Unlike other mobile bar solutions, container bar conversions are applicable for a wide range of different events and applications. With a wide range of different configuration options and dry hire options available, knowing which container bar to hire for your event can be tricky.
So, we've put together this event guide to container bar hire to take you through everything you need to know about hiring a container bar conversion for different event types.
What is dry hire?
First things first, dry hire means you're hiring the container bar and equipment - staff and stock would not be included, and you would be responsible for providing these yourself.
All container bar conversions from The Events Structure come with a six-metre counter, two under-counter fridges and a back bar for food and drink preparation and hiding additional stock.
Dry hire works particularly well for event organisers who have staff on-site and an alcohol supplier/brand providing stock.
Container bar hire for events
Outdoor events and festivals
Container bar conversions lend themselves to outdoor events and festivals. A self-contained and self-efficient structure, container bars are designed to serve food and drink to high volumes of guests in a short space of time, perfect for large-scale events such as festivals or concerts.
As shipping container structures are durable and weatherproof, container bar conversions are perfect for outdoor events and festivals in all-weathers and seasons. With fridges as standard and their own independent power supply for fans and heaters, a container bar will shield staff and stock from wet conditions and scorching temperatures.
Along with a solid structure, container bars come with a built-in sophisticated roller shutter system that covers and locks the bar area when closed, meaning container bar conversions are completely secure and stock can be locked away and left unattended overnight.
For outdoor events and festivals, we recommend using our Impact Container Bar in black or Impact Plus Container Bar in white, both providing an upper deck terrace allowing eventgoers to enjoy their beverages and the outdoor views.
Shipping container bars for indoor events are practical and self-contained. Once dropped into position, they're pretty much ready to go. With their own storage space and independent power supply, you don't need to worry about hiding stock or placing the container bar near an electrical power supply.
Container bars are easily transportable, allowing you to pop-up quickly and efficiently at different locations should you choose to do multiple indoor events across the year. Inventory can travel within the shipping container bar, drastically shortening the set-up time of the bar.
With a range of sizes, configurations and multi-level options available, shipping container bars are fully customisable in terms of branding and indoor event size.
For indoor events, we recommend using our entry-level Container Bar in black or Container Bar Plus in white. Flexible mobile bar solutions, multiple can be adjoined to cater to bigger venues and events.
Planning a corporate event needs careful consideration and should include maximum branding to impress clients and leave a lasting impression. No mobile bar solution offers greater flexibility or branding opportunity than a container bar.
Standout and welcoming, container bars provide a talking point at corporate events. Unlike most mobile bar solutions for indoor hire that offer little or no personalisation options, container bar conversions are fully customisable. A blank canvas, container bars can be branded or designed to match the indoor event's overall theme.
Shipping container bar conversions are integrated with lighting, offering further design opportunity while helping the bar to stand out in a busy indoor venue or dimly lit outdoor setting. Multi-level configurations are also available, providing a platform to entertain VIP clients.
For corporate events, we recommend using Impact Premium Container Bar, a concealed multi-deck mobile bar solution offering maximum branding, ideal for entertaining VIP clients indoors and outdoors.