opps, I meant, a airline, instead of I airline,
Sorry everyone. Don't get me wrong. I've worked with Boeing in the past and several of the airlines and absolutely love the fact that they're kicking the crap out of Airbus.
My point is that if you are a struggling airline, which almost all are, it is in your best interest to maximize seating capacity on the plane to generate as much revenue as you can. It does not make sense to waste that space on something as frivolous as a bar when you could fit four or five more first class seats in that space. It's a poor decision economically to waste space on an aircraft.
Besides, this is all marketing anyways. The airlines have final say on seat configuration. I was working in Australia a couple of years ago for the big airline down there and we all got a good laugh out of the A380 literature that showed a bowling alley in the plane. That most have wasted space for at least 100 or so seats.