Whether you need a refined service to compliment your elegant wedding or a staff that can manage high volume concerts and events, The Bar Hops can exceed your expectations. We offer beverage catering and consulting services that can amplify your overall presence at your next event or current establishment. With our fully certified and insured staff we have provided our exclusive, hand-crafted service to dozens of Alabama’s top venues and businesses with rave reviews. If its quality or quantity you are looking to serve, we know this industry inside and out. Relax you have guests and a party to worry about, allow us to show you and your event the southern hospitality it deserves!
Incredible job at Barrister's Ball! Thank you for a top-notch performance and job well done - wouldn't have been such a huge success without you guys! All 600 of our guests went home happy. Thank you!
Perfect compliment to our white table cloth dinner. So knowledgeable and professional. This team took us by the hand from first contact and showed us everything we could dream of on the bar side of our event. Would definitely recommend.
I talked with every bartending and catering company in the state I could to find the right fit for our national clients. There was no comparison. The Bar Hops are the only company that I trust to have the ability to create a highend cocktail menu and implement it for a large group. Already booked them again for two events out of state!
I had my 40th birthday with these guys mixing at our home. They came with a beautiful retro bar and awesome antique looking equipment and glassware. The owner, William, came over weeks before to do tastings with us on our signature drinks, which came out stunning, with fresh herbs and fruits. It was, hands down, the best bar service I've ever hired and will recommend over and over!
My husband and I were on a budget for our wedding, but we didn't want to sacrifice service and style, so we hunted and hunted for each and every detail. We were quoted prices from several different caterers in Birmingham, but none match the quality of service and product that we found in the Bar Hops. We rented out their perfect copper top bar and all the higher end glassware they had! Our reception of 350 of our closest friends and family was such hit with our signature cocktails and we didn't break the bank. I have not hired them for a smaller party yet, but I've also seen several events through their Facebook page that look incredible. The level of service and style left us without a doubt who we want behind our bars from now on!
We hired William for a photoshoot in our magazine and got far more than we had expected. He brought homemade syrups, bitters, foams, big ice spheres, and a cold smoker to incorporate smoke into a cocktail! The word molecular gastronomy comes to mind. This article was supposed to be a simple article on winter cocktails, but wow. WOW! Would not hire anyone else to represent our brand!
We hired the Bar Hops team for our annual fundraiser. They helped us with everything from bartenders to alcohol licensing and purchase. They even gave us a copy of their recipe book to look through for ideas on signature cocktails. The party went off without a hitch and we raised more this year from bar sales than the past two combined. They are our bar service from now on!
We hired them to do our wedding. They brought high end service and high quality equipment in to make our wedding look gorgeous at a very reasonable rate. They worked with us to incorporate our favorite drinks into the menu and added a few other. Would definitely recommend.
I just hired The Bar Hops for a party yesterday and they were a huge hit! They meticulously planned out a 1920's themed menu for us and brought all the right equipment and glassware. Our guest were roaring! Will definitely hire again!
My husband and I enjoy entertaining and hired The Bar Hops to assist us with a recent party in our home for 80 people. We couldn't have been more pleased. William and his staff are extremely professional, talented and above all, knowledgeable about their craft. Everyone was raving both during our party and afterwards about the quality of the cocktails that were poured and how they were made. The Bar Hops is not just your average bartender service - they bring a level of cool atmosphere to your party and take the service above and beyond. We will certainly call upon them again!
We do a lot of small parties at our home and the Bar Hops have done two of them. They're services are well worth the rates. At each one they consulted with us on alcohol and made spectacular signature cocktails with fresh hand squeezed juices and little extras that now my friends are asking how to get the same at their home. Thanks!
I'm so glad we found The Bar Hops crew! We had issues with our venue on serving alcohol, not a problem for these guys. They met with the venues manager and the ABC and worked out the details so our benefit could happen. Will definitely be calling them on our next event!
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That is exactly what you'll get with The Bar Hops. We contacted them late to serve a group of 40 guests for my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary. They made this event easy for us providing a variety of products and services to meet our budget and "tailor make" our ideal event. They even chose some of the alcohol where we were undecided. They provided everything including glassware, mixers, and an outstanding professional bartender who "wowed" our guests with his creative drinks for those who want something a little different now and then. We would recommend The Bar Hops for any size event. We are looking forward to our next party. Thank you very much, The Bar Hops!
