Top Bar Trends for 2023

At the start of a new year, business owners consider new ways to attract customers and increase profits. So, let’s look at the top bar trends for 2023 to find areas where you might shake things up and make improvements.

CBD Drinks

CBD products are trendy right now, and CBD shows up in everything from drops, gummies, teas, coffees, and cocktails. CBD is non-habit-forming and does not produce any psychoactive effects. However, be sure to check your local laws regarding CBD sales.

Live Events and Theme Nights

Customers love live events and theme nights. Consider lining up comedy acts, musicians, and open mic nights. Add some bar games (pool, darts, etc.) and host Karaoke or trivia contests for prizes. Since the pandemic, people have been itching to get back out and have fun. 

Low/Non-Alcoholic Drinks

Starting in 2022, a strong health-conscious trend took hold, especially with the younger generations, and is continuing to dominate the hospitality industry. Regarding beverages, bars and restaurants are offering their patrons low-alcohol or non-alcoholic beverages which taste great but with none of the adverse effects of over-consuming alcohol. 

Some people are toying with reducing their alcohol intake; others are “sober curious” and want to cut it out altogether. Either way, these healthier alternatives offer customers a choice.

Ready-to-Drink Cocktails

Another trendy option in bars and restaurants is ready-to-drink cocktails. These beverages are pre-packaged drinks that are pre-mixed and ready to serve. All you have to do is pop them open and pour. They offer a convenient and perfectly portioned alternative to regular mixed drinks. Many of them are low-alcohol, and they come in dozens of flavor options.

Self-Serve Beverages

Some establishments are investing in self-service stations for patrons. This includes beer taps, wine dispensers, and alcoholic slushy machines for mixed drinks. Self-serve beverages allow your patrons to limit their consumption, choose precisely what they want, and try new options. It may be an option for your bar.

Tequila is Popular Right Now

Tequila ranked high with consumers in 2022, and that trend is also expected to continue in 2023. As a result, expect customers to order a higher-than-normal number of tequila drinks. Consider having a tequila alternative like Premium Blend’s El Guitarron Agave Wine, El Jinete Blanco, or Tequesta Gold Agave Especial on hand to offer the same great taste with less alcohol, fewer calories, and none of the after-effects.

Premium Blend for All Your Low-Alcohol Alternatives

With so many customers demanding low-alcohol alternatives, it is crucial to stock all their favorites. Premium Blend offers a complete line of liquor alternatives that mimic the flavors of vodka, tequila, gin, rum, cognac, and sangria, along with premium mixers, ready-to-drink options, and wine.

Contact us today to learn more.

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