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Just did a search for "bar" on this board after posting. A similar thread came up back in 2002. Two posters recommended working in a bar first to see if the line of work is suitable. Indeed, owning a bar is a romantic notion. My friend has worked as a bartender in two different restaurants and even went to bartending school one summer during college. He currently works 12 hour shifts at night, so I'm sure the hours won't bother him. Another plus is that he doesn't even like to drink that much but being around people who are drinking doesn't bother him.

Another tip was to look in the "Entrepreneur Magazine" for business start-up advice. I found it online, and this is the link:,4621,290299,00.html

Good advice! Any additional suggestions? Any current bar owners know particular books or trade magazines that are helpful?

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