How much profit do pubs make?
The average gross profit margin for a bar sits somewhere between 70 and 80%. Compare that against nearly every other industry, and it’s huge! The net profit margin, after you’ve accounted for the cost of goods sold (COGS), can be anywhere between 10 to 15%.
Are bars a good business?
Profit margins are high, especially on alcohol. Expect to make anywhere between 200% to 400% on drinks. There are superb networking opportunities to meet people for both business and pleasure. You’re your own boss and can live and work on your terms.
How much money do you need to make a bar?
On average (according to Investopedia), it costs between $110,000-$850,000 to open a bar, depending on whether you are renting/leasing or buying. It’s less expensive to buy an established bar.