When we heralded mobile bars as one of the key trends for 2020 in our Wedding Trends Guide, we had no idea just how on point we were as the wedding climate quickly began to morph as the pandemic hit and the planning of outdoor micro-weddings soared. The mobile bar is one of coolest activations you can have at your wedding and it definitely adds a touch of whimsy to your celebration. You can choose to have your favourite spirits on tap—bubbly, wine, beer or mocktails–and also serve up some custom libations.
Read on to learn about some of the most darling mobile bar set ups acorss the country!
Carte Blanche Bar
Bring some retro charm to your wedding day with Toronto’s Carte Blanche Bar. Canada’s first fleet of mobile bars serving bubbly, wine, cocktails, kombucha, cold brew coffee, mocktails and more—all are on tap. Perfect for outdoor celebrations, the Carte Blanche fleet also has options for indoor parties too. With all bevvies served on tap, all traditional packaging is eliminated which means less to ship and recycle, lowering the total carbon footprint. Instagram: @carteblanchebar.
Ottawa-based Cellar 82 is a 1967 Airstream converted into a mobile bar and lounge (and Canada’s first Airstream mobile bar!). Since 2015 Cellar 82 have been a part of hundreds of unique events including private parties with rock stars, birthday parties and inspiring weddings, both large and small. Cellar 82 also offers private cocktail classes and wine and beer tasting so you can get up close and personal with what they do. Instagram: @cellar82.
Bubble Bus Co.
Serving Victoria, Vancouver Island and lower mainland Vancouver the Bubble Bus Co. is fully stocked with your favourite kegged beverages, bubbles, rose, pinot and cider. They bus can also be completely customized as a non-alcoholic tap truck serving up nitro coffee, kombucha and other favourite sips. The Bubble Bus also has a photo station on board which makes a fabulous addition for weddings. Instagram: @thebubblebusco.
The Wheeled Brew
The Wheeled Brew in Toronto is home to Canada’s first draft and mobile bar trucks. Staying with a vintage theme, trucks are from the 1940s and ‘50s with featuring five taps with the ability to run a full bar service. These trucks travel and are available throughout Ontario and they will definitely be a standout feature of your celebration. Instagram: @thewheeledbrew.
The Thirsty Smuggler
The Thirsty Smuggler is a vintage 1983 horse trailer turned mobile bar whose name plays ode to those who braved the seas in the face of prohibition and brought good cheer and celebration during the rum running history of the Canadian Maritimes. They stock as many locally made products from around Nova Scotia as possible—the province is home to many incredible wineries, distilleries and breweries Instagram: @thethirstysmuggler.
Brews & Bubbles
Brews & Bubbles in Vancouver is a mobile bar in unique Piaggio Ape vehicle which was imported from Europe to Vancouver. It not only looks cool but serves up the best spirits including frizzante, wine, beer and kombucha. Instagram: @brewsandbubblesvan
Maiden Voyage Mobile Bar Co.
Maiden Voyage Mobile Bar Co. is Kingston-based travelling beverage and bartending service (Prince Edward County and Ottawa are regular stops!). They have three mobile bar options—the Mane Event horse trailer bar, the Drinkey Dee retro bike bar and The Showstopper Bar (can be used indoors or outdoors) which means there is a bar to suit every style of occasion. They can help curate your perfect drink menu and bring it all to life—bespoke cocktails are a specialty! Instagram: @maidenvoyagemobilebarco.
The Prosecco Cart Inc.
The Prosecco Cart is Calgary’s first vintage mobile bar. Launched in 2019, they have been serving beer and prosecco to their clients in the most unique way. The 1970 Piaggio Ape has been converted into the sleekest, chicest bar and comes decked in florals and is stocked with vintage glassware to give a truly unique style vibe to your event. Instagram: @theproseccocart.