No matter how much we love trying a new bar, sometimes you just want the bar to come to you. We’re not talking dial-a-booze style delivery service for when your dinner party’s running a little dry or those times you’re in your pyjamas and can’t face popping to the off-license, we’re talking fully equipped, fully licensed bars ready and waiting to add a bit of magic to your next event. Planning a big bash or just want a bit of excitement at your next dinner party? Here are 5 mobile bars to consider:
Bar on a Bike
What: Bar on a Vintage Tricycle
Why: Bar on a bike does what it says on the tin. The humble bike may be small but this vintage tricycle is mighty – and will come to any gathering, wedding, office party or corporate event near you (access permitting) to serve their drinks with a twist. Choose from one of their packages (the basic is beer, wine and bubbles on a bike for 1-100 guests) or add on bespoke cocktails, drinks cards, music and a vintage sound machine to really set the tone.
What: House-made Cocktail Infusions From the Bar of the Year
Why: Barsmith won Bar of the Year at the London Club and Bar Awards for their innovative cocktails, craft beers and New York meatpacker style decor and now they are offering mobile bars to give a taste of their award-winning cocktails at your event, be it a dinner party or wedding. House made infusions have a scientific spin – think smoke and flames – and will have your guests ‘ooh-ing’ and ‘aah-ing’. Why not get them in to host a mixology masterclass in your office or go all out with DJs, flowers, security and chauffeurs, available on request.
What: Elegant London Routemaster
Why: If Harrods was a double decker bus, it would be The Rosebery. The elegant 1966 London Routemaster has been converted into a cocktail bar on the ground floor and dining area upstairs to seat 18, complete with a raised roof and sides that flip open on a hot day. An onboard games cupboard contains backgammon and croquet whilst a sound system and discreet TV screens means that even at the most civilised of soirees you don’t have to miss out on big sporting events. The Rosebery also work with top events planners so if you want an intimate dinner prepared by Mark Hix or Zuma to make canapés for a cocktail party, your wish is their command.
What: A Retro Ambulance and Mirrored Bar
Why: If you’re planning a party, add Ruby and Betty to your guest list. Ruby, an Art Deco-inspired 1980’s ambulance, and Betty, a botanical mobile cocktail bar, are ready and waiting for an invite to your birthday, wedding or brand launch wherever in the UK it may be. Christabels’ previous clients include H&M, Nike and MTV so you know they throw good party. If that’s not enough to convince you, Ruby covered in fairy lights is a pretty attractive sight…
The Cocktail Service
What: Innovative Cocktails For Big Names
Why: As familiar with big brands as they are with corporate and private parties, The Cocktail Service will put a professional spin on things with their award-winning mixology. Having made drinks for ITV, Google, Harrods and Adidas there’s really no question you’ll be in good hands. Their bespoke approach to event planning means you have to get in touch to discuss your options; from corporate team building to strategies for drinks brands, they do it all – last year alone they served over 75,000 drinks to clients across Europe at events including Henley, Cowes Week and the Aegon Tennis Championships.
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