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All of the Traveling Bars You Need at Your Next Event: Airstreams, Vans & More

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Add craft cocktails made with seasonal, natural ingredients to your next event’s menu and you’re sure to be everyone’s favorite host. Not sure you can muddle and host simultaneously? No need, friends! Let one of these mobile cocktail caterers take care of your crew instead. Whether they arrive in a vintage Kombi van, a silver bullet Airstream or a converted horse trailer, these mobile bartenders bring a whole lot of style and sass to weddings, parties, corporate events, festivals and photo shoots. For the best-looking event addition nearest you, jump on into the scoop below.

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Hello Penny Bar

San Diego, California
Hello Penny Bar provides just about everything you need for a good pop-up cocktail party. The vintage trailer is a nice, bright decor addition that doubles as a bar and you can book your bartenders through this team as well. Need a couple of lounge chairs and lawn games to add to the fun? They can bring those along too.
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Silver Julep

Portland, Oregon
You know what your next event needs? Craft cocktails, warm hospitality and a vintage Airstream. Silver Julep has all that covered. Based in Portland, this mobile cocktail crew brings the good stuff to weddings, parties, festivals, corporate events and more.
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The Aero Bar

Nashville, Tennessee
Whether you spot The Aero Bar in Nashville, Los Angeles or Austin, you’re sure to notice its sleek black exterior and beautiful wood detailing first. This trailer can be used as a bar and you can use the Aero bartenders’ expertise to create cocktails and a bar menu that’s just right for your party.

Get Cozy

United States
Prosecco and craft beer are served from the cuteness of 1950s caravan campers, Piaggio Ape mini-trucks and other vintage vehicles via Get Cozy. This squad has mobile cocktail bars located throughout the country and caters events all the way from Philly to SoCal.

Kombi Keg

Worldwide
You can catch Kombi Kegs all over the world, slinging beer, soda and wine at special events and weddings. The aqua colored retro VW vans are franchised in 35 places worldwide! American locations include Tampa, Atlanta, Nashville, San Diego and more.
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The Swig Rig

Bend, Oregon & San Diego, California
Whether you’re hosting an event in the mountains of Bend or on the coast of San Diego, The Swig Rig can bring along the bartenders you’ll need to prepare their expertly crafted cocktails. If you’re planning a gathering in Bend, a bright green 1966 delivery truck will be your mobile bar. For parties in the San Diego area, a refurbished 1962 travel trailer should do the trick.
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This pretty little 1954 Boles Aero trailer can be used as a bar, a dessert shop, a coffee station, a mobile lounge or whatever else you might have in mind for your next event. The Old Fashioned is fitted out with a wooden bar and a leather seating area for up to six.
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Silvercloud Trailer Events

Austin, Texas
Austin’s Silvercloud is a fleet of vintage silver Airstreams that are set up for bubbly, beer or customized bars. If you’re considering a trailer for an event and want to do a fully customized branding wrap or turn the Airstream into a photobooth, this team has you covered.
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Chug-a-Lug Wagon

Charleston, South Carolina
A three-wheeled Italian wagon, this 1991 Piaggio Ape has been reimagined into a sweet little mobile bar for events, backdrops and more. She’s got six taps that can be used for brews or bubbles, and she can be rented with a few oversized lawn games.
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Hodde Bros

Los Angeles, California
Based in Los Angeles, Hodde Bros has a 28-foot 1968 Airstream that’s fully brandable, customizable and easy to use for events as a mobile bar, bar and photobooth or even a lounge setup. Renting this bad boy means you can work with the bartenders, mixologists and full-service cocktail catering crew to plan your party’s bar menu and let them do the hard work of bringing your vision to life for you.

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11 / 20
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Derby Cocktail Co.

San Francisco, California
You can count on your event getting a customized approach when you work with the team from Derby Cocktail Co. Boozy snow cones, barrel-aged cocktails and paint shaker cocktails are just a few of the fun, interactive drink options they can bring to your party. Plus, there’s a whole fleet of cocktail carts to choose from.
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Petite Street

Lake Tahoe, Nevada
If you’re planning an event in the Tahoe area, check out this collection of mobile bars that includes a converted horse trailer, a retro “canned ham” trailer and a soon-to-arrive 1960s 3-wheeled truckster. For weddings and private events, Petite Street brings a full-service bar and tasty cocktail menu along with the possibility to add cheesy Raclette sandwiches to the menu.
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Kraft Bar

Santa Cruz, California
This shiny mobile Airstream is a full-service bar that can be brought along for photo shoots, weddings, parties and the like. Basically anytime you need a solid list of seasonal cocktails, local wines and craft beers to be served by a team that’s friendly and dependable, give KraftBar a shout.
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Bar Car

San Francisco, California
Bring this 1965 Airstream bar to your next tailgate party and you’re sure to be voted MVP by your friends. Bar Car pours lots of local microbrews , seasonal cocktails and nice wines. They carry a full liquor license and can cater for up to 250 guests.
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Bubble Bros

New York & United Kingdom
Bubble Bros kicked off back in the UK with a prosecco van and a motorcycle with a sidecar bar. Now they’ve launched a New York outpost as well, which includes a prosecco van with bubbly on tap.

Tinker Tin Trailer Co.

Central California
This fleet of vintage trailers may be based in central California, but can be spotted traveling near and far. The event options include retro campers, old horse trailers and a 1961 Sidecar Shasta that’s been beautifully restored. The Shasta is known as Tinker Tin, a full-service mobile cocktail catering business that provides everything your bar needs from boutique spirits and house-made tinctures to glassware and talented bartenders.

SassTass & The Pour Horse

San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio-based SassTass & The Pour Horse is a mobile bartending service that has a list of bar setups that include 3 horse trailer bars, a beverage bike and a 1929 Ford Model A bar. These guys can guide you through creating the perfect menu and bar setup for your event, or take your ideas and create something extra special with them.
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Hivelearn more

New England’s cocktail catering company on wheels, Hive owns two vintage Airstreams that each have their own lounge areas and handmade design elements. For parties and events, Hive can be used for everything from a full-service bar to a green room. Hive also owns a fleet of glamping tents that can be rented for private events.
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Cocktail Caravan

New Jersey
You bring the booze, Cocktail Caravan brings the magic. This New Jersey crew of friendly bartenders can be booked with or without the adorable 1960s trailer they typically tend bar out of. Check it out if you’re planning something in Ocean or Monmouth County.
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WolfPig

Telluride, Colorado
When you kit out a 1957 Ford to be a full-service bar with beer taps, lighting and tables, you end up with the epic event addition that is WolfPig. This cool black rig and its bartenders hail from Telluride and welcome traveling gigs.

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