Bars & Nightclubs

Bars & Nightclubs

Overview

The 39,700 bars and nightclubs in the US make most of their profits from alcohol sales. Nonalcoholic beverages, food and snacks, and entertainment services are additional revenue streams.

Changing Regulations

Because of the effect of alcohol on health, establishments that serve alcohol are highly regulated.

Competition for Leisure Time

People visit bars to socialize and for entertainment, but new technologies are allowing many people to do those same activities from the comfort of their home, at a fraction of the cost of a typical night out.