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Creating an Impressive Backbar for Your Space

Feb 10, 2023 | Blog

At Hawk Industries, we believe in the saying, “first impressions are everything,” especially in the food service industry. It’s all about the experience, and creating a backbar not only acts as necessary storage space, but also as a focal point for your space inviting customers to come back time and time again!

With over 30 years of experience designing and building backbars, we’ve created a list of ways to embrace the backbar, turn heads, and create conversation by delivering a welcoming and on-brand experience every time. 


Not only does a liquor display deliver the classic bar aesthetic, but it’s also helpful for your customers and staff! By having an organized system for your liqueurs, your bartenders and servers know where everything is and can move around efficiently! 

If you want to go traditional, it’s common practice to sort your less expensive bottles on the bottom shelf, with the high ticket liqueurs on top! 

Proper Refrigeration

This is so important! A chilled glass can make all the difference for your drinks, and serving a cold beverage in a hot glass is considered a pretty big no-no for any establishment! 

Talk to our design team for ways to incorporate backbar coolers, draft beer dispensers, and more to provide the best service to your customers.


This part is always fun! Choose glassware that reflects your brand while making a statement. This is the vessel that carries your craft drinks, so you will want it to perfectly reflect the message your bar is trying to convey. Don’t forget to display your glassware in a clean, appealing way that will excite your customers and convince them to order a drink. 

Bonus Tip: Have your garnish bar in a visible, attention-grabbing spot to remind your customers of ways to customize their drinks! 

Our team is ready to bring your vision to life with custom design capabilities ranging from wood and laminate to solid surfaces and quartz. 

Work with Hawk Industries to experience a family-owned company that understands the importance of the client relationship and sets the “bar” with a streamlined process that minimizes your contractor list significantly!

Whether you’re creating your backbar or ready for a full remodel with boothwork, cabinetry, and countertops, Hawk Industries can take the stress out of the remodeling experience with a streamlined process that has BIG results. 

See our portfolio for examples of our excellence.

Contact us at 717-359-4138 ext. 100 to get started!

About Hawk Industries

Hawk Industries is based in Littlestown, PA and we pride ourself in our tradition of excellence. From planning and design through manufacture and installation, we deliver high caliber products that reflect your brand.

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