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126 Catchy Liquor Store Name Ideas

126 Catchy Liquor Store Name Ideas

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126 Catchy Liquor Store Name Ideas

126 Catchy Liquor Store Name Ideas

There are more than 45,000 liquor stores in the United States alone. So, it’s no surprise that settling on a unique name when starting a liquor store feels impossible. 

Picking the right name gives potential customers an idea about your business’s services, creates a good first impression, and helps you stand out from the competition.

Are all the good liquor store names already taken? How do you come up with something fresh? And what about business name best practices? 

Related: How to start a liquor store

If you’re not sure how to answer those questions, you’re in the right place. Keep reading to learn my top tips for choosing the perfect business name and how to make sure your favorite choices are available across the board. 

Let’s dive in!

Tips for Choosing the Perfect Liquor Store Name

If you’re struggling to choose a company name for your liquor store business, one of the best things to do is just to start brainstorming. As you go through the tips outlined below, make a list of words, phrases, and terms associated with your business. 

From there, you can narrow down the list and cross off ideas you don’t like. 

Once you have several top considerations, we’ll walk you through how to make sure you’re allowed to use them. This last step helps you narrow down your list even more so you can make a final decision. 

1. Consider the Products You Plan to Offer

There are several types of liquor stores, so it’s essential to consider the products you plan to offer. Maybe you want to focus on craft beer, wine, or spirits. Perhaps you’re considering offering other specialty services. 

Add the different types of services you want to offer to your brainstorming list. 

Remember to avoid anything limiting your business’s future growth if you decide to go in another direction down the road. 

2. Location-Specific Terms

Most liquor stores are specific to a geographic service area. So, if that’s true for your business, consider adding a location-specific term to your business name. 

You can consider things like:

  • City nicknames
  • Neighborhoods
  • Regions or states
  • And descriptive terms

However, consider what happens if you expand outside your intended service area. Does the name become limiting? If so, it’s best to avoid it if you plan to expand or change directions later. 

3. Avoid Business Names That Are Hard to Pronounce, Hear, or Spell

Despite the technological advances in voice search, assistants like Siri and Alexa struggle to understand slang and other confusing words. 

This could limit how often your business shows up in voice (and text-based) search if your name is hard to spell, pronounce, or hear. Because of that, it’s important to avoid complicated words, industry jargon, and using numbers in place of letters.  While having a unique liquor store name is good, being too unique may not be so good. 

Keep your business name as simple and easy to remember as possible so potential customers can easily find you. 

4. Consider Alliterations and Rhyming Words

Alliterations and rhymes are catchy and easy to remember. Because of that, they make for great business names. 

That said, it’s not always easy to come up with them. Start with choosing a few of your favorite words from your master brainstorm list. 

Then, you can Google “words that start with B” to come up with a name like Beer Buddy or Beer & Bubbly or whatever letter you’re using to create an alliteration. Alternatively, you can search “words that rhyme with _____.” 

It can be time-consuming, but it’s an excellent place to start. 

And don’t forget to add any exciting finds to your brainstorm list while you’re at it. Try not to overthink the names you come up with during this stage.  Just write them all down as some of the more interesting ones may spark better ideas later.

5. Steer Clear of Initials or Obscure Acronyms

Initials and unusual acronyms are hard to remember, so they typically don’t make great business names. They can also be challenging to pronounce and confusing for voice search as well. 

Furthermore, there are 325 different two-letter combination possibilities in the English language. And the odds of your customers remembering the specific letters you chose are pretty small. 

6. Imagery Words

Another consideration when brainstorming name ideas is whether there are industry-related words that could also lend themselves to be used in a logo. For instance, a liquor store could use a beer bottle or wine glass and focus the name around the image.

Related: How to create a logo for your business

7. Still Struggling? Try the Owner’s Name

If you’ve made it this far and are still struggling to find the best name, you can always consider using the business owner’s name. Doing so works well if the owner also plans to be the face behind the business. 

Something to keep in mind is that using the owner’s name as the business name can make it more challenging to sell the business in the future. 

List of Catchy Liquor Store Names

Sometimes, getting the best liquor shop name ideas is to look at some that are already in business. Here is a list of existing liquor store names that may help give you some creative ideas.  While many of these names may be available for you to use, be sure to check first to be sure it can be used.

Tips on how to check business name availability are after the list of names!

