Whitepaper
Cocktail Trends Report 2017
TouchBistro

With drink trend reports stating that we’re about to see everything from coffee infused bourbon to Peruvian pisco on menus, bar owners and managers should be sure to take a peek at emerging fads as they contemplate their drink menus for the coming year. To make it easier for you, we’ve nailed down the hot-to-trot new cocktail trends you’ll want to feature in 2017 and beyond. Register today!

Webinar
How to Capitalize on Top 20 Bar & Restaurant Trends for 2018
Now Available On-Demand | Buzztime

Discover what industry experts are buzzing about and how to integrate the top 20 trends into your business. Managers and owners will gain practical, low-cost strategies for putting innovative ideas into play. From happy hour specials today’s guests are craving, to useful time-saving tech… if it’ll be big in 2018, we’ll cover it. Register Now!

Whitepaper
The Ultimate Guide to Purchasing a Restaurant POS
TouchBistro

Bar owners and managers often think of innovation in their industry in terms of adding new cocktails to their menu. While this is definitely true, today’s biggest innovations are occurring less on the menu and more in the technology that’s increasing efficiency in the bar industry. Next-generation restaurant POS systems are having a profound impact on business operations, guest satisfaction, revenue growth and overall profitability.

The Ultimate Guide to Purchasing a Restaurant POS includes insights for evaluating point of sale solutions and practical guidance for making the right selection. The guide also includes pointers for maximizing the value of the investment once the system is implemented. Sign up today!

Product
Entertain Your Way to More Business and Energize Sales
Buzztime

Buzztime makes it easy to draw a crowd – and keep them coming back. Bring everyone together for social fun at your bar with games, trivia, and live events. It’s all served up on touchscreen Buzztime tablets that put fun within reach of every guest.

You’ll join the nearly 3,000 bars and restaurants that rely on Buzztime to delight guests and increase spending by an average of 21% per table check. Buzztime players are the guests you really want – and there are 10 million of them looking for a place to play their favorite games.

After 3 decades as the leading provider of in-venue entertainment, Buzztime knows which games and trivia attract patrons. From one of the world’s largest collections of trivia to on-demand arcade games…from live trivia events to Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournaments, there’s something for everyone. Players can compete in real-time across the bar – or across the country – in a quest to move up the Buzztime leaderboard.

Buzztime even includes powerful marketing tools like digital signage that turns your TVs into eye-catching displays. Plus, Buzztime partners with big-name brands like Miller Coors, Lyft, and Fandango to give your guests VIP giveaways and special offers – at no cost to you.

If you’re looking for an effective, affordable way to boost business and build loyalty, Buzztime is the perfect fit for your bar. Contact Buzztime for a complimentary demo and exclusive offers for first-time customers. Now is the time, for Buzztime.

Product
Want to Tap Into 10 Million Potential Guests? It’s Game On.
NTN Buzztime

Buzztime makes it easy to draw a crowd – and keep them coming back. Bring everyone together for social fun at your bar with games, trivia, and live events. It’s all served up on touchscreen Buzztime tablets that put fun within reach of every guest.

You’ll join the nearly 3,000 bars and restaurants that rely on Buzztime to delight guests and increase spending by an average of 21% per table check. Buzztime players are the guests you really want – and there are 10 million of them looking for a place to play their favorite games.

After 3 decades as the leading provider of in-venue entertainment, Buzztime knows which games and trivia attract patrons. From one of the world’s largest collections of trivia to on-demand arcade games…from live trivia events to Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournaments, there’s something for everyone. Players can compete in real-time across the bar – or across the country – in a quest to move up the Buzztime leaderboard.

Buzztime even includes powerful marketing tools like digital signage that turns your TVs into eye-catching displays. Plus, Buzztime partners with big-name brands like Miller Coors, Lyft, and Fandango to give your guests VIP giveaways and special offers – at no cost to you.

If you’re looking for an effective, affordable way to boost business and build loyalty, Buzztime is the perfect fit for your bar. Contact Buzztime for a complimentary demo and exclusive offers for first-time customers. Now is the time, for Buzztime.

Survey
The 2018 Top 100 Survey is Open!
Nightclub & Bar

Nightclub & Bar is pleased to announce that the Nightclub & Bar Top 100 Survey has returned and is now open! The Top 100 is the industry’s only annual listing of high-volume nightclubs, bars, lounges, dayclubs and gentlemen’s clubs.

