Bar Owning – Bartending


What should your PC – Pouring Cost be???

There is no exact answer but many establishments start with the numbers below. These numbers are a starting point. These are the percentages that many bars go by. If your PC numbers are close to this, then you are doing good.



15% — Personally I was happy with 17% or 18%, but that was me

Draft Beer


Bottle Beer



30% to 40%
Bottle Beer and Wine always run a pretty high Pouring Cost.
Be sure to figure your Pouring Cost on these handy Calculators.


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