Remove Event Planning Stress By Hiring A Mobile Cocktail Bar

January 29, 2012 · Posted in Food and Drinks · Comment 

For people planning an event, hiring a mobile cocktail bar can offer many advantages. The professional and sophisticated appearance of the cocktail bar can only help to impress your guests.

Apart from the aesthetic advantage that a mobile bar offers, the practical nature of a mobile cocktail bar is equally important. Your party guests can go up to the bar at anytime and get a delicious refreshment. If your party happens to be outdoors in the summer then it’s even more important.

Stacking a load of drinks in the corner of your event or on a table where you guests can serve themselves is not going to portray a glamorous image. A practical limitation with this method is that you will have to fill out the paperwork to distribute alcohol.

By hiring a mobile cocktail bar this alcohol license is something you don’t have to worry about as the mobile bar company will have one in place that allows them to distribute alcohol at your event. Additional advantages of getting a great looking bar and professional staff is that it will become a positive focal point at your party.

And with the bar staff taking care of your guests, you won’t have to be constantly worrying if your guests want a top up. They can just walk over to the mobile cocktail bar and get served. The bar staff are all able to make exotic cocktails which everyone loves to try.

Sometimes there are issues with how the drinks are going to be paid for. This is an option with many possibilities. For instance the bar can be open and the tab is paid for by the host at the end of the evening or you have your guests simply pay for their own drinks. Or give them so many drinks for free.

At these cocktail bars it’s not just cocktails and long drinks that are served. You can request draught facilities so that your guests can enjoy draught beer and cider. And as long as you choose the right mobile bar company, all of the drinks on offer will be from premium brands.

By offering a great variety of drinks you can be sure that all of your guests can get a drink that they enjoy. Combined with the expert drink knowledge from the staff, your guests can always request something with a very specific taste if they can’t find exactly what they want.

It doesn’t matter if you want the mobile cocktail bar for a corporate function, an office party, a 40th birthday party or a garden party for your friends – the type of service will cater to those specific needs.

One last advantage that people don’t really think about is the amount of stress they can avoid with the help of mobile cocktail bar company. They get everything arranged on your behalf which will allow you to relax and fully enjoy the party or event that you have planned.

If you are wanting to hire a mobile cocktail bar, Optix Bars can provide what you need. They can also offer mobile bar hire Sussex too.

Bar Golf: The Newest Drinking Craze

December 14, 2011 · Posted in Food and Drinks · Comment 

Bar golf is a relatively new drinking game that’s gaining a large amount of popularity from the young adults around the nation. If you have not heard of the game before, below are the guidelines and regulations to creating your own game.

The premise of bar golf is to select nine of your favorite watering “holes” and set up different rules at each one to make bogies, pars, birdies and eagles. Obtaining an eagle at a hole would involve substantial more alcohol intake than getting a par which, in turn, would be tougher than getting a bogey. Extensive consideration must be taken to make sure the rules aren't all too easy or all too hard to attain. It is obvious you do not need a bunch of experienced drinkers to get an eagle on every hole yet you don’t want your fellow golfers to barf attempting to get an eagle on a hole. Bar golf needs time and consideration when planning. Here are a couple easy things to consider when setting up a game.

Keep it fun: The most vital part of any game is to have fun. Make it not only about drinking but other humorous activities too. The creator of the game should make their fellow golfers do random, embarrassing activities as an element of the game. This can include giving a high five, compliment, or chest bump to a stranger, quoting famous expressions after taking a shot or drink, doing push-ups or any other physical action in the middle of the bar. Take time and be creative when creating these as it tends to be the most significant part of the game.

Have several fouls set in place: Creating “penalty stroke” rules will make it so not as many persons tie at the end, while adding to the fun. Throwing up, forgetting to close a tab, not finishing a beer or going to the restroom on certain holes are all good concepts to add as penalty strokes to add to the variety of the game.

Set a cutoff point on each hole: Having a timeline for each hole will stop golfers from showing up hours apart at the end of the game. Not everything goes according to plan when alcohol is introduced but it will keep your golfers a little more organised and together than not having a timeline.

Pick the bars: Always attempt to select bars that are walking distance from one another. It's really important to remind yourself that you do not want golfers driving at any point after the first few holes. Having them all close together also helps on the timing and keeps golfers close together in case they don't want to go to all nine bars or are running behind. Dive bars regularly have the best atmosphere for the event.

Spread the word: Playing bar golf with just a couple of mates truly isn’t worth all of the effort. A great way to get the word out is to create an event on Facebook. While it is more fun to play with a good crowd of friends you also want to make sure it does not get out of hand. One bad seed can spoil the fun for a lot of golfers.

Safety First: The most vital thing to consider in bar golf is safety. This includes making absolutely certain that everyone takes a taxi home or has a sober driver waiting for them at the 9th hole. Have mulligans set in place to permit people to play without getting too intoxicated. Also, it is vital to remember this is simply a game. There is not any need for some “big shot” trying to prove he has the highest tolerance by going for an eagle on every hole and ending up in an ambulance. People who are bad drunks, too competitive or aren't in it for the fun shouldn't really be invited to attend the event.

It is vital to note that I do not condone any of these activities and that this article is for educational purposes only.

Jeff is the founder of a website that supplies information on the best Houston happy hours and drink specials. He frequently writes articles and reviews about newly established dive bars or pubs in Houston.