Basics of Bars for sale

The US bar and nightclub industry includes about 45,000 establishments (single-location companies and branches of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of about $20 billion. Bars and Nightclubs for sale are numerous as the profitability of individual companies depends on the ability to drive traffic and develop a loyal clientèle. Large companies can offer a wide variety of food, drinks, and entertainment, and have scale advantages in purchasing, financing, and marketing. Small companies can compete effectively by serving a local market, offering unique products or entertainment, or providing superior customer service.
Bars and nightclubs compete with other venues that offer alcoholic drinks or entertainment, including restaurants, hotels, and casinos.
People who want to buy a bar and nightclub will find that major sources of revenue include beer (about 35 percent of sales), distilled spirits or hard liquor (30 percent), food and non-alcoholic beverages (20 percent), and wine (7 percent). Most customers go to bars and nightclubs to socialize, bar activities tend to focus more on drinking, while nightclubs focus on entertainment and dancing. Via sbdcnet.org

$1,800,000
Texas
Sunny South Texas. Established 10 years. Licensed late hours and Liquor. Partial owner absentee. Asking price includes business, building (ground lease) and equipment.
Retirement
$140,000
Nebraska
Loyal clientele and tenured staff, this owner only works 1 day per week
Owner’s construction business is growing and taking all this focus
$82,000
Nebraska
After Work Hot Spot in Omaha’s Miracle Hills
Seller currently has 2 bars and is downsizing
$245,000
Nebraska
Fully-Staffed, Newly-Renovated Sports Bar in Stand-Alone Building featuring Sand Volleyball
Moving out of state
$94,000
Nebraska
Party Bar in great location with no kitchen
Owner is ill
$198,000
Nebraska
Profitable Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner & Late Night Crowds
Seller owns multiple bars
$170,000
Massachusetts
Time constraints due to other obligations.
$299,000
Washington D.C.
This business has a class CN liquor license that conveys. The class cn is the highest and best of its kind, very difficult to get, and they are not issuing any more for this part of DC. Also conveying is new separate permitting to serve drinks and food to their outdoor patio on the street. The business is statistically located between two metro stations and across from a parking garage and has massive amounts of afternoon foot traffic. Currently, the business is only open 3 days a week to cater to a nightclub and dancing crowd. However, there are no restrictions for hours, so an owner could convert this to a 7 day a week operation with an outdoor happy hour component. Right now the club is booked solid through the end of summer by party promoters that bring in famous DJs and crowds with their contacts through twitter and facebook. The owners are not very actively involved as the manager and party promoters take care of the details. If you are serious about opening a bar in DC, you should see this establishment. It can convert to your use, or you can keep it as it is - a simple part-time operation that generates money and is a lot of fun to own.
Partnership is dissolving and some are now out of the area