Nightclub and bar insurance in Alexander City, Dadeville, Sylacauga and surrounding areas.

Insuring a nightclub or bar is not the same as insuring any other business. These establishments require specialized coverage that takes into consideration the unique risks that nightclubs and bars face.
Coverage for the risks of owning a nightclub or bar.

You know how to draw in the crowds and serve up a good time for your clientele. Your insurer needs to know what coverage is necessary to protect your business. Purchasing a customized nightclub and bar insurance package that focuses on the particular risks your business faces is essential.

The importance of liquor liability for your business.

For example, a liquor liability policy is a must-have for any place of business where alcohol is consumed. If someone who has been drinking in your nightclub or bar causes damage or injures someone, you can be held liable. Even if unfounded, these claims can be costly to defend.

How can nightclub and bar insurance protect you?

Use the yellow hot spots and explore how nightclub and bar insurance can help protect against common risks.
Nightclub and Bar

Premises Liability

Risk Factor

Water on the floor, slippery entry in the winter, broken glass/hazardous debris, dim lighting, etc. These are all accidents waiting to happen that make your business susceptible. Claims may arise due to bodily injury, property damage, personal injury, and more. Outside, there is also a security risk in parking lots and with potential physical altercations between guests and/or staff.

Solution

Commercial general liability insurance is an absolute necessity for any business. It provides broad coverage when you are deemed responsible and liable and will also pay to defend any covered lawsuit or action, regardless of its merit.

Liquor Liability

Risk Factor

If a patron is over-served at your establishment, you may be held responsible and liable for damages or injuries related to the patron’s intoxication.

Solution

Liquor liability insurance covers defense costs and damages to persons and property caused by intoxicated patrons. Training staff to recognize patrons who pose a liquor liability risk is a key risk control measure to consider.

Crime and Fidelity Bond

Risk Factor

What will you do if one of your trusted employees is found guilty of doing something dishonest as it relates to his or her work with you?

Solution

Crime and fidelity coverage is designed to provide coverage for employee dishonesty, forgery and depository, theft, destruction and disappearance, and more. Discuss the details of this coverage with your agent to learn more.

Workplace Violence

Risk Factor

Traditional general liability and property coverage are not designed to adequately cover workplace violence claims.

Solution

Workplace violence and crisis response policies are created to provide coverage for damages related to third-party liability, loss of business income, and other expenses related to workplace violence.

Workers' Compensation and State Disability

Risk Factor

If one of your employees receives an injury or becomes ill due to a work-related occurrence, you are required by law to have the proper coverage in place.

Solution

State disability and workers' compensation protects your employees should a job-related injury or sickness occur during the course of employment. This coverage is required by law, so be sure that you have it.

Commercial Property

Risk Factor

Your business property is a significant financial investment. What if something happens to it?

Solution

Commercial property insurance can help protect the property your business owns or leases, including things like equipment, inventory, furniture, and fixtures. Whether you own your building or lease your space, commercial property insurance can be purchased separately or can be combined with other necessary coverages to protect your business’ physical assets.

Business Income

Risk Factor

In the event of a covered cause of loss, most policies include coverage for the income you cannot collect. What happens if one of your key suppliers, such as your food or beverage distributor, is incapable of supplying you with what you need to keep your business running?

Solution

Make sure that your business income insurance includes contingent business income coverage to protect against the loss of potential earnings to your restaurant caused by the inability of a key vendor to provide a component necessary for the completion or execution of your services.

Sign Coverage

Risk Factor

Exterior signs associated with your business are vulnerable to fire, vandalism, and weather. Most commercial property policies offer a sublimit of coverage for signs, but it might not be enough.

Solution

Evaluate your sign exposures and determine if your existing commercial property insurance policy provides sufficient coverage. If not, increase the policy limit as required.

Flood Insurance

Risk Factor

Flooding is the most commonly occurring natural disaster in the United States. It can occur in almost any location and to any business, even if your area isn’t designated as a high-risk flood zone. Are you protected?

Solution

Flood insurance is typically not included in a commercial property insurance policy but can generally be added by endorsement as long as the property is not in a high-risk flood zone. If coverage is excluded from the policy, you should look into the cost to add it. If your property is in a high-risk flood zone, you will need to obtain a standalone policy. In either case, it’s important to have coverage.

Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI)

Risk Factor

On average, it's estimated that three out of five businesses will be sued by their employees. Companies are vulnerable during the pre-hire process, throughout employment, and during a reduction in workforce. Claims can arise in any size operation. You can do everything right and still be sued.

Solution

Coverage to protect you against this risk normally comes as a standalone policy. The right coverage is critical to your risk management process as it protects against discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and other employment-related allegations. Typically, the policy will cover your business, as well as your directors and officers. Third party coverage is an added option, usually accomplished via a policy endorsement, and addresses claims made by customers or vendors against you from acts committed by employees.

Cyber Liability

Risk Factor

Just about all businesses rely on technology in some way; it's increasingly used to store sensitive information, such as credit cards, passwords, and social security numbers. However, you're at risk if this information is lost, stolen, or compromised. In fact, you may even be legally obligated to alert those impacted by the breach and possibly pay for any financial loss incurred.

Solution

Experiencing a data breach is often not a question of if but when. Securing a cyber liability policy can offer coverage for expenses associated with compliance regarding data breach notification laws, securing legal counsel to advise on incident response, credit monitoring services, as well as paying for regulatory defense and penalties arising from privacy law violations.

Valet Parking

Risk Factor

Providing a valet service is convenient for your guests, but damaging a vehicle, property, or causing injury is a very real risk associated with it.

Solution

Obtain a general liability policy to protect your business from lawsuits by a third party. Be certain that a garagekeepers legal liability policy is also in effect with adequate limits to cover any physical damage to your guest's vehicle or other vehicles on site. If you are using an independent valet service, obtain a certificate of insurance to verify they have the proper coverage with adequate limits. Also make sure that your business is named as an additional insured under their policy.

Commercial Umbrella

Risk Factor

What happens when your business faces a large liability loss that exceeds the basic limit of your standard policy?

Solution

A commercial umbrella policy provides high limits of insurance, typically between $2,000,000 and $10,000,000. Coverage is extended over your general liability insurance, workers' compensation, business auto, as well as directors and officers liability coverage. It provides a great safety net and helps ensure your business is well protected.

Protect your business and your property.

Your property is vital to your business. If something were to happen to the building itself, you may not be able to open your business for a period of time. Consider policy options that include not only property coverage, but also your income should your business be inaccessible. And if your suppliers are unable to make deliveries that would force you to shut down temporarily, there’s a policy for that, too.

The business side of nightclubs and bars.

And since you’re running a business, you need also need workers’ compensation, general liability, cyber liability, as well as employment practice liability insurance.

To learn more about how specialized insurance can benefit your operation, contact us today.

Let’s discuss your nightclub and bar insurance.

One of our insurance advisors will reach out to you to review your information and present you with the appropriate nightclub and bar insurance solution. There’s no obligation, just good-old-fashioned advice.
Dark Insurance Agency offers comprehensive nightclub and bar insurance in Alexander City, Dadeville, Sylacauga, Childersburg, Opelika, Birmingham, Chelsea, Wetumpka, Tallassee, Harpersville, Fayetteville, New Site, Hackneyville, Ashland, Waverly, Mountain Brook and Auburn Alabama.