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. 

Our second and larger horse trailer, Maybelle. This trailer is a oure white trailer with a grey and white washed wood, with white shiplap wood paneling throughout the inside and out, she will have a full walk in door entrance with a two serving bar tops. The wood for this trailer is very unique, the grey cypress was sourced from the bottom of a river. She is featured with touches of modern and farmhouse, and will include a photo backdrop greenery wall for our couples to have their photo taken with. 

Our third bar made its way from England, Bence is a Tiffany blue van/bus, imported Citroën HY 1976, this bar truck adds a very unique touch to any event. 

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 or 1 Liter bottles, especially for larger parties. However we will not refrain from serving 1.75L.

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 50 miles are free of charge, and we charge a $1 mile, calculated both ways, for anything greater than 50 miles from 33772. Anything exceeding a 3 hour drive, will require an additional $150 for lodging accomodations. 
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. Our bar Willow 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. Keg usage will incur a handling fee for the extra ice, C02 and lifting. Additional kegs can be set on ice to keep them cold before they go into the appropriate space. We require more ice to service kegs, and require the kegs to arrive at the venue 3 hours prior to serving, to ensure they settle in time. Please let us know in advance if you will be purchasing draft beer, so we can appropriately bring C02 for service. Our other two bars do not have draft beer however we offer a portable Jack Daniels Draft beer jockey box for rental.

Who provides the alcohol? Can you do a cash bar?

We do not carry a liquor license, we are however insured to service alcohol, we can service any private events, where drinks are free to guests (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. We can provide our business license and COI (proof of insurance) to your venue if they require it. 

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 notified.

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 ground as possible for service. As well as being able to remove the trailer from the location after hours.  

What are your trailers dimension’s?

Bar Willow 

8 Ft 7in.  High

8-10* Ft Wide (with serving window open*)

13-16* Ft Long (with back door open*)


Bar Bence

7 Ft High

8-10* Ft Wide (with serving window open*)

15-17* Ft Long (with back door open*)​

Bar Maybelle 

8 Ft High

8-10* Ft Wide (with serving window open*)

16-18* Ft Long (with back door open*)

*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 and presentable cocktails. We make all our juices, syrups, shrubs and garnishes in house. When it comes to ingredients, we deliver, always fresh. 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 yard games that include Corn-Hole, Giant Jenga, Giant Connect Four and Horse Shoe Toss! 

The Tipsy Trotter Mobile Bar Co.

Tampa Bay Area, Florida

(813) 760-3141

"Your Best Pour Decision"

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