Get The Most Out Of Your Advertising Space.

Doesn’t if feel great when a beer or liquor vendor gives you a great big shiny neon to place in your bar? Is it because the vendor really likes us? Is it that OUR bar is extra special?
Sadly, no. They choose to spend advertising dollars where the drinkers are likely to be…in a bar. The question is, why aren’t we?
Advertising is incredibly expensive. When you have a customer in your bar and you don’t advertise your specialty drink, merchandise of most profitable food item, then you are missing a golden opportunity. Particularly since these items have a higher profit margin. Your target market is, after all, already sitting in a bar stool right in front of you. 
So get the most out of the space and staff right in front of you. If you can’t afford a custom neon then signage of your specialty cocktail in vibrant colors can be placed on the walls or tabletops instead. Gender based advertising on bathroom doors can be funny and eye catching yet pushing your own brand. Have your staff advertise your merchandise or your most profitable food item by simply asking the customer if they are interested (“Have you tasted our ribeye? It’s fantastic!). That brief exchange is like a commercial the customer can’t avoid. 
Start building your brand. Don’t underestimate the power of your wall space. Highlight YOUR products and YOUR brand just as major brands have done in our bars for years!
Brad Bohannan is a true entrepreneur! He is a self employed Restaurateur and owner of Turtle Bay on Decatur Street and Spirits on Bourbon. Spirits has been feature numerous times on television on networks such as E, Esquire, Spike, and VH1 not to mention several local and National news spots! He has served as an expert panelist for numerous industry shows, classes and seminars.  

 

Spirits on Bourbon in the Travel and Tourism Parade

Spirits on Bourbon was pleased  to participate in 2016 National Travel & Tourism Week travel parade.  

 Included was an industry “toast” to Edward Debui as he led the parade of hundreds of hospitality industry employees that supported the effort by dressing in costume, 

  parading through the French Quarter and celebrating New Orleans’ most vital economic engine – tourism. 

  We look forward to tourism growing and of course, to seeing you at Spirits on Bourbon when you book your next trip to New Orleans…..so let’s let the good times roll! 

 

Spirits on Bourbon in the Travel and Tourism Parade

Spirits on Bourbon was pleased to participate in 2016 National Travel & Tourism Week travel parade. Included was an industry “toast” to Edward Debui as he led the parade of hundreds of hospitality industry employees that supported the effort by dressing in costume, parading through the French Quarter and celebrating New Orleans’ most vital economic engine – tourism. We look forward to tourism growing and of course, to seeing you at Spirits on Bourbon when you book your next trip to New Orleans…..so let’s let the good times roll!

New Orleans Saints 2016 Schedule 

Noon Mercedes-Benz Superdome FOX2 at Giants Sun, Sept. 18 Noon MetLife Stadium FOX

3 vs Falcons Mon, Sept. 26 7:30 p.m. Mercedes-Benz Superdome ESPN

4 at Chargers Sun, Oct. 2 3:25 p.m. Qualcomm Stadium FOX 

 5 BYE BYE BYE BYE BYE

6 vs Panthers Sun, Oct. 16 Noon Mercedes-Benz Superdome FOX

7 at Chiefs Sun, Oct. 23 Noon Arrowhead Stadium FOX

8 vs Seahawks Sun, Oct. 30 Noon Mercedes-Benz Superdome FOX

9 at Niners Sun, Nov. 6 3:05 p.m. Levi’s Stadium FOX

10 vs Broncos Sun, Nov. 13 Noon Mercedes-Benz Superdome FOX 

 11 at Panthers Thurs, Nov. 17 7:25 p.m. Bank of America Stadium NBC/NFLN/Twitter

12 vs Rams Sun, Nov. 27 Noon Mercedes-Benz Superdome FOX

13 vs Lions Sun, Dec. 4 Noon Mercedes-Benz Superdome FOX

14 at Buccaneers Sun, Dec. 11 Noon Raymond James Stadium FOX 

 15 at Cardinals Sun, Dec. 18 3:05 p.m. University of Phoenix Stadium FOX

16 vs Buccaneers Sat, Dec. 24 Noon Mercedes-Benz Superdome FOX

17 at Falcons Sun, Jan. 1 Noon

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Spirits on Bourbon Takes on Cancer at Reality Rally

Brad Bohannan  and Steve Smith attended Reality Rally for the third year representing Spirits On Bourbon! They joined over 100 reality TV stars to make Reality Rally  was a huge success. Over thirty television shows were represented!  

     Spirits On Bourbon owners, Steve Smith and Brad Bohannan, raised close to $10,000 this year, giving a three-year total of over $25,000 for Michelle’s Place. Michelles Place  is a Temecula-based nonprofit that provides support for breast cancer survivors and their families. The weekend started with a visit to Michelle’s Place and hearing the story of Michelle’s dream to provide a place for people to go when dealing with breast cancer. 

  awards were given to the start to raise the most money with Steve and Brad both top fundraisers. 

  Then they had a red carpet event and casino night   where Guest start vying to win prizes with all proceeds going to Michelle’s Place.

