According to Google, a bar is a counter in a pub, restaurant, or cafe across which drinks or refreshments are served.
The hospitality industry is home to the idea of bars and establishments that serve drinks and refreshments on ice for public enjoyment and consumption.
The origin of bars can be traced back to ancient Greece and Rome. Across cities and the countryside, taverns sold alcoholic beverages with food to travelers for a fee. As time went on the taverns expanded their services to include gaming and other forms of entertainment to the delight of the public. The structure of the taverns changed once more with the fall of the Roman Empire, the number of these taverns began to decrease and offering only food, lodging, and stables for travelers.
Just like in its early years, the concept of bars has evolved, and out of this has come the 24-hour bar system. In this system, bars stay open for 24 hours straight in order to serve beverages to paying customers. Different establishments in the hospitality industry have adopted the system of leaving their establishments open for 24 hours in order to accommodate their customers.
From this 24 hour system arose certain perks, so in this blog post, we are going to examine the perks of having a 24-hour bar as a stand-alone business or as part of a larger establishment like a hotel.
Perks of having a 24-hour bar
The customers always have access to refreshments and beverages at any time of the day
Clients who work late hours and are in need of bar services can become loyal patrons because their needs are being met
The establishment will grow because the 24-hour model for an establishment is a rarity especially here within the city of Lagos
It creates jobs for people. The people who work moring shifts are different from those who work night shifts, having different people pulling different shifts helps to give jobs to people and keep them employed