Published on
March 31, 2023

Bar and Restaurant Expo

      Inner Circle Vodka Bar's owner, Jacob Harper, recently spoke at the Bar and Restaurant Expo in Las Vegas on March 27th.  The conference brought together bar and restaurant owners, industry professionals, and experts from all over the country to discuss the latest trends and best practices in the food and beverage industry.  Jacob was invited to speak about his experience opening Inner Circle and insights in overcoming financial roadblocks while starting a bar. Jacob was one of only a few owner-operators asked to speak and was able to represent the thriving bar scene in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Jacob Harper giving the presentation
Jacob Harper Presenting

      During his presentation, Jacob shared his insights on how to refine a concept and design for a bar, build buzz before opening, and use community resources to overcome financial obstacles. He also emphasized the importance of being flexible in financing options and being persistent in turning a "no" into a new plan of action. Attendees were impressed with Mr. Harper's practical advice and real-world experience.

      "I am proud Jacob was able to represent Inner Circle Vodka Bar and the Tulsa bar scene at this prominent national expo," said Inner Circle Co-Owner Andy Cagle."There were many  people attending the presentation who are looking to open a bar or are in the early stages.  Jacob was able to emphasize that opening a new venture can be challenging, but with the right mindset, strategies, and resources, it is possible to overcome financial obstacles and create a successful business."

      Inner Circle Vodka Bar is a popular destination in Tulsa, known for its extensive selection of infused cocktails, welcoming atmosphere, expansive patio, plus unique events and offerings. The bar has gained a reputation for being one of the best places to visit on a night out in Downtown Tulsa, earning rave reviews for friendly service and great vibe.  Inner Circle has been featured in national publications Cheers Magazine and Business Insider and Jacob’s presentation at the Bar and Restaurant Expo has only solidified its reputation as a leader in the industry.