Inclusion in the Nightclub & Bar Top 100 is a highly sought-after achievement for premier bar, nightlife and daylife destinations throughout the country. Nightclub & Bar surveys operators from across the nation to identify the venues that are leading the industry in sales. The survey also yields additional segmentation and performance benchmark information, providing insights into important aspects of the on-premise industry.

The deadline for completion of the 2018 Nightclub & Bar Top 100 Survey is October 15, 2017, so don't miss out!

The 2018 Top 100 operators will be featured on the Nightclub & Bar website (www.nightclub.com) and social media channels, and in e-newsletters. Coverage will include the results of the survey, as well as insights from select Top 100 operators who are at the forefront of the industry. Finally, these industry-leading operators will be honored at the 2018 Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show Welcome Kickoff Party in Las Vegas.

Information Needed to Complete the Survey: To complete the 2018 Nightclub & Bar Top 100 Survey, nightlife venues will need basic information such as square footage, occupancy, and number of service stations, bars and employees. Estimated sales for 2017, average check spend, and percentage of sales generated from beer, wine, spirits, food, cover charges and gaming will also need to be provided.

Link to 2018 Nightclub & Bar Top 100 Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9TLLP89

Top 100 Methodology 

The 2018 Nightclub & Bar Top 100 list is developed by Nightclub & Bar Media Group. The online survey yields primary data from hundreds of nightclub, bar, lounge, dayclub and gentlemen’s club locations, from which key information and insights are generated. Secondary research involving public databases, scans of major metropolitan markets and industry resources provide additional data points. Total revenues are presented in ranges for calendar year 2017; specific ranking is determined by estimated midpoint of annual revenue. In order to be considered for 2018 Top 100 inclusion, venues must be in operation for the entirety of the 12-month 2017 calendar year. Estimates are based on information provided by venue and secondary research.

Survey
Survey: Your Opinion On Tipping is Wanted!
Johnson & Wales University

The elimination of tipping continues to be a hot topic. Some see it as a dangerous trend, while others see it as barely a fad. There are those who view it as an experiment and those who believe that the venues “banning” the leaving of tips are simply attempting a PR maneuver. And, of course, there are the service workers themselves who land on various sides of the issue: Some find it threatening, some prefer it, and some shrug it off, believing that it’s never going to become the standard.

What’s your opinion?

Your view on this topic is important to us, and to Johnson & Wales University. We’ve partnered with JWU to gather the perceptions of all who are involved with – and affected by – the voluntary tipping model, and the relationship of motivation between the server and the customer. How is tipping perceived by service customers? By service workers? By service managers, owners and operators? How do all involved view the potential impact of the elimination of tipping from the hospitality industry model?

Please take a moment to let us know your thoughts on the implications of eliminating tipping in the hospitality industry. This survey will only take 3 minutes of your time!

Click Here to Take the Survey

The brief survey questionnaire will provide us with important information regarding the issues and implications surrounding the elimination of tipping. Our goal is to better understand present tipping practices and to generate recommendations for the industry that will help stakeholders better understand the consequences of eliminating tipping as a voluntary practice.

Your responses will remain confidential and your participation in this research implies your consent. We appreciate your feedback and insights!

In Partnership with:

Professors Brian Warrener & Paul Bagdan, PhD.

Brian Warrener will be presenting 2 breakout sessions, "The Future of Flavor Trends" and "How to Un-Screw Your Bar," at the 2016 Nightclub & Bar Show in Las Vegas. VIBE readers receive $30 off of any pass with code SAVE30VIBE when they register.

Survey
Take the Cocktail Trends Survey!
The IWSR

As an innovator who works tirelessly behind the stick, you are uniquely qualified to share your thoughts on today’s hot cocktail trends. After all, who knows better than you what people are looking for, ordering and consuming?

The International Wine and Spirit Research (IWSR), a Nightclub & Bar partner, is looking to you for cocktail trend information. Simply complete this quick survey from IWSR, the leading source of data and analysis on the alcohol beverage market, and you’ll be rewarded for your time.

Just how will you be rewarded? You’ll receive a unique Promo Code to save an additional $10 off the early bird rates toward your 2017 Nightclub & Bar Show pass, which takes place March 27 through 29, 2017, in Las Vegas.* Nightclub & Bar Show is the nation’s most influential gathering of bar and nightlife professionals. Annually, for over 30 years now, more than 36,000 professionals gather from across the US and 50-plus other countries to learn, network and grow the industry!

Take the survey now! See you in Vegas!

*Disclaimer: Nightclub & Bar Show promo code will be provided upon completion of the survey. Must be 21 years of age or older to attend Nightclub & Bar Show.