Bars & Nightclubs in Canada: Market Research Report

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Bars & Nightclubs in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 72241CA | Sep 2015

On the rocks: Declining alcohol consumption and heightened regulation will limit growth

IBISWorld’s Bars & Nightclubs market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Reduced alcohol consumption and stricter regulatory oversight have resulted in contraction of the Bars and Nightclubs industry over the past five years. Alcohol has increasingly been consumed in private residences rather than industry establishments, and new pricing regulations aimed at stemming the trend of binge drinking have prevented operators from stimulating demand through special promotions. The industry has adapted to these challenges by increasingly targeting niche markets and offering ancillary products such as food and entertainment. In the next five years, improvements in the broader economy will drive increased consumer spending at bars and nightclubs, but will result in only a marginal expansion of revenue as competition remains fierce... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

As a service-based retail industry, bar and nightclub operators are dispersed largely in line with population and income distribution. Ontario and Quebec have the largest share of full-service restaurants by an overwhelming margin, with 24.7% and 33.5% of establishments, respectively. These provinces are home to the country's two largest metropolitan areas, Toronto and Montreal, as well as cities such as Ottawa, Quebec and Hamilton. Bars and nightclubs tend to be more common in large urban areas where household income is higher and people converge due to the large range of entertainment options. Outlying areas such as New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island have a negligible share of the industry's establishments, all close to or below 1.0% of the country's total... purchase to read more


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What is the Bars & Nightclubs Industry?

This industry includes bars, taverns, nightclubs and drinking places that serve alcoholic beverages for immediate consumption. These establishments may also provide limited food services.

Industry Products
Sale of distilled spirit drinksSale of wine drinksSale of beer, ale and ciderSale of foodAdmissions to special events and nightclubs, including cover chargesVideo Lottery Terminal revenueOther (accommodation, cigarettes and packaged liquor)
Industry Activities
Operating licenced barsOperating nightclubsOperating wine barsOperating licenced establishments with limited food serviceOperating Video Lottery Terminals in licenced venues

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