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Cost Guide for Professional Bar Design

How much is my bar design really going to cost?

If you’re a barhotel or restaurant owner, learn the insider secrets of how much bar design, consulting, bar equipment design and luxury bar design costs.

 

 

How Much IS MY Bar Design REALLY GOING TO Cost?

Today we’re going to answer the question: “How much is my bar design really going to cost?” There are many factors that differentiate the cost to design any given bar. My goal in this post is to explain our general pricing guidelines for professional bar design.

Commercial bar design can encompass many subtle and complex features that many may not notice or even understand. There are many factors that affect the cost of bar design, but here are the top three things we need to know to get started:TOP 7 FACTORS THAT AFFECT THE COST OF BAR DESIGN

  • What will be the shape of your new bar – will the bar be L-shaped, rectangular, oval, curved or circular?
  • Will your new bar be a free-standing island bar or will it be installed against a wall?
  • Will the new bar have a draft beer system?

At this point, we’re just beginning to scratch the surface. Actually, there are many features our clients request for their new bars and these all impact the price of our bar design service.

WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF BAR DESIGN SERVICES AND HOW MUCH DO THEY COST?

We offer four types of bar design services:

  • Bar consulting
  • Bar equipment design
  •  Standard bar design
  • Luxury bar design

Bar Consulting

If you need assistance with planning a new bar, here are some of the consulting services we offer:BAR CONSULTING COLLAGE OPAQUE

  • Basic bar layout.
  • Draft beer system planning.
  • Help you complete your unfinished bar plan.
  • Create a dining seating plan.
  • Create a budget for a new bar with basic food service.

The bar consulting service is geared for the do-it-yourselfer and those who are seeking preliminary information for purchasing or starting a bar or restaurant/bar.

Pricing for our Bar Consulting service ranges from $100 - $500.

Bar Equipment Design

This service is geared for the do-it-yourself crowd that wants to finish their bar but is in need of expertise to help them complete the 2D aspect of their bar layout, from the bar top-down.

For instance, if you’re merely stuck on the bar equipment itself, we could simply provide you with a basic bar equipment plan and equipment schedule, delivered to you in a scaled architectural plan in PDF.

We can also provide you with the following optional services:

BAR EQUIPMENT DESIGN OPAQUE 3

  • Fine-tune your bar layout with recommendations for POS equipment and draft beer tower locations. 
    Pricing ranges from $200 - $300
  • Create plans for construction of bar base and bar tops.
    Pricing ranges from $500 - $750
  •  Provide details for one (1) built-in ADA accommodation.
    Pricing ranges from $200 - $300

PRICING
Base Price: $1,000 for a standard 2-station bar
NOTE: Pricing normally ranges up to $2,500, but could be greater, depending on selected options (SEE LUXURY BAR DESIGN FOR OPTIONS).

Standard Bar Design

Our Standard Bar Design service offers a fully-engineered bar plan and is geared for smaler venues looking for a value solution.
EXAMPLES OF STANDARD BAR DESIGNS BY CABARET DESIGN GROUP

We'll create a concept for a 2-station bar and include the following

  • Develop a set of plans for construction, including section views, elevations and details.IMAGE OF DRAFT BEER SYSTEM DESIGN AT TONY ROMA'S WEST PALM BEACH
  • Include details for the construction of one (1) built-in ADA accommodation.
  • Develop bar façade.
  •  Footrest design.
  • Simple back bar plan with TV equipment recommendations and locations.
  • Bar top plan (see image, right).
  • Bar framing plan (for stick-built bars).BAR TOP PLAN
  •  Bar equipment plan.
  • POS station locations.
  • Equipment schedule and manufacturer's cut sheets.
  • Solicit pricing for bar equipment.

PRICING:
Base Price: $3,000
NOTE: most of our standard bar designs range from $3,000 - $8,000; island bars and other options are extra and are listed in the 'Luxury Bar Service' section.

Luxury Bar Design

If you own a hotel or luxury restaurant and desire a luxurious, unique bar, we can certainly fulfill your needs. Our luxury bar designs are geared for larger, more exclusive venues.

EXAMPLES OF LUXURY BAR DESIGN BY CABARET DESIGN GROUP

Our luxury bar designs are differentiated primarily by size, detail and finish and will generally encompass many of the following options:

  1. Draft beer system design (see photo, right)DRAFT BEER SYSTEM DESIGN
    Pricing ranges from $1,000 - $1,500 
  2. Island bar upgrade
    Pricing ranges from $1,000 - $1,500
  3. Custom back bar design from iron, architectural metal or architectural glass (sew photo below right)
    Pricing ranges from $1,000 - $2,500
  4. Custom perimter soffits (see photo, above lright)CUSTOM BACK BAR DESIGN
    Pricing ranges from $1,000 - $2,500
  5. Custom soffits for built-in TV's (typical detail for Starwood Hotels per photo above, left)
    Pricing ranges from $1,000 - $2,000
  6. Modular bar die (in lieu of stick-built bar base) with removable panel schedule.
    Pricing ranges from $800 - $1,500 
  7. Curved, oval and circular bars.CUSTOM POS STATION DESIGN
    Pricing ranges from $2,000 - $3,500
  8. Custom POS station cabinet design (see photo at right)
    Pricing ranges from $300 - $600 
  9. Backlit bar tops (see photo below right).
    Pricing ranges from $500 - $1,000
  10. Built-in USB phone chargers.BACKLIT BAR DESIGN OPTION
    Pricing ranges from $300 - $600
  11. Counterbalanced bar gate lift assist (see photo below right)
    Pricing ranges from $300 - $600
  12. Built-in soda systems.
    Pricing ranges from $1,000 - $1,500
  13. Roll-up secured liquor cages.BAR TOP LIFT ASSIST DESIGN OPTION
    Pricing ranges from $1,500 - $2,500
  14. Draft beer walls.
    Pricing ranges from $500 - $1,000

PRICING:
Base Price: $3,000
NOTE: pricing for our Luxury Bar Design service typically ranges from $8,000 - $18,000, but could be greater, depending on options.

If you’d like to know more about bar equipment cost, bar construction costs, draft beer systems and that type of thing, then you’ve got to check-out the articles (below) on the start-up costs to opening a bar or restaurant.

See you next time!

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POPULAR DOWNLOADS:

STANDARD BAR CLEARANCES w/ADA:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6pnjarjnonq0d7t/UNIVERSAL%20BAR%20CLEARANCES%20w_ADA.pdf?dl=0

STANDARD BAR SECTION WITH DIMENSIONS:
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BAR AND RESTAURANT SEATING GUIDELINES:
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