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For Businesses in Columbia, see Columbia Businesses.

As perhaps the most zealously laissez-faire society in mankind's history, Rapture experienced a great deal of commerce during its prime. Ranging from large companies like Fontaine Futuristics to smaller entities like Gagnant Bicycles, Rapture fulfilled its promise as a place of opportunity for ambitious entrepreneurs.

Significant BusinessesEdit

In RaptureEdit

The businesses in this category are the most significant to players of the BioShock series or had the largest impact on Rapture.

On the SurfaceEdit

Businesses Owned by Significant PeopleEdit

Andrew Ryan's BusinessesEdit

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On the surfaceEdit

In RaptureEdit

Frank Fontaine's BusinessesEdit

Frank FontaineHQ

On the surfaceEdit

  • Hudson LoansBookicon?[2]

In RaptureEdit

Augustus Sinclair's BusinessesEdit

Augustus Sinclair

Sofia Lamb's BusinessesEdit

Sofia Lamb

Businesses By LocationEdit

Welcome CenterEdit

Welcome to Rapture Sign
Businesses operating in the Welcome Center

Medical PavilionEdit

Medical Pavilion Logo
Businesses operating in the Medical Pavilion

Neptune's BountyEdit

Neptune's Bounty
Businesses operating in Neptune's Bounty
Businesses operating out of Neptune's Bounty

Smuggler's HideoutEdit

Businesses operating in the Smuggler's Hideout
  • Smuggling (Fontaine)


Arcadia Entrance Sign
Businesses operating in Arcadia

Farmer's MarketEdit

Farmer's Market Entrance
Businesses operating in the Farmer's Market
Businesses operating out of the Farmer's Market

Fort FrolicEdit

Fort Frolic
Businesses operating in Fort Frolic


Businesses operating in Hephaestus

Olympus HeightsEdit

Olympus Heights
Businesses operating in Olympus Heights

Apollo SquareEdit

Apollo Square
Businesses operating in Apollo Square

Point PrometheusEdit

Businesses operating in Point Prometheus
Point Prometheus entrance

Adonis Luxury ResortEdit

Adonis Luxury Resort Logo
Businesses operating in the Adonis Luxury Resort

Atlantic Express DepotEdit

Maintenance Depot Atlantic Express Sign
Businesses operating in the Atlantic Express Depot

Ryan AmusementsEdit

Ryan Amusements
Businesses operating in Ryan Amusements

Pauper's DropEdit

Businesses operating in Pauper's Drop
Pauper's Drop

Siren AlleyEdit

Siren Alley
Businesses operating in Siren Alley

Dionysus ParkEdit

Dionysus Park
Businesses operating in Dionysus Park

Fontaine FuturisticsEdit

Businesses operating in Fontaine Futuristics


GUL Persephony diffuse
Businesses operating in the Persephone Penal Colony (Outer and Inner)

Minerva's DenEdit

Minerva's Den Sign
Businesses operating in Minerva's Den

Market StreetEdit

Businesses operating in Market Street
Businesses operating out of Market Street

High StreetEdit

Businesses operating in High Street

Fontaine's Department StoreEdit

Businesses operating in Fontaine's Department Store

Businesses Mentioned in Various PlacesEdit

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Brand NamesEdit

Brands of DrinksEdit

Brands of FoodEdit


Semi-Canon BusinessesEdit

These are businesses that might be seen or mentioned in various official materials but are not known to be seen in game. For example, some are from the back of the PlayStation 3 version of BioShock's instruction manual and the BioShock: Breaking the Mold artbook. Others are from the Challenge Rooms DLC, whose status is non-canon.

Concept Art BusinessesEdit

These are businesses seen only in the concept art of various items and locations of Rapture, which were not seen in the final version of the game.

  • Athena Steam Works[64]
  • Emporium[65]
  • The Gallery Gardens[66]
  • Lloyd's News[citation needed]
  • Motel 42[9](page 90)
  • Ocean Cloud[67]
  • Rapture Savings Bank[65]
  • Rapture Tone Records[9] (page 91)
  • Scallop Spirits[65]
  • Smoking Lounge[68]
  • Sonia Fine Modern Wardrobe[69]
  • The Caduceus Drugstore[65]
  • Tonic Bender[9] (page 90)

