operators in the Wine Bars industry, which has contributed to the industry's many small, independent establishments. The industry is almost entirely made up of individual operations that cater to local markets, and this industry structure has largely negated the need for entry costs that are typical of large-scale expansion and operations. Wine bars focus on selling high-margin products to local customers, thus sparing prospective entrants the burden of seeking out loans and investment in substantial amounts of capital prior to opening.Wine bars need to secure the appropriate liquor license for operation. Wine bars must also procure a reliable supply of their products to maintain long-term operations. Bey...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Wine Bars Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Wine Bars Industry are

  • Must have liquor license
  • Access to niche markets
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer spending and Per capita expenditure on alcohol in the Wine Bars industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Wine Bars Industry?

    This industry comprises lounges and bars that primarily focus on selling wine for immediate on-premise consumption. These industry establishments may also provide limited food services.

    Industry Products
  • Red wines
  • White wines
  • Blush wines
  • Nonalcoholic beverages
  • Meals and snacks
  • Industry Activities
  • Serving wine for immediate consumption
  • Offering wine tasting for patrons
  • Preparing and serving food for immediate consumption
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer spending
  • Per capita expenditure on alcohol
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Healthy eating index

  • Current Performance
    Key determinants of industry successConsumption trends and establishmentsProfit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Profit remains steadyCompetitive threats
  • Table: Wine Bars Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Wine Bars Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Beer Wholesaling
  • Dairy Wholesaling
  • Soft Drink, Baked Goods & Other Grocery Wholesaling
  • Wine & Spirits Wholesaling
  • Wineries

  • Products & Services
  • Red wines
  • White wines
  • Meals and snacks
  • Blush wines
  • Other
  • Nonalcoholic beverages
  • Chart: Wine Bars Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 50 and older
  • Consumers aged 30 to 49
  • Consumers aged 21 to 29
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Wine Bars Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Wine Bars

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Wine Bars Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Wine Bars Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Wine Bars Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Per capita expenditure on alcohol (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Of or involving fancy or exotic foods and drink.
  • Millennial
  • There are no precise dates that chart this generation, however, a Millennial is generally considered to have birth years from the early 1980s to the early 2000s.
  • Oenophile
  • A casual or professional connoisseur of wines.
  • Point Of Sale (Pos)
  • The physical location where a retail transaction is completed.
  • Why buy this report?

    IBISWorld’s Wine Bars Industry Research Report offers insight into the market at the national level. Our analysis highlights macro trends in the overall sector and the micro trends faced by companies that do business in the Wine Bars industry. Our five-year outlook forecasts explain how the market is set to change and the product segments that will drive growth.

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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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