Local Bar Guest Entertainment Ideas

Your local bar should not be just that, a local bar. It needs to be an experience that your guests will never forget. Most great bars are surviving today because of their ability to create amazing memories for their guests. 

A bar that does its job well makes its guests leave with a great feeling about their conversations, the drinks they had, and an experience that will make them come back even with their friends and family.

However, the truth of the matter is that most bar owners do not have any idea about what they should do to create amazing customer experiences in their bars. They do not know how to go beyond providing amazing drinks to creating memories for their guests.

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While having things such as good music systems, lighting, and decor are great, providing other forms of entertainment goes a long way when it comes to entertaining your guests. All that you need to do is implement good marketing strategies to bring in new customers, then let entertainment keep them and bring them back.


Some amazing entertainment ideas for the local bar include;

Happy Hours

Happy hour is one of the best times to be in a bar for most customers. This is because it provides them with the right time to unwind with family and friends while taking discounted drinks and listening to good music. 


It also provides bars with an opportunity to bring in more customers with the right marketing techniques and make more income from the sale of drinks. This increases sales.


However, just like it takes a lot of skill to make the right cocktail, you need the right happy hour ideas for your bar to make the experience amazing. Every bar can try to have happy hours, but you will need the perfect ideas to make yours stand out from the rest.

Table Top Games

Shuffleboard, foosball, hockey, and pool among others are amazing games that are capable of attracting new customers and keeping the current customers of your local bar loyal. You need to make sure that you understand the kind of games that they need.


These are some examples of games that most people do not have enough room for in their houses, meaning that they prefer playing them from other places away from their homes. 


To ensure that your guests are entertained, host game days or nights, or even arrange for tournaments and reward the winners.

Dice Games

Dice games are among the simplest games you can use to entertain guests in your local bar. They are also cheap to implement and get started with. You can use different dice games such as captain, ship, Klondike, Farkel, Tally-Hold, and crew.


These games will make sure that your guests are entertained whenever they visit. They will also make the guests spend more time in your bar, meaning that they will be spending more money buying drinks. 

Live Music

Even though some people might argue that live music is not a game, you can gamify it and leave an experience that will make your guests come back again for more. All you need to do is to make sure that you look for one of the best local bands and select a good date.


You also need to implement good marketing strategies to ensure that your customers and any potential customers are aware of the event. You can even ask the band to invite their fans to your bar for the event. 


You can also think about things like music and laughs with groups such as Andy & Renée who are serious musicians doing well in the industry. 


This will leave your guests entertained and asking for more. You will have created an experience that they cannot forget.


Trivia can be defined as a game of guessing where you ask questions to your customers and let them provide you with answers.


However, you do not need to look for just any questions to make this work. To start with, you need to make sure that you understand the topics that your customers are most likely to like.


You can then look for fun questions around those topics and a good host, mostly a high-energy one who can double as a comedian. This will give your customers an amazing experience and make them come back for more.

Name the Song

Most guests in a bar love music, something that makes games related to music quite fun. Name that song can be described as a game where your deejay plays a song, usually a part of it, and then asks your customers to either write the name of the song or the artist or band behind the song.


You can implement a point system where each right answer gets a point. A total is then done after the game and the guest with the most points is declared the winner and rewarded. This game is entertaining and will give your guests a good experience.


If you are running a bar, you can select a day or different days to implement these games and give your guests an amazing experience.


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