See AlsoEdit


  1. BioShock: Rapture (Novel), Chapter 1 p. 29
  2. 2.0 2.1 BioShock: Rapture (Novel), Chapter 2
  3. Ryan Club Beer Ale Advertisement
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Worley Winery Menu
  5. Advertisement for Reliable Pharmacy
  6. 6.0 6.1 Label on bags of flour in the Kashmir Restaurant in multiplayer: File:Flour Bag Model Render.png
  7. Atlantic Express Train Schedule
  8. A baseball field advertised in the BioShock 2 Strategy Guide
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Deco Devolution Artbook
  10. "Fontaine's Finest Sardines" label on Frag Grenades in BioShock.
  11. Fontaine Fruits Advertisement Present in the Multiplayer version of the Farmer's Market
  12. Seen on make-up boxes, found in ex. Cupid's Arrow
  13. Label on bags of sugar in the Kashmir Restaurant in multiplayer
  14. Seen on a basketball in Ryan the Lion Preparatory Academy's Gymnasium in Burial at Sea - Episode 2
  15. Seen on Make-up found in ex. Cupid's Arrow
  16. Mentioned in Zigo d’Acosta's Audio Diary: Occupational Hazards.
  17. 17.0 17.1 Sign for Monarch Fisheries in BioShock 2 Multiplayer
  18. 18.0 18.1 Stepmenson Stout crate
  19. Known businesses or products whose name is not formally mentioned
  20. Advertisement, found in BioShock 2. The ad might not refer to a specific business, but to the fruits produced overall.
  21. Brand of sausage found near Paddon Meats
  22. Public Address Announcement in Burial at Sea
  23. Mentioned in the Lutwidge Manhunt mini viral marketing campaign for There's Something in the Sea
  24. Mentioned by public address announcements in Burial at Sea - Episode 1
  25. The manufactoror of buckshot for the Shotgun, seen on the ammo boxes in BioShock
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 26.5 26.6 26.7 26.8 Seen on CityScape Background
  27. 27.0 27.1 Seen in one of the Challenge Rooms maps
  28. Advertisement for the Wrench
  29. Herald Alarm Systems Advertisement
  30. Seen on electronics in BioShock 2 & BioShock 2 Multiplayer
  31. 31.0 31.1 Sign for Sunset Meats in BioShock 2 Multiplayer
  32. BioShock 2 Help Quote: "Desalinization, now in your own home! Conventient, affordable. Be an individual!" - Mendelsen & Waits Technological Advancements catalog copy
  33. Seen on a large building near the Rapture Tribune headquarters, from the windows of Market Street in Burial at Sea - Episode 1
  34. Minervas Den, Pneumatic system equipment in Air-Tite Archives
  35. Advertised on calendars in BioShock 2 Multiplayer
  36. BioShock: Rapture (novel), Chapter 7
  37. Maker of some Need To Know 'productions'
  38. Seen on posters for various erotic films, such as Appetite for Sin!
  39. Seen on posters for various erotic films, such as Gender-Bender
  40. BioShock 2 Help Quote: "You want the best? You drink Tate. Could it be any simpler?" - Dan Tate, proprietor, Tate Wineries
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 Neon signs on the outside of buildings in BioShock
  42. Seen on a building from the windows between Cohen's and The Golden Rule on High Street in Burial at Sea - Episode 1
  43. Seen in BioShock 2's skybox
  44. Seen on advert posters like Meal-Time Frozen Dinners
  45. Label on bags of flour in BioShock 2 Multiplayer
  46. Seen on a crate in the Information kiosk of Bathyspheres DeLuxe, text reads: SINCE 1835 Danny McCoy's BRAND FINE IRISH WHISKEY CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
  47. Bottles in the multiplayer map: Fighting McDonagh Tavern
  48. Label on crates in Fontaine's Fisheries
  49. Label on cans in multiplayer
  50. 50.0 50.1 50.2 50.3 50.4 Seen on canned vegetables and fruit in Burial at Sea - Episode 2, example location: The Manta Ray Lounge
  51. Label on bags of rice in BioShock 2 Multiplayer
  52. 52.0 52.1 52.2 Label on the box of the Grenade Launcher
  53. Boxes in Fontaine Fisheries MP Level
  54. Label on bags of rice in the Kashmir Restaurant in BioShock 2 Multiplayer
  55. Fishing company under Fontaine Fisheries. Example location of advertisement: The Fishbowl Diner of Pauper's Drop
  56. Calci-O Advertisement
  57. Advertisement in BioShock 2, example location: the Gift Shop in Ryan Amusements.
  58. Seen on Shoebox containers in BioShock and BioShock 2 (possibly DLC games as well). Example locations: The 1st and 3rd floor apartments of Artemis Suites or the toilet of the Luxury Rooms in Pauper's Drop
  59. Seen on the Air Grabber in Burial at Sea.
  60. The Number Lock's in BioShock 2 are produced by this company.
  61. Seen on the padlocks in BioShock, example locations: The Footlight Theater and Wharfmaster's Office.
  62. BAS picture.
  63. Kirkland's Advertisement
  64. Concept art for BioShock 2 Multiplyer
  65. 65.0 65.1 65.2 65.3 Concept art for Burial at Sea
  66. Unused advertisement for Dionysus Park
  67. Concept art for BioShock 2
  68. Concept art for BioShock 2 Multiplyer
  69. Concept art for BioShock

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