Everyone has their own preconceived notion of what should be in a sports bar, and you might be surprised to find out that those notions are often the same across the board. If you run a sports bar, or you are considering opening one, there are a few things that you simply need to have.
Set the Stage with the Right Décor
The minute someone walks into your bar, they are judging it. The first impression they get is very important, and it is going to play a part in whether or not they become a return visitor. The interior “look and feel” of your bar is important.
If you haven’t given much thought to what you are going to use as the décor in your bar, now is the time to consider it. Sports memorabilia is a nice touch for any sports bar. In fact, you would be hard pressed to find a sports bar that doesn’t have signed photos, jerseys, pucks, balls, and other gear on the walls.
Maybe you don’t have access to signed material right now. That doesn’t mean that you have to leave your walls barren. On the contrary, you will be able to find much of what you need on the web, and it doesn’t all have to have an athlete’s signature on it. Remember, you are trying to create an atmosphere, not a museum. Buy some high quality jerseys of your hometown team and put them in cases on the wall. Buy a few high quality photos of an athlete in action or a team photo of your home team.
Consider adding some photos and memorabilia from legendary athletes as well. Photos of guys like Babe Ruth, Muhammad Ali, and Michael Jordan can go a long way in helping you create the atmosphere that you want to have. If you love sports, choosing the décor and setting the mood for your sports bar shouldn’t be difficult. In fact, you will probably have a lot of fun doing it.
Of course, you probably don’t want your sports bar to be exactly like all of the others in the city. You want to make sure that there is something that makes it a unique place that people want to visit.
In the next post, we will look at some of the other vital things you need when you open your modern sports bar.