We got The Bar Hops to help us out with our biggest fundraiser of the year and it went smoother than smooth. We had around 1000 people in and out of McWane center that evening and The Bar Hops came and setup and made sure the team followed our guidelines to make this one of the easiest benefits we've ever put on. There should be pictures up on their facebook page. Thanks guys
We hired Bar Hops for our wedding reception through a recommendation from a friend and the level of service they provided was well worth the price. Signature cocktails that I don't even see in most local restaurants. They seem to book up fast around holiday and wedding season months so get them in quick! Just booked them again for our anniversary!
We had planned our annual fundraiser months before at a local gallery. The problem came when the building manager told us we needed licenses and insurance. We had initially contacted another beverage caterer who was completely overwhelmed by these changes and conveniently stopped answering our calls and emails 3 days before the event! Luckily our friends at Vulcan Park told us about Bar Hops and they took care of everything. Starting with contacting the building manager and straightening our situation out and then bringing in all the necessary equipment and mixings, they even made us a signature craft cocktail menu. The guests were ecstatic and everything went smooth from the moment we hired them. I'd shout their names from the rooftop is I could! Thanks TBH
We have had problems with similar services in the past, but our event facility would not run for large events with out the help of these guys. They make it simple and easy and get all the work done without us having to lift a finger. We are thrilled with the service they have provided over the years for us and hope them the best in the future! Thanks Bar Hops
I am an event planner and have used the Bar Hops on several occasions. Like the review before me said, you can go with others, but they are the only choice for a bar service that is as competent and experienced as they are. 2 thumbs up.
The Bar Hops made our wedding! So professional and catered to every detail I was looking for. They even made custom menus for our signature cocktails. Thanks again!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 120 - 1440 minutes
Insurance: $2,000,000 - Full staff and event coverage, also certifications to discount your coverage if need be.
Unions: United States Bartenders Guild
What to Expect
Easy, hassle-free service bar services. Every client will receive a consultation on each event so there is no confusion on the day of. Our office is open to all calls and questions at any time if changes need to be made. Our fully insured and certified staff will arrive an hour early, in professional dress and attitude. We will bring in all equipment and set up our service area to all specifications and be ready to serve before the event start. The experience and professionalism of our staff has won us awards in Birmingham Magazine and we receive rave reviews at each event we service. At the end of our events, we will always clean our service area thoroughly and assist others so you can relax and enjoy your guests. Finally, we will check in and see that there is a smile on your face before we leave for the evening.
Simply put we are Alabama's #1 Bar Service. Operating since 2009, our service has worked for dozens of Alabama's top venues and establishments, that include WorkPlay, Vulcan Park and Museum, Farmlinks Golf Course, Old Car Heaven, Matt Jones Gallery, Avon Theatre, and many more. Our highly trained staff is fully certified via TIPS, ABC, and BarSmarts and insured for each and every event, so you won't need to worry about a thing. We start off by consulting each of our clients on bar needs and guest satisfaction, which helps right off the bat to save time and money. Once we have all the details down, our office is open to answer any questions you may have. On the day of the event, our staff will arrive 1 hour before the event start, or more if necessary, and setup your bar so you can be sure that an ice cold drink can be served right at the opening. We provide all necessary bar tools, however we do rent our attractive spandex and copper bars to most events, as well as coolers, trashcans, glassware and other bar setups. Depending on each event, we may also provide alcohol, mixers, and garnishes, eliminating the work for the planner and client.
We also provide award-winning consulting services to new and current establishments. Our team has several years of management experience and will assist in appropriately tailoring an establishment plan and its cost to each of our clients wants and needs. A few main focuses in our consulting projects are to increase overall revenue through directed marketing and management techniques, decrease and manage bar cost by using tried and true methods, and improve the overall appeal and brand to its clients. Whether you are a wedding & event facility looking to take it to the next level, a concert venue with a need for appropriating costs, or a bar or restaurant that want to increase its sales and provide its customers with top notch service, we are the company for the job.
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Additional Booking Notes
We can supply everything from top to bottom for your event. The only items we may not bring would be a bar if one is already in place and the alcohol, however these items will be discussed upon booking.
Influences & Inspiration
Our owner, William Batson, has worked and managed bars and venues for the better part of a decade which led to the start of The Bar Hops. Starting at the infamous Blue Monkey Lounge, William learned the master techniques of mixing a proper cocktail. Eventually he latched on to the nationally acclaimed concert and event venue, WorkPlay, where he managed and excelled in product management and staffing. This gave backbone to the start of the company and has since helped dozens of events and venues reach their goals. With the addition of vital and experienced staff The Bar Hops is the only choice for your events.
Must have minimum of 10ftx10ft area for bar
Must have access to bathrooms and water source