Starting a Pub Brew Business

Everyone wants to relax after a long hour work or mental tension, then we look for a beer bar near by to chill. The business is more on weekends but no one minds to walk into a bar on weekdays too. Beer, ale and wine bar owners make good money over a week so do you want to be one among the proud beer bar entrepreneurs?

Man’s natural appetite for brewed drinks makes a pub brew business a good venture to engage in.

A brew pubs business is most profitable most especially if you live in an area where people just love beer and similar fermented beverages. If you are looking for a profitable business that can be both fun and profitable, investing in a pub bars business can be a good idea. Here are some tips that can help you when you want to start your own pub brew business:

Establish a signature malt beverage that your pub brew business can be known of

Branding is important in the business industry and you can take advantage of branding to market your brew pubs business. You can do this by marketing a beer or similar fermented beverage that is available in your pub brew business only. While you can still offer your clients the option to brew their own drinks, it will be helpful if you can offer a set of brewed beers that people will look for especially those who prefer not to concoct their own drinks and who have been satisfied with your pub brew’s specialty drinks. Many of the well known and established pub bars have become known and patronized because of the distinct taste of fermented drinks that they offer to their clients.

Make your pub brew an entertaining place to visit

Brew pubs nowadays are not only a good place for brew beer. People basically visit pub brew business establishments to have fun. You should therefore make the most of your clients’ visit to your pub brew by not just offering them with quality drinks but providing them with excellent service as well. You can do this by offering good food and quality entertainment to your patrons. You can provide game areas where you clients can play indoor sports like billiards. You can also install a big screen TV in your pub bars premises where your visitors can watch the shows that they don’t want to miss while enjoying some drinks with their friends in your brew pub. Make sure that you hire accommodating staffs who can provide assistance to your clients.

If you want to establish a successful pub brew business, make sure that you establish a signature malt beverage that your pub brew business can be known of. Make sure that you also make your brew pub business establishment an entertaining place to visit so clients will keep coming back not just for the great tasting brewed drinks but for the great services as well.

171 Comments

  • anil said on July 24, 2009
    procedure for opening beer bar
  • James expert adviser said on July 24, 2009
    @anil, The law differs from place to place so write your preferred location to open the beer bar to help you better.

    Jestin James
    Startup Biz Hub - Senior Advisor (Staff)

