How do you open a bar?
There is a lot of red tape involved with opening a bar in many
places, particularly the US.
At a minimum you are going to heed:
- Business license - Easy, simply fill out the paperwork and
submit it to the state.
- Health license - Fairly easy, you have to have personnel
trained in the basic health standards along with appropriate health
- Liquor license - Anywhere from easy to next to impossible.
Individual communities, counties and states list the requirements.
A license can be very expensive to obtain in some communities. Some
have a limited number and the only way to get one is to buy it from
someone going out of business.
- Liability insurance
And that doesn't even consider the money needed to lease and
decorate the premises as well as train staff and lay in basic
supplies and liquor.