Creating the perfect drink menu for your event can elevate the experience for your guests, ensuring that everyone finds something they enjoy. At RBars, we specialise in mobile bar hire across Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Herefordshire, and Oxfordshire, and we’ve gathered some expert tips to help you craft a balanced and appealing drink menu for your next event.

Tips for a Balanced Drink Menu

1. Know Your Audience

Understanding your guests’ preferences is crucial. Are they cocktail aficionados, beer enthusiasts, or wine lovers? A balanced menu should cater to a variety of tastes.

2. Include Non-Alcoholic Options

Not everyone drinks alcohol, so it’s essential to include a range of non-alcoholic beverages. Consider mocktails, soft drinks, and flavoured water. For instance, our Drinks on Arrival service can include a selection of non-alcoholic welcome drinks to set the tone.

3. Seasonal Cocktails

Incorporate seasonal ingredients into your cocktails to enhance freshness and flavour. Summer events might feature fruity cocktails like a classic Pimm’s Cup, while winter gatherings could include warm spiced drinks.

4. Wine and Beer Pairings

Offer a selection of wines and beers that pair well with your food menu. Light wines such as Sauvignon Blanc pair well with salads and seafood, while a robust Merlot complements red meats. Similarly, lighter beers go well with lighter fare, while darker beers can pair with hearty dishes.

5. Signature Drinks

Create a signature drink for your event. This adds a personal touch and makes your event memorable. For weddings, this could be a cocktail that tells your love story, featured in our Wedding Gallery.

6. Quality Over Quantity

It’s better to offer a smaller selection of high-quality drinks than a large variety of mediocre options. Ensure that your mobile bar is stocked with premium spirits, quality wines, and craft beers.

7. Professional Bartenders

Hiring professional bartenders ensures that drinks are made correctly and served efficiently. Our Full Mobile Bar Hire and Half Bar Hire packages include experienced staff who can manage high volumes and keep your guests happy.

Enhance Your Event with RBars

RBars offers comprehensive services to make your event exceptional. From our Paid Drinks Bar Hire to Waiter Service, we provide everything you need for a seamless experience. Complement your drink menu with our flower wall hire for a stunning visual backdrop or capture memories with our photopod hire.

Serving Areas

RBars is proud to serve a wide range of areas, including Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Herefordshire, and Oxfordshire. Whether you’re in Oxford or Cheltenham, we bring exceptional mobile bar services to your doorstep.


Creating the perfect drink menu is an art that involves understanding your audience, incorporating a variety of options, and ensuring quality. With RBars’ mobile bar hire services, you can rest assured that your drink menu will delight your guests and make your event a standout success.