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5 Ways to Make Your Bar Instagram-worthy

A girl walks into a bar… takes out her phone and posts on her Instagram story.

In today’s day and age, snapping photos of a cool space is the norm. But is your establishment worthy enough to make the cut?

Word-of-mouth has always been an essential tool for the restaurant industry. However, the concept has evolved in recent years and taken itself online.

Bottom line—if you want free publicity on Instagram, you have to make your offerings and your bar look good.

To get you started, here are a few ways to make your bar Instagram-worthy:

 

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