Closed or Operating at Reduced Capacity? Check Out These Resources.

covid-19 resources for bars and restaurantsAs more and more states roll-back their openings, restrict capacity at bars and restaurants, or outright close bars again due to rising cases of COVID-19, owners are facing a very difficult environment to operate in.

We’ve compiled a list of our top stories from the last few months in an effort to provide you with a guide of resources for operating successfully during the pandemic—all in one place. From implementing a delivery program to cleaning guidelines to financial guidance to general advice for reopening, you can find it all in the links below.

Financial Guidance

Has COVID-19 wreaked havoc on your finances? Check out these lending opportunities.

Facing mounting debt? Here are four options if you can’t pay your debts.

Every owner could use more cash right now. Learn how to reduce dead stock and improve your cash flow.

Still open but dealing with seriously reduced capacity? Here are some ways to still increase your profits.

Sometimes raising prices is the only solution. Have you considered adding a safety surcharge?

Staying Safe & Healthy

Graphics and decals go a long way in helping to remind guests and employees to maintain social distancing.

More and more states are mandating the use of face masks. Add branding to your employees’ face masks to help make them a part of the uniform.

COVID-19 has completely changed the way bars operate. Here are a doctor’s top tips for making your bar safe.

Cleaning is a big part of stopping the spread of COVID-19. Check out this on-demand cleaning service or go straight to the CDC for guidance.

How to Reopen

We spoke with Jon Taffer about why the hospitality industry needs to reset, not reopen.

The USBG Foundation released its own guide with tips for reopening successfully.

Tobin Ellis released a free Bar & Restaurant Revival Guide chock-full of advice, proven strategies, and case studies.

You’ve likely heard a lot of the same advice on repeat. Here are some reopening strategies you may not have considered.


The fewer contact points in your bar/restaurant, the better. Consider implementing contactless methods of payment and ordering.

Menus are also going contactless and virtual.

Here are three ways to use technology to operate your bar in a post-COVID-19 world.


Delivery and to-go are the only options many bars/restaurants have right now. Here are the steps to creating a successful delivery service.

New to offering delivery? Check out how to start a delivery program safely.


Overcome the fear surrounding the pandemic by striking the right tone and messaging in your marketing.

Not sure you’re using social media as successfully as you could be? Then read this guide.

And remember, communication is key during this uncertain time.


For even more resources, be sure to check out our COVID-19 Resources channel.