Do you have any dry bar tables in your café or bar? If not, you could be missing out on a trick. Dry bar tables, for those that may not know, are tall tables that stand above standard café tables. Sometimes referred to as poseur tables, they can be used as an extension to your counter – ie. A place on which to place cutlery and condiment sets – or as stand-alone tables in their own right.
Let’s take a look at the benefits of dry bar tables and how you could use them in your dining area to potentially serve more customers and increase your revenue.
Fit them in those awkward spaces
It’s highly unlikely that you have a perfectly square shaped dining space. Instead, you’ve probably got some tight corners and small recesses, where you may find it difficult to fit in a table and chairs.
Dry bar tables are ideal for slotting into these awkward spaces because they stand tall, allowing you to place stools beneath them or even just for people to stand around and use the table to place down their drinks. Ideal for friends or couples looking to pop in for a coffee on their way home, you’ll find that the extra people also help to create a buzz.
Frees up larger tables
Because dry bar tables are compact you can use them to cater for single diners or couples, freeing up larger tables for bigger groups. Not only this, but by slotting in tables like these it maximises your floor space enabling you to serve more customers without cramming the space so that people can’t move.
Attracts passers by
Try using a few of these tables outside if you have any spare space. They’re ideal for placing on pavement areas or small terraces and can have stools grouped around them too. People are always attracted by a café or bar that is spilling over with customers outside so this is a good way for you to get a piece of the action. What could be nicer than sitting outside watching the world go by while taking the weight of your feet for 20 minutes or so?
Because dry bar tables are taller than their counterparts, they’re a good way to add visual interest in other areas of your café. Why not line them up along a window edged side of your dining space? People can see inside that it looks as if you’re busy and are likely to think this is a great place to go for a coffee and some food.
Starting at just $99 for a 600mm bar table, it’s a small investment which will keep on giving by allowing you to serve more customers and increase your revenue. Are you ready to shop bar tables?
Head on over to our online store or pop by our showroom to see our furniture for yourself. With a wide range of tables, chairs and stools we’ve got all you need to furnish your café without making a huge dent in your wallet.