Mobile Bar Hire

What other options are there for a Mobile Bar Hire Service?

In addition to the mobile bar itself, many mobile bar hire companies offer a variety of additional services to make your event a success. Here are a few examples:

  1. Glassware: Many mobile bar hire companies can provide glassware for your event, such as wine glasses, cocktail glasses, and pint glasses. This is a convenient option, as it eliminates the need for you to purchase or rent glassware separately.
  2. Bartenders: Many mobile bar hire companies can provide professional bartenders to staff the bar at your event. These bartenders will have the necessary training and experience to mix and serve a wide variety of drinks, and can also provide recommendations and suggestions to help you create the perfect drink menu for your event.
  3. Drink Packages: Many mobile bar hire companies offer drink packages, which can include a selection of beers, wines, spirits, mixers, and garnishes. These packages can be customized to suit your preferences and budget, and can include options like open bar, cash bar, or prepaid drink cards.
  4. Cocktail Service: Some companies have professional mixologists that can create custom cocktails to suit your event’s theme and guests, they can also provide equipment and ingredients such as shakers, muddlers and syrups.
  5. Event Planning: Many mobile bar hire companies offer event planning services, which can include help with venue selection, menu planning, and coordination with other vendors. Note: We at cocktailhire do not offer this, we have tens of events running every week, it is impossible for us to manage this for you. But many other companies with either the large enough staff, or just not enough work can manage this for you
  6. Bar equipment : They can provide additional equipment like portable fridges, ice, cocktail equipment and even branding to personalise the bar for your event.
  7. Delivery, setup, and breakdown: Most companies will include delivery, setup, and breakdown of the bar, equipment and any other service in their package.

It’s important to communicate your needs and budget to the mobile bar hire company, so that they can recommend the best options for your event and help you create the perfect experience for your guests.

Glassware from the mobile bar company:

There are several reasons why you should consider getting your glassware hire from a mobile bar hire company, rather than a separate glassware rental company or purchasing the glassware yourself. Some of the benefits include:

  1. Convenience: Many mobile bar hire companies offer glassware as part of their service package, which means that you can bundle all of your rental needs under one provider. This can save you time and effort, as you only need to deal with one company instead of several.
  2. Cost savings: Some mobile bar hire companies offer bundled packages that include the bar, bartenders, and glassware, which can save you money compared to hiring each service separately.
  3. Quality: A mobile bar hire company that provides glassware will have a high-quality glassware set and in good condition, and will be able to provide enough glasses for the size of your event.
  4. Professionalism: A mobile bar hire company will be more likely to provide quality glassware that is appropriate for the occasion, rather than cheap and flimsy glasses.
  5. Coordination: When all the equipment, service and glassware comes from the same provider, it eliminates the need for coordination and communication with multiple vendors, this will make the planning process smoother and more efficient.
  6. Insurance: Many mobile bar hire companies will also provide insurance cover for any accidental breakages on the equipment that they provide, including the glassware, which will give you peace of mind knowing that they are covered.

Keep in mind that these are general benefits and not every company will offer all of them. It’s important to communicate with the company and ask about what specific services they offer before making a decision, as well as to compare prices between different providers.

Bartenders, Cocktail Makers & Mixologists from the mobile bar company:

Hiring cocktail makers through the same company as your mobile bar hire can offer a variety of benefits, such as:

  1. Professionalism: A mobile bar hire company that also provides cocktail makers will likely have experienced and trained mixologists who can create delicious and visually-appealing cocktails that will impress your guests. They will have the knowledge and skills to create a wide range of cocktails, and will also know how to work with the bar and equipment that is provided by the company.
  2. Convenience: Having a single point of contact for all your bar-related needs can make the planning and execution of your event much more efficient and less stressful. This can save you time and effort, as you only need to deal with one company instead of several.
  3. Quality of service: A mobile bar hire company with professional cocktail makers will likely have higher standards for the quality of their drinks and the professionalism of their staff, this will ensure that the guests experience a top-notch service.
  4. Customisation: A mobile bar hire company with cocktail makers will be able to offer a wide range of options to create custom cocktails that reflect the theme and style of your event, and that will please the palate of your guests.
  5. Equipment & Ingredient: Cocktail makers will have the necessary equipment and ingredients to make a wide variety of cocktails, which can include shakers, muddlers, syrups and other specialised ingredients.
  6. Coordination: As with any other service, by having all provided by the same company, coordination and communication with multiple vendors can be eliminated, making the planning process smoother and more efficient.

That being said, not every mobile bar hire company will offer cocktail-making service, it’s important to communicate with the company and ask about what specific services they offer and to compare prices between different providers.

