Only 3 channels on tv. NBC and PBS came in clear. Only time I could watch ABC was clear days/nights and I could never get CBS. Was lucky to go to town once a month and usually only to get a haircut and dont even think about asking for something. Didnt have paint guns. If you wanted to play war it was with BB guns.
Yeah no Draft is a real turn off as stated by many. Also if it microbrews growler service can be big business if the beer cant be found locally. Don't know if NC allows Growler service but that is a quick way to make money with draft beers. In my old bar days the one thing I always hated was the music level. Bars should be a social place yet most bars blast the music so high you cant hear the person next to you. Not saying don't have music but keep it at a reasonable level. Also will there be dancing? If no dancing need good lounge sections. Never liked bars that was all barstools and straight back chairs. A good socialize bar has comfortable seats and semi circle seating sections.I never really ate food at bars always stopped after a night of drinking at a good restaurant. But you atleast need a deep fryer. Cheese Sticks, Jalapino pops, fish nuggets do great at bars keep it simple on the food. Oh another thing is with draft beers you can have sampler selection. Most people want to try new beers but don't want to buy a bottle or draft if they haven't tried it before. So a 4 beer sample selection in a small glass will give them a taste and make a little more money for you.
Also staff is very important. Good Bartender and wait staff will make or break your bar so you cant go cheap there.