Open or Cash Bars

Set your event up for success with our open or cash bar packages! Your choice of service comes with a trailer bar rental, experienced bartenders, signature craft cocktails, beer, wine, bubbles and non-alcoholic options. 

"Giddy Up" Package Includes

  • a unique vintage mobile bar experience for your guests

  • three hours on-site trailer rental

  • two experienced bartenders, additional charges for if more are needed

  • customized craft cocktail menu

  • all barware, and tools

  • cups, napkins, straws, ice and garnishes

  • hassle free setup and take down

  • 30 mile travel radius from Iowa City (additional charges of $1 mile after 30 miles)

Open and Cash Bar Pricing

  • three hours minimum at $250/hr. for the trailer and bartenders only

  • additional hours after minimum $200

  • bar stocking fee $150 to cover garnishes, cups, preparation, menu planning, ice, etc.

  • $3 domestic canned beer 

  • $4 wine and champagne

  • $5 well liquor drinks

  • TBD craft cocktails

  • for open bars, a tab will be charged to a credit card on file upon conclusion of on-site services

  • for cash bars, clients are responsible for fees associated with temporary liquor sales licenses. These fees may range from $30-$300. 

Hybrid Bar Option

Our hybrid option allows your guests to purchase drinks in addition to what you plan to provide. We can work with you to create a cash bar menu that compliments your catering as well as your guest's tastes. 

FAQ

  • How does liability and insurance work?​​

We carry full liquor liability coverage and can present your venue with an insurance certificate within 3-5 business days.

  • What about liquor permits?

If you choose our cash bar option we pull "temporary licenses"  for each event location. This license in addition to our trained bartenders and insurance liability policy will satisfy most all venue requirements and state of Iowa laws. 

  • What's the horse trailer size and parking requirements?

Old blue is a your standard "two horse trailer" with a perimeter foot print of 5' x 9'--we request a dedicate space of at least 10 x 10 for behind trailer storage and access. Have the ability to bring our own quiet Honda inverter, but we are happy to use your grid power to keep things ever quieter if available.