30 June Promotion Ideas for Restaurants, Bars, and Breweries
Summer is in full swing, and June is on deck with baseball games, Father’s Day, graduation celebrations, and more. Got your June promotion ideas ready to go? If not, no worries. We’ve got all your bases covered with marketing tips, contests, and other content for every day in June. Along the way, go ahead and use any of the graphics in your emails and on social media.
June 1: Pop Bottles on National Bubbly Day (1st Saturday in June)
From champagne to sparkling rosé, start your June promotion ideas off with Instagram-worthy cocktails featuring “bubbly” booze.
June 2: Don’t Be Chicken…Cook Up Sales on National Rotisserie Day
The classic rotisserie chicken is becoming a trendy bar food at New York City bars like The Fly. Put rotisserie chicken on special during happy hour; see if this trend takes flight at your restaurant or bar.
June 3: Totally Egg-cellent June Promotion Ideas for National Egg Day
Gourmet devilled eggs during happy hour. Custard for dessert. Maybe even a good old-fashioned egg toss contest on your patio. Get creative and embrace the egg!
June 4: Get Cheesy on National Cheese Day (& National Cognac Day)
If you can’t wait until National Selfie Day on June 21st, tell your customers to “say cheese” and run a selfie contest. You can’t go wrong by marketing June promotion ideas like a cheese lover’s menu or a local cheese tasting plate. As for cognac? Create a cognac tasting flight with super-mini pours of this underappreciated brandy-type spirit.
June 5: Say Cheers to National Moonshine Day
Host a speakeasy-inspired event and require attendees to give a password at the door. Ask guests to wear 1920s apparel (think Great Gatsby). Of course, you’ll need vintage cocktails on the menu: from the sidecar to the bee’s knees.
June 6: Launch June Promotion Ideas for Graduation Parties
Help proud parents celebrate their graduate. If you have a private events space, promote the dates it’s still available. Even if you don’t have a private room, you can still offer June promotion ideas for graduation…to go! Now is the time to set up a catering program using these tips.
June 7: National Doughnut Day (1st Friday in June)
Yes, you can – and you should – make homemade donuts at your bar or restaurant. If possible, see if you can get your hands on the popular Harpoon beer made with Dunkin’ Donuts coffee.
June 8: Double Up on June Promotion Ideas: Belmont Stakes Horse Races and World Gin Day
It’s not the Kentucky Derby, but the Belmont is a pretty famous race! Invite customers to wear their fancy hats again and serve up sophisticated gin cocktails.
June 9: Tackle June Promotion Ideas for Grilling Fanatics
To bring customers out of their backyards, show your restaurant or bar knows how to grill, too. Why not create a BBQ menu featuring different styles from Kansas City to Memphis?
June 10: Refresh Your Marketing with National Iced Tea Day
If you’re thinking you can turn this into Long Island Iced Tea Day, we say go for it.
June 11: Swing for New Customers with Baseball-Themed June Promotion Ideas for Bars and Restaurants
It’s not enough to just put the MLB games on your TVs (every other restaurant and bar does that). Show you’re the real homebase for baseball fans with these 9 summer baseball promotions for bars.
June 12: Go Nuts for National Peanut Butter Cookie Day
Skillet cookies are having a moment. Add this gooey peanut butter skillet cookie to your bar or restaurant menu in honor of this nutty holiday.
June 13: Fore! The U.S Open Begins
Line up June promotion ideas that will appeal to golf fans. Most bars and restaurants will have the U.S. Open on TV, so go a step further with your marketing. Set out a mini putting green and putter and let customers try a long putt to score a discounted drink. Putting the classic Arnold Palmer on the menu is always a win.
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June 14: Get Patriotic for Flag Day (and National Bourbon Day)
On this day in 1977, the U.S. officially adopted the American flag. Celebrate with patriotic June promotion ideas like a red, white, and blue layered shot or cocktail (skip ahead to June 27th for the recipe).
