Coolers to Cocktails


Owning a beach bar doesn’t have to happen overnight. It also doesn’t require unlimited funds. Many beach bar owners started out small, setting up shop on the beach with a lot less than the individual pictured below. What they lacked in funds, they made up for in determination. They knew the end goal, or at least what they hoped it would be, and that kept them coming back to the beach each day, selling beers from a cooler full of ice in between adjusting the umbrella as the sun made its way across the sky.

Beach bar stand. Photo by Juan Montes.

It can be easy to get lost in the financials and forget the reason you’re considering buying a beach bar in the first place. Isn’t part of the appeal of the beach bar life getting away from it all and letting go of what constrained us in the first place? Don’t make it harder than it already is. You never know, selling beers out of a cooler on the beach may culminate in you slinging cocktails for the latest Hollywood starlet to show up at your beach bar dream come true.

Photo by Julian Montes, used via Creative Commons License Attribution 2.0 Generic

Author: Tom W.

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  1. Keep the dream alive!!! Excellent read. The same for for any business you as an Entrepreneur wants to start.

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    • Thank you so much and yes, good advice for any entrepreneur. Cheers!

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  2. This is still relevant and good to read to keep the motivation.



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