Exciting Ways to Make Your Campus Tavern More Fun
If you own a campus tavern, drawing people is the only way you are going to make money. Considering the clientele that you are hoping to draw, this should be a relatively easy task. You just need to discover new ways to draw in a crowd of people who want excitement along with their round of drinks. Here are a few ideas for you to consider.
Host a St. Patrick’s Day Party
St. Patrick’s Day is an easy day to make money. Everyone uses it for an excuse to party hard and spend major money. With a little planning and a willingness to change up the routine in your campus tavern, you should be able to reap the rewards in a big way.
For instance, advertise that you will host it and then stock up on food coloring and anything else that is green themed. You can then add a drop or two of food coloring to drinks or sprinkle green confetti and clovers on the tables. Host a karaoke night that uses only Irish Pub songs. Encourage visitors to dress up in a sexy leprechaun costume; this will be sure to draw college aged guys from all over.
Add an Outdoor Fire Place
Everyone loves fire. Turning an area outside of your campus tavern into a fire pit could also draw a crowd. It is something unique that not many taverns consider doing. Invite people to bring marshmallows or perhaps set a bowl on the outdoor tables with a handful of large marshmallows in it. This will require you and your staff to do very little and your guests will love it.
Create Bar Games for Guests
Karaoke where the crowd votes winner, adding a dart board, invite guests to challenge your bartender for a coin toss for a potential discount on their next drink. Create a wall of fame and challenge guests to sample everything on your menu over a certain amount of time or to even drink a specific drink so many times per month to get their name on your wall. None of these games have to be extreme and most all will draw a crowd once people realize that you are doing it. The coin tosses and karaoke or any of the other games may be done just weekly or monthly. You get to choose.
Hosting a theme night is another great way to draw a crowd. Consider turning a night that is usually slow for your tavern into a fun night out for others. Offer a buy one get one promotion for a certain drink or some other menu item. Offer guests the Mardi Gras theme randomly. Have customers compete against one another for ugliest hats or craziest pajamas. If you add a craziest hat competition, it is sure to draw some willy wonka costume contestants. A ladies night or a large TV for the big game are also good ideas for you to consider. For sports fans, you may also have a jersey night where anyone wearing their favorite jersey can have a small amount off for the evening.
People love visiting campus taverns that give them a little more of an experience. They want and crave fun, you can do it by even giving them a single’s night to meet other singles and it will not cost you a dime. If you want to succeed, you need to keep that in mind and return guests will come even on nights when you are not hosting special events.