4 Events That Will Help Make Your Bar/Pub Extra Money On Those Slow Days

December 07, 2016

4 Events That Will Help Make Your Bar/Pub Extra Money On Those Slow Days

Chances are your bar or pub is booming on the weekends, as most people like to take the weekend and get together with friends out and about. However, your pub may be lacking in attendance during the week, as many folks like to be home during the work week. So how do you entice people to come out on those slow days? The days where most are home watching their favorite evening television shows in their pajamas?

Good news is that there are some events you can plan in order to get those people off the couch and into your pub. Today, let’s take a look at 4 events you can host at your pub during the week:

Trivia Night

Following in the footsteps of the Brits, many US pubs are now taking an evening and devotion it to trivia night. If you haven’t gotten your “pub feet” wet with this event, it’s something you must consider to get more people into your pub, thus, boosting your income. After all, more people usually equals more sales. Hosting a weekly trivia night will get the attention of those who enjoy some friendly competition, desire to get out (relieve some mid-week boredom perhaps), and flex those brain muscles. Actually, trivia nights have established a pretty good name for themselves in America the past ten years. With the game Trivia Pursuit being such a hit in living rooms all across the country, bars and organizations seeking to boost sales or have a fundraiser have implemented trivia nights nicely. Not sure how to host a trivia night? There are plenty of resources online, so begin researching and planning your first trivia night.

Theme night

It’s time to set a night for a certain theme and let your patrons get their creative juices running. There are hundreds of themes you can choose from for this event. Here are just a few:

  • A certain era night (60’s, 70’s, 80’s)
  • Favorite sports team night
  • Gender reversal
  • Hippie night
  • Masquerade
  • Rock starts
  • Medieval
  • Toga party
  • Cowboys and Indians
  • Holiday

Take a look at the hundreds of theme ideas available online and see what resonates with you. Ask some of your patrons that come out on the weekends what kind of theme would get them to your bar during the week? Put a survey out there on your social media page. Chances are you’ll find a group of people who love to dress up and attend a theme party.

Bubble dance floor contest

If you think your patrons are up for some dance fun, bring in the bubble dance floor and a rocking band! Yes, you can do this on the weekends, but introduce it on a weeknight. Wednesday or Thursday night may be great nights to introduce a bubble dance contest. Clear the area for your dance floor and rent a bubble machine to get the bubbles going! Have people sign up for a dance contest and let the fans rate with their applause. Most people have not had the privilege of dancing in bubbles that come up to their hips, but they secretly want to, so give them a chance!

Amateur comedy night

People are always up for a good laugh and chances are you’ve got guys and girls who would love the opportunity to perform comedy. Having an amateur comedy night will bring in those who love to hang out and laugh with friends. Allow a handful or more of comedians to perform for the evening and if you want, bring in a professional comedian to host the show. You can charge patrons at the door to get a boost in sales for the evening. You can also consider giving a cash prize to the winner.

You can get people out of the house during the week to your establishment by simply giving them a fun event to attend. Consider these 4 events to draw your crowd. If these aren’t resonating, take a look at more ideas and try something different. You can also consider hosting a different event each month to test and see what is bringing people out to your bar or pub.

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