  • 11th Street Liquor
  • 24 Hr Liquors
  • 4 Bros Liquor
  • 4 Way Liquor
  • 5 Star Liquor
  • 722 Liquor Store
  • 7th Ave Liquors 
  • A B C Liquor Mart
  • A To Z Liquor Homestead
  • A1 Liquor
  • Abe’s Liquor Store
  • Action Wine & Spirits
  • A-Frame Fine Wines & Spirits
  • Alcohol Depot
  • American Liquor
  • Amigo’s Market & Liquor
  • Arcadia Discount Liquor 
  • Backstage Brew Shop
  • Ball Road Liquor
  • Bargain Booze
  • Barn’s Spirits
  • Barnstormers Liquor 
  • Barrel & Flask Liquors
  • Beaver Creek Liquor Store
  • Best Liquor Plus
  • Beverage House Liquor
  • Beverage Palace
  • Big Bear Liquor
  • Bottle N Cork Liquors
  • Bottle Shop 
  • Bottle Stop
  • Bourbon On Main
  • Boynton Liquors
  • Broadway Liquors & Co 
  • Brothers Spirits Corp
  • Buddy Bottle Shop
  • Campbell Package Store
  • Chino’s Liquor Market
  • Circle J Liquor
  • Coast Highway Liquor
  • Collective Spirits
  • Country Liquor 
  • Country Wine & Spirits
  • Creek Side Spirits
  • Danny’s Liquor Store
  • Dash Discount Liquors
  • Discount Liquor & Mini Mart
  • Discount Wine & Spirits
  • Downtown Liquors
  • E Z Mart Wine & Liquor
  • Everest Package Store
  • Fairoaks Liquor Barn
  • Four Guys Liquor
  • Fremont Liquor & Grocery
  • G & R Spirits 
  • Gallagher’s Drive-In Liquors
  • Governors Wine Shop
  • Grapes & Grains
  • Great Olive Liquor Store
  • Grumpy Ole Mule Mercantile
  • Happy’s Liquor
  • Hidden Track Bottle Shop
  • Highway 101 Spirits
  • Hole In One Liquor & Mart
  • Holiday Liquor Market 
  • Hollywood Liquor & Wine 
  • House Of Spirits
  • Island Liquors & Spirits 
  • Jobu’s Rum Emporium
  • King Solomon Liquor
  • Knock One Back Liquors
  • KWIK Mart Liquor
  • LA Bodeguita Liquor 
  • Lace Spirits
  • Lake Wine & Liquor
  • Ledyard Town Spirits 
  • Lighthouse Liquors
  • Liquor 4 Less
  • Liquor Den
  • Liquor Express
  • Liquor Mart
  • Liquor Warehouse
  • Local Liquor Store
  • Lucky’s Liquor Emporium
  • Mega Liquor
  • My Corner Liquor
  • On The Curve
  • One-Stop Liquor Mart
  • Our Town Liquor
  • Package Store
  • Pandora’s Bottle
  • Parkway Liquors 
  • Partytime Liquor
  • Platinum Liquor
  • Pour Me Wine & Liquor
  • Quik Mart Liquor
  • Red Barn Corner Liquor
  • Reds Liquor
  • Royal Liquor
  • Speedway Liquor Store
  • Streetlights Liquor Shop
  • Super Wine & Liquor
  • Texas Liquor Store
  • The Cellar
  • The Hill Liquor
  • Tilted Glasses Liquor Store
  • Top Shelf Liquors
  • Town & Country Liquor
  • Triple Crown Liquor & Wine 
  • United Beverage & Spirits 
  • Village Cork & Keg
  • Westside Liquor & Market 
  • Whiskey Shoppe Whiskey Co
  • Whiskey’s Wine Spirits & Beer
  • Whistle Stop Depot
  • Wine Cellar
  • Zoo Liquor & Gas

Funny Liquor Store Names

  • 12 oz. Curls
  • Billy Goat Liquor 
  • Clacking Glasses Liquor Store
  • Good Spirits
  • Ice Cold Everything
  • Liquor Run 
  • Pick Me Up Liquor
  • Pop’s Bottle Shop
  • Quicker Liquor 
  • The Liquor Cabinet

Is Your Liquor Store Name Available to Use?

At this point, you should have several top considerations to choose from. And the best way to narrow it down further is to check each one for availability. 

This step is vital because using a name that someone else is using could be very costly, time-consuming to rebrand your business, and possibly embarrassing. There are several places to look to check whether a name is available to use, so let’s walk through a few. 

Can the business name be registered in your state?

If you plan to register your liquor store business name as a corporation or LLC, each state requires a unique company name. 
 
This makes it important to search the Secretary of State’s name database in the state you plan to register to ensure your name isn’t already in use. 
 
In most states, sole proprietorships and partnerships are required to register a Doing Business As (DBA) or Assumed Name if they aren’t doing business under the owner’s full first and last name.  A few states require them to use a unique name, while others will let you pick just about any name you choose. 
 
Related: How to check business name availability in your state

Is your business name already trademarked?

When searching for a name for your new liquor store, you need to make sure your new name isn’t trademarked by someone else. If it is, you may not be allowed to legally use it.
 
Thankfully the United States Patent Trademark Office (USPTO) makes trademark searching a breeze through their Trademark Database.
 
If your name is available and you want to protect it from being used by anyone else, you can register your name with the USPTO.

Related: How to check for a trademark

Is a domain name available with your business name?

A domain name is your business’s digital address. With so many people researching online, it’s crucial to make sure your liquor store name is also available as a domain name. 

Website addresses aren’t as critical as the first two searches, but it’s still worth doing as a domain can cost as little as $10 to pick up. Typically, you want your domain name to be “yourbusinessname.com” without any numbers, dashes, etc.

You can easily search for a domain using NameCheap’s domain name search tool. 

Hopefully, you now have some ideas to name your liquor store. Once you have this list narrowed down to just a few and researched that they are all available, start asking friends, family, and potential customers their thoughts to get feedback, and then pick your perfect liquor store name! 

Author

  • Greg Bouhl

    With over two decades as an entrepreneur, educator, and business advisor, Greg Bouhl has worked with over 2,000 entrepreneurs to help them start and grow their businesses. Fed up with clients finding and acting on inaccurate and outdated information online, Greg launched StartUp101.com to be a trusted resource for people starting a business.

126 Catchy Liquor Store Name Ideas

126 Catchy Liquor Store Name Ideas

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