Own your own Gastrobar!


A truly unique social gathering place, Bar Louie is a neighborhood bar and eatery with handcrafted cocktails, a featured selection of local and regional beers with over 20 taps, unique wines and chef-inspired food in an inviting, comfortable atmosphere. Since 1990, our loyal guests have come to Bar Louie to eat, drink and be happy with old friends while making new ones.

With over 70 locations across the country, Bar Louie combines the consistency of a national brand with local appeal. No two Bar Louie restaurants are alike, but each has a modern, relaxed vibe that expresses the brand’s identity. We’ve taken the bar experience to new heights, attracting an affluent 25-44 year-old crowd that enjoys premium cocktails, local brews, great food and hanging with friends.

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Why own a Bar Louie?


"The distilled spirits industry generates around $100 billion in U.S. economic activity annually, according to the Distilled Spirits Council, a national trade association." – Entrepreneur.com

"Do you open a Subway franchise? No way. Where's the fun in that? You want to do something fun. You want to open a bar." -Michael J. Neff, From Behind the Bar: So You Want to Open a Bar

Bar Louie holds a unique placeholder in the Bar/Food/Drink Category:

  • 90% of our customers say we are not a sports bar, yet 60% say when they watch the game they go to Bar Louie
  • 51% of our guests are FEMALE – women feel very comfortable at Bar Louie
  • 23% of our sales are after 10 pm – where do you think all the restaurant employees go after they leave work?
  • Not one of our over 100 locations is the same

Do you have what it takes?

We’re looking for owners of concepts across all verticals who share our passion for creating a fun, entertaining experience that offers great food and amazing drinks. We want our franchisees to possess:

  • Relevant restaurant or business experience
  • A strong work-ethic
  • An eye for talent
  • A desire to be a part of their community 

And you need to have some cash and equity – per location we require:

  • $500,000 in Liquid Assets
  • $1,500,000 in Net Worth
  • Ability to execute and open quickly

Are you ready to make this happen?


  1. Call or email us now! (franchise@barlouie.com | 214-845-4800)
  2. Submit a franchise application for each of your partners
  3. Receive and review our Franchise Disclosure Document
  4. Validate with our Awesome Franchisees
  5. Attend an Executive Call to hear more about us and ask some questions
  6. Come to Addison (North Dallas), Texas to meet our team
  7. Receive Franchise Committee Approval
  8. Sign Agreements 


We understand that a great customer experience starts with the franchisee. While we encourage our franchisees to take ownership and creative control, we also offer extensive support along the way, including:

  • Full support through the site identification and construction process
  • A comprehensive training program for restaurant teams
  • Access to leading software and restaurant management tools
  • Compelling advertising and local store marketing materials

Ready to be a part of the Original Gastrobar?

Call or email us now!

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franchise@barlouie.com | 214-845-4800