Memorial Day Bar Special Ideas

Memorial Day is a little over one week away! The three day weekend is a great opportunity to offer specials to commemorate veterans while bringing in new clientele.

Here are some Memorial Day themed ideas that can be easily incorporated in any bar!

Veteran Appreciation Deals

Offer free or discounted drinks for those with a military ID. If you serve food, maybe offer a free meal. While Memorial Day is the start of summer fun, it’s important to remember the reason behind it. Offering specials that honor veterans are a great way to bring in their business, and their friends and family accompanying them.

Summer Games

If your bar has a patio, include backyard games. Beanbag toss, flip cup, beer pong, giant connect four, the list is essentially endless. Include whatever your patio offers enough room for. You could even set up a Memorial Day Tournament for a few of the games.

Patriotic Themed Drinks

Aside from deals and discounts on existing drinks, creating new cocktails is always an easy way to add to the celebration. There are a variety of patriotic drink creations that you can find anywhere. Anything colored red, white, or blue adds to the Memorial Day theme.

A Memorial Day Margarita is a quick and easy recipe any bartender can create.

Ingredients (for 4 servings):

2 tbsp. kosher salt

2 tbsp. granulated sugar

1 lemon, cut into wedges

8 oz. tequila

4 oz. triple sec

3 oz. lemonade

Blueberry simple syrup to your liking



Rim each glass with a lime wedge, then dip and roll the rim in sugar. Divide tequila, triple sec and lemonade between 4 glasses. Fill each glass with ice, then top with blueberry syrup. Garnish with a lemon wedge and serve.

Red White and Blue Bar Lights

If you don’t want to overdo it with American flags or wrapping everything in red, white, and blue banners, subtle patriotic lighting behind the bar is the perfect way to add to the ambiance. With Vipply you can turn your LED light bar shelves red, white, and blue with just the touch of a button.

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