New Mobile Portable Bar
I’ve been really busy lately building the prototype for the new mobile portable bar system I designed and we’ve already used it three times over the last two weeks. We’re very happy with the functionality of the mobile bartending unit itself but I haven’t completed the extensions which will make this modular bar system super unique. We were able to work three bartenders behind this 58 x 28 inch bar serving 175 heavy drinkers with no problem. These are smaller than the previous bars I built but more efficient.
Everyone liked the 44 button keyed remote LED lighting system with twenty different colors and a dozen different settings (20 x 12 = 240 possible different settings!). After the details of the modular extensions are ironed out it’s off to the fabricators to have some of the components manufactured out of stainless steel. When it’s complete it will be the most flexible and attractive portable modular bar system anywhere.
We worked at a new venue last weekend that was quite nice – Canopy Creek Farms. They have a beautiful 6,300 square foot building that they call a ‘barn.’ It’s hardly what I would describe as a barn. It’s more like Martha Stewart mixed in with enough of the Walton’s to keep you feeling at home; rolling hills, a beautiful creek and a detached horse stable. Our bar was conveniently set-up in the corner of the barn next to the adjacent covered patio. It was also next to the bridal dressing room – very convenient for nervous brides-to-be!
The bride at our function decided to get married by the babbling creek during what was arguably the hottest day of the year. It was beautiful down by the creek but everyone (Bars on Wheels staff included) was so happy to be in such a beautiful surrounding with a nice air-conditioned facility! Canopy Creek is north of Cincinnati in Miamisburg, OH but well worth the drive and worth looking into if you’re considering a private celebration or corporate event. Visit Canopy Creek Farms website to learn more.
On another note, I just spent the day canning jalapeños from my garden and even though it is a bit cooler today, this got me thinking about a great summer drink at one of my favorite Cincinnati restaurants – the Wurst Bar in Mt. Lookout Square. If you love the refreshing taste of cucumbers and you like your drinks on the stiff side, you’ll love this drink:
The Gardners Flask
1.5 oz Effin Cucumber Vodka
1 oz Hendricks Gin
0.5 oz St. Germain
Squeeze of Lime
Splash of simple syrup (1:1 sugar/water, dissolved over low heat, cooled)
Shaken and served up in a martini glass with a slice of cucumber
The Wurst Bar is a cool, casual place. Always great on customer service and also serving up delicious or should I say the wurst food you’ve ever had! Stop in and ask for Casey, our favorite bartender.
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