2018 Bar Trends are Already Emerging | The Portable Bar Company

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Now that 2017 is in the rearview and we are almost a month into 2018 new trends in the bar industry are already starting to emerge. It’s important to stay ahead of these fads in order to attract new customers to your bar or restaurant. Those of us in the bar and restaurant industry know this is easier said than done. Staying ahead of new trends while maintaining a growing business is not easily accomplished. That’s why we came up with this list of blogs we follow at The Portable Bar Company.

Being a restaurant equipment supplier that provides the best selling portable bars on the market, we make a habit of following certain blogs regularly in order to stay ahead of emerging trends and incorporate them into our lines of portable bars and bar equipment. If you are remodeling your bar or restaurant, starting a new one or just looking for new trends in the hospitality industry we suggest starting with these blogs.

1. Interior Design Blog – If you are wondering how to make the most of the natural light in your restaurant, looking for seasonal interior design trends, curious how to utilize rooftop space or just need some inspiration for your next interior redesign this is the blog for you. This blog is managed by the Design Institute of San Diego. We also might be a little partial to this blog because it’s located in our hometown so we can go see the locations in person!

Must read posts: 

Interior Desing Trends Autumn/Winter 2017

Daylight and Interior Design

2. Touch Bistro Restaurant Success – Touch Bistro is actually a company that created an iPad POS system for bars, restaurants, and pubs. They also happen to have an amazing blog called “The Restaurant Success Library” with great insights on modern restaurant and bar concepts, how to build customer loyalty and other helpful information for bar and restaurant owners.

Must read posts: 

The 100 Most Unique Restaurant Concepts Around the World

How to Attract the Late Night Crowd to Your Restaurant

3. Retail Design Blog – Although primarily image content, with over 20,000 visitors per day and hundreds of them uploading pictures of recently completed restaurant and bar redesign projects, this blog has retail design ideas from around the world.

Hotel & Restaurant Bars

Wine Bars

4. Toast – Toast is also an all-in-one restaurant management solution software company that also happens to have a blog with some great restaurant interior design and seasonal design ideas as well as information like trade shows every restaurant and bar owner should attend.

Must read posts: 

Restaurant Interior Design Ideas

Valentines Day Restaurant Ideas