In one of the stranger phenomena of the last decade or so, people have started to very much enjoy watching other people play games. It has given rise to the massive eSports industry and made platforms like Twitch and YouTube prime entertainment hubs. As such, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the gaming party …

Fruit machines were once a given in British pubs and bars. Enter any self-respecting watering hole and there would be the gentle sounds of a brightly flashing fruity bleating away in the corner. However, times are a-changing, and it seems as though this mainstay of British pubs and bars is on its way out.  The …

Four months out from Casual Dining 2020 (25-26 March, London ExCeL) and two of the show’s popular drinks pavilions are already sold out.  Boasting a dozen exhibitors each, the Artisan Spirits Lounge and The Taphouse will sample new innovations from an exciting mix of independent breweries and distilleries. Making their show debut in the former …

Autonumis Ecochill Bottle Coolers

UK manufacturer Autonumis has recently announced the launch of its latest generation of EcoChill Bottle Coolers. First to be released is the standard double unit, which will be followed by the single and maxi-double. The third generation version has a completely new refrigeration system, designed to utilise the latest in low-energy compressor and fan technology. …

Many people love to drink wine. Whether it is red, white, rose or sparkling wine, it’s a universal drink enjoyed on different occasions and settings, and the Greeks even went as far as saying it is a ‘gift from the gods’.  Whether you’re a bar that specialises purely on wine options or only have select …

Coffee machines are typically found in offices, hotels and coffee shops, and this begs the question; do they belong in a bar? The short answer is yes. Not only are coffee machines required to satiate the growing demand for coffee by caffeine addicts, but they can also be utilised in mixology to make coffee-based cocktails …

Leading air-freshening innovator P-Wave has delivered a new angle on splash prevention and a major step forward in terms of urinal deodorising technology with the launch of its new Slant6 urinal screen. The new screen features more fragrance than any other 30-day screen on the market while also using less plastic, and it is 100% …

Lolly Loyalty app

Digital commerce specialist Lolly has launched its own loyalty app to further support Britain’s hospitality operators. With the new Lolly Loyalty app, outlets can now complete the entire purchasing process using Lolly’s in-house software support services, ranging from pre-order, to collection, self-serve, payments, and now, loyalty. Available on both Android and IOS, the easy-to-use app …

Increase your bar's customer base

There are many ways to increase your bar’s customer base, but they are usually at a cost. Whether that’s a direct cost, such as spending on Facebook advertising, or an indirect cost, such as offering discounts for a happy hour, most are not completely free. Here are six ways to increase your bars customer base …