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What to Know When Hiring a Mobile Bar Cart

by Brynlee Handy

Trend alert! We’re partial to a good signature cocktail and we LOVE the way they can come from so many unique places, so naturally we gathered everything you need to know when hiring a mobile bar service like The Tipsy Tap. With help from their mixologist pros, we got answers to all the pressing Qs that couples have about this trending wedding vendor service. Founded, owned and operated by two Fort Worth-local women, The Tipsy Tap is what we like to call an elegant party on wheels! Their options range from champagne walls to a 1986 Vintage Horse Trailer mobile bar refurbished into a mobile bar. Read on to hear how this festive featured vendor can add the “something special” your next event needs. Cheers!

 

the tipsy tap Mobile Bar Cart

 

What is a mobile bar cart and what does it serve?

A mobile bar car is a decorated cart, bar or trailer that can be moved to any location; whether indoor or outdoor. The Tipsy Tap serves beer, wine, champagne, signature cocktails, mocktails and soft drinks.

 

How much does it cost to hire a mobile bar?

There are a lot of factors that go into the cost of having a mobile bar. We offer our premium package which includes our horse trailer mobile bar, but we also have small wood bars, champagne carts and a champagne wall. There is also the cost of the bartenders, supplies and travel fee to be considered, and the guest count is factored in as well. If someone wanted The Tipsy Tap premium package, which includes the horse trailer bar, 1 bartender, 2 signature drinks and 1 mocktail for 4 hours of service for 75 people, that package starts at $1195. 

 

How many bartenders are available with a mobile bar cart rental?

We require 1 bartender per 75 people. That ratio helps us to provide the best and quickest service to the guests. However, you can add as many as you’d like to your wedding! Keep lines moving fast with multiple bar setup locations for your guests to choose from.

 

Where can the bar cart be set up?

All of our bar options can be set up both indoors and outdoors with the exception of the horse trailer mobile bar. This means you can customize to your dream wedding desires! Depending on the event time, location or if the look you’re going for requires extras like custom lighting, your bar might need access to electricity, which the horse trailer bar is already equipped for. All setups are equipped to serve or even create craft cocktails, which we suggest that our clients have for their wedding or event.

 

When is the best time to have the mobile bar cart available to guests? 

Any time is the best time to have a mobile bar cart. We love a good cocktail hour, but we also do happy hours, full receptions, day-of mimosa bars, rehearsal dinners…you name it! Anything that the client wants, we do our best to accommodate them. 

 

What makes The Tipsy Tap horse trailer mobile bar unique to other bartending services?

Setting The Tipsy Tap apart the most would be our experience and our professionalism. We as owners, as well as our staff, are professionals in the bar and events industry, with over 15 years of experience. 


A huge thanks to the bartending professionals at The Tipsy Tap who brought us the helpful planning information in this mobile bar service Q&A. Reach out to contact them via their vendor profile here to book your on-location bartending services today!

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