Originally Posted by HBMTN
My question is how do you price the service to clients? Say open bar vs cash bar. Is there a standard mark up that you put on say a beer or glass of wine?
Cash bar always. markup is usually 5x. This is VA right? If you get an ABC license do you have to buy through distribution or can you still buy retail? Do you have to collect and report any kind of additional entertainment or sales tax? Check and see if you're required to have an ATF permit as well. Liquor laws can vary by county so check with the counties you operate in as well. Also don't forget that you are responsible for carding and ensuring that minors don't have access to alcohol at your events.