The main purpose of a bar is to serve alcoholic drinks like wine, cocktails, beer and other liquors for customers that come in the bar. It offers chairs at tables and stools at counters. Some bars offer on-stage entertainment and some simply provide piped-in music. The main purpose of a restaurant is to offer different kinds of food, meals and drinks for customers that dine in or takeout food. Most restaurants also offer food delivery services.
Some entrepreneurs want both the bar and restaurant in one establishment for some good reasons.
A bar and restaurant combined in one place has a strong appeal for customers that drink and dine together. Alcoholic drinks’ retail can boost restaurant sales because they have larger profit margins and lower labor cost. Beer and other kinds of liquor are easier and faster to prepare and serve. A few staff is needed in a bar; therefore it is cost effective to add a bar to a restaurant.
A restaurant bar is time saving for both customers and staff. Instead of placing separate orders and payment for food and liquor, both can be on a single order slip and single receipt for payment. Dining and drinking customers wouldn’t enjoy talking to many restaurant employees. More likely, customers would be happier in giving tips that would mean everyone is happy.
A bar and restaurant as one establishment is an ideal venue for all occasions. The bar is badly needed to provide good cocktails; while the restaurant side caters the food for the guests. It is cheaper to rent a restaurant with a bar in it than a villa or resort for receptions, group parties, lunch meetings and other gatherings. Booking is also much easier because customers would need to talk to one manager to be able to use both bar and restaurant at the same time.
Polite and fast service: Customers appreciate it so much if waiters or servers deliver promptly. For example; you are waiting for a friend to arrive and the waiter took your drink order while you wait. Then the server would take your friends’ order for a drink and would let both of you take time ordering the meals.
Making customers hurry in placing food orders gives them a bad experience that leaves a bad reputation to the business.
Many people patronize full service from combined restaurant and bars to eat and drink. But is it really the combination that makes people coming back to a certain place to eat and drink? Likely, aside from the clean and beautiful ambiance, it is the service that makes them feel special. It is when they are welcomed and greeted upon coming in, and thanked when leaving that build that special bond. That is a simple but a great way to spread good service.