What Is a Juice Bar?

A juice bar is primarily a small establishment that serves juice to customers, often with fresh fruit and even vegetable juices. Examples of what customers may find in a juice bar include fruit smoothies, juice blends and freshly squeezed juices, occasionally with the addition of supplements or boosters such as nuts, protein powder or wheat germ.

Juice bars became popular in the 1990s. During this time, smaller independent juice bars gave way to larger establishments, including corporate juice bars. After its popularity grew in the U.S., the juice bar concept spread globally, including locations in Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Most juice bars consist of an array of juicing machines with cups and straws of different sizes.