How to Start a Tavern Business

Because of the increase in the social life of many people, there is a notable increase in tavern goers. Because of this, the mentioned fact is an excellent opportunity for you to start your own business.

If you are interested in this kind of income-generating venture, the tips on how to start a tavern business must be learned.

The tavern business is one of the best ventures you can engage in now. This is due to the increased number of people who are up to visiting this form of business establishment. But before you establish this form of profit-generating endeavor, there are some things that you have to put in mind.

Conduct a Survey

Initially, you have to assess the needs of your locality. You have to survey the taverns and bar types present in your place. You have to talk with the owners of these businesses and ask them about the services they are not offering their customers. The bottom line is to look for the specific niche to meet your expected business outcome.

Come Up with the Right Decision

Once you have gained lots of facts about tavern businesses, you decide now about the type of tavern venture you want to engage in. To help you out, you can talk to some owners of tavern businesses in your place. These types of people can give you merits and possible risks once you enter this kind of venture. Aside from that, it will also help you out when you have talked to some of the suppliers for this kind of business. They will tell you about the tastes of the people in your locality. This is an excellent help for your business to gain success in the end.

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Secure Business Legalities

After you have come up with your best decision, you must now secure the legalities of your business. This will make you legally run your chosen venture. You have to secure some aspects when speaking of the legitimacy of your experience. These include:

  • Obtaining business license
  • In some instances, a liquor permit is required
  • Applying for business insurance

Decide on the Business Location and Make Stronger Marketing Plans

Next, you have to settle on the location of your tavern. To quickly find out the most suitable one for you, you can contact an agent of real estate to do it for you. But of course, this will require you to set aside a small service fee. But you also have to ensure the location can access your target market. You must also not forget to make a competent marketing plan for your business. See that the marketing plan will yield your desired number of customers. Aside from that, the marketing plan must be sustainable to adapt to your target market's dynamics.


