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The Great Chain Of Industry Ties And Unites Us.
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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 Businesses[edit | edit source]

In Rapture[edit | edit source]

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

On the Surface[edit | edit source]

Businesses Owned by Significant People[edit | edit source]

Andrew Ryan's Businesses[edit | edit source]

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On the surface[edit | edit source]

In Rapture[edit | edit source]

Frank Fontaine's Businesses[edit | edit source]

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On the surface[edit | edit source]

  • Hudson LoansBioShock: Rapture?[2]

In Rapture[edit | edit source]

Augustus Sinclair's Businesses[edit | edit source]

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Sofia Lamb's Businesses[edit | edit source]

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Orrin Oscar Lutwidge's Businesses[edit | edit source]

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Main article: Businesses Owned by Lutwidge

Businesses By Location[edit | edit source]

Welcome Center[edit | edit source]

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Businesses operating in the Welcome Center

Medical Pavilion[edit | edit source]

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Businesses operating in the Medical Pavilion

Neptune's Bounty[edit | edit source]

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

Smuggler's Hideout[edit | edit source]

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

Arcadia[edit | edit source]

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Businesses operating in Arcadia

Farmer's Market[edit | edit source]

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

Fort Frolic[edit | edit source]

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Businesses operating in Fort Frolic

Hephaestus[edit | edit source]

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Businesses operating in Hephaestus

Olympus Heights[edit | edit source]

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Businesses operating in Olympus Heights

Apollo Square[edit | edit source]

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Businesses operating in Apollo Square

Point Prometheus[edit | edit source]

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Businesses operating in Point Prometheus

Adonis Luxury Resort[edit | edit source]

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Businesses operating in the Adonis Luxury Resort

Atlantic Express Depot[edit | edit source]

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Businesses operating in the Atlantic Express Depot

Ryan Amusements[edit | edit source]

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Businesses operating in Ryan Amusements

Pauper's Drop[edit | edit source]

Businesses operating in Pauper's Drop

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Siren Alley[edit | edit source]

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Businesses operating in Siren Alley

Dionysus Park[edit | edit source]

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Businesses operating in Dionysus Park

Fontaine Futuristics[edit | edit source]

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Businesses operating in Fontaine Futuristics

Persephone[edit | edit source]

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

Minerva's Den[edit | edit source]

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Businesses operating in Minerva's Den

Market Street[edit | edit source]

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Businesses operating in Market Street
Businesses operating out of Market Street

High Street[edit | edit source]

Businesses operating in High Street

Fontaine's Department Store[edit | edit source]

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Businesses operating in Fontaine's Department Store

Businesses Mentioned in Various Places[edit | edit source]

Brand Names[edit | edit source]

Brands of Drinks[edit | edit source]


Brands of Food[edit | edit source]


Other[edit | edit source]

Semi-Canon Businesses[edit | edit source]

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, the BioShock: Breaking the Mold artbook, trailers, demos, or pre-launch images. Others are from the Challenge Rooms DLC, whose status is either semi or non-canon.


Concept Art Businesses[edit | edit source]

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[79]
  • Emporium[80]
  • The Gallery Gardens[81]
  • Lloyd's News[citation needed]
  • Motel 42[10](page 90)
  • Ocean Cloud[82]
  • Rapture Savings Bank[80]
  • Rapture Tone Records[10] (page 91)
  • Scallop Spirits[80]
  • Smoking Lounge[83]
  • Sonia Fine Modern Wardrobe[84]
  • The Caduceus Drugstore[80]
  • Tonic Bender[10] (page 90)