Drink packages from a mobile bar hire company:

Mobile bar hire companies can offer a variety of drink packages to suit different needs and budgets. Some popular options include:

  1. Open Bar: This package allows guests to order and consume as many drinks as they like, within a set period of time. This is a great option for celebrations and parties where you want to create a festive atmosphere and provide guests with a wide range of drink options.
  2. Cash Bar: With this package, guests pay for each drink individually. This is a good option for more formal events, where guests may not want to consume as many drinks or where you want to control the cost of the bar service. NOTE: Cocktailhire does not offer this service under our own licences & any/all temporary events notices etc, will have nothing to do with us & must be in place before our mixologists take a single penny for a drink. 
  3. Prepaid Drinks: With this package, guests can purchase prepaid drink cards or tokens, which they can use to order drinks at the bar. This option allows guests to budget for their drinks in advance and can also be used to control the cost of the bar service.
  4. Limited Bar: This package allows guests to order a limited number of drinks within a set period of time. This is a good option for more budget-conscious events or for events where guests are expected to consume only a limited amount of alcohol.
  5. Premium Drink Package: This package offers a selection of premium drinks such as champagne, wine, or high-end spirits. This package will cater to guests who are looking for more exclusive, luxury drinks and it is a good option for more upscale events.
  6. As Standard Package: Many mobile bar hire companies will just bring the cocktail making staff & the bar, sometimes the glassware. With pre-chosen cocktails from the client, the mobile bar company like ours, would have sent over a shopping list for the client to purchase all the ingredients, so when we arrive. All the items are there to make drinks & we don’t need to worry about how many drinks to make, cost of drinks. Just keeping making them until either the booking time elapses, or the ingredients run out.

It’s important to communicate your needs and budget to the mobile bar hire company, so that they can recommend the best drink package for your event and help you create the perfect experience for your guests. Some companies may also offer additional services like, drink or cocktail menu planning or designing.

Cocktail Service:

Some mobile bar hire companies do offer a bespoke cocktail service that is tailored to the theme and style of your event. This service can include creating custom cocktails that are specifically designed to suit the theme and atmosphere of your event, as well as to reflect the preferences and tastes of your guests.

A bespoke cocktail service can include:

  • Designing signature cocktails that reflect the theme of your event, whether it’s a specific era, location, or style
  • Using ingredients and flavours that complement the event’s food menu
  • Creating visually-appealing drinks that will impress your guests
  • Offering non-alcoholic and mocktail options

To achieve a bespoke cocktail service, many companies will have a professional mixologists, they will have the knowledge, experience, and creativity to develop unique and delicious cocktails that will make your event stand out. They may also ask you to provide them with details on the theme of your event, expected guest demographics, drink preferences, and any other relevant information to create a cocktail menu that is truly unique and reflective of your event.

It’s important to communicate with the mobile bar hire company about your desired theme and preferences, as not all companies offer a bespoke cocktail service. Not every mobile bar hire company will offer this service and the level of customisation may vary between providers. Make sure to ask about their bespoke cocktail service and to see some examples of their past work to get a sense of the level of customisation that they can provide.

 

Bar Equipment with your mobile bar:

Many mobile bar hire companies can provide equipment in addition to the bar itself to ensure that your event runs smoothly. The type and quality of equipment that is provided will vary depending on the company, but here are some examples of equipment that a mobile bar hire company may provide:

  1. Glassware: Many companies can provide glassware such as wine glasses, cocktail glasses, and pint glasses, which can save you the time and effort of having to purchase or rent glassware separately.
  2. Bar equipment: Bar equipment like shakers, ice scoops, bottle openers, strainers, and other tools that a bartender may need to mix and serve drinks.
  3. Portable fridges: Many companies can provide portable fridges to store drinks that needs to be chilled such as wine or beer. NOTE: we at cocktailhire do not provide fridges. Builders buckets full of ice & chilled bottled beer, or wine is perfect for an event & this is far more efficient than a portable fridge. 
  4. Ice: Ice is a necessary component in many cocktails and drinks, many mobile bar hire companies will provide enough ice to keep drinks chilled throughout the event.
  5. Lighting: Some mobile bar hire companies will also provide lighting to enhance the ambiance and atmosphere of the event.
  6. Branding : Some companies can also help personalising the bar with branded wraps, banners, or even light up signs.
  7. Event equipment: Some companies might also provide additional equipment that is necessary for the event like tables, chairs, tablecloths, napkins, and other items that may be needed to set up the bar area.

It’s important to communicate your needs and budget to the mobile bar hire company, so that they can recommend the best equipment options for your event and help you create the perfect experience for your guests. And also do ask about the equipment that is included in their service, some may include them as standard, while others may charge extra.

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