Whether it is developing a signature drink to accentuate a theme, or selecting great beer and wine options for your guests, we will work with you to create a drink menu that best suits your event.
We offer in depth consultation and product education, venue visit and event walk through to cover all necessary details. On the day, our experienced, friendly and attentive staff will provide seamless service to you and your guests.
We can assist you in selecting the best bar option for your function. Maybe a hosted service, where you treat your guest to all of their drinks, would be most appropriate for your upcoming wedding. Perhaps your family reunion requires a combination service, where you feature a selection of drinks and the rest are available for purchase by your guests. Or a cash bar, where your guests purchase their own drinks, might be most appropriate for your next corporate event. Whatever your preference, it will be expertly handled in coordination with Catering by Dale.
This menu outlines the overall charges for bar catering. We can help you decide the type of service and menu that will work best for your event.
Booking Fee: $150 (covers insurance and permits)
Labor: $25/hr per bartender, including setup and breakdown
There are many service options available. We can work with you to create the right one for your event. They include:
Cash Bar: The host of the event pays for the basic charges and guests pay for their drinks. Very popular, simple and cost effective.
Open/Hosted Bar: The host pays for drinks. The price depends on the number of people, duration of event and what drinks are offered.
Combination: Creative options include: The host pays for beer and wine and guests pay for mixed drinks; The host pays for drinks ordered during a specified period of time or up to a specified dollar amount.
Gratuity: Guests of cash bars are typically given the opportunity to tip the bartender. In a hosted bar, many caterers charge an automatic gratuity of 15-20%. It is our policy to give the host the option to leave a gratuity based on service satisfaction. It is your choice as to whether guests are given the opportunity to tip as well.
License and Insurance Fee: In the range of $150-$375
Other Charges: Based on the location, style, duration, number (and age) of guests at your event, there may be additional costs. Examples include: security services, travel charges or rental of glassware, tables and linens.
Contact us to discuss specific options. Custom menus, specialty drinks and special all-Vermont menus are available.
Non-Alcoholic: Housemade beverages and soda, $2 and up
Beer: $5 and up
Wine: $7 and up
Spirits: $7 and up
Contracts and Deposits
To book a date for our bar service, Fluid Bar Services requires a contract and a deposit. For a cash bar, we require a $500 deposit. For a hosted bar, we require a deposit of 50% of the estimated final invoice.