Frequent Asked Questions
If we’re not having alcohol at our event can we still use the trailer?
Absolutely! We can use our trailer for any idea you choose. We have many mocktails recipes, or we can service a lemonade stand, tea, coffee, hot cocoa or anything else you desire. Our mobile bar even services as an awesome photo prop or a cake stand!
How many mobile bars do you have?
Willow is our first completed trailer, if you haven’t seen her, she is featured with a galvanized pipe two draft beer system, matte black sink, cedar wood paneling, with a black shiplap interior wall accented by subway tiles and rustic tin backsplash. Light up by string lighting, Willow really makes a statement.
We have two more bars in the process of being built. Our second and larger horse trailer, Maybelle. The vision for this trailer will be a white trailer with a grey and white washed wood, with shiplap wood paneling throughout the inside and out, she will have a full walk in door entrance with a completed wrap around bar top for more service space. The wood for this trailer is very unique, the grey cypress was sourced from the bottom of a river.
Our newest bar made its way from England, Bence is a teal blue imported Citroën HY 1976, this bar truck will be a very unique touch to any event.
Both are expected to be completed this Fall.
Can I taste the cocktails before my event?
If you have a reserved date with The Tipsy Trotter for a wedding or event, we offer an in- person consultation at our office in Largo, Florida. This will include a drink tasting with selected signature cocktails, to ensure we meet your expectations prior to your event.
What size liquor bottles should we purchase?
For best serving practices of quick and efficient service, we ask our clients to supply 750mL bottles, especially for larger parties.
Where are you located?
The Tipsy Trotter is based out of Seminole, Florida. The great thing is we are mobile and travel all around the Tampa Bay area, surrounding counties, and Central Florida. Our first 60 miles are free of charge, and we charge a $1 roundtrip mile for anything greater than 60 miles from 33772.
Contact us today and see if you are in our travel area!
What type of events does the Tipsy Trotter serve?
We love all types of celebrations!
Here is a list of a few: Wedding I Bridal Shower I Birthday I Launch Party I Grand Opening I Work Event I Rehearsal Dinner I Holiday Party I Showers I Backyard BBQ I Engagement I Charity I Bar Mitzvah I Block Party I Reunions I Rodeos I Corporate Event
You get the point…
How soon should we book a bartender?
As soon as possible! Our calendar has been quickly filling, however be sure to check with us we may have an approaching date available. A 50% non - refundable retainer and signed contract must be in place to secure a date. This deposit will go towards your final payment. Unfortunately, since we block out your date specifically from further inquiries, we do not offer a deposit refund on cancellations.
Do you service without the trailers?
Sometimes our trailers are not the right fit but our service is! We service events without our mobile bars!
We have two portable bars rentals to service larger events, indoor, or multiple bar events.
Can you serve beer out of kegs?
Yes. The Tipsy Trotter is equipped with 2 tap draft beer system. The keg storage area can fit one half keg or two slim quarter kegs, while keeping them icy cold for the duration of your party. Additional kegs can be set on ice to keep them cold before they go into the appropriate space. Please let us know in advance if you will be purchasing draft beer, so we can appropriately bring C02 for service.
Who provides the alcohol? Can you do a cash bar?
We do not carry a liquor license, we are however licensed and insured to service alcohol, we can service any private events (birthday, wedding, shower, corporate event, etc.) but in order to service public events we cannot sell alcohol. We are a dry bar for hire, we can help in the process of shopping for you through recommendations and quantity suggestions. But due to licensing in the State of Florida we are not allowed to supply (sell) the alcohol. This means we cannot do a cash bar.
However, our services include a consultation and prepared shopping list for quantity and product suggestions. From experience we feel the flexibility of purchasing your own alcohol reduces our client’s overall alcohol cost, as you have the advantage of returning any unopened product. It also gives you the flexibility to choose what products you want to have served, this allows us to get totally creative with your cocktails. We want to make the day as enjoying and stress free as possible. We offer packages that everything you'll need (*minus the alcohol.)
Do you need electricity?
A plug in would be ideal, we always bring extension cords but we also bring a generator if needed.
Do you have insurance?
Yes, we carry general and liquor liability insurance. If you have any questions on your venue’s restrictions, we would love to reach out to them. We are a Limited Liability Company, and our staff carries Food and Alcohol Certification, ServSafe Management and/or TIPS certification.
What are the placement requirements for the bar?
Our ideal place for placement would be as close to leveled and flat ground as possible for setup and service, we have levelers but we’d like to make it as convenient for your guests to access as possible. As well as being able to remove the trailer from the location after hours. We have power trailer dollies to help us maneuver into tight spaces.
What are your trailers dimension’s?
8 Ft 7 High
8-10* Ft Wide
13-16* Ft Long
*When doors and concession windows open
Have any questions on your venue? We would love to reach out to them for a floor chart or to schedule a walk through.
Can we add décor?
We truly love styling our trailer tailored to each event. When a client books with us we love to get all the details of our clients vision for their special day. We have select decor we bring along and have rental options for larger pieces.
But yes, you are welcome to add decorations to the trailer to help match the look for your event. Any decorations added by the client must be placed décor (no hanging) or anything that would permanently alter the trailer.
What drinks do you serve?
A part of our service that makes us stand out, is we love to create delicious craft cocktails. We make all our juices, syrups, shrubs and garnishes in house. When it comes to ingredients, we deliver. Always fresh + locally sourced. We love the local markets, and shopping for fresh and seasonal ingredients.
We work to eliminate any waste, using every part of our fruits, from creating zests, syrups & juices, shrubs, and making beautiful garnishes from dehydrating our fruits! With this being said we can curate any cocktail you desire, or come up with one for you!
Do you customize packages?
Each proposal is tailored to the events needs, we can customize any of our packages!
We offer yard games, hot cocoa + coffee bar add ons, tea + lemonade station, and select large + small decor rentals.
Do you have Entertainment?
We offer hard games such as Corn-Hole, Giant Jenga, Giant Connect Four and Horse Shoe Toss!