As a Bartender, you will feel the need to put on a show every night, making your bar fun, professional and serving great drinks all night. However, if you are running a high-volume bar with a high footfall, the pressure can often take its toll.

Having been building, managing and serving at bars for decades, we at Mobile Bar Hire know a thing or two about what makes a great bar; bars that are remembered for all the right reasons. So, if you have a big event on the horizon, below are a few tips to keep in mind!


While kick-starting with a bit of an obvious point, preparation is key to a good-performing bar. When it comes to professional bars, winging it simply doesn’t wash. Below are a few things to think about/prepare before doors open:

  • Glassware – ensure you have a large amount of clean glassware ready for those busy moments. It is also worth putting a glass cleaning process in place. Whether that be an individual hand-washing or putting someone in charge of keeping the glass-washing machine replenished, determining this early on can save you a great deal of time.
  • Stock – Again, ensure you know how much stock you have and where extra is stored. This will ensure you remain in control throughout the night, not being surprised when a certain drink runs out.

Good staff members

While the aim will be to get the tills ringing, you should never underestimate the level of service you offer your customers. In an age of digital obsession, a friendly smile and a ‘how is your night?’ is hugely appreciated. This is why you should only recruit professional, knowledgeable bartenders that can represent you and your bar in a great light.

High-quality bar equipment

Your bar area should be an extension of the venue, complementing it when it comes to style and décor. This is why you should never scrimp on the bar area. As a place where guests tend to congregate, the bar area need to look the part and perform to the best of its ability. From strong structures to high-quality taps and fridges, every detail needs to be innkeeping with the theme and event.

Looking to hire a bar?

If you are planning a big event and expect large crowds of customers, we at Mobile Bar Hire can help. Offering bar rental solutions for all as well as bartender hire, we can ensure your bar is just perfect! Contact us today for more details.

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