  • Natasha said on June 13, 2012
    Pefferville, East London in the Eastern Cape South Africa, I would like to open a tavern that will also have a butchery.
  • sinovuyo shwayiba said on June 27, 2012
    Khayamnandi location ,Despatch,Eastern Cape South Africa. I would like to start a tavern that would also offer soft drinks and a butchery just next to the alcohol consumption area. I have already inquired about the trading license and the location too. I just need help in proper planning and implementing the plan and financial considerations
  • Nicolean Chatham said on July 16, 2012
    Looking to open a tavern in germiston location in sa ... Selling alcohol , soft drinks and also eventually having its own kitchen, wld need some help pls in buying a liquor license and implementing proper planning!!
  • Jeremia Prens said on May 7, 2013
    I would like to open a tavern and restaurant in Prince Albert, Western Cape
  • zingisile Novaso said on May 15, 2013
    The location is the Northern Cape in a small place called Augrabies with a population of about 2000 people excluding the suruonding farms. There is a tavern that i want to rent it.
  • S'lindile Nhlenyama said on June 5, 2013
    I want to start a Tavern in the area of Mahlabatini, Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa. Just need to know an example of capital that would be needed to start-up in that area.
  • lungile chili said on July 22, 2013
    i would like to open a pub and tavern that would also include a butchery in Kwa Dlangeza,KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
  • Tshepo Kgopa said on October 10, 2013
    I would like to open a tarven in polokwane and I would like to know how much will it cost me to apply for a new liquor license?
  • zamo silangwe said on October 21, 2013
    I reside in bizana eastern cape I would like to know, what sort of things do I need to offer in my tavern beside alcohol
  • oupa said on December 13, 2013
    I would like to open a tarven around taung in andi would north west I would like to know how to get a liquor permit
  • mandla nkosi said on December 19, 2013
    I want to start my own tarven that include butchery and cafe also rooms to sleep
  • Dhiren Govender said on January 19, 2014
    I want to start a Tavern in the area of Phoenix in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa. Just need to know an example of capital that would be needed to start-up in that area. license amount that I would need to pay per month, all the requirements including requesting consent from people from the area ect.
  • Nomonde said on February 18, 2014
    I would like to open a ladies bar but the problem is I don't know how to apply for a license please help me.
  • Sinalo kwezi said on February 24, 2014
    I want to open a sports bar in my area in guglethu cape town i need a capital to start it plz help assist me am passionate and ambitious
  • Xavier du Plessis said on February 25, 2014
    I would like to start a sports bar opposite main beach in Jeffreys Bay. It is my own property and will be granted special business rights on application. . Looking for start- up capital. Contact me at 0762819611
  • percy tembisa kodisa said on February 26, 2014
    my place is a small and an un popular to some people bt i find it easy and somehow appealing to establish a tavern since we {people from where i stay} do not have any at d moment. according to my survey i think it will work well for me and a way benefit my people since they woudnt have to go far from their homes since they are near my to be tavern
  • patrick masango said on March 4, 2014
    As a young man I would like to see my self becoming a businessman one day, so I can be happy when you guys can tell me how much money roughly I must have to open a tarven am at kameel rivier "b" in mpumalanga province
  • sia shoti said on March 10, 2014
    I want to open tavern and butchery in cape town i do have my own house plz help 0719447791
  • Tshepo Kgopa said on March 29, 2014
    are we gonna get answer on questions we asked on this side or is one of those side we are wasting our time on...
  • sandile said on June 15, 2014
    hi am sandile mabizela i want to start a tavern so how do i start
  • Vuyisile Bevu said on June 26, 2014
    I would like to start up a tavern but I would like to know what are the proper channels to follow and also ways of starting it, including best pricing and customer care and service in a village.
  • THABO MATSETELA said on June 26, 2014
    I would like to start a tavern and shisanyama in Limpopo (Zebediela), I have a space and a license and a little bit of business plan but I don't know where to start.
  • Percy said on June 26, 2014
    i want to rent a tavern my worry is how to attract people and how much i should invest in this and how much is the liquor license
  • Bongi Malaza said on June 30, 2014
