Liquor, Beer and Wine Packages

(Not included in price or rental of Portable Pub)

Most event coordinators decide to have open bar at their event, which allows guests to drink beer, wine, and liquor without limit. But since this can be a pricey endeavor, choosing a limited bar instead might be the answer. Limited bars typically only serve wine, beer, and sometimes a few select liquors or signature cocktails. At your request, non-alcoholic beverages can be added. Our prices are based on the number of guests you are expecting, and the type of package deal we offer. Once you pick the package you want, we can work with you on a customized quote and the set up of the bar.  

The Portable Pub offers four limited bar packages, named for famous party movies. They are:

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Van Wilder

This is the top shelf package, featuring wine, beer, signature cocktails, champagne, and three premium liquors and mixers 

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Dazed and Confused

This is more budget-minded, featuring wines and beer only.  

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Animal House

This one features more beer, some wines and champagne for toasting

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American Pie

This is more traditional, featuring wine, beer, well liquor and mixers

How much can you afford? 

No one wants to run out of refreshments. Knowing the exact ratios will depend on your budget and your guests' drinks of choice. A guideline to use is: 50% wine, 20% beer, and 30% liquor. Assume each guest will consume one drink per hour. For a four-hour reception with 100 guests, you'll need 200 servings of wine, 80 servings of beer, and 120 servings of liquor. A few important numbers to note: One bottle of wine equates to four glasses and one bottle of liquor makes 18 drinks. Once you've determined how much alcohol you need, it's time to figure out what types to serve. Most experts will recommend having at least two of everything: One red wine, one white wine; one light beer, one darker variety; one clear liquor, one brown. You'll also want to have a sparkling option, like Champagne or prosecco, on hand for toasts (plan for one bottle per every eight guests). In addition to the liquor, a supply a handful of popular mixers like soda, tonic water, juice, and club soda. Lemons, limes, and ice should be readily available, too.

Cocktail Making

The Bartender

Portable Pub also offers a bartender for hire.  Our experienced bartender have been chosen for their great customer service and vast knowledge of bartending skills. This is a separate hourly charge plus gratuity, paid directly to the bartender.