Choosing Bar Uniforms For Your Staff

It is highly recommended that all bar businesses implement a uniform. There is a lot to be gained by doing this. Firstly, your bar will look a lot more professional and classy. Secondly, it will make it a lot easier for your customers to identify a member of staff when they want a drink or need anything. Thirdly, it will make your employees feel a lot more valued and equal as well. Nevertheless, you will only take advantage of these benefits if you select the correct bar uniform. Read on to discover how… 

Keep it professional

If you want your reputation to enhance then you need to make sure the uniform you go for is professional. Never opt for any tops that are low cut or any skirts that are too short. A lot of businesses make the mistake of thinking that because it is the bar industry it is ok to be a bit more revealing. This is definitely not the case and it can actually make your customers feel uncomfortable.

Incorporate your business

A lot of companies make the massive mistake of purchasing a uniform that has no identification in terms of their business. It is imperative to ensure you include the name of your bar or your business’s logo on the uniform. Not only does this look a lot better, but it is an excellent method of branding too. The Pin Factory can assist with this by providing you with name tags, as this can be easier and cheaper too.

Think about comfort

How would you feel if you had to wear an uncomfortable uniform for an eight hour shift? No matter what uniform you select you need to make sure that it is something that is going to make your staff feel at ease. It needs to be easy to manoeuvre around in.

Consider colours

A lot of people like to go for black when it comes to bar uniform. Don’t feel like you have to do this. It is a fun industry and thus you can afford to be more experimental with colour choice.

Don’t go for anything fitted

There are many reasons why you should never opt for a fitted style of bar uniform. The first reason is because this can make your employees feel uncomfortable. Not everybody likes to show off their body and they will feel like they have to if you go for something fitted. In addition to this fitted clothing tends to be very uncomfortable. And finally, you need to consider how hot your employees will get if the fabric is literally stuck to their skin. Nobody wants to have sweaty members of staff serving their customers.

Consider the cost

When making any purchase you obviously need to contemplate the cost. It is never recommended to go for the cheapest uniform you find because you will miss out on quality. And quality is something you cannot afford to compromise on when it comes to bar uniform at your business. If you buy a quality uniform you will get plenty of years use out of it and thus you make your money back in the long run.

Quality fabric must be used

And on a final note, don’t underestimate how important it is to make sure that the company in question uses a quality fabric. As just mentioned; you don’t want to have to replace the uniform on a frequent basis. Furthermore, poor fabric can easily make the uniform look tacky.


Lisa Besserman, Founder and CEO of Startup Buenos Aires, has been named as Business Insider’s “Top 100 Most Influential Women in Tech”, and the 2014 “Business Innovator of Latin America” by the Council of the Americas.
Lisa moved to Buenos Aires from New York City to create Startup Buenos Aires, the organization that represents the startup, tech and entrepreneurial community of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Startup Buenos Aires has been one of the main catalysts for strengthening the tech ecosystem in Latin America, by bringing global startup initiatives, development projects and investment opportunities to the region.
Under Lisa’s leadership Startup Buenos Aires has been credited as “Top 3 Growing Startup Cities” by CNBC and “5 Emerging Global Tech Hubs” by Entrepreneur Magazine.

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