Food&Drink

Mobile Bars

There was a time when mobile bar meant a giant plastic bar on wheels, but we’re happy to say that time is gone, thanks to some creative companies that are transforming just about anything that can move or be moved into a mobile bar. From campers to bicycles, city chic to rustic, the DMV offers all manner of mobile bars for your wedding.

So how does it work? You rent a mobile bar pretty much like any other rental, although they are usually paired with an optional bartending service. Some mobile bar owners offer bartending without the mobile bar as well. Many will also help you develop a recipe for your own signature cocktail. Due to Virginia’s ABC laws, mobile bars do not typically include alcohol, but most companies are happy to help you navigate your purchase.

Check out some of our favorite mobile bars below.

1. Sip Social Company

Owner Jess Aubrey, who designs and builds her own bars, currently has an inventory of six unique mobile bars, including a vintage camper, two wooden bar stands, a wheeled bar cart, and our favorites – the “Tap Bike” and the “Tap Bug.” The Sip Social Company provides bartending services as well as bar rentals.

Photo by Poppy and Lace Photography.

The Tap Bug is a converted 1966 VW Beetle with 4 taps in back to serve anything you like.

The Tap Bike is small enough to fit anywhere, even on a deck or patio. It has two taps and makes a great photo opp.

2. The Easy Pour

The Easy Pour’s bold blue Horse Trailer Bar is a showstopper, but they also offer a curved wooden bar, a wine barrel bar (live-edge wooden plank on two wine barrels), and – coming soon – a motorcycle sidecar bar. We can’t wait to see that! The Easy Pour offers a number of bartending packages, with or without a mobile bar rental.

3. Kennedy’s Cocktails

Kennedy’s horse trailer bar is an authentic rustic gem, with well-worn and well-loved wood paneling that is just the right amount of shabby and chic. It’s graphic black and white color scheme makes it a great photo opp as well. Owned by a husband and wife bartending team, Kennedy’s Cocktails provides bartending services with or without the bar, and is one of the most affordable bar options in the DMV.

Photo by Kennedy’s Cocktails

Other vendors whose work is featured on this page:

  • Kirsten Guthrie Photography
  • Gracie Withers Photography
  • Emily Hancock Photography
  • Poppy and Lace Photography
  • Endless Creations Gifts and Flowers/Culpeper Wedding Florist