Friday, 13 June 2008

So far so good!

Well coming up till the middle of june and the bar is still going strong, still reaching my target which is a good thing and still nearly the last bar to close apart from 1 0r 2 on the main road.

There is a change in drinking trends now, its gone from pre meal drinks then after meal drinks till 5am to just after meal drinks then home by 3am, maybe it has to do with the holidays being more expensive now and less money in spending budget and the Pound to Euro won't help either. Also you can see on the streets that the age is dropping to a more younger crowd who prefer to drink in rooms before they head out.

This season i can definately see alot more nationalities here than last year at least 50% more and also groups of guys and girls between 20-25, lets hope this isn't a trend that will continue as it is bad for businesses in the resort less people in restaurants eating out and that knocks on to the bars. My friends in the resort who have bars are saying between 30-50% down on last season already. as for myself i find myself very lucky that im doing better than last year and i'm not taking anything for granted as i know from years of running bars abroad things can change just within one change over day, so here's good luck to all the bars and restaurants on the island that seems to be already a difficult season for most.

Monday, 2 June 2008

Magnificent May to Jittery June!

May was more than i could wish for and think i was very lucky to be as busy as i was so thank you to all my customers for joining me through May.

June is upon us and has never been my favourite month due to early bird holidays finishing and high season 6 weeks away so its a real sit and wait month. The days are longer, people are going to eat later and then drinking later again, so this year i've come prepared as i know from last season i may not get my first customer in till 10.30pm or maybe the odd few before meals.

This season i shall be reading autobiographies by Gordon Ramsay, Gazza, Ian Holloway, Axl Rose and Slash from Guns N Roses and its quite nice to have a sit and read after the start i've had to the season but hopefully come July i won't be needing any books but then again it gets darker later and you can be by the pool till at least 8pm so everyones out late but hey this Greece and the pace is much slower, lets hope i don't fall asleep LOL