In the past a drink and a game of dominoes was all a pub had to do to keep a regular’s custom. Now the bar is set much higher and the expected experience is key.
Source: How have pub games evolved?
While an overall slide means pubs are becoming a slightly less popular option for an evening meal, they have increased their market share at breakfast according to findings from foodservice and hospitality research agency MCA Insight.
Source: More than a quarter of dinners out are at pubs
Craft beer is likely to become an “essential” for bars and pubs in the years ahead as younger consumers continue to drive demand
Source: Craft beer is an on-trade must | Scottish Licensed Trade News
Getaway in Brooklyn was comfortably full for a Saturday night, when I came in to try my first “shrub” — an acidic beverage made from vinegar, fruit, sugar, club soda and zero alcohol.
Source: People are sick of drinking. Investors are betting on the ‘sober curious’ – CNN
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Source: Bar Magazine | Developing Premium Bar Excellence | How can bars keep customers happy in a changing going-out landscape?
A new report has revealed what Generation Z customers think about modern-day pubs – with almost a third surveyed believing that they are becoming ‘outdated’.
Source: Generation Z customers ‘want more’ from pubs