    Hi, i also want to start my own business which is a tarven, i don't see anything i love but making people happy, i know i can give the best customer service to them, i am passionate & am willing to learn more than what i know right now, i just need funds, & place to hire at Tembisa & surrounding area to start the business which will include buy & braai at the sometime, i really want to see it up & running before September next year. I have lot of types of business i need to engage my self into as soon as the tarven is strong & well known. I have few friends in mind who would like & also me liking them to invest, i just need a place, along the way will buy mine.
  • Thabile Shabane said on August 19, 2014
    I like to open tavern, butchery, Take Away fast food and lounge in my local place at Gamalakhe from Port Shepstone. I have enough place to do that as a woman month also my birthday month I decided to start my own businesses as a young woman I need someone help .my number is 0612482877
  • Andre Strydom said on August 24, 2014
    I'm looking at starting a sports bar in three rivers Vereeniging. I've been in the industry for +-6 years. Just want some more information on the legal side. How and where do I apply for a trade license and liquor license also need info on registering my business. Any other advice or tips would be appreciated
  • mathapelo seema said on October 10, 2014
    i am a 21 year old gal i am also planning to open a bar with restaurant i have a permit for SAB ,i am a very intelligent gal a graduate ,BUT i believe being me own boss ,my previous mathematics teacher used to advise us that we must be our own boss and learn how to be creative
  • thabo said on October 20, 2014
    am 18 years old am planning to open a tarven, so i was looking for investors who can help me how to open my business i did write my business plan.
  • Ntombizonke Mjandana said on November 3, 2014
    I'm in Cathcart used to run a tavern but it failed. Now I need funding to restart it and starting a buy & braai at my place. I do have a license is still active.
  • mzwandile said on November 5, 2014
    hi I would like to open a tarven in a township so my problem is I'm staying in a shack so is it possible to apply for a tarven license on a shack?
  • Lesego madumo said on November 10, 2014
    I would like to open a tarven around pretoria, how do i apply for a tarven license and some instances, liquor permit my numbers 0768231286 please help me i want to start it next year february
  • Ntombizonke Mjandana said on November 15, 2014
    Hi I'm in the Eastern Cape. I have a licensed place for a tavern where I used to run a tavern. The license is active coz it's been renewed every year. My point is I need to re open it and start a shisanyama at my place.
  • Sipho said on November 22, 2014
    I would like to own a tavern very soon around Tzaneen in limpopo please help in how to get a trading/liquor license?
  • Thula Ngubane said on December 22, 2014
    I would like to start a tavern business at Umlazi Township.
  • Peter said on December 30, 2014
    Hi i'm staying in Taung north west wud like to open a tavern and butchery, I need information on steps to follow n how to apply for relevant documents
  • Magriet van Tonder said on January 10, 2015
    I would like to open a tavern in Limpopo. The owner pass away and the tavern is closed now for a couple of months. Every thing is still in there.I need information on steps to follow to apply for relevant documents.
  • aviwe said on January 11, 2015
    Amalinda, East London. Is where I want to start a tavern focusing on the middle to lower class people. I just need to know the financials involved in the start up and maintenance of the company. And if funding is available for such business and liquor license. Thank you in advance.
  • Paseka said on January 19, 2015
    I would like to open a tarven and a chesa nyama in Bultfontein Free State Province but i dont have a starting capital, call this nmbr 0730410083 to help me pls
  • olebogeng said on February 6, 2015
    i would like to open a tarven and chesa nyama in Loopeng village in Nothern cape province, i want financial help to be able to start. here is my number 0748312388
  • kelvin said on February 15, 2015
    Struggling to get a license to sell alcohol. where is the right place to go an apply for it
  • thabiso mabizela said on March 20, 2015
    i want to open a tarven and shesa nyama in deneysville refengkgotso anyone have idea of where can i get license at the right place anyone has idea please contact me @0734864113 or email me @
  • Phathokuhle said on April 25, 2015
    I would like to open a tavern in cape town at philippi am strungling to get a license my phone number is 073 888 3296
  • THABANG01 said on May 7, 2015
    I am a civil servant and would like some independence by buying existing liquor and food tavern around Gauteng province. I want to invest my pension money into this business. I have been a civil servant for almost 20 years. Any ideas or advice?
  • Zanele Ndlovu said on June 2, 2015
