While attending the 2016 Nightclub & Bar (NCB) show in Las Vegas, Scott and Jamie came across a variety of interesting ideas and products. In our last post, we previewed a few of our favorites. Below, we discuss the rest of the products that caught our attention at the NCB show.
Please remember that Bar-i isn’t endorsing any of these products. We’ve never used them and have minimal knowledge of their effectiveness. That being said, we found each of these products to be interesting ideas that we feel may benefit certain bars.
Jevo Jello Shots
Jello shots can be a fun addition to your menu, especially if you run a high volume bar that caters to college students. If this is your target demographic, you may be interested in this automated Jello shot maker technology by Jevo.
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This powdered peanut butter product comes with a recipe for a PB&J martini. If your signature drink menu features specialty martinis, this could be an interesting addition to your drink list.
Potter Jalapeno Wine
This wine has a decent kick, but also has a low alcohol content (approximately 3%). You can use this product as a lower alcohol drink option or as a mixer in a craft cocktail.
An excellent addition for a dive bar! This beer pong game features automated scoring (we can’t imagine why your customers might have problems keeping score while playing beer pong).
A premade, flavored, colored, powdered drinkware rimming system. The rep claimed the pricing was only 2 cents per drink.
A great companion to the RoxiSpice rims. The hidden benefit of this product is better portion control by not overfilling glasses. The smaller portion in the photo shows the amount of volume saved when you don’t overfill the glass to the very top.
Sunkist has created an automated machine that can cut and wedge citrus fruit. With a $60,000 price tag for the machine, you’d have to be an extremely high volume bar that serves a lot of drinks with citrus fruits to make this product a worthwhile purchase. That being said, it can be a great tool if you run a service selling pre-sliced fruit in dense bar cities.
Time & Oak
This might be an interesting product for whiskey bars. Oak age your whiskey in just 24 hours.
This company claims to have simplified the process of training your staff about craft cocktails by developing an easy to follow system.
Vermette Keg Jockey
Move your full kegs safely without the risk of injuries and the associated liability. This product would also allow you to weigh kegs without lifting them. It’s similar to Keg Jack. If your bar serves a lot of draft beers, this would be a great way to streamline your processes while improving safety for your employees.
This is a truly ingenious and low tech method of preserving open bottles of wine. The force of the wine pouring inflates a bladder inside the bottle, stopping the wine from coming into contact with air. At 50 cents per use, the cost is relatively minimal. You might be able to offer nicer wines by the glass without waste using this system.
Some of these products are clearly more useful than others, and the concept you’ve created for your bar will dictate which of these ideas will be beneficial to you. One of the fun side benefits of attending the NCB show is the ability to see some of these interesting ideas firsthand. If any of them pique your interest, we encourage you to look into them in greater detail.
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