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Posted 13 March 2010 - 11:34 AM

I am looking for new ideas for nightly specials in our bar.  We serve food, so many of them revolve around food.  We currently have Wing night, pizza night, taco night, ladies night, and beer pong night.  Tried Wii night, didn't go over great.  Anyone have other ideas?  Obviously the goal is to get people in to drink!!!!!

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 01:12 PM

K, so without knowing anything about the kind of bar you have, I'll assume from the specials you currently run that it's a pub, tavern or sports bar.  Some of these may fit and some many not....



1.  Shooter Paddles - Have some paddles made - about 1/2 inch thick and 3 ft long.  Drill some holes, paint your logo on it and offer 6, 8, 10 or 12 shot paddles

2.  Festive Cocktails - every time there is a holiday or event of some sort, Halloween, Christmas, St. Paddy's Day, SuperBowl etc, create signature cocktails for the event.

3.  Food & Drink Combos - Try tying in all your food specials to drinks.  I.e.- get $0.20 Tacos when you order a pitcher of beer, $0.15 Wings with the purchase of a pint of beer, $3 Salad with the purchase of a cocktail etc

4.  Food Happy Hour - instead of discounting the alcohol, try discounting some apps for Happy Hour and pairing the food items with drink specials

5.  Pairing Food (wings) with Sports Specials - any time you show a big sporting event, entice people to come with food and drink specials. Eg. Enjoy $5 personal pizzas during UFC

6.  Shooter of the Day - Create a new shooter recipe every day and promote it as the "Shooter of the Day".  

7  Beers of the World Promotion - If you serve a bunch of different beers from different areas of the world, you can do an around the world promo where people get a card punched each time they try a new beer and get a prize for trying, say, 10 of them.

8.  Sports Races - if you show sporting events, get your customers in on the excitement of watching their favorite teams race.  You can use Hermit Crabs or turtles, have their shells painted each teams' colors and a little arena set up for them to race in.  Race them before the game - the winner of the race is the predicted winner of the game.

9.  Sponsoring Teams - Find local sports teams and offer to sponsor them by paying for their jerseys (which would have your bar name on it) if they agree to meet at your bar after each of their games.

10. Sports Pools - Run football, hockey or basketball pools at your bar to bring in a solid group of regulars who come in to watch the games and check the stats.

11.  Shooter Luge - during an event, have an ice shooter luge.  Shooter luges can be made in any shape and, in addition to being cool, they actually are cool - they chill the shot on the way through the ice before coming out chilled at the bottom.

Hope this helps :)

Cheers,
Reese
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