What’s new at the bar?

2 min read

Restaurant and Foodservice

SmartPulse — our weekly reader poll in SmartBrief on Restaurants — tracks feedback from restaurant owners and managers about current trends and issues.

Last week’s poll question: What bar trend are you most likely to adopt?

  • Craft beers are something my restaurant can get on board with — 38.4%
  • Locally produced beverages. They appeal to customers and it’s environmentally friendly — 25.5%
  • Sparkling wine and punch — 5.6%
  • Retro cocktails. No one can escape “Mad Men” fever — 10.4%
  • My restaurant doesn’t serve alcohol — 20%

Don’t know the first thing about punch? Living in a cave and missed the advent of “Mad Men”? Does your knowledge of specialty beers end at Bud Light Lime? SmartBlog on Restaurants editors have gathered a few links to help you learn more about the latest bar trends.

What other bar trends do you see on the horizon?