    I would like to start up a tarven in my area, I reside at the rural area, called Bhekulwandle I applied for license 5 years back but I never get any response, kindly assist me with start up fund.
  • Steve said on June 7, 2015
    I want to open a tarven in my area in limpopo(ga sekhukhune). i'm from a rural area ...i want more help about what to do and get funding to make my dream come true ...please assist me
  • richard mnisi said on June 9, 2015
    i would like to open tarven to mpumalanga nelspruit help me guys i want to start up and shisanyama 078 925 6785
  • William Monwabisi Tosela said on June 10, 2015
    Good day need advice, how can I get a castle refrigeration. I'm new in this type of business and is the only one to operate in the area I will do business. The first owners make use of coca cola fridges, which is not good to put beers in it. I'm in the northern cape need urgent help. Regards W.M.Tosela
  • Alutha said on July 15, 2015
    i want to open a tavern in my home town. how do you apply for license? please help guys. 0630758849
  • SELULEKO said on July 22, 2015
  • Nhlaka said on August 6, 2015
    i'm Nhlakanipho Mdlolo I want to open tarven and butchery in my home town Nongoma what are requirements how to get trading license?
  • Brighton said on August 7, 2015
    I need to open a tarven in Belfast Mpumalanga the problem I have its capital
  • jazz said on September 11, 2015
    I want to open tarven at witbank mpumalanga
  • Bro Wanda said on September 16, 2015
    i would like to open a tarven and chesanyama in Manavhela village in Limpopo province, i want financial help to be able to start. here is my number 0763576029
  • Mfundo Hlophe said on September 22, 2015
    I would like to start a sport bar in Port Shepstone rural area, I have one competitor (Tavern), I would like to get a business plan
  • David Nyambi said on November 20, 2015
    Mkhuhlu, Mpumalanaga, South Africa. I am having hard time in finding a consultant who can help me in starting tavern business. can someone help me?
  • Bheki mpanza said on January 21, 2016
    Good morning i am a young man i have 21 yers old i would like to see my self becoming a businessman one day please help me wit a start-up capital i wil pay every month that maney please help me i will open tavern in my home my number is 0764174214
  • Nthoba Mpholo said on January 28, 2016
    I would like to open a tavern at Qwaqwa Free State can i be assisted with finance.
  • Mariana said on January 30, 2016
    I'd like to open tavern at Dordecht Eastern Cape.Its been six years now looking for a job and I cant find the job so I decided to start up my own business.I'll be gladly if I can assisted with capital,there's a place I can rent or I can buy so that my dream can come true.Regard MARIANA QOLO and I am 23years old.
  • JERMAINE said on February 9, 2016
    Hi I need a bit of guides in running a tavern I got one from my Uncle and got a bit of tricks but need a correct plan from priceless to security to all u can offer highly appreciated
  • Moyahabo Moses said on February 14, 2016
    should I get the liquor permit and license first or should I have a location? I'm from gauteng
  • Siphe Maxwell Bolotina said on February 15, 2016
    I've made my research and having assurance about my mission, vision and my goals now am ready to make them really. Want to open chisanyama, car wash and selling soft drinks at Kotana Nqamakhwe in Eastern Cape so would like to get a business license
  • mth said on April 19, 2016
    I would like to open a business which is a terven my problem is I wanna know how much distance must be between my terven and schools or community.
  • Nobatembu Maxhontana said on April 20, 2016
    I need to know what re the requirements when you want to have atarven in the village which procedure you have to follow to get a license please respond if you can help.
  • Zakhele shikwambane said on April 28, 2016
    I want to open a tavern in cottondale acornhoek south Africa but I don't know the legal requirement of opening a tavern
  • Zamokuhle said on May 11, 2016
    I am from pmb I m 23 male I want to start a Tarven I have a lots of space but I need a partner cz I want to open Shisa nyama and sell take away.I need someone who know about the business as I do.0627463871
  • Mandla M said on July 8, 2016
    Am looking to open a tavern and i know what to do, combining the two i have no idea so i need help. Flagstaff is where i need to see my business
  • Tumisho said on July 21, 2016
    Hi my name is Tumisho from south africa limpopo, i would like to open a tarven business, i have plans but i dont have capital and not sure how to get it.
  • kagiso said on August 16, 2016
    I already have a tarven i just want to attract the right mobile....working crowd. i need ways to grow. plz help
  • Buyi Makhanya said on November 10, 2016
    Hi. I'm Buy Makhanya from KwazuluNatal. I'm interested in starting a tavern that would also have a butchery & offer soft drinks too. Please advise me on this venture. Thanx
  • samkelisiwe said on December 12, 2016
