What makes a bar great? Without a doubt, it’s the atmosphere. You need good drinks, a convenient location, top song selection but above all, a welcoming and lively atmosphere. Create the best bar atmosphere with a state of the art, versatile and reliable sound system that’s built just for you. At EES Showhire we’ve got years of experience working in events management to curate tailor-made systems for the best sound quality.
While restaurants and pubs both have specific needs when it comes to sound and lighting, bars are their own separate entity. Different areas might include a music area, dancefloor, table area, games room and dining space. You’ll need to consider different sound and lighting zones for each area, as well as what kinds of music you’ll be playing and when.
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Why you need a bar sound system built for purpose
A good quality bar sound system will be able to handle all the different moods and atmospheres you’ll need throughout the day and week. For example, you might want ambient sounds during the day, louder music at night and a hook-up for live music and entertainment during the weekend.
You’ll want to find the perfect solution for your clientele ad events. That might differ depending on the size of your bar, its location and its type. The EES Showhire team has experience supplying, designing and installing systems across the UK.
Bar sound systems will play a huge part in the life and soul of your bar. Customers come for entertainment, nights out, parties, after work drinks and gatherings with friends, so lively music, sports commentary or relaxed radio background noise is essential. Your bar sound system should be:
- Reliable – you need good quality equipment you can trust whenever you need it
- Durable – able to withstand use all week, for long hours during the day
- Versatile – for your standard playlists, TV audio and visiting DJs and entertainers
- Good Quality – having top sound quality is essential to provide your guests with the best experience
Typical bar sound system
Most bars will need a selection of strategically places speakers throughout the building to get the best sound quality. Ceiling speakers are ideal for busy bars and public spaces, so your customers can sit and enjoy drinks without worrying about being too close to a loud or deafening speaker. Ceiling and wall mount speakers also offer better distribution of sound, offering a better experience no matter which table they’re at for the evening.
Sound systems for sports bars
Sports bars are places for group meetings, catch ups with friends and afternoons watching the big game. You’ll likely have multiple TVs dotted around the place, and potentially multiple different bar rooms and sitting areas. For bars with Sky Sports and bars with BT Sport, you might also need to have different television sets in different parts of a room playing different sound. We recommend a zoned sound system, allowing you to control different speakers and separate areas of the bar from one central remote or station. This means you’ll be able to adjust volume control for multiple speaker systems and make sure you can turn the sound up for key parts of the broadcast – like the anthems, goal replays and post-match interviews – and turn music and other TV sets down as needed.
What makes a good wine bar sound system?
Wine bars are relaxed, chilled out and atmospheric places, so you need to manage sound levels carefully. Just because you want ambient, subtle sound to accompany your wine and cocktails doesn’t mean you don’t need to think about a good quality speaker system. A surround sound set up will allow your playlists and music to be heard evenly all around your venue – from the bar to the tables.
Outdoor bar sound system design
For outdoor bars or venues with an outside terrace, choosing reliable equipment and fitting it in the right area is crucial. You might want a PA system to announce last call and other messages to guests seated outside, or a multi-zoned system to have music on the terrace and a quieter playlist inside for taking orders.