  • Joseph said on December 3, 2009
    El Paso, TX, US. I am a 25 year old entrepreneur and feel overwhelmed when looking at all the aspects of creating a business plan. I am hesitant to contact the owners of the beer bar whose idea I would like to mimic because I don't want them to "steal" my idea if you will. Should I contact them regardless?
  • Ryan said on January 13, 2010
    St. Louis, MO. I, too, am a 25 year old entrepreneur. I've gone through the business plan portion of another business idea, but decided to "back burner" the idea due to low margins. I've been researching this type of beer bar business for a while, but haven't found much to work with. I'm happy to help if I can and I'm all ears as well!
  • S. Mathew said on January 21, 2010
    I am from Nagpur, Maharastra and I want to know the formalities to start a beer shop. please guide and help me
  • Don said on March 28, 2010
    how to start a pub brew business in Torrance California 90504
  • Mzwa said on March 29, 2010
    Hi, my brother like to know the STEPS of starting a beer PUB.
  • dipen said on May 4, 2010
    I want to start a PUB at Thane(mumbai). what need the documentation & formalities to start a PUB. What if i want to serve only beer & not whiskey and other alcohol, is the documentation is similar for both(beer + other alcohol).
  • shaggy said on May 6, 2010
    well hi ! my name is shaggy i just wanted 2 know what are the documents required to open a pub in mumbai
  • Mark said on May 14, 2010
    I have wanted to start my own brewpub for a couple years now but I do not know where to begin. I have a restaurant family back ground and know the work required to run a business. I do not have the capital needed to startup either. My area has easily 250K+ population with in a 20 mile radius and projected to grow even more in the next 10 years. Thank you.
  • yatendra said on May 28, 2010
    sir i want to know what are documents required to open a pub i am from lucknow and i want to open pub in lucknow and kanpur i am basically from a political family sir i want to open pub complex with every facilities where every one can forget his problems and relax like a king how much money would required to open pub like that
  • supak said on May 30, 2010
    i am a fresh graduate with a lot of eagerness in starting my own business. i think a beer bar or beer parlour will b a good option. i want to start a beer bar of my own in kerala, india. but i don't know how to start. actually my plan is to serve only beer. it should be both retail n wholesale. retail means like a pub where i can serve my customers, beer with light meals. wholesale means selling beer cases in large quantity to other beer bar owners on demand. please help me.
  • Saurabh Singh said on June 27, 2010
    Hi, How easy or difficult is it to Open a beer Pub in Pune with snacks and dinner. what are the Govt. regulations involved
  • swapnil parelwar said on July 4, 2010
    Hey hi want to start the business. Plz help me out what is the procedure is there to open a new pub and the city is chnadrapur state maharashtra.
  • Abhishek lal said on July 4, 2010
    Mumbai. India. Hi my name is Abhishek lal. Want to know the contact no. and address to approach for Brew bars. I'm an hotel mgmt graduate, working with fast food form last 5 years as restaurant manager. now have enough knowledge of business want to start something of own and work for miles and achieve break through results. No. +919819142868
  • Satish Sharma said on August 17, 2010
    I want to start Beer pub in Ludhiana, India. Please, send me the details regarding govt regulations and other details. Thanks, Satish
  • Akshay said on August 24, 2010
    Hello... I wanna start brew business in california Or Britain... IS 70000$ sufficient to Start it...
  • Mike Gallegos said on August 29, 2010
    I want to start a brew pub in Plano, Tx. Could you please send me details on regulations, tax laws etc... Thanks, Mike
  • Vijay said on September 15, 2010
    I want to start a beer parlour in kerala, India. For that i want to know the procedures, rules, formalities, initial and other investments, tax shield and scope(maximum information as related with the same) to start up. Please i need your quick advice. Waiting for your reply. Thank you
  • Corey said on September 21, 2010
    Tasmania, How do i go about getting liquor licenses and stuff?
  • Baher said on October 10, 2010
    should i open a beer pub or a cafe restaurant in hamra, beirut city ? Capital is almost half a million dollars .
  • Urmi said on October 13, 2010
    I wanted to know how to go about opening a RestoBar in Mumbai. I am a working professional and need help to set up the business. Is there an agency who can help ease the loads of set up , licenses , paper work requirements , agreement details , etc
