let’s talk about the costs of the bar in
soy seminar in Patera that I was running that’s what this video is about
I’ve gone through some books I did have and some figures and roughly work
today’s now different types of beer bars in Thailand when you’re walking around
you see the ones there’s the small little bars in a circle maybe a hexagon
there right out in the middle open-air I think in Phuket in the some of the back
streets there little minut bars open plan then you’ve got the ones in SOI 7
further up where there let’s sort of open plan they’re not a building but
they’re quite good size bar with seating at the front under a cover and it could
be wooden bars but you know the size I mean these sort of open bars there’s
those type then there’s open bars which are concrete made permanent structures
which have got shutters and things are pulled down and then you’ve got the ones
like the one I had in which enjoy sewing which was a building with shutters at
the front now I’ve a quick look around again up 2017 I’m not sure whether
prices but when you get a beer bar in anywhere in Thailand if you’re buying
one now I never bought one so I’m not 100% sure of this guys if you want to
drop some comments and correct me feel free but you might have heard the
expression key money when you’re buying a bar you’re not actually only in the
bar you’re giving money to the owner to have a lease that’s called key money for
them to give you the key to the bar and I believe I believe you get that money
back I’m not sure please correct me let me know if let’s say I am correct and
you get an open bar and you’ve given them say they might be a million baht 20
thousand pound 25 thousand pound to get a key at a bar
in a good area in whichever time and I’m thinking you get that money back
but let’s say you’ve we ever Piper bar you you’re getting and buying you you
give you key money you get a lease that bars then yours to do with what you like
for year two three years whatever but you still want to pay rent every might
be weekly might be monthly yearly whatever you set up with the owner
monthly is the most common I believe so back in my day I so didn’t own the bar
my bosses did I did see the numbers and some of my friends showed me their
numbers so an open bar back in 2000 2002 in Pattaya was about 8,000 about a month
for a small data loading bar in a good area and then the slightly in closed
ones which were concrete structures were about ten twelve thousand bar say in SOI
aids and then you move it up to the litter bar though I had now asked was a
lot more money because we had about five or six rooms upstairs so you could have
made it a guest case but because my boss new young friends and everything she did
all the work so we were paying twenty thousand about a month for the bar which
I think was quite good considering those five rooms and things it was cheap it
could have it might have been it should have been thirty thousand a month
possibly and because they were French Davis discount so I’m basing it on what
we actually paid which was twenty thousand back month for this bar and
that was the rent for the building and I’ve worked some numbers out I’m not
going to write them all on the screen but I just run through the bills we had
and I’ll give you the totals and you can see we had salaries so mamasan was
fourteen thousand a month mine was twenty two thousand a month the
cashier we had was three thousand a month which was cheap but she got a real
upstairs with her fella who also worked for my boss on the money side so three
thousand a month for the cashier two bar girls toy and the other tomboy was
I am Anthes to 12,000 bar where three those about electric and miscellaneous
now we eventually stuck to ten girls full-time and we did find some
freelancers later on and the girls we were paying them three thousand bats a
month salary but they were then getting a kickback on lady drinks I think it was
twenty bar for every lady drink they sold and bar fines with ours was three
hundred but I find them getting a hundred back so we were making two
hundred by each bar fine and each lady drink we were making about sixty bar so
the salary for those ten girls three grand each was was thirty thousand by a
month so our total for that whole bath everything for one month was a hundred
and four thousand bar now sounds a lot but if you break it down into four weeks
of the month sake that was twenty-six thousand bar a week the costs
I wish equate down again so about three and a half thousand about a day was the
running cost to break even now we were open ten in the morning will
close in two in the morning that seems to be quite average on a lot of bars
most of your traffic football is going to be late afternoon and through the
evening and night I’ve averaged again beers shorts as a young of odd cook coke
we used to make about sixty Bart on a beer roughly forty bar a beer you make
money on the bar fine say 200 bar so if all ten girls have gone out the door
that’s two thousand bucks profit for the bar you haven’t got to sell many beers
name but they didn’t they’d only get bar find each girl apart from the top ones
some of the menu once a week some twice a week so you didn’t get huge amount
with bar finds the the way I work today is we had to sell about 90 beers a day including shorts vodka and gin and
everything else but if you got bar fines then that come off that figure and lady
drinks there’s more profit as well but just as a ballpark let’s say let’s say
80 drinks a day so you need to get 80 drinks of a sold to cover that bigger
bar now if you’ve got one of the smaller bars that the costs would be and you
didn’t have girls because quite a few bars don’t have girls then you get
freelancers come in you can get your costs probably down to about forty fifty
thousand bar a month in which case you’ve only got to sell twenty 30 beers
a day so you can see from those numbers that you can make a living but you need
to make those are just to break even all these numbers to give yourself a salary
for food in you your room you’ve got to rent your food to live that your visas
you go in AG money you really meet need to double your costs so you’ve got a
salary and a living but I know one guy who’s in for he and he’s got a very
small bar and his total cost no girls anything is only twenty-two thousand bar
a month for his bar and he takes about 12 13 thousand profit a month that’s all
on top of the costs but is enough for him to live there and he’s been there
for maybe 10 years and he’s happy with that lifestyle so you can live in
Thailand on a small bar if you do it right but it’s all about keeping costs
down as soon as you start employing girls like we did and staff that’s where
the cost goes through the roof and then you’ve really got to get the people in
the door and as I said in other ones you do that with a Paul conversations the
dartboard anything you can now in my day again 2000 2002 we have the Internet but
it was only it was pretty new still back then you didn’t have the explosion of
Facebook and social media if I have had social media now back in those days
I could have easily doubled the bar takings I think with events and links
and coordinating the other bars doing things together so that that makes you
life a little bit easier because a lot of downsides remember the bars there is
quite a few pitfalls you go be careful you’re always setting those bars all the
time keep an eye on everything could you trust all that sort of stuff anyway
that’s another videos altogether so there we go that’s the costs of the bar
I had in SOI sound that I managed we had to sell 90 beers a day 8090 beers
a day that’s a lot of beer or coffins or GNO vodka but still a lot but if you’ve
got one customer come in start ringing the bell you can go the sky’s the limit
couple of you asked me ringing the bell what’s the bell what’s all that about
I will do a video on the Bell and there’s even some new guys coming on
what’s bar fines and all the basics if you want me to do some basic videos give
me a shout on the comments below I will but yeah it was interesting going
through those numbers again from from my past for the year and nine months I was
in that bar before I left we the owner said to me as long as we break even I
don’t care not fussed about profit we broke even every month for that year and
nine months I was in that bar but we didn’t make a lot of profit we didn’t
make a loss bits and pieces but nothing special so the owner didn’t really lose
but she did put a lot of money in the renovation of beginning I was opening
she had got that back so mmm yeah if it had been a bar ready to go she just got
it we could have made a bit of a profit but we employed quite a few people for a
year in nine months I went on after I left someone else took over the
manager’s job and it went on for another couple of years before it started
changing hands every month they get costs of running my bar in so I said
catch you soon please all the comments below again any questions stuff after an
answer them and loving you guys interaction is brilliant really good
catch on my next one bye for now