June 15: Be Creative with Father’s Day Eve
Every bar and restaurant in town will be competing for Dad’s attention, so take your Father’s Day June promotion ideas up a notch! Start the festivities a day early with a Father’s Day eve celebration like a bacon and beer pairing dinner, or a “Dad Joke” open mic competition.
June 16: Try Out New June Promotion Ideas for Father’s Day
This is the big June holiday, so make the most of it with these 23 Father’s Day marketing campaign ideas for restaurants.
June 17: Bring in Families Now That School’s Out for the Summer
Kids rule! Literally. Technomic research found that 43% of today’s parents let their kids decide where to dine. Now would be the perfect time to tap into June promotion ideas that appeal to kids. For inspiration, see what the 10 best family-friendly chains are doing…
June 18: Milk National Dairy Month…
The possibilities for dairy-focused June promotion ideas are endless! You could run wine and cheese tastings featuring a different cheese each week. Or, offer a trio of mini gourmet milkshakes for dessert.
June 19: Shake Things Up with June Promotion Ideas for National Martini Day
Challenge your bartenders to do a martini mix-off, putting their best bartender flair skills on display. Let crowd applause crown the winner.
June 20: Score Big
with Basketball Fans: Host an NBA Draft Watch Party
Most experts agree that top draft pick, Duke freshman Zion Williamson, will end up with the New Orleans Pelicans. Still, NBA fans never miss draft day! Bring them to your place with a fun watch party.
June 21: First Day of Summer and National Selfie Day
Go big with your June promotion ideas on this day! Run an Instagram contest: tell customers to take a selfie at your business, and post it using a hashtag like #SelfieDayatYourBizName. Then, randomly select a few selfie takers to win a gift card.
June 22: Round Out Your June Promotion Ideas: It’s National Onion Ring Day…
Free onion rings during happy hour anyone? 99 cent onion rings all day? Or, run a fun Facebook poll asking people to decide whether they like fries or onion rings better.
June 23: Sweeten Up to National Pecan Sandies Day
Ask your chef to whip up a cheesecake using crushed pecan sandies in the crust. Or, could your bartender use the buttery, nutty flavor to inspire a new cocktail?
June 24: Magical June Promotion Ideas for International Fairy Day
Bring in Yaymaker, formerly known as Plant Nite, to guide your guests in creating their own mini fairy garden. Over 4,000 venues nationwide run Yaymaker events. It costs nothing to be a host location, and Yaymaker claims that 89% of attendees are new to your business.
June 25: Let National Strawberry Parfait Day Inspire Your Dessert Specials
Across the Northeast and Midwest, strawberries are in season! Partner with a local strawberry farm to serve up local strawberry parfaits.
June 26: Well, It’s Arianna Grande’s Birthday?
Oddly enough, there just isn’t much going on as far as June promotion ideas for the 26th. If you run a nightclub, you could do an Arianna Grande dance party but that’s all we’ve got for this day.
June 27: Bomb Pop Day (Last Thursday in June)
Sometimes, June promotion ideas can be so simple. Why not celebrate bomb pop day by offering guests free popsicles during happy hour? Plus, whip up this red, white, and blue bomb pop cocktail.
June 28: Surf’s Up! It’s National Ceviche Day
Looking for June promotion ideas to spice up your menu? Serve up ceviche. Popular along the Latin American coast, ceviche is made by “curing” raw fish in lemon, lime, or another citrus juice then adding fresh herbs and other seasonings. Because it’s served cold, ceviche is a refreshing dish for those hot summer days.
June 29: P.S. Have You Planned Your July Promotions Yet?
Consider this a bonus day! Get a jump start on marketing for July. Gather your team to do a group brainstorm.
June 30: Support the LGBT Community…It’s Pride Day
Many large cities from NYC to Chicago organize large pride parades each year on June 30th. Show your support by donating a portion of proceeds from sales to your local LGBT organization.
Now that you’re inspired with these 30 June promotion ideas and marketing campaigns, the next step is setting it all up. Use these free graphics in your emails, on social media, anywhere you’d like. Cheers to a successful June at your bar, restaurant, or brewery!