  • Eric Borgeaud said on November 8, 2010
    Good morning, I'm going to Mumbai for a visit and I'd like to know if there is a brew pub in Mumbai. A place where the beer is made. Thanks a lot. Eric Borgeaud
  • Puneet Rai said on November 26, 2010
    I want to start a bar in faridabad, haryana, India need to know the govt regulations, paper work and other legalities for this start up. I have an area of 24 feet X 66 feet(front x depth), is this sufficient? another option is in between two shopping malls. also want to know the ideas and tips which will support this business and attract customers. I am planning to adopt one of the indian cultural theme. Puneet Rai
  • Tushar said on December 14, 2010
    hi friends i m going 2 take restaurant & bar on rent,it is located in Madgaon(Margao)Goa, near 2 the bus stand. anyone can help me 2 know about rent agreement, proper documentation, taxes and employee provident fund. plz help me.thanking you
  • S.P. Singh beginner adviser said on December 17, 2010
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  • dhondup said on December 18, 2010
    how capital is required to start a standard irish pub
  • RUPAK BANSAL said on December 27, 2010
    I want to know the formalities and approximate capital required to open a beer bar. I am from Jaipur (India).
  • Raja Kaushik said on December 30, 2010
    Hi,I am interested in opening beer microbrewery in Europe.Any body interested?Specially any European local?
  • akshay said on January 2, 2011
    I want to start a PUB at navi-mumbai. what need the documentation & formalities to start a PUB. What if i want to serve beer, whiskey and other alcohol and soft drink and juice, and the documentation required. and total investment with license and which license required.
  • patrick fitzgerald said on January 9, 2011
    I have been in the bar business since I was 21. I am 46 now. I own a Beer and wine pub in Margate Florida called Your Place Pub. Its fun profitable and I am my own boss. Do it! take a gamble and buy a bar!or do what I did... I found a bar in a plaza and I negotiated a 20 year lease. because of my experience I was able to get city and state inspections and was able to do this with very little money invested. I came up with first last and security for the landlord and concessioned out two free months. This gave me time to play with my money on things I had to do to open. I have been opened at this location for 9 months now and I am just now breaking even on my cost to run the place. I am drawing profits now. I am now selling my business for 75,000.
  • san said on January 31, 2011
    i want to open a pub in mira road in mumbai. help me with the procedure of license and all other legal formalities. and also an estimate of total cost required to fulfill those formalities. thanks.
  • Vinay said on February 21, 2011
    My interest lies in opening a Pub in Cochin. I need to get some information on the ground work that i need , different permissions from the authorities. I am looking at a sports Bar concept. Any inputs on this would be well appreciated.
  • mohd gull beginner adviser said on March 5, 2011
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  • joe said on March 31, 2011
    I'm am wanting to start a pub or brew pub in north port florida..... I'm wondering what licenses i would need to start my business, we will be serving food
  • Jasmeet Singh said on April 28, 2011
    i want to open a pub in pune, what sorts of requirements are there regarding documents and can i get the license easily? or some political approach should be made? and please help me with capital requirements also thnks
  • surender reddy said on May 11, 2011
    hai ... i want to start a brew pub , can please let me know the capital and process to start . place hyderabad , ap, india.
  • rakesh said on May 12, 2011
    i am 24 year old man in kerala, i want to open a beer parlour in kerala(trivandrum, can u please help me to know the process and amount 2 start a beer parlour...
  • Mike said on June 25, 2011
    I HAVE STARTED A SUCCESSFUL CATERING COMPANY AS WELL AS A NEW BREW PUB, ITS NOT CHEAP I SUGGEST FINDING SOMETHING TURN KEY WITH THIS ECONOMY THERE ARE GREAT RESTAURANT/ BAR LOCATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN FORCED TO CLOSE. THAT WAY YOUR GETTING EQUIPMENT FOR PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR, MAKE SURE TO BRING A FRESH NEW LOOK TO YOUR LOCATION, SIGNAGE IS IMPORTANT AS WELL AS GOOD FOOD!! IT DOESN'T NEED TO BE FANCY JUST HOT AND GOOD. i WOULD GO TO YOUR LOCAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OR A BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER MOST CITIES HAVE ONE, THEY WILL COACH YOU ON A BUSINESS PLAN ECT FOR FREE. WHAT EVER OUR BUDGET PLAN TO SPEND EXTRA AND LEAVE YOUR SELF SOME OPERATING CAPITAL IN THE BANK, THE WORST THING YOU CAN DOE IS SELL YOUR SELF SHORT. iTS A TOUGH BUSINESS HIRE PEOPLE YOU TRUST HAVE GOOD FOOD AND BETTER BEER AND YOU WILL DO GREAT.
