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Barecular Add a special flair to make your event amazing

Here at Barecular, we know how important the right bartender having is. Bartenders can make your parties exquisite with their entertaining bar skills, engaging personality, and modern approach. They provide a certain flair that will surely make your evening complete and sophisticated. Whether it be a corporate event or even an anniversary, bartenders at Barecular know how to satisfy your guests and leave them wanting more. So, leave the work to us while you sit back, relax, and enjoy your event. We guarantee that Barecular is one of the best mobile bartending services near you.

Wooden barrel-aged cocktails

Having the right alcohol available can make a world of difference when it comes to a successful party. We understand that having the right drinks that complement your event’s theme can help lift the entire atmosphere of your party and make your event exquisite. It is because of these reasons, that we work with you to come up with a personalized menu for each event. We are one of the few services that barrel age our cocktails and drinks the old-fashioned way. We take our drinks and place them in a wooden barrel for a minimum of 2 weeks which gives our cocktail a unique smoky flavor that will impress your guests at all your events.

Custom Mobile Bar

Our company specializes in private party bartending services since we can offer flexibility and mobility to our clients while also being able to provide one of the best craft cocktail catering in Toronto to take your event to great heights. Within minutes of our arrival, we are quickly able to set up our bar service in the area of your choosing. Adding to the flair of any event, our mobile bars come with LED lights and give the option of personalizing the bar by adding a picture or logo on it of your choosing. Whether it be a small birthday party at home or a private event at work, our staff is always looking to create a quality bar experience for you and your guests. With our top of the class menu, including our exceptional cocktails, we are ready to help create an engaging, fun environment with our service. Having professional bartenders at your fingertips ensures all guests are being accommodated and are being served as efficiently as possible because customer satisfaction is our main priority.

Variety of bar concepts

Our company is not only known for our fantastic liquor and alcohol but also our bar concepts. Here at Barecular, we have many bar concepts to choose between. Whether that be a Tiki bar, Sangria Bar, Mojito Bar, or even a Martini bar, if you can think it, we can serve it. Cocktail parties are our specialty, so we always want to refine our business and polish it even further. So, if quality, flair, and satisfaction are something you want, do not hesitate to contact us.

Molecular Mixology

Molecular Mixology involves mixing drinks and using science to improve and manipulate ingredients on a molecular level. Barecular serves our one of a kind drinks through molecular mixology. With this technique, we can not only reimagine classic cocktails but create new drinks to spectacular effect. Not only is this a way of making cocktails very unique, but adds a much-needed flair that we mentioned. We find that this technique leaves many of the guests entertained and with something to talk about. We know how significant drinks are to an event and with this technique, we take our cocktails to the next level.


How much does a cocktail party cost?

The cost of cocktail party catering can depend on how many hours the event will last, and the quality of food served at the party. Usually, the general costs of a cocktail party include catering, bartending, staff, and venue rental. Most often than not, a 2-hr cocktail party can average from set prices of $20-$30 per person. Catering companies who have experience in the cocktail business generally charge $15-$30 per guest. However, if you hire caterers who do not specialize in cocktails, you might need to hire a bartender who usually charges per hr or person and sometimes every drink. They can range from $4-$20 every hr. In terms of a venue for your event, you have two options. The first one is the “no venue” option which means hosting your special event in the comfort of your own home. However, if would like to rent a venue the prices can range from $100-$2500 and most at times provide staff to help make your event great.

What do you serve at a cocktail party?

When planning a cocktail party, it is not necessary to have a full course meal for your guests. However, providing finger foods such as hors d oeuvres, crackers, and cheese, or even grilled shrimp improves the experience. They are convenient and allow your guests to stroll through your event with ease without the hassle of sitting down and eating. You usually want cocktail parties to be alive and exciting, so providing a variety of finger foods, allows your guests to engage with each other more frequently.

Unquestionably drinks are the main feature for a cocktail party which is why there are two options you can go with. You can have a full bar that allows your guests to choose their favorite drinks. However, this option requires you to have a high budget as it costs around $500 as you would need to have a stacked bar with all ingredients hence “full bar” or you can go with a drink menu that forces your special guests to choose a drink from the available menu. This option is more budget-friendly as it does not require you to have a fully stocked bar allowing you to easily have a cocktail hour.

How much food should I serve at a cocktail party?

Regarding how much food should be provided, you must ask yourself what time you plan your party to be. Additionally, you must estimate the number of guests you have invited. Always plan on having 50-75% of invitees drinking to evaluate how many cocktails you would need and to make sure you have enough ingredients. Furthermore, you must also assume 2 to 3 drinks per guest so plan your budget accordingly. Moreover, time is also critical when trying to decide how much food should be served which is why we have created a guide filled with tips to help you:

How much space do I need for a Cocktail bar?

This answer can vary from different services. Some cocktail party caterers have big bars that require a bounteous amount of space and time to set up and function. However, our mobile bars are compact and, we do not need a large amount of space to operate. Thanks to our mobile bar, we can easily set up anywhere in the area of your choosing, within minutes of our arrival. Just point us in the right direction, and we’ll have the bar of your dreams set up in no time.

Key questions to ask:

What time is my party?

How long do I want my party to be?

What is my budget?

2-hour cocktail party

One thing to always remember is: the longer the party, the more food you will need. So if you are planning your event to be 2 hours long, you should plan to have a minimum of 6 to 8 pieces of finger food. The time that your party takes place should also be considered. For example, if you schedule your party for 7 PM on a weekday, you might need to add more finger foods because many of your guests would probably be hungry, as the party would be taking place near Dinner time. If you host a party during dinner, you might want to make your menu a bit more filling, as most people would require a full meal considering the time you have planned your event. Being thoughtful towards your guest’s needs will immediately set a positive atmosphere at your party and have everyone leaving happy.

3-hour cocktail party

When you’re planning your event to be 3 hours long, you need more options on your menu. We recommend having around eight pieces of finger food available for most events this long. An addition of bowl food items to the menu like salads or fish and chips should also be considered for your cocktail event.

The main takeaway is that the longer your event, the more finger food you will need. Furthermore, if you are planning to have this party during lunch or dinner, you consider adding more filling options to the menu such as sandwiches.