Opening a Sports Bar in LA

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  1. Eathan Edwards

    Eathan Edwards Well-Known Member

    Don't post that frequently, but in construction right now with another space so if anyone has any input or just general cool shit they have seen somewhere that should be implemented, feel free to provide input.

    Also, for those not familiar with Hollywood, there is basically nothing in terms of quality sports bars out here.
     
  2. devine

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    I have a successful online sports bar so any questions feel free to ask
     
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  3. Randy Bobandi

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  4. Eathan Edwards

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    I'm just trying to satisfy the massive 12 person Los Angeles based Ole Miss alumni club. That's my main objective in all of this.
     
  5. Cornelius Suttree

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    don't serve drinks out of mason jars

    never have closed captioning on the TV screens. No game audio, play music

    and play good music, not top 40 or pop country
     
  6. Mr Mortisay

    Mr Mortisay Ummmmmm helllllueeewww?

    I think the coolest thing any bar could do at this point is have the ability to close your own tab and tip through an app without waiting in a massive line to settle up with the bartender, especially since half the places these days no longer keep your card anyway. Don’t know if this is possible legally though
     
  7. a.tramp

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    Have you considered wings and cheep beer for cheep? I have heard the type of person that frequents a sports bar like wings and cheep beer for cheep.
     
  8. devine

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    Get these for the bar
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    People are gonna stay longer if they can charge their phone at the bar
     
  9. Eathan Edwards

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    Have them built into the bar and also drawers at each booth, like vegas. But for sure, that was like the number one thing people asked for.
     
  10. CTownND

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    I live in Hollywood. What's the exact cross streets if you don't mind me asking?

    The Parlor is my typical go-to sports bar in roughly WeHo area. 33 Taps and Big Wangs are ok but nothing to write home about. A new spot on Sunset opened up recently around Sweetzer, that used to be the Laser Cat space - it has another stupid name like the Flying Pig or something and has a pretty lame atmosphere.
     
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  11. Eathan Edwards

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    I bought big wangs in Hollywood in May, closing out escrow in a couple weeks.
     
  12. bertwing

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    Make sure to have plenty of bud light and coors light on tap and maybe I'll stop by

    Also do you have wings? Tommy want wingy
     
  13. Eathan Edwards

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  14. bertwing

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    whoa man let's keep your sex life out of this
     
  15. Taques

    Taques dang ole pretty pretty pizza
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  16. Eathan Edwards

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    Yes we're going to hit all of the traditional sports bar items but also have modern cali cuisine. Vegan charcuterie boards and shit.
     
  17. The Banks

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    Whatcha gonna name it?
     
  18. Eathan Edwards

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    It all starts running together at some point.
     
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  19. BayouMafia

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    :blech:
     
  20. Eathan Edwards

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    It's LA, you can't fight it
     
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  21. a.tramp

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    Mother fucker did you just say vegan charcuterie board?
     
  22. a.tramp

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    The word fucking means COLD COOKED MEATS I am going to fucking cut someone
     
  23. CTownND

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    Nice - when is your anticipated ETA on opening up the new spot? I'll definitely push my friends over there.

    Just make sure you have a variety of TVs given all the fan bases in LA. That's why almost all my friends go to The Parlor on game days - god forbid you show up on the same time block USC or UCLA or plying and can't see any of the actual good games.
     
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  24. Eathan Edwards

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    Yes, sadly. It's obviously not charcuterie but it makes them feel special and they can have their vegetables and sauces while the normal people feast on actual meat. And they get to brag, which is huge for them.
     
  25. a.tramp

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    My blood pressure is up and I am going to tell my doctor it is all your fault
     
  26. Eathan Edwards

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    Yea, I was trying to upload more photos but it kept saying the images were too large. But we have stadium seating in the private room where they used to have games, and a ton of tvs in main room.
     
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  27. Randy Bobandi

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    Settle in for a tofu dog and a shot of wheat grass, you’ll feel better.
     
  28. devine

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    Guess I should cancel your invitation to my next tailgate. We eat vegan charcuterie boards and pound blue moons
     
  29. aspenbuff

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    How much is it costing you to start up? BSed, but nothing further, with some friends about opening a niche sports bar in Denver but I'm kinda curious what the start up costs would be (remodel, stocking the bar, etc).
     
  30. Eathan Edwards

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  31. Taques

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    ive got some cold meat for ya right here buddy
     
  32. a.tramp

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    This isn’t helping my blood pressure either haha
     
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  33. Eathan Edwards

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    A lot of factors involved obviously, but it'll be around 1.5 total.

    But thats key money and at least 300k between expeditors and absurd LA based cash grabs (MEP, Waste adjustment fee, Fire riser, etc).

    For instance, in Nola or Dallas that we're looking at I can do the same thing for $750,000
     
  34. Joe_Pesci

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    in a sports bar? uhh
     
  35. Joe_Pesci

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    also turn the fucking jukebox off during games

    the number of alleged sports bars that don't understand this is kind of amazing
     
  36. Eathan Edwards

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    Definitely not having a jukebox. We'll play sports audio or DJ. Think of like a bottled blonde type of concept but more upscale.
     
  37. aspenbuff

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    Thanks. Do you own the building/space?
     
  38. a.tramp

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    Serious question. Is this a sports bar or a bar with sports on the tv? Most people that I am aware that go to sports bars would be confused af walking in there. Not that I do not think it looks awesome because it absolutely does going off the pics but just who and how are you marketing this towards?
     
  39. CTownND

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    Pretty much just do what the Nickel Mine does in West LA.

    That place is always crazy and at capacity on big game days.
     
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  40. Eathan Edwards

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    No, just purchased the lease. 10 year lease plus two 5 year options so I'll be there for the next 20.
     
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  41. BayouMafia

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    Vegans
     
  42. Cornelius Suttree

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    yeah I suppose the idea behind starting a restaurant is to get as many people as possible to come there. And so you want to cater to the LCD

    and the LCD would probably prefer to listen to Joe Buck and Troy Aikman instead of good indie rock
     
  43. Eathan Edwards

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    That's what I'm going for. As I'm sure most of the other LA posters will attest to, the sports bar market is trash in Hollywood. But it's going to 100% be a neighborhood spot where people can walk in wearing whatever. There are around 5000 residential units within 3 blocks of me and there are 7 hotels currently open or currently in construction.
     
  44. Joe_Pesci

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    yeah i really want to listen to neutral milk hotel during sunday night football
     
  45. Eathan Edwards

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  46. Eathan Edwards

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    Developing the wing program as we speak

    Also intrigued at your flip from from bud to coors
     
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  47. Joe_Pesci

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    also bar all seahawks fans from entry. they're nothing but bad news
     
  48. HuskerGuy99

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    Put up a big Old Style sign out front and actually serve Old Style, and I'll come through for the Husker games.
     
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