The 10 Best Mobile Bars of 2018
From adorable, vintage prosecco vans to rustic pop-up ale bars, there’s something for everyone in our collection of the 10 quirkiest and most exciting mobile bars of 2018.
Whether it’s an exquisite white wedding, local street fair, house party, your own mini-festival or anything in between, there’s no better way to wow guests than hiring an impressive mobile bar. However, don’t be fooled by the polished and charming appearances, all of these bars can quickly set up anywhere and crack on with serving your thirsty guests the good stuff.
With festival attendance at an all time high across the UK and the outdoor wedding season just around the corner, there’s no better time to share our run down of the 10 hottest mobile bars to look out for this year. We’ve looked at all the key ingredients of a great mobile bar to hire, including: styling, originality, the story behind the bar, reviews, specialities and, of course, the quality of the drinks and service – after all, these beauties are built for a purpose!
Originating from Venice and wanting to bring a slice of Italy home – this cute little outfit epitomises the recent rise of the prosecco van in the UK. Prosecco Pronto’s authentic Italian 3-wheeled Piaggio is the real deal and it certainly looks the part. The quality of the restoration and build is beautiful; your guests won’t be able to resist a snap alongside it! A family run business, Prosecco Pronto chooses to ‘supply the finest 100% glera frizzante, from Venezia to you with love’.View More
Big Red Bus Bar
This beast belongs to the Big Red Bus Bar and there are no prizes for guessing the set-up here. Perfect for outdoor events, you can typically find this striking 1967 Routemaster double-decker at festivals, fetes and field shows – where it usually becomes a landmark of sorts. Born from a passion for ‘classic vintage vehicles and a love of good quality local beers’, this family-run business has been sharing the finest brews from their Gloucestershire base all around the country for a number of years.
Bar on a Bike
Something slightly different here. Edinburgh based Bar on a Bike has been causing a stir on the UK pop-up bar scene since their launch almost 5 years ago. This classic-looking, 50’s-inspired outfit was created by combining a vintage upcycled tricycle and the UK’s most interesting drinks flavours. We particularly love the idea of their additional ‘vintage sound machine’.View More
Drinks by Dexter
Drinks by Dexter is a marquee-based mobile bar, which serves up festival vibes along with everything you need for a good time. Packing a whole host of features, this set-up boasts a traditional 6x6m pole marquee (perfect for those typical British summer days), vintage festoon fairy lights, duel-dispense draught systems and an extensive range of beverages. If we had to describe this quirky bar in three words, they would be luxury, rustic and picturesque!
The Caravan Bar Company
Next up is Warwickshire based The Caravan Company. As you’d expect, the distinguishing feature here is that the drinks are served from the back of a caravan. But this isn’t just any old caravan – this is an exquisitely restored 1960’s Vanmaster. The simplistic wood-on-white design looks like it’s straight from a high-end Danish interior design catalogue. This stylish mobile bar is available for a range of set ups (such as a cash bar, pre-paid bar, open bar and dry hire) at private, promotional and corporate events. With a full draught system and incredible cocktail menu, guests are bound to be impressed.View More
The Libation Station
The Libation Station is the creation of hospitality veterans James and Dan, who, after collectively building up over 20 years of impressive international events experience, decided the time was right to launch this venture. This distinctive, rustic style bar brings delicious cocktails (made from fresh fruits blended on site), the finest craft beers and other great drinks to events surrounding our capital. Regardless of the event or occasion, this experienced duo promise to find the best service option for you.View More
Flair ‘n’ Funk
If flaming cocktails and juggling mixologists are more your thing then Flair ‘N’ Funk is the mobile bar for you. With an impressive collection of ‘champion cocktail flairers’ serving a vast drinks menu, this outfit is designed to bring that energetic spark to any event. Flair ’N’ Funk have a range of bars available for hire depending on the criteria, our favourite is their tastefully converted horse-box trailer Bar Florence.View More
Pubs on Wheels
This mobile pub belongs to David Watt, whose vision is to bring the classic pub vibe to your event. Based around a 2.5 tonne ex-military truck, this oh-so-British venture is designed to go anywhere and set-up shop as your temporary local. Muddy fields, sandy beaches and anything in between, Pubs on Wheels is a genuine go-anywhere option for those harder to reach events off the beaten track. Inside you’ll find a large range of drinks on tap, an impressive collection of spirits behind the counter, bar stools and free wifi – everything needed for the complete pub experience. This summer you’ll typically find Pubs on Wheels at festivals, sports events and corporate events, although they are also available for smaller scale events such as weddings and private parties.View More
If you like classic, bold flavors and a no-fuss approach then Joe’s Bar is the mobile bar for you. We have chosen this punchy set-up for their impressive range of drinks and unique design. It’s not often we see a cocktail menu (that wouldn’t go amiss in an upmarket Soho bar) alongside barrels of local real ale. Based in the Midlands, Joe’s Bar is available for events of anysize due to their clever modular set up, meaning any headcount can easily be catered for by simply adding additional units. We particularly like their focus on supporting independent breweries by delivering local beers to events across the nation.
The Bubble Bros Ltd.
Last, but by no means least, in our collection of Mobile Bars, you’ll find The Bubble Bros’ Bubble Bike. Dubbed ‘The world’s first motorbike and sidecar bar’ we think this duo has nailed creating something both genuinely original and deftly functional. This unique little bar is the creation of friends Ben and Joe, who, after hearing a thirsty festival goer complain about the lack of cold prosecco decided to leave behind their hectic London ad-agency lives in pursuit of delivering perfectly-chilled bubbly to events across the country.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our collection of the best mobile bars and are ready to experience some delicious beverages at your event.
Thirsty for even more inspiration? Head over to our mobile bars category, where you’ll find more passionate suppliers just waiting to get the drinks flowing for your guests. We have a wide range of options, so no matter the type of event, location or budget you can be sure you’ll find the right option for you.