  • Rviau said on June 28, 2011
    Hi I want to open a beer bar/pub in Port Au Prince, Haiti. Would you happen to know the requirements and regulations are? Will I need some sort of license for selling my beer? Also, what kind of square footage would be good to start with? What about dollars with is a average cost to get this off the ground? Unfortunately I'm not familiar with the business, what are good beers to start with? Thanks for any advice you have.
  • Sagar said on July 5, 2011
    Hi i am sagar and i want to start a beer pub with snacks and dinner in new mumbai. Which formalities should be require.
  • Melissa said on August 31, 2011
    I have a great location but am interested in changing the business to perhaps a family run brew pub. Where is a good place to start? what kind of regulations/inspections are needed? We are located in Silverdale, Wa. USA. Thank you
  • surinder adlakha said on October 7, 2011
    Hi I am surinder want to start my brew pub in Faridabad but don't know how to start. I also don't know how to get the license .
  • Ron said on October 8, 2011
    Hello, Me and a couple of my friends are currently studying the business setup required for opening a beer (only!) pub in Pune, India. Would be great if someone helps me with the info on the documentation, the approach for getting a beer license etc. Also, since it's a beer pub, what would be the best execution and marketing plan for the same?
  • asma said on October 10, 2011
    I am from kerala, i want to open a beer parlour in kerala(cochin). Can u please help me to know the process, investment, procedures and its scope.
  • Travis Hughes said on October 20, 2011
    Sacramento, Ca. Hello my name is Travis, i essentially want to start an ale house in sac, just serving beer and wine. Do you guys know of the potential for this market? I plan on serving food and having a pub atmosphere...any suggestions?
  • DHARMENDER SINGH MAAN said on October 23, 2011
    bahadugarh, haryana. i would like to open a disco with beer bar plz help me with correct knowledge
  • Ujala Yadav said on October 31, 2011
    I have space of around 1200 sq. ft in ville parle, mumbai.Planning to open a pub as location is proper surrounded by corporates & college. I am not aware of licensing & other formalities. Kindly suggest & provided the details to go ahead. Can call on 9892909482/9821283899.
  • anish said on November 2, 2011
    I am from kerala,i want to open a beer parlor in kottayam,Can u please help me
  • rahul said on November 19, 2011
    Ujala, I am looking out for a partner for starting up a brew pub in mumbai. if u want we both can set up a brew pub in mumbai. may be i can take care of the licensing formalities. if interested do contact. rahuljnu@gmail.com
  • deepak said on November 22, 2011
    I would like to start a microbrewery in Hyderabad.....Can I know details about the regulations,the equipment cost and details of the companies which sell equipment..........
  • yatin said on November 28, 2011
    How much is a capital requirement to start beer shop in pune (state: Maharashrta, Country India) including license fees etc.? Kindly let me know asap.
  • Sandip Gawande said on December 18, 2011
    Hey if anyone is looking for License requirement for pub please email us all detail and we guide you through all procedure and requirement to start pub. sam130184@live.co.uk please only For maharashtra region
  • Drew Furtick said on January 10, 2012
    Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. I am looking to start a beer only store. I would like to sell and allow tastings like some wine stores do. I would like to know about how much capital I would need and what permits/license are needed. I did some research for permits/license but most of what I found were more geared towards bar's, not allowing resale of the products. Is there just a license to sell beer or is it all bundled into owning a liquor store? Thanks.
  • Balashoureddy.Raya said on February 11, 2012
    Dear Sir We Are from Andhrapradesh, We want to Establish an Micro Brewery & Restaurant with 5000L per Day Production Line. CAN U Pl Suggest The Best Brewery Machinery available in INDIA on Turnkey Basis in Production Line With Best Price available !
  • Ranjan Adlakha said on February 19, 2012
    We are interested to setup a microbrewery in Delhi NCR. Please let us know the license policy and legal requirements.
  • deepak said on March 25, 2012
    sir, i want to open a live musical pub and bar in ludhiana(PUNJAB) India. Can you help me with that, I dont want your help for free, good to be professional. 9814204882
  • James expert adviser said on March 26, 2012

