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I am looking to buy a bar/tavern I am a first timer and dont know where to start. If anyone could give me some

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Chapman Arthur
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Aug 17, 2017
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Just came available 12,000 square-foot bar , 5 bathrooms, 2 bars, largest dance floor in the four state area with large stage ,has a full kitchen walk in smoker two walk in coolers for pool tables all table and chairs everything down to glassware meat slicer's bar lights beer lights everything except for alcohol on 2.6 acres and Crawford County Kansas return on investment should be 3 to 4 years 349,000 cash for everything or owner finance option available call 620-704-5989 ask for John

Mar 25, 2017
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The BAF Group LLC

Lloyd, do you really think people are going to take you seriously, this way? Do you not understand that you are probably irritating people, rather than enticing them to contact you?

Nov 18, 2011
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I have a bar in a great location in Charleston SC near the coliseum and outlets. 5000sq feet turnkey bar for 125,000. If intrested email me at I have pictures if u want to see it.

May 29, 2011
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Are you looking in a small town? Just a drinking bar or serving food as well? Let me know I know of one for sale..Su

Dec 16, 2010
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im walter i to am first timer ,but i have a working nillage . i got offward a deal , just coudnot turn down , got a sba out there, comm loan out there to . thay are takeing to long , to close , im doing a little to no money down .my time is . if you interrested , e mail vw.

Sep 15, 2010
Michael Hamlar
Hamlar Enterprises, LLC
Roanoke City County, VA


First of all where are you located. Second, what kind of bar/tavern are you looking for? Are you going to invest your money, SBA loan, or another funding source? Location is everything in the food service industry. Are you going to have a building or lease downtown? If you have questions you can contact us.


Michael Lawrence Hamlar
President & CEO

Hamlar Enterprises, LLC
Hamlar Business Broker
P.O. Box 3336
Roanoke, VA 24015
Office: 1.800.682.1950 ext 101
Fax: 1.800.682.1950
Skype: MHamlar

Jun 11, 2010
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Cook County, IL

Teresa, I have a bar/nightclub getting their books together as we speak. They are located in Denver. If you have an interest in this area, you can reach me at

Jun 8, 2010
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Hi Teresa,

Have you thought of investing your money? It's usually safer than trying to start a business, especially in this econony. If you're interested in investing, please e-mail me at an let me know how much you were looking to invest.

Jun 8, 2010
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bars are an extremely tough business to get into. Do you have money or property to back a loan? The chances are very slim that you will get financed to start a bar. An existing bar is also tough to get financed because of the nature of the beast-- most places don't have good books (not an indictment on bar ownersjust the reality of the industry.)
If you have money then anything is possible. If you have some money down you may be able to find an owner finance type of situation. That has drawbacks too. be careful of the terms, let the seller know that they can't interfere in the biz unless you don't pay your loan. make sure the cash flow is enough that you can make a living and still pay off the loan.
Make sure you have a good location. There is a bar near me that closes down every year and a new owner takes over and tries and subsequently fails.
Be prepared to watch the money. bartenders will flat out steal and/or give friends and relatives free drinks. before we bought our restaurant (no liquor) we looked at a bar and went in several times. we went on a friday and the place was packed with only a young lady tending bar by herself. We asked her if she felt safe with the huge crowd in there by herself and she replied that she invited 6 of her friends to come in and drink for free and help her if there was any problems. The next time we went in another bartender was giving free drinks to a high school friend and her husband that she hadn't seen in years.
Good luck, you have a daunting task ahead of you. Just remember the American dream is out there--- but it's not free and it isn't easy.

Jun 4, 2010
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i am looking in the akron,ohio or surrounding areas

Jun 4, 2010
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The BAF Group LLC

Where are you looking, Teresa? Would be happy to talk to you.

Jun 4, 2010
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what I was trying to ask is that i am looking to buy a bar/ tavern and im not quite sure where to start. If anyone has some pointers for me what to look for and how to even accomplish buying, I have been trying for about a year now but i keep getting the runaround and no info that actually helps.....thank you for your time and answers

Jun 4, 2010