  The Rally includes an Amazing Race style competition in which the stars are paired up with fans and sponsors. Brad and Steve were lucky enough to have the same teams they had last year select them once again. Brad’s team, the Tata Sisterhood, finished third last year and worked hard strategizing and raising a ton of money. Together they were able to improve and finish first in the Amazing Race style competition! 

  Steve’s team, Blame it on the Bankers, only finished five of the fourteen stations last year but where the first team to the bar! Wanting to improve from last year, they finished six stations and made their way to the Bank Bar and Grill for some set a celebratory drinks. “We may not finish first in the race but we finished first to the bar for the second year in a row. I think that’s something to be proud of!” said Steve Smith.  

  Later that day, they had an autograph session with fans could meet and mingle with their favorite reality stars. Spirits on Bourbon  was honored to participate in Reality Rally  2016.  

 “We have raised a lot of money for a great cause and have made a lot of life long friends along the way,” said Brad Bohannan . “We hope to come back next year to raise more money for Michelle’s Place, see some old friends and gain some new friends in the beautiful city of Temecula

Spirits on Bourbon’s Has Rasied Over $20,000 for Breast Cancer at Reality Rally

Spirits on Bourbon will be attending Reality Rally  with over 100 Reality TV Stars representing over 30 shows!   

  For the third year, Spirits on Bourbon owners, Brad Bohannan and Steve Smith were invited to Temecula, California to participate in Reality Rally, an annual event that pits reality TV stars against each other in an obstacle course-style race.  

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 The event is organized by Gillian Larson, a contestant from the hit series Survivor: Gabon. Because of Bohannan’s and Smith’s appearance on Spike TV’s Bar Rescue they were invited to attend in April. Other contestants included stars from TV shows such as Big Brother and The Biggest Loser. At this event.  

 This year Brad and Steve have had several raffles and a movie Premier party to raise money for this great event.  

  Together they have raised over $5000 this year and over $20,000 for a three year total for Michelles Place. Michelle’s Place is a Temecula based non-profit that provides support for breast cancer survivors and their families.  
Spirits on Bourbon  is honored to participate in Reality Rally! If you would like to donate under Brad Bohannan or Steve Smith  it’s not to late to help Michelle’s Place.

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Bar Rescue 100 Episodes Party

Spirits on Bourbon was excited to be invited to the Spike Television celebration of the 100th episode of Bar Rescue at STK midtown! The President of Spike TV said some kind words about the show before Jon Taffer spoke to the crowd thanking everyone let them know that with out all the hard work of the production team and show participants the show would never have reached 100 episodes.  

  After the speeches the party ensued led by famous a music great, DJ Lil Jon who’s a rapper, actor, and producer!  

  He played some of his newest mixes and had everyone on their feet! Of course the party featured some of the best Specialty Cocktails. 

  “We felt honored to be included with anything involved with Spike and Jon Taffer,” said Brad Bohannan.  Steve agreed, “It’s nice to see that even after all this time we are considered the most successful episode! It’s truly a family and they always include us!”

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Night Club and Bar “Ask The Experts” Super Sesion

Spirits on Bourbon  is excited to announce that Brad Bohannan will featured as a panelist on the ‘Ask The Experts’ Super Session at the Night Club & Bar Convention and Trade Show!   

 This is his third year in a row for such a distinction. The panel will include Chef  Brian Duffy, Russell Davis and Nancy Hadley  

 while moderated by Thom Greco The Super Session will be on March 7th at the Las Vegas Convention Center at 11:00 am. Session topics will address food, mixology, design and trade secrets. The panel of exerts will be ready to answer your toughest questions and talk about fresh ideas. “I looking forward to be on a panel of such recognized industry leaders and I’m looking forward to another great convention!” said Brad Bohannan. It’s not to late to Attend and find your next big money maker for your Night Club and Bar. 

 

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Spirits on Bourbon Featured in 10 Episodes of Tech Rescue

Brad Bohannan and   Steve Smith along with Jon Taffer were featured keynote speakers at the Woodard Scaling New Heights Convention .  

Spirits on Bourbon at Woodard Scaling New              Heights Convention with Jon Taffer
 The invitation to speak turned into an opportunity to participate in a reality TV Show!  Spirits on Bourbon is featured in a series of 10 mini-episodes (about 10 minutes each) which documents the transformation of the bar’s technology under the leadership of Patricia Hendrix, an esteemed QuickBooks ProAdvisor.  
Woodard released the first episodes on February 22  Visit the   Site now to Watch the released videos. But check back weekly to watch this new Series as the story unfold!

Storm Troopers Pub Crawl

The Force was with you at the French Quarters newest Star Wars themed pub crawl! The 504th Division of Storm Troopers invaded Spirits on Bourbon and Turtle Bay

 for what turned out to be an exciting and head turning pub crawl. Characters that were portrayed in the event included Darth Vader, Obi Wan Kenobi, Boba Fett, Kylo Ren, and Luke Skywalker.  

 
Star Wars fans were delighted to see a sea of Storm Trooper costumes blanket the Galaxy of the French Quarter on this two mile, ten stop pub crawl.     

     Anyone interested in joining the group for next years event can join the facebook group “THE  504TH DIVISION” to be included in all relevant information and planning. There, members can discuss events, acquire costumes, and post to the group. May the Force be with you!