Everything you need to know about hiring a mobile bar

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When you’re ever in charge of sorting any kind of event, there are a number of things you need to take into consideration. It doesn’t matter if you’re hosting a birthday party, an office gathering or a business event- the same kinds of rules apply across the board. For example, making sure that a guest list is sorted nice and early is really important. People need to be given plenty of notice when it comes to parties and this will ensure plenty of people show up. There are other things, too, like making sure that you have a venue to host your party and that all your finances are covered.

On top of all these things, however, there is one really important thing that I think you need to have a good think about- what are you doing regarding drinks at your party? A lot of places have their own bars, of course, but what if your venue doesn’t? That’s when you need to start exploring other avenues, and hiring a mobile bar company could be a good option for you. It’ll allow you to focus on other areas of your event without worrying about the quality of drinks your guests are being served- alcohol is a good ice breaker, after all, and a few drinks can make a great party. You need to make sure that any mobile bar company you hire is up to scratch, though, and that’s why I’m here today. Here’s everything you need to know about hiring one of them.

Have a think about the stuff a company can offer you

If you’re in charge of organising and running a party or event of any kind, there tends to be a bit of pressure on you. Guests need to be kept entertained as best as they can be, and that’s why hiring a bar that doesn’t just serve drinks can be a good option. Obviously, serving drinks is their main job and you need to make sure they can do that just fine to begin with. This will ensure your event runs smoothly. However, what if they offered more than that? What if, for example, they could give Mobile Cocktail Making Classes?

Cocktail making classes can be really fun and if there’s one set up at your event, it’ll really help to keep your guests entertained. Not many people are experts when it comes to making cocktails, so chances are the majority of your guests will be intrigued by the opportunity you’re giving them. It’s all well and good drinking a cocktail, but making your own and having the chance to drink it tends to have something extra satisfying about it- I know this from personal experience. People can go over to the stall in groups of a designated size at different types and be taught how to make their own cocktails- it’ll make some extra money and give people the chance to make their own drink.

Have a think about the quality of the company you’re hiring

Of course, as is the case with any sort of company that you need to hire for an event, you need to have a good think about whether they’re actually capable of handling the job you have for them. The last thing you want is for guests to show up your event and get really poor service at the bar- either because of poor customer service or because they’re incapable of making certain drinks. It’s always annoying going up to a bar and not being served with your favourite drink, so you want to make sure this doesn’t happen to your customers.

To make sure you’re hiring a mobile bar company that can handle the demands you have for them, there are a few things you can do. For starters, you could go online and read some reviews. Look up a company and see what other people are saying about their services; were they pleasant to work with? Were their drinks nice? Or did they contribute to a bad night and should therefore be avoided? These are important questions to find answers for whenever you’re going to hire an unknown company to serve drinks at your event.

Looking for a company local to your event could be handy

Another disaster you want to avoid at all costs is your company turning up late. If there are no drinks to go around during the early stages of your event, things could get awkward quickly and the night could turn into a failure. For this reason, it could be worthwhile trying to hire a company that are based in the same area of your event. If your event is going to be held in London, for example, then hire a mobile cocktail bar in London. This will help for a number of reasons. For starters, it greatly reduces the chances of the company being late and putting a damper on your night. It also means that, for instance, the company forgets to bring something with them, they hopefully shouldn’t be too far away and could simply send someone to pick it up. It’s very handy. 

Think about the price you’re paying for your mobile bar

The last thin I’m going to talk about today is the price you’ll be paying for a mobile bar company. However, don’t think this makes it the least important. Parties and events, as we all know, can be pretty expensive to host and the last thing you want is to be paying more than you absolutely have to. Bars can be expensive to run, as are drinks to buy, and saving money is important. You need to take this into account when you’re hiring one of these companies. You don’t want to spend too much money as the chances are you can find another option with the same services for a lower price. You don’t want to spend too little either, though, as it may result in shabby services. It’s all about finding that balance between cost and effectiveness.