Dry January is dry for a number of reasons not just the lack of alcohol consumption. It’s dry because no one is spending, no one is eating out and barely any one is still drinking alcohol – Christmas has well and truly moved on!
As much as we’d like to tell you quiet months are avoidable, the sad news is, they’re not! However they can be made more bearable and certainly more profitable with the right team and some great ideas! We’ve seen loads of restaurant and bars trying something new from music events to masterclasses and even board game evenings! Start planning something new and bring your wildest and wackiest ideas to life to help you and your customers and your business beat those January blues.
Try something new:
You might be a bar or restaurant dedicated to serving great food and drink, but during those quiet periods, you can (and should) venture out of your comfort zones to try something new. Check out some of our favourite places bringing their ideas and businesses back to life:
Belly Laughs Comedy Nights
Crumbs nominated Belly Laughs creates a number of comedy nights at Bristol’s best indie eateries and bar’s to raise money for homeless shelters. The evenings that range between £10 and £20 include a number of great comedians, great food at your favourite places and sometimes even live music!
To grab the last few remaining tickets, visit: https://www.getawriggleon.com/
Ceres Coffee, Bristol
Ceres Coffee in Bristol has made it no secret they are going through some tricky financial times. To help, owner Dan Ingram launched a series of exciting one-off opportunities including testing yourself as a chef in a real commercial kitchen, hiring your own personal chef at home and even an exclusive 4 day cooking workshop in rural South of France!
To find out more, visit: https://www.gofundme.com/ceres-suppers
The Outside Inn And Courtyard, Evesham
The botanical Outside Inn and Courtyard have partnered what they know best, fantastic fresh food and drink with music to bring its guests some exciting live music events!
To find our more, visit: https://www.theoutsideinnandcourtyard.co.uk/whats-on
The Florist, Bristol
Taking their name quite literally, the new cocktail bar have introduced floristry master classes amongst cocktail and gin master classes so you can try your hand at something new whilst visiting a new place!
To find our more, visit: http://theflorist.uk.com/locations/bristol/masterclasses
Harts Bakery, Bristol
They might have baking at the heart of what they do, but Harts Bakery regularly introduces a series of local events partnering with other small, independent businesses. In the past they’ve held markets, calligraphy or watercolour workshops and wine tasting with Thai BBQ events!
To find our more, visit: http://www.hartsbakery.co.uk/events/
Tobacco Factory, Bristol
Known as the hub of Bristol and the champion of independent businesses, Tobacco Factory boasts cool décor, delicious street food, local breweries & even a theatre all within its industrial walls. Although known for their food, drink, theatre and stunning architecture, the Tobacco Factory throws a great event too with their Sunday markets and music events becoming a whole year round thing due to popular demand!
Usually known for their food and drink, Tobacco factory have taken something new to a whole new level making their Sunday markets and music events a whole year round thing!
To find out more, visit: https://www.facebook.com/pg/tobaccofactory/events/
Let us know how you’re planning to beat the January blues by Tweeting us @PattersonsWeb! We’ll share the love online and in our next edition!