About Us

Adelaide based VW Bars is a mobile bar and drink service company that offers tailored wine, beer, spirit and cocktail catering served from inside custom VW Kombi vans. Obtaining the first ever mobile bar license in Adelaide, the VW Bars family has evolved to include funky, portable bars (Glo Bars) that glow in the dark and a cocktail making class. Our quirky, converted kombis will create the ultimate feature for your event and our flexible beverage packages can be tailored to suit any function of any size. If your space can’t accommodate a kombi bar, talk to us about our portable Glo Bars!

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Our Services

Weddings

Our Kombis LOVE weddings! And they sure are photogenic!

Decorated with lighting effects and Flat-screen LCD TVs (perfect for showcasing a custom slideshow or photo reel) our kombi bars are sure to add a visual feature to your wedding. Meanwhile our experienced, friendly team of bar staff are ready to mix your favourite drinks using brand name alcohol and fresh garnishes presented in high quality drinkware. Plus we’ll arrive early to set up and pack up after your rental period has ended so you always get the full time you’ve paid for!

Whether you want to offer a full open bar, inexpensive drinks to your guests, or just rent the van and supply your own alcohol we can customize a wedding drinks package to suit your guests and your budget.

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Private Functions

If you’re throwing a big bash and want your guests to be in happy ‘spirits’ talk to us about a custom drinks package. Birthdays, hens and bucks nights, anniversaries or engagements: we love a party!

Beer, Wine, Ciders, Spirits, Cocktails or Mocktails, we can do one, all, or any combination. Our licensing covers alcohol service on your property or in your privately owned venue and our experienced bar staff can whip up a custom menu on request.

DISCLAIMER: Our kombis need room to strut their stuff so to accommodate their size your venue needs to allow for a MINIMUM height clearance of 2.1 metres, a minimum length of 4.4 metres and a minimum width of 1.8 metres (driving height). Check the FAQ section for more info.

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Kombi Hire

In their down time (when they’re not at fancy parties being social butterflies) Big Sauce and The Cloud enjoy dressing up and trying out some new hobbies. Whether it’s donning pink and white stripes and giving away ice cream with the crew at Hit 107 or rocking out in all black as a pie kombi with Triple M, you can count on these two to give it their all for your campaign (they relish all the social media attention).

If you think one of our VW kombis could be the inspiration for your next campaign get in touch! We are happy to discuss how you can dress up one of these bad boys.

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Our Kombis

 

 

The Cloud

Also know as Betty Blue, this belle enjoys Pina Coladas, going to weddings and long drives on the beach. She dislikes traffic jams and getting caught in the rain. In her spare time she likes to watch wedding shows on TLC.

 

Big Sauce

This big red beast is Big Sauce. He enjoys beer, BBQs and sports. He follows any sports team with a red gernsey and dislikes when his teams loose. In his spare time you can find him at your local sports venue.

The Newbie

Being the most recent addition to the VW Bars family, the Newb is getting tired of watching the other two have all the fun. He is counting down the days until his final cosmetic procedure: his shiny new paint job.

Glo Bars

Glo Bars

Throwing an event but can’t fit a Kombi?
Ask about our portable Glo Bars!

These large, easy to move, wireless portable bar pieces can be used individually or together. Each portable bar unit has 12 different colour options and offers still, strobe or fade lighting modes. Also available, 9 Glo Bar storage cubes that can be stacked to create a display feature.

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Cocktail Maker

Come and mix it with the best and host your very own VW Bars Cocktail Maker class!

Guided by our experienced crew get ready to shake, muddle and stir a variety of classic and customized creations with our hands on interactive classes. Available for the ultimate hens, bucks or birthday party our team will rock up to your door with everything you need to host a cocktail making class for a group of 8 or more of your friends.

Classes can be catered to include all your favorite cocktails and shots or you can leave the planning up to us and we’ll create a mix for you. Cocktail Maker classes include an experienced bartender/cocktail guru crystal glassware, all cocktail making equipment, garnishes, and of course, all your drinks!

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FAQ

How big are the Kombi vans?

Driving size of each van is 2.1m high x 1.8m wide x 4.4m long. This is the absolute minimum clearance size for driving through carports or garages. In party mode with the top popped and the bar open, each van is 3m high x 2.3m wide x 4.4m long.

Where can I have a party?

You can have a party at your house, or at any other private (non council or public premises) venue with our full liquor license. If you would like to have a party on council property - like at a public park - then special permits and a license need to be obtained. VW Bars can try to arrange this for you.

 

Where can the van be parked?

We can park the van anywhere within the boundary of the property, providing it fits (see 'How big is the Kombi van?' to see if it will fit where you would like it - we will not park the van on the curb or nature strip.

For public safety reasons, parties held in the front yard will usually require adequate fencing - however this is determined on a case by case basis. If you are unsure and would like a front yard party, we can assess your property for suitability.

Do I need any special permits or licenses?

VW Bars is Licensed and insured for private residences, so if your party is at home or at a private venue then the simple answer is no. If you would like a party somewhere which is not covered by our current full liquor license, then a separate one-off license and permit will need to be obtained. VW Bars can attempt to do this for you.

I'd like to serve a specific drink - do you stock it?

VW Bars serves top-quality alcohol and wines, and a wide range of beers - however if there's something special you would like served at your event then we are usually able to accommodate it. If there is a special drink you'd like included, or would like to re-name the drinks to fit your theme we can do this as well. We can even arrange a round of special drinks to kick-off your event like a champagne toast, or a round of jelly-shots.

What if some of my guests won't be drinking?

Our open bar packages are priced to take into account that not everybody will drink a lot of alcohol - likewise we do not charge extra for heavy drinkers. If you are likely to have a large amount of guests who aren't drinking a lot, then a cash-bar package may be better suited to your event.

What if I don't know how many people will be at my event?

No problem. As long as you can provide a rough estimate (providing the figure does not change dramatically), we can give you a quote based on an estimated number of guests. Final numbers can be given 7 days before the date of the party so we can adequately stock for the event. If you aren't able to get a rough estimate of number of guests, then a cash-bar package may be better suited to your event.

What needs to be available at my place for setup?

Not much - we need access to a sink area or a tap, and access to a power-point if one is available. If there is no accessible power point then we have a generator that can be used in place - however this is at an additional charge.

What time can my party run until?

For events on Friday and Saturday nights, we are licensed to serve until midnight. Most of our events are booked to run from 7 or 8pm until 11pm or 12am. If you would like service after this time then a one-off license must be obtained for your event. VW Bars can attempt to arrange this for you. For events on other days of the week, check with us.

Contact Us

Questions? Comments? Desperately need a Kombi at your event? Get in touch!

0411 512 159
party@vwbars.com.au