I just joined but I've been staring at posts here for so long that I feel somewhat bug eyed. The talent and creativity here is quite impressive.
I've been operating neighborhood restaurants for over 30 years and I find it necessary to get back into the business. During that thirty years I originated some interesting promos, strategies and stolen and improved upon many more. I've always promoted food as a revenue stream. A lot of bars have overlooked the money making aspect of food and have suffered the loss of this revenue stream.
Now that I have to get back into this business I am presented with a good opportunity where the emphasis will be on dining at the landlords insistence. Depending on how the final deal is written, I may not be able to have a DJ or live entertainers. My wife's 21 year old drop dead gorgeous niece visited this weekend and I asked her where her friends liked to party. Her response shocked me. Though the group can afford to blow money, she said they go where the drinks are cheap. They may occasionally go elsewhere for special parties but the cheap places are where they prefer to go.
So this leaves me with this question for this august body of minds. Are cheap drinks enough to draw folks out after ten pm? I'll have a very nice modern atmosphere with good food but is cheap enough?