Whether planning the biggest bash of all time or an intimate do at the house, a birthday is a cause for celebration. This is why we are seeing more and more people investing in rental bars for birthdays. Whether that be for a sweet 16, the 18th birthday of the year or even the big 50, planning your bar effectively is the must.

So, if you are considering hiring a bar for the birthday girl or boy, below are a few things you need to consider.

Bar design

When planning your bar rental, put some thought into the design, with the bar’s colour, shape and makeup having a huge impact on how it appears and more importantly, performs.

  • Shape – Where you will want your bar to be a key signifier at your birthday party, you need it to be designed in a way to ensure enough room to move around easily. This is especially the case if you plan on having more than one bartender serving.
  • Colour – try to tie the bar’s colour in with its surroundings. So, if your venue has big, bold colours in, ensure your bar complements rather than clashes.


Before stocking your bar, consider the guests that will be present. It can be too easy to think about your own drink tastes when doing so. Below are some staple drinks that most would expect at a birthday bar:

  • Wine
  • Beer on draught
  • Bottled beer
  • Sparkling wine, Prosecco or Champagne
  • Vodka
  • Rum
  • Whiskey
  • Brandy

However, you will know if your guests are made up mostly of wine-drinkers, beer-lovers or gin enthusiasts. So, use this intel when building your stock list.

If you are struggling for inspiration or do not have the time to get to and a from the shops, you can always utilise one of our many drinks packages.

Who will serve the drinks?

The person serving your drinks at the party will have a huge bearing on the experience guests receive. This is why it is important that they are presentable, capable and willing. If you do not have anyone in mind, then tapping into our bartender hire service is advisable.

Through Mobile Bar Hire, you can hire professional, knowledgeable staff members that can greet your guests with a smile and serve them exceptionally-mixed drinks.
To learn more about hiring a bar for an upcoming birthday, contact our team today.

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