FAQ

Answers To Your Questions

WHATEVER YOUR EVENT OR SPECIAL OCCASION

Although we certainly aren't the first to enter the mobile beverage service industry, it is still a new concept, so we made sure to think outside the box and provide you answers to the most anticipated questions.  If you have a questions that isn't answered here, please complete the form on our Contact Us page.  We are more than happy to answer any question or concern you may have!

what is bartique?

Bartique is a unique mobile bar rental and bartending service located in Ashburn VA. We offer 8 unique signature mobile bars and all-inclusive service packages. Not only do we provide the mobile bar, but we also provide the bartenders, custom crafted signature cocktails, ice, consultation on custom bar menus, and so much more! We also offer unique add-on rentals such as a champagne wall, slush machine, popcorn and candy machine and more.

what events are serviced?

We are perfect for a engagement, bridal shower, bachelor, bachelorette, rehearsal dinner, wedding, gender reveal, baby shower, kid birthday, graduation, corporate event, fundraiser, backyard BBQ, photo shoots and so much more! We also make amazing mocktails to celebrate non-alcoholic events.

what services do you provide?

We offer several different all-inclusive packages for every size event, as well as a kids all-inclusive package. Each package includes a mobile bar, a bartender, setup/cleanup, water station and more. Every event is different so please contact us for a custom quote.

where are you located?

We are based in Ashburn VA, and currently service Northern Virginia, Maryland and District of Columbia. Included in our all-inclusive packages is travel one-way within 15 miles of Ashburn VA (20148). Additional miles outside of the radius is $.75/mile each way.

what is the cost for bartique?

Every event is unique! Our signature mobile bar rentals start at $250 and we offer a variety of enhancement and add-ons to make your event one of a kind. Our all-inclusive packages start at $1,250 and are based on total event hours, guests and beverages. 

do you help me with ordering the alcohol for the event?

Absolutely! We not only provide you a custom shopping list, but also pick up the alcohol order for you 7-days prior to the event.

is electricity required?

Most definitely we need access to electricity! We would need to be parked within 75 feet of a standard 110 outlet at the event location. If an outlet is not available, we will request you add our generator to your event for an additional fee of $200.00.

are you insured?

Absolutely! We have general and liquor liability insurance to protect our hosts and guests in the event of unforeseen cirumstances.

why bartique?

We are professional bartenders who thrive on making your event special! We not only tend bar at your event, but provide consultation leading up to the big day with signature cocktails, alcohol order information, decor and more! We also have add-on rentals to make your event extra special! All bartenders are Virginia RSVP, as well as TIPS certified. We are also fully insured with a general and liquor liability policy.

do you hold an alcohol license to service the event?

Due to Virginia ABC laws, we are unable to purchase or sell alcohol. Therefore, our packages do not include alcohol. In Virginia, the person hosting the event must be the alcohol license holder and they must purchase the alcohol. We assist you with submitting the One-Day (Banquet) Alcohol Application online for your event during our Pre-Event Consultation Call, scheduled 30 days prior to your event. We highly recommend you submit as early as possible, at the latest, applications can be submitted 14 days before your event. The alcohol license must be posted/displayed on the mobile bar the date of the event. Access the application here:

https://www.abc.virginia.gov/licenses/get-a-license/definitions/banquet

what do you need at the event location to setup?

Our mobile bars need to have enough room to park, and there must be plenty of room for the truck and trailer to pull through and/or turn around. Level and flat ground is required. The vintage horse trailer bar is 14 feet long, 6 feet wide and 8 feet tall, so a clear space of around 20 feet in length is ideal. Always contact your venue to check their rules on drive-up mobile bars. If permits are needed for the bars to be present at the event location, the client is required to provide the permit.

what are your policies on shots, checking id and cutting people off?

  1. No Shots Allowed - A group at the bar ordering a round of tequila on the rocks is still considered a shot. We love that your guests are having fun, but with an open bar (aka., unlimited free liquor), we need to impose some boundaries for the safety of your guests.

  2. We Validate IDs - Serving minors is illegal and is taken very seriously by Bartique.

  3. We Will Not Serve Anyone Visibly Intoxicated - It's not fun, but it is occasionally necessary. We love when everyone has a great time (and honestly would not have it any other way!) but the safety of your guests is our number one priority!

what are your payment and cancellation policies?

We require a 50% retainer fee and a signed agreement to secure your event date. We require the remaining balance 21-days prior to your event date. Since our events are booked well in advance, it's hard to fill late cancellations, so, unfortunately, cancellations made less than 90-days prior to the event date are non-refundable.

do you have a rain cancellation policY?

We never want mother nature to ruin a good party, but unfortunately Royal Honey doesn't like to get wet! Our custom mobile bars have a tremendous amount of woodwork, so it's important that we always keep them dry. If we don't have the option to host Royal Honey or any of our custom bars under a covered area or inside, we will absolutely work with you to reschedule your event.

can i rent your mobile bar for a photoshoot?

Absolutely! When our vintage horse trailer signature mobile bar Royal Honey is not reserved, it is available to rent for a 2 hour photoshoot Monday - Sunday from 9:00am - 7:00pm EST.

do you remove trash at the end of the event?

Unfortunately we do not. Space is very limited inside our mobile bars, filled with everything necessary for your guests to have an amazing event. For this reason, we have no where to load the trash from the event.

DO YOU DECORATE THE BAR OR DO I NEED TO PROVIDE DECORATIONS?

Absolutely! During our consultation call we will gather all the intricate details of your event (i.e., theme, colors, style, etc.). We love to collaborate with you to make sure our mobile bars capture your vision for your event! Our decor options are endless! From our endless floral collection to every season and holiday decor, we are sure our bars will elevate your event and wow your guests! You are more than welcome to provide decorations as well, as long as they won't damage our mobile bars.

do you only serve
alcoholic drinks?

NO, we serve just about anything you can think of! Non-alcoholic mocktails, speciality lemonade, infused water, slushy, coffee, hot cocoa, hot apple cider. We would love to create something unique for you!

how far in advance do
i need to book?

The earlier the better! Larger events and weddings are booked a year in advance. Just remember March to October is our busy season for weddings, so those weekends book-up first.

what forms of payment
do you accept?

We accept check, Zelle, Apple Pay, Square, Venmo and credit card payments via our online invoices with Stripe.