Campus bars struggle to stay relevant and profitable

November 27, 2007

Profits generated by on-campus bars have decreased substantially over the last decade, says the Carleton University student newspaper, partly due to increases in alcohol and food costs.  Ontario in particular has been struggling as it faces a younger age demographic caused by the "double cohort," and the end of Grade 13.  With more underage freshmen, campus bars have lost their primary audience.  Students are also reported to be "healthier" than in previous years, going out once or twice a month instead of several nights a week.