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. BioShock: Rapture, Chapter 1 p. 29.
  2. 2.0 2.1 BioShock: Rapture, 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. Seen on make-up boxes, found in Cupid's Arrow.
  8. Atlantic Express Train Schedule.
  9. A baseball field advertised in the BioShock 2 Strategy Guide.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Deco Devolution Artbook.
  11. "Fontaine's Finest Sardines" label on Frag Grenades in BioShock.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Fishing company under Fontaine Fisheries. Example location of advertisement: The Fishbowl Diner of Pauper's Drop.
  13. Fontaine Fruits Advertisement Present in the Multiplayer version of the Farmer's Market.
  14. Label on bags of sugar in the multiplayer version of the Kashmir Restaurant.
  15. Seen on a basketball in Ryan the Lion Preparatory Academy's Gymnasium in Burial at Sea - Episode 2.
  16. Seen on make-up found in Cupid's Arrow.
  17. Seen on this directory structure in the Medical Pavilion.
  18. Mentioned in Zigo d’Acosta's Audio Diary: Occupational Hazards.
  19. 19.0 19.1 Sign for Monarch Fisheries in BioShock 2 Multiplayer.
  20. Known businesses or products whose name is not formally mentioned.
  21. Advertisement, found in BioShock 2. The ad might not refer to a specific business, but to the fruits produced overall.
  22. 22.0 22.1 Brand sacks can be found throughput Arcadia.
  23. Brand of sausage found near Paddon Meats.
  24. Public Address Announcement in Burial at Sea.
  25. Mentioned in the Lutwidge Manhunt mini-viral marketing campaign for There's Something in the Sea.
  26. Mentioned by public address announcements in Burial at Sea - Episode 1.
  27. The logo can be found on several signs, posters and plaques in Persephone.
  28. The manufactoror of buckshot for the Shotgun, seen on the ammo boxes in BioShock.
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 29.5 29.6 29.7 29.8 Seen on Cityscape background.
  30. 30.0 30.1 Seen in one of the Challenge Rooms maps.
  31. Advertisement for the Wrench.
  32. Machinery produced by Fogel & Sons can be seen outside The Limbo Room on Skid Row in Pauper's Drop. Established in 1948.
  33. Fresh Hair advertisement.
  34. Herald Alarm Systems Advertisement
  35. Seen on fuse panels and wall sconces. Examples: BioShock 2, BioShock 2 Multiplayer, and Minerva's Den.
  36. 36.0 36.1 Sign for Sunset Meats in BioShock 2 Multiplayer.
  37. The producer of Beef•e-brand Potted Meat, seen on the advertisement.
  38. BioShock 2 Help Quote: "Desalinization, now in your own home! Conventient, affordable. Be an individual!" - Mendelsen & Waits Technological Advancements catalog copy.
  39. Minerva's Den, Pneumatic system equipment in Air-Tite Archives.
  40. Advertised on calendars in BioShock 2 Multiplayer.
  41. Seen on the EVE Hypo advertisement.
  42. Maker of some Need To Know 'productions'.
  43. BioShock: Rapture, Chapter 7.
  44. Seen on the Rapture Metro timetable.
  45. Seen on posters for various erotic films, such as Appetite for Sin!.
  46. Producer of Poseidon Pilsner, seen on advertisement.
  47. Seen on posters for various erotic films, such as Gender-Bender.
  48. BioShock 2 Help Quote: "You want the best? You drink Tate. Could it be any simpler?" - Dan Tate, proprietor, Tate Wineries.
  49. 49.0 49.1 Neon signs on the outside of buildings in BioShock.
  50. Seen on a building from the windows between Cohen's and The Golden Rule on High Street in Burial at Sea - Episode 1.
  51. Seen in a BioShock 2 skybox.
  52. Seen on advert posters like Meal-Time Frozen Dinners.
  53. Label on bags of flour in BioShock 2 Multiplayer.
  54. Seen on a crate in the Information kiosk of Bathyspheres DeLuxe, text reads: SINCE 1835 Danny McCoy's BRAND FINE IRISH WHISKEY CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
  55. Bottles in the multiplayer version of the Fighting McDonagh's Tavern.
  56. Label on cans in multiplayer.
  57. 57.0 57.1 57.2 57.3 57.4 Seen on canned vegetables and fruit in Burial at Sea - Episode 2, example location: The Manta Ray Lounge.
  58. Label on bags of rice in BioShock 2 Multiplayer.
  59. 59.0 59.1 59.2 Label on the box of the Grenade Launcher.
  60. 60.0 60.1 Brand of candy. Seen among the candies laid out as a trail in the Customer Service during Burial at Sea - Episode 1.
  61. Seen in Ryan the Lion Preparatory Academy during Burial at Sea - Episode 2.
  62. Boxes in Fontaine Fisheries multiplayer level.
  63. Label on bags of rice in the Kashmir Restaurant in BioShock 2 Multiplayer.
  64. Calci-O Advertisement.
  65. Advertisement in BioShock 2, example location: the Gift Shop in Ryan Amusements.
  66. 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.
  67. Banner for the brand found in Robertson's Tobaccoria during BioShock.
  68. Seen on the Air Grabber in Burial at Sea.
  69. Seen in a display in Fontaine's Department Store in Burial at Sea - Episode 1.
  70. The Number Lock's in BioShock 2 are produced by this company.
  71. Seen in a display in Fontaine's Department Store in Burial at Sea.
  72. Seen in a display in Fontaine's Department Store in Burial at Sea.
  73. Seen in a display in Fontaine's Department Store in Burial at Sea.
  74. Seen on the padlocks in BioShock, example locations: The Footlight Theater and Wharfmaster's Office.
  75. Tins seen in ex. Le Marquis D'Epoque and Robertson's Tobaccoria on High Street during Burial at Sea - Episode 1.
  76. Seen in a display in Fontaine's Department Store in Burial at Sea.
  77. Kirkland's Advertisement
  78. Poster seen in the BioShock 2 Signature Series Guide, page 64. Poster reads: "Squid sandwich satisfaction mired in olfactory fishiness? Sea B Gone Put less fish in your dish."
  79. Concept art for BioShock 2 Multiplayer.
  80. 80.0 80.1 80.2 80.3 Concept art for Burial at Sea.
  81. Unused advertisement for Dionysus Park
  82. Concept art for BioShock 2.
  83. Concept art for BioShock 2 Multiplayer.
  84. Concept art for BioShock.
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