WHAT IS THE TRAVELING SPIRIT?
The traveling spirit is a mobile bar made from a remodeled 1959 cardinal caravan camper. We provide full service bartending for any occasion such as weddings, birthday parties, corporate events, holiday parties and baby showers. We also rent our camper out for “DRY” events where no bartending services are required such as dessert bars, photo shoots or pop-up shops.
Do you supply the alcohol?
The state of Texas does not allow a liquor license without a“brick and mortar “establishment. So, unfortunately, we cannot provide the booze. We can however work very closely with you to custom create your perfect drink menu and then ensure that you are only buying the type and amount of alcohol needed for each individual event. From there you can either choose your own vendor or, alternatively, we can call the order into our preferred vendor. Either way, you're only paying retail for all alcohol with no additional markup. We work hard to keep the process as easy and as seamless as possible!
WHAT DO YOU PROVIDE…?
Well, on top of our beautiful vintage caravan, we can also provide everything needed for your perfect bar. Depending on what package you choose our services include; your choice of plasticware or glassware, straws, ice, garnishes, homemade syrups, fresh squeezed juices, mixers, friendly experienced bartenders and personalized menu signage. We also work with a vintage rental company and florist/ balloon artist to create custom décor for your special occasion.
Can you host a cash bar?
No. Unfortunately, as we do not have a liquor license, we cannot collect money in exchange for alcoholic beverages.
Where are you located and will you travel?
We are centrally located in Houston, TX but we love to travel! Travel within 30 miles of Houston, TX carries no additional charge. Outside of this area a travel fee will be added to quotes.
Can you serve coffee/tea/Mocktails?
Yes! We love coffee, tea, and mocktails too! We serve locally sourced coffee and tea, delicious hot chocolate, and use fresh and seasonal ingredients for our mocktails. We would love to follow up your cocktail hour with a coffee hour! Don’t drink cocktails? Let us create signature MOCKTAILS for your special occasion! These are a great option for dry brunch events, baby showers and coffee/dessert functions. Ask about our coffee/tea/mocktail packages when you book!
What is your payment and refund policy?
We require a 50% deposit to confirm your reservation. You'll receive a full refund if you cancel more than 60 days from your event date, 50% of the deposit if you cancel more than 30 days from your event. Cancellations made within 30 days of your event will not be refunded. The remaining payment is due 7 days before your event.
Do you have a rain date policy?
Unfortunately, due to our advanced booking model, we cannot accommodate rain dates. In the event of rain, we are happy to work with your tent vendor to find the appropriate size tent for our mobile bar.
What are the technical requirements for the bar?
Our bar requires a flat ground and clear access for setup, service and breakdown. A space of about 10 feet wide x 14 feet long x 10 feet high plus more space for your guests to gather is needed during the event. We also require two standard outlets but don’t fret if your event is located somewhere without electricity, we can add a generator to your package.
How far in advance do we need to book?
The earlier the better! We have already started booking into 2019.
ARE YOU INSURED AND PERMITTED?
We carry liquor liability and general liability insurance to cover our services. All bartenders are TABC certified and hold their food handlers permits. We do not have a liquor license since we do not sell alcohol.
CAN I TASTE THE DRINKS BEFORE THE EVENT?
Yes! For all reserved events, a consultation is offered. For weddings, we prefer that the couple meet with us in advance. Not only do we want to get to know you, we want to make sure that your menu is exactly what you're looking for, that we know the timeline for your big day, and that you understand our terms of service.
SO… HOW DO I BOOK?
Start by sending us an email at our contact page and we can chat about the details of your dream party!