Yup, couldn't agree more! As a promoter this is the area I do know about, and yes, a successful bar needs to have at least 1 thing that is special about it, instead of being a good all-rounder which many people seem to go for. In fact I was just having the exact same conversation with my potential business partner last night, about how a bar that he used to work at was once successful but now is failing. It turned out the reason was they used to have a talented flair bartender and people would come for the shows, but then he quit. We haven't yet decided what our special selling point will be yet, but we will have one.