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Old Feb 16th 2022, 9:35 am
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I would suggest you try to find a job working in a bar / cafe. Particularly as it appears you have no experience working / owning one.
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Old Feb 16th 2022, 2:22 pm
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Originally Posted by steviedeluxe View Post
I've known Brits who've run bars/Irish pubs successfully in Spain, but in big cities like Valencia and Madrid - which means they are busy most of the year but closed in August. They also tend to have a Spanish partner, which helps with local laws and traditions. Running a bar in a coastal tourist place puts you under stress straight away as you'll get no custom for x months of the year. And in either case the warning above (that you'll have long hours seven days a week) is spot on, although a lot of establishments choose to close one day a week. Given that many pubs/cafes have closed in the UK in the last few years, I can't see it being any easier in Spain. But if you're determined to go ahead, I think the best investment is to approach an owner of a successful cafe-bar, and pay them for a couple hours consultancy.
Quite a few of the 'Irish bars' have struggled with some of them closing.

Yes going for a large city seems to be a safer bet than some of the more trouisty / seasonal areas...

Yes sure speaking to a bar owner for a few hours you could get the heads up on many issues. But I would go with missile that getting a job in a bar and learning the ropes is the best way to go, before even contemplating buying a bar...

As for having a Spanish misses is a deal breaker on having a bar in Spain.

To the OP, you'll have to find a Spanish misses and dump the existing one, so you'll have someone by your side who can dig through the never ending Spanish red tape that you are going to be confronted with.

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Originally Posted by agree_to_disagree View Post
Quite a few of the 'Irish bars' have struggled with some of them closing.

Yes going for a large city seems to be a safer bet than some of the more trouisty / seasonal areas...

Yes sure speaking to a bar owner for a few hours you could get the heads up on many issues. But I would go with missile that getting a job in a bar and learning the ropes is the best way to go, before even contemplating buying a bar...

As for having a Spanish misses is a deal breaker on having a bar in Spain.

To the OP, you'll have to find a Spanish misses and dump the existing one, so you'll have someone by your side who can dig through the never ending Spanish red tape that you are going to be confronted with.

This is your typical day at the Ayuntamiento


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Old Feb 16th 2022, 3:09 pm
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This is your typical day at the Ayuntamiento

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtEkUmYecnk
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Old Feb 16th 2022, 11:16 pm
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Originally Posted by Daveyboywill View Post
wondering if the process of leasing a bar/cafe
If you have money to burn go for it. I've been here 25 years and I wouldn't try it.
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Old Feb 17th 2022, 8:31 am
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Too much is made of the "red tape" issue. You bypass most of it by hiring a decent gestor (same as you'd hire an accountant back home). Better to concentrate on income and paying the bills - that will be of enough concern. However, make sure you are aware of laws that apply to your business and that you abide by them. For example, fail to abide by noise restrictions in your area, and you could be landed with a 10k fine!
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