SMS marketing solutions for bars & clubs

Attract more clients to your bar or nightclub, promote events, and reach out in real-time using Textmagic’s SMS marketing solutions.
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Send SMS blasts with discounts or free drink offers during peak hours in order to attract more clients.
Segment your audience and send exclusive offers to VIP clients. Make everyone a VIP on their birthday!
Automate table reservations and cancellations with Zapier and intuitive automation rules.

SMS marketing templates for bars & nightclubs

Attract more customers and increase sales with our cost-effective SMS templates.
Incentives for clients
What’s better than alcohol? Free alcohol, of course! Reply to this text message with “free shots” and we’ll give you two rounds on the house. Don’t forget to share with your friends. See you tonight at [club]!
Special events discounts
Are you single and ready to mingle this Valentine’s Day? We’ve got you covered, fam! Visit [club] between 10PM and 2AM on Valentine’s alone. Drinks are on us the entire night unless you find a partner!
Events introduction alerts
LADY GAGA will be gracing us with her talent on [date] starting 11PM. Tickets are now on sale at Early birds receive a 20% discount. Better get them before they run out! [Club]
VIP table reservations
Hello [name], do you want to reserve a front-row table for our Friday’s [event]? VIP members receive a 5% discount on their tabs. Reply ‘YES’ or ‘NO’ to reserve your table.
Reservation confirmations
Thank you for reserving your table at [club] on [date] starting [hour]! We look forward to seeing you tonight!
Loyalty Discounts
SUBSCRIBER SPECIAL: Win a $10 voucher for every friend you bring in with you tonight. Show this at the bar to redeem the vouchers. This offer expires at midnight.
Polls for events
At [club] we want to know what your favorite drink is. Text us your favorite option and we’ll give you one on the house. Reply to this number to qualify.
Reservation reminders
Hey [name], we hope you didn’t forget about your reservation for [event] at [club] on [date]… It would hurt our feelings Looking forward to seeing you there!

Key benefits of SMS marketing for bars & nightclubs

SMS mobile marketing represents the fastest, most-effective way of reaching out to millennials.
Boost productivity
Make customers feel like insiders when they join your list by promoting exclusive offers and personalizing texts.
Forget billboards and flyers. Nobody reads them anyway. SMS marketing for clubs is a cost-effective solution that yields excellent results.
90% of mobile users will read a text within 4 minutes of receiving it. This makes it possible to promote time-sensitive offers in a way that actually gets results.
Boost productivity
Use SMS Sender IDs and create a unique voice for your club to make customers look forward to your next texts.
Promote special deals, contests, or events during slow days and give customers a reason to show up to your club.
Who wouldn’t want to get free drinks or loyalty discounts? Promoting subscriber offers will encourage more people to sign up for your list.

SMS marketing solutions for your bar or nightclub

Your competitors are already using SMS marketing for their clubs. Don’t get left behind!
Send time-sensitive offers in real-time with mass SMS. The best club text-marketing strategies are short and sweet — just like SMS.
Automate your marketing flows and grow your business much faster thanks to faster communication between parties.
Create automatic rules for redeemable prizes or VIP offers to encourage more opt-ins to your SMS lists.
Encourage reviews and follow up with targeted offers by analyzing your SMS chat history and client preferences.
Add merge fields to your SMS broadcasts to personalize hundreds of messages in a matter of seconds.
Segment your audience into groups and perform targeted SMS marketing campaigns for your bar or nightclub.

Frequently asked questions

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How to promote a bar through SMS campaigns?

If you’re starting out with text message marketing for your club, the first thing you need to do is to capture mobile numbers. Text message marketing for clubs can be used to:

  • Promote events and thematic nights.
  • Attract more clients through subscriber-only offers.
  • Provide customer support.
  • Automate table reservations and cancellations.
  • Improve communication between staff members.
  • Organize polls and encourage reviews and feedback.
How can I get more customers to subscribe to our SMS list?

There are many creative ways to encourage SMS club subscriptions. Here are a few ideas that you can try:

  • Set up a screen dedicated to your club’s text message marketing campaign. Encourage clients to request their favorite songs or to vote on events by texting your number. Make sure you receive explicit consent for future SMS club promotions!
  • Offers free drinks, 1+1 deals, or access to exclusive events when a customer subscribes to your SMS list. Set-up auto-responders for prize redemption, and ask clients to show them at the bar.
  • Configure SMS subscribe widgets on your website, email newsletters, or social accounts. Make sure you’re promoting irresistible offers to increase subscription rates.
How can I configure a unique SMS sender ID for my bar or nightclub?
  • Log in to your Textmagic account or sign up for a free 30-day trial.
  • Verify your account by purchasing SMS credit.
  • Navigate to the sender IDs page and click “Apply for Sender ID”.
  • Wait for your sender ID to be approved by a Textmagic specialist.
  • Navigate to your Sender settings, and replace the phone number with your sender ID in the default SMS sending option.

Please note: SMS Sender ID feature is not available in North America.

How can I send targeted club text blasts to VIP clients?

You can segment your audience and send targeted SMS blasts with the help of distribution lists. Here’s how you can configure a VIP list:

Step #1: Log in to your Textmagic account and navigate to Contacts → Lists.

Step #2: Click on “New List” and fill out the details. You can add contacts manually or import them from a pre-defined list.

Step #3: To test your new list, go to “Compose” and select the new list from your sender options.

Step #4: Navigate to Services → Automation Rules. Create a new rule for your VIPs, so that specific contacts are automatically sorted into the list. You can also configure an automated text, letting customers know that they have become VIPs.