Inspired by the romance and charm of the European Prosecco and mobile craft beer bars, Bubbles & Brews is the first of its kind in Florida. Franchise owners of Get Cozy Vintage Mobile Bars, Kevin and Margaret Gorey are in the infancy of their business, but the unique concept has piqued community buzz.
After twenty years in the corporate world, Margaret was ready for a fresh start at something that would allow her to go out and meet people and contribute to some of their happiest times alongside them.
The idea of a vintage European Prosecco cart intrigued Margaret. She saw the adorable concepts across Instagram and Facebook and thought this was the fun entrepreneurial venture she was looking for. And also, as Margaret put it, “Who doesn’t like champagne?”
Though it is a completely different industry, Margaret has been able to draw from her corporate experience for things like design and customer service for her vintage mobile bar business. The Polk-based locale works for Gorey as well. She loves the central location, and says, “It’s nice to be part of a growing community.”
The ridiculously cute Piaggio mobile cart was so small, it was easily maneuverable through the gates and onto the patio of Haus 820 for our photo shoot and can even fit seamlessly through a set of double doors for indoor events. This particular Piaggio had a past life as an espresso cart in Italy according to the Gorey’s.
The vehicle opens up to reveal a bar with seven taps. The bar space around the cart is perfect to dress up with decorations and drinkware for your event but is also beautiful on its own. Some of the taps are cold for chilled drinks or ambient for others such as red wines. The temperature can be powered by gas or electric according to Kevin who also pointed out the LED lights with the ability to change color to compliment your party scheme. This “God’s gift to Instagram” as my editor described it, has all the loveliness and quirk any ideal selfie-worthy spot can muster. It’s essentially a photobooth with a fully functioning bar.
To get the perspective of someone familiar with the current temperature of event planning, we asked Laura Ashton Helm, owner and lead designer of Ashton Events why this is such an attractive concept. “It’s an interactive element for their day,” she said. “I think the more you can customize and specialize your bar, that’s definitely something that our clients are interested in and this is a really fun spin on that, especially in the summer when everything is really hot, having something cold and refreshing and also super cute – it’s a big win.”
With options to be rented by itself and staffed by a private caterer or venue server or with a full-service package, Bubbles & Brews can be tailored to any event. They bring the adorable mobile cart and the client, vendor, or event venue provides the drinks of their choice. “At corporate and private events every guest will interact with the bar. This simple interaction can be a memorable event many times over with our Bubbles & Brews Prosecco vans and Craft Beer trucks. We are serving prosecco and other wines on tap, craft beers and batch cocktails from a Piaggio Ape. Imported directly from Italy. Transformed in the United States into a one-of-a-kind bar that is always a focal point of the event. It is just plain fun and memorable,” said Rachel Lintvet, Founder of Get Cozy Vintage Mobile Bars.
From beers, ciders, wines, and batch cocktails this can be a dazzling addition to any wedding, shower, company event, birthday, or anniversary. With requests coming in from across the state from Miami to Ft. Lauderdale, the Gulf Coast and Central Florida, Bubbles & Brews looks to be off to a busy start. Book them soon for your next event to be the talk of the town for parties to come! As of now, they are the only one in Florida and it’s booking fast.
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Get Cozy | Vintage Mobile Bars reimagines classic 1950’s style caravan campers, Piaggio Ape mini-trucks and other one-of-a-kind vintage vehicles as mobile bars with big personalities. These bars can go virtually anywhere and compliment every occasion. Headquartered near Richmond, Virginia Get Cozy is the premier provider of mobile bar services throughout Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia. In 2018 Get Cozy announced its national expansion through locally owned and operated clubs.