    @deepak, we are remote so I am not very sure what you think we can do for you. Let us know what you need from us. What kind of help you think we can provide you?

    Jestin James
    Startup Biz Hub - Senior Advisor (Staff)

  • amit bansal said on April 8, 2012
    HI. Sir ,we want to open a disco and beer bar with restaurant in bathinda city situated in punjab. Kindly tell me the procedures and what kind of govt approvals we need. Thanx & rgds amit bansal
  • S.P. Singh beginner adviser said on April 11, 2012
    Amit, we have done a project in Punjab and for the same you need to apply for the bar license and then for the micro brewery license. you can contact your local excise deptt. for the same.

    S.P. Singh
    info@brewevolution.com

  • Rajinder Dhillon said on April 12, 2012
    sir, i want to open a pub and bar in Barnala city(pb.)kindly tell me the procedure and govt. approvals i need. thanx
  • Daniel Abaloo said on June 20, 2012
    Hi there, I am in my early forties, living in Ireland since 2002. now am planing moving back home but because of the love interest in have for Ireland, I will like to take the Irish spirit with me. I am therefore looking for an investor who wish to invest in West Coast of Africa to partner with in opening an IRISH PUB. I welcome any suggestion from all angels. Thanks
  • njsoman said on June 30, 2012
    How to start a beer pub in kerala state? What are the Govt.formalities to complete?
  • Ashish Sharma said on July 8, 2012
    sir, i want to open a pub and bar in Karnal city state (Haryana)kindly tell me the procedure and govt. approvals where i collect the right information? and how much cost involve in this business?
  • S.P. Singh said on July 10, 2012
    Hi Ashish, The cost will depend on the project size/scale, please forward the precise information so we can guide you further. For approvals, you need to apply for Bar License and then for the Micro Brewery License. Regards, S.P.Singh
  • rohit tyagi said on July 10, 2012
    Hi i am working for a commercial developer in jaipur, We will be coming up with a Commercial Mall in prime location of jaipur of Size 5 lac sqft of area. We are wanting to Open Brewery pub in this property. Can you plz help us in explaining the Rules and regulations of rajasthan in terms of Brewery pub licenses and formalities. Thanks Rohit Tyagi
  • S.P.Singh said on July 11, 2012
    Hi Rohit, you need to get in touch with your local excise department for Micro Brewery Licensing. B/R S.P.Singh
  • Prabhakar said on July 15, 2012
    I want to start a Pub(DISC) IN Thane. What are the legal license required to run a Pub. Currently I have F L - 3, Entertainment Lic. dose any other extra license required. Please let me know as soon as possible. Regards Prabhakar
  • siddhartha said on July 17, 2012
    hello sir, I want to open a proper bar with snacks and all, in Jaipur(rajasthan) do tell me the formalities I have to complete and minimum area, the capital required other than the infrastructure and staff. do you have idea of the govt. taxation and license fees, how much time the govt officials take to provide the license. thanks
  • bharat singhal said on August 3, 2012
    i want to start beer bar in balotra distt. barmer rajasthan. please send me all formalities for this business.thank you.
  • samir pathak said on September 21, 2012
    Hi, Want to start a micro brewery in Delhi. India. Pls provide the documentation required for the licenses.
  • SUNIL GARG said on September 24, 2012
    I want to start a PUB in Bathinda, Punjab(INDIA). My contact number is +919216100142. Sunil Garg
  • S.P.Singh said on September 24, 2012
    Samir, Please check the local excise policy of Delhi and I think till date it is not allowed to set up a Pub Brewery here.
  • Kuldip dubey said on October 4, 2012
    sir, I'm wanting to open a brew pub in lucknow, India. For that i want to know the procedures, rules, formalities, initial and other investments, tax shield and scope (maximum information as related with the same) to start up. Please i need your quick advice. Waiting for your reply. Thank you. contact no.-7669566660
  • harry potter said on October 4, 2012
    hi mr s.p singh you seems to be the most intelligent can you advice micrbrewery at mumbai
  • rajan randhawa said on October 7, 2012
    I want to start disc in Belapur Navi Mumbai plz let me know the formalities.
  • ravi said on October 7, 2012
    I want to open a disc/pub in Goa. I want to know the capital investment and the start up cost to set up a disco. I have the money to invest. Please advice. Thanks ravi
  • Parvesh wadhwa beginner adviser said on October 21, 2012
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  • vaibhav shukla said on October 30, 2012
    i want to open a DISC/PUB WITH SNACKS AND DINNER in Delhi/NCR. i want to know the legal formalities, rules and investment to set up a pub. Please let know. thanks, vaibhav shukla
  • Pringkle said on November 1, 2012
    Hello Ravi i have a fully furnished pub at Goa with stocks. If you are interested then contact me at 09827394158 or pringklecooldude@gmail.com
  • kakunabam said on November 10, 2012
    i want to open a disc/pub in capital town area please i need your adviceI would like to know about how much capital I would need and what permits/license are needed. I did some research for permits/license,,,
  • Jigar Thakkar said on November 15, 2012
    Hey i want to start pub/bear bar in navimumbai or thane(Maharashtra, India). What are the formalities with regards to license and all legal formalities to be completed for opening the same.
  • pramod said on November 19, 2012
    hi, sir pls give full information how to open a bar in haryana. At pramodgautam37@gmail.com.
  • VINOD KR ARORA said on December 5, 2012
    sir i am from BIKANR RAJASTHAN I AM INTERESTED TO ESTABLISH A BEER BAR I HAVE A PRIME LOCATION IN BIKANER. PLS SEND/CALL ME TERMS & CONDITION FOR BAR. MY CONTACT NO 0151-2240288, +91 9414452852, +91 9414452850 THANKS PLS RESPOND ME
  • VINOD KR ARORA said on December 5, 2012
    I HAVE TWO LOCATION IN BIKANER RAJASTHAN ONE OF THEM IS NEAR MEDICAL COLLAGE DUPLEX COLONY MAIN ROAD & OTHER IS ON PATEL NAGAR MAIN ROAD MY CONTACT NO 01512240288 09414452852,09414452850
  • Dipesh Khanchandani said on December 6, 2012
    hi i want to start pub brew business. so it will be helpful to me if you give me some ideas about this business. i want to know capital required to start this business i.e plant cost etc. please let me know any company who is offering franchisee for same . thank you
  • Ankur Goyal said on December 11, 2012
    I want to start Pub/beer bar in jaipur. Plz help me
  • Rahul Singh beginner adviser said on December 12, 2012
    Hi @Ankur Goyal..Please mail me on rahul6750@outlook.com .. We can discuss for you business. thanks Rahul

