UNIT 01: INTRODUCTION TO BAR OPERATIONS TOPIC 03: PARTS AND STRUCTURE OF A BAR Let’s Learn Introduction and DefinitionBar is defined as a counter where goods and services of a specified kind aresold and dispensed. Specifically, in hospitality industry, it is defined as a counterwhere food and/or beverages are sold and provided. Thus, there are food bars aswell as beverage bars.Food bars include Oyster bars, Snack bars, Sandwich bars etc. However, infood and beverage business, the term 'bar' invariably mean the beverage bars -particularly the ones that serve alcohol.The, term 'bar' connoted as a counter for dispensing goods and servicesBAR DESIGN Cocktail bars are governed by certain legal requirements regarding space, storage and hygiene. Bars vary widely according to their location, size and function, so not all these amenities can be regarded as standard. However there are certain consideration affecting all bars where some standardization is desirable.Here is a list of essential requirements on establishing a certain bar:Learning Objectives: At the end of the module, the students shall be able to: 1.Identify the different structures of a bar.2.Differentiate the different categories of a bar. 3.Name the different requirements of establishing a bar.
1. Space There should be sufficient room behind the bar counter for the bar tender to move about when his bar is busy. The ideal distance between the back of the bar counter and the cupboard is 100-125 cm. or about 3-4 ft. 2.Service area This will vary according to the type of business that the bar is expected to attract. There should be a firm horizontal surface for preparing drinks and cutting fruits. 3. Plumbing All bar should have at least two sinks, the wash sink and ice sink. Proper plumbing must be ensured to facilitate the drainage system. All sinks should be stainless steel to be made more durable.