Comic-Con, the most popular event San Diego hosts annually starts July 19-23. Comic enthusiasts, locals, travelers, and full costumed children (and adults) will be pouring in San Diego in the thousands. Bar owners on TapHunter’s Plus plan are now able to effortlessly list multi-day events on our app and website. This allows customers to know what’s going on at your location. This year Comic-Con participants are forecast to spend a whopping $110,393,795 in direct attendee spending.* Here are five simple tips to be the Super Bar this Comic Con 2017!
1. CREATE A DELIGHTFUL COMIC-CON THEMED DRINK
Attendees will be in high spirits when entering bars, restaurants, and breweries. Now is a perfect time to pull that inner-kid in you and concoct a creative Comic-Con drink. Some examples could be offering a super hero, villain, or even Game of Thrones theme drink.
2. HAVE A PRE-SET COMIC CON THEMED MENU
Comic-Con consists of whole day events. Attendees are bound to grab a bite or drink periodically throughout the day. Creating a pre-set menu will help simplify attendee’s decision making and speed up the process. TapHunter allows bar owners to easily generate customizable printed or digital menus. **
3. ALLOW YOUR EMPLOYEES TO WEAR THEIR FAVORITE SUPERHERO T-SHIRT
During Halloween, the people wearing the most creative costumes typically get the most candy. Businesses that participate in this lively annual event will be sure to attract more customers. Attendees will get a kick seeing employees also engaging in this exciting four-day event.
4. POST SPECIAL DISCOUNTS/PROMOTIONS FOR COMIC-CON BADGE HOLDERS
Many attendees will find ways to cut costs considering the amount of money spent on tickets, accommodations, and transportation. TapHunter allows bar owners to painlessly display custom promos (happy hours, food specials, client content & events) on their board. Additionally, having special discounts/promotions posted outside the restaurant, bar, brewery will incentivize attendees to come in. ***
5. UPDATE YOUR INSTAGRAM (SOCIAL MEDIA) THAT ARE RELEVANT TO COMIC-CON
Follow the tips above and post your Comic-Con content on your social media feeds. Easily do this with TapHunter’s special Instagram tools. This will help attract more attendees and they will be sure to spread the word through their social media platforms. One example is having a costume contest where attendees are able to post on their social media with hashtags. The prize could be free drinks or merchandise. Costume contests will help draw people in to your location as well!
** “Most restaurants listed here are offering special Grab-and-Go options, meal discounts, or are participating in the San Diego Convention Center and East Village Association.” (https://www.comic-con.org/sites/default/files/forms/cci2017_restaurantguide.pdf)
*** Participate in “Show Your Badge & Save Programs”. “Here’s how the program works: Attendees simply need to show their badge at the time of purchase to redeem the discount!” (https://www.comic-con.org/sites/default/files/forms/cci2017_restaurantguide.pdf)