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  • Sunny said on December 24, 2012
    I am MBA Graduate, working with IT company as Consultant. I am looking forward to open a freshly brewed beer cafe in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Please advise on what kind of investment, location, approvals etc. formalities need to be met, and other supporting procedures, if any. Thanks.
  • surjeet singh said on December 29, 2012
    we want to put a beer bar we required all the detail regarding start the beer bar at near Talwara distt. Hoshiarpur, Punjab.
  • Arun said on January 24, 2013
    i need a partner to start business? anyone interested then contact in kewlp624@gmail.com
  • Amit Saini said on January 25, 2013
    I want to open a bar & restaurant in Chandigarh location. can anyone tell me the procedure & total start up cost
  • raman said on January 31, 2013
    we are from andhra pradesh want to Establish an Micro Brewery & Restaurant. CAN U please inform about the procedure to establish like license etc.,
  • Ramveer Singh said on February 12, 2013
    I want to open a bar & restaurant in Jaipur (Rajasthan) location. can anyone tell me the procedure & total start up cost. Contact No. - 0065 - 8309 4188
  • J P JOSHI said on February 20, 2013
    I HAVE A AIRPORT RESTAURANT AT JAIPUR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. I JUST START A BEER BAR IN RESTAURANT FROM 1 APRIL 2013. I JUST WANT A GOOD BUSINESS PARTNER FOR MY BUSINESS. CONTACT ME ON MY NO. 09413105676 OR jpjoshi.joshi@gmail.com
  • sandeep agrahari said on March 1, 2013
    I am sandeep from lucknow i want open a bar in Lucknow plz tell n give me direction
  • Anubhav Mahajan said on March 7, 2013
    Hi. I am looking forward to open a resto pub in Pathankot city(Punjab). Can you please guide me how to take it further.
  • Rajesh Sharma said on March 11, 2013
    Resp.sir. I have place 506 sq.feet tripel story with parking in pathankot punjab. I want to open beer bar over there pl. tell me how to apply license.
  • sam said on March 31, 2013
    plz send me detail about legal aspect n money invest in a pub business m lk forward to start it ...i m frm up bareilly...my no is 8881799399. call me.
  • karan said on April 29, 2013
    hi, i would like to open a brew pub !!! My location preference is either bangalore, goa or hyderabad. if you could help us out, then we can turn this budding idea to an profitable venture

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