Alcohol beverage suppliers for bars?

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  1. agslai

    agslai Contributing Member

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    Hey guys,

    Where do bars and restaurants purchase their alcohol beverages and beer from? Who are some of the suppliers and distributors? Any info yall would like to share? Just doing some research into the bar business.....thx
     
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    Republic Beverage for wine and spirits

    local distributors for beer. Silver Eagle for AB products, Houston Distributing Co for Miller, etc...
     
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    In Texas they must purchase alcohol (wine and beer)from distributors due to the "three tier system" set up by the TABC. Technically, liquor must be purchased from a "fourth tier" dubbed "Class B Wholesalers" (Spec's is one of these).
    Some names of Texas distributors:
    Glazer's
    Republic National
    Prestige
    Horizon
    Ambiente
    Avante
    Pioneer
    Serendipity
    MexCor

    Beer distribution is done regionally. For example, there's an Anheuser-Busch distributor in Austin and Houston and San Antonio and DFW etc.


    Hope that helps.
     
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    BigSherv Contributing Member

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    How much cheaper is it for a bar to buy a bottle of Crown than it is for a person buying it from specs? Just curious.
     
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    Five Hundred and Ninety Nine U S Dollars.
     
  6. agslai

    agslai Contributing Member

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    If I had a bar, I can stack my inventory using these distributors? Are there any one stop distributors? How much of a difference is it compared to specs? How much markup is that specs?
     
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    Any of you guys want to write my business plan?
     
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    Each distributor represents different suppliers. Spec's Class B Wholesale division sells to bars and restaurants at a discount (less than a customer walking into their store).
     

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