    Hi my name is Samkelisiwe from lenasia. I want to buy Tarven at germiston. i have n6 certificate in business management. I need help with money to buy it. Or business loan please. My contact number is 0846947118
  • Iwin said on December 13, 2016
    i would like to star A TAVERN WITH N BAR humansdorp iwin
  • Siviwe Lennox Gwazela said on December 26, 2016
    I'm planning to start tarven with shisanyama at eastern cape eMqanduli. plz anyone advice me on how to attract more customers and make more profit?
  • pacton said on January 18, 2017
    @james I'd like to open a tavern and restaurant please help on how to apply for a license costs and so..
  • Andile mthunzini said on February 21, 2017
    I am a male from lusikisiki town. i want to open a tavern at my location. i need fund and any form of support. i really passionate about this kind of business. anyone who can help. My cell no is 0608599895.
  • AYANDA said on April 16, 2017
  • lungelwa said on June 1, 2017
    I need to open a tarven and a shisanyama next to it. I need help with planning and how to apply the license, I am in Elliotdale
  • Tintswalo said on July 29, 2017
    I need to open a tavern, shisanyama and also sale soft drinks around Burgasfort Limpopo. I need help and also help me how to apply a license of this kind of business
  • YANDISA said on August 1, 2017
    i need help I want to start a tavern business
  • Anovuyo Ngcume said on September 28, 2017
    Would Like To Open A Tavern With A A Sit In Where People Can Buy Food And Eat. With A Chisanyama Just Outside The Tarven... Around Springs Or Daveyton
  • Siboniso Ntshakala said on December 20, 2017
    I siboniso wiseman Ntshakala I wish to start a tavern at Mangosuthu Piet Retief I would like to be give an idea and a way forward on how to open this Small business
  • Amanda said on December 21, 2017
    Hi Amanda I recently registered my company but not yet receive the approval n I'm planning to apply for liquor license soon so now I would like to get an investor for funding so that I can make this Chisanyama, car wash n Tavern b something for really plz am Desperate ma number 0719406946
  • Bukeka Mbhele said on February 13, 2018
    I'm a girl of 25 years old I would like to register my c
  • Sello tlhone said on August 20, 2018
    My name is Sello Tlhone, I want to start a shisanyama and a Carwash business next to a tavern I am renting. can you please assist me with business funding. This is tavern situated at the entrance of the location and next to the main road. I'm very desperate and I believe I can make it in that business. Please help. I believe in my self, I've made a thorough research. My email address is, My cellphone number 0795657390. My whats app number 0712081315, Thanx
  • ANELISA said on April 10, 2019
    I also want to start my own tavern with a butcher. I need help. my number is 0631699655 WhatsApp me plz
  • Ntsikelelo Bika said on May 26, 2019
    What do I need to open a tavern around Eastern cape
  • MOSIKILI LUCAS said on August 3, 2019
    Dear all, I am MOsikili Lucas willing to start up a tavern and car wash plus braying of meat at QwaQwa free state but I don't have my own place and fund to start the business can anyone help me on that.
  • MZWANDILE TSHONA said on November 7, 2019
    I need help in starting a shisanyama restaurant there I need a business plan.
  • NCOMEKA said on November 29, 2019
    Dear, I need help I want to open a tavern with a soft drink, my own kitchen, and shisanyama at UNDERBEG. Please contact me 0620512354-0614880506 or email me,YOUR HELP WILL BE VERY APPRECIATED.
  • Zwakele Masango said on August 17, 2020
    Hi, I would like to get assistance with opening a tavern around Mpumalanga, I need help with all the details and documents needed, Please contact me at 0728260885.
  • Thembinkosi said on September 27, 2020
    Hi I want to start my own business by opening a tavern. what is needed? i'm from Mpumalanga (Nkomazi). My email is and my contact number is 0715214438 /0798880055
    Your help will be highly appreciated
  • Charles said on June 12, 2021
    Malesela Hi, I want to start a Tavern Business in Limpopo in Ga Matlala Village and know where and how to get a Business license and Liquor Permit.
  • Peter said on September 7, 2021
    Good day. I am Peter; I want to start a business in Kagiso. We can use my place for start-up..any individual who is looking to invest in such a company, please get in touch with me on 0789323828
  • Peter said on September 7, 2021
    Nature of the business is alcohol distribution...
  •  said on June 12, 2022
    I need someone to help me with capital to start my tavern. I'm from George.
  • Adam said on December 28, 2022
    Good evening, my name is Adam letsholo, from Welgeval saulspoort, I would like to be advised on how to start a business of tavern and meat, my email, the number is 0635353056, ur answer will be highly appreciated thanks.


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