Bar Opening Checklist

Utilize the Bar Opening Checklist for a systematic approach to preparing a successful bar opening, covering essential tasks for operational readiness.​

Bar Opening Checklist



Opening

1. Unlock beer & wine coolers & taps


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2. Place floor mats behind bar


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3. Place liners in trash cans and position appropriately


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4. Stock & ice down bottle beer & wine


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5. Cut lemon wheels, wedges and twists, lime wedges, orange wheels and celery


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6. Make garnish skewers


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7. Make sweet & sour, juices, bloody mary mix, pina mix and other mixers


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8. Setup margarita rim salter at each service well


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9. Assemble, fill & start frozen drink machine


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10. Stock straws, cocktail napkins, stir-straws, coasters, skewers, etc. at each service well


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11. Stock rocks glasses, highballs, pilsners, wine glasses, snifters, coffee mugs


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12. Setup blenders & mixers at each service well


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13. Stock bar utensils & supplies (strainer, shaker, jigger, ice scoop, ice cream scoop, wine opener, bottle opener, stirrer, bar mats, pour spouts, etc.)


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14. Ice down and stock garnish caddy with cocktail onions, olives, cut lemons, limes and oranges, twists, and cherries at each service well


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15. Fill ice bins at each service well


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16. Check liquor, beer and wine backups for each service well and back bar


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17. Stock silverware (rollups)


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18. Stock plateware & linen napkins


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19. Stock bar and food menus


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20. Fill bar sink with soap water, rinse and sanitizer


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21. Have back-up beverage canisters and CO2 tanks ready to replace empties


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22. Turn on music, bar TV, etc.


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23. Turn on neon lights and signs


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24. Check if plates and glasses are clean


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25. Check if tables, bathrooms, and bar floor is clean


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26. Get and count opening bar bank


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27. Get new comp & waste log


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