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Old 09-28-2008, 06:04 PM
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I would like to know what the requirements are to open a bar in Texas.
If anyone has experience on this issue, feedback would be greatly appreciated. It is a new idea, and would like to accomplish this in 2 years. I would look for the property first, remodel/decor, learn about any permits/licenses required, live band, dj, payroll employees. I have the idea of having something similar to the nightclub PURE in Vegas where it has 2 floors, for outside/inside bar. Any comments?
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Old 10-03-2008, 05:42 PM
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liquor license, and any bank is probably gonna wanna verify if you have at least managed another bar

Probably no criminal history

if you are gonna serve food, you may need a safeserv certification

that is sanitary food service qualification

I would also recommend making sure you have some money saved up, because it may be a while before people start flooding into your place

and location is very important, are you in a college town? or in a major city?
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Old 06-23-2009, 10:42 AM
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I am really new to this wanting to know if anyone could help me start this up..need to know the laws...and i need to know what permits and certification i need to get...this is in killeen texas....
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Old 06-23-2009, 11:00 AM
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Insurance is not cheap. For a "normal" type bar that has no restaurant you can easily have premiums of several thousand a month -- drunk drivers (and their victims...) have won too many lawsuits against the place that over served... Liquor Liability Insurance: More Than Half Still Do Without

Ya know there is a neat little site that here makes searching the internet kinda easy. Have you heard of google? Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code - Texas Code - Texas Law - Texas Statutes :: Justia
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Old 06-23-2009, 05:42 PM
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I'd also check with the city as Texas is a state that alloows different precincts to allow mixed beverage in one precinct but not in others right next door as voters in that precinct decide.More and more only vote in mixed drink in placves that make 53% of their gross from food sales;a way of keeping Bar out of the precinct.
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:32 PM
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You might just want to get a boat, and then get the boat out into a large body of water. Now, using an industrial drill or explosives, blow a bigass hole into the bottom of the boat.

The douche-bar market is saturated. You can close your eyes and drive across the velvet ropes of dozens of failed low-couch VIP holes where people pay $200 for a $40 bottle of Patron.

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