When deciding what type of portable bar to meet the needs of your business, there are a few things you must take into consideration, such as the look and portability, construction and material quality, the functionality of the portable bar and maintenance. Last but not least, there are the bells and whistles, optional add-ons such as laminate paneling, custom graphics, LED lighting and speed rails.
The portability of a bar is one of the most important features. After all, you want a portable bar, right? Some portable bars claim to be assembled and disassembled easily when that is not necessarily true. We’ve all had the horrible experience of assembling something that comes in hundreds of parts like a piece of Ikea furniture. Always look for a portable bar that can TRULY be easily set up and broken down with a minimal amount of parts.
It’s very important to pay close attention to the construction of the bar. Is it made of steel or aluminum? Does it have locking casters? Are the casters plated? We could go on and on about things you should look for in the construction of a portable bar but because there are so many we thought it would be easier to create a cheat sheet that you can download.
What the bar is made of also will determine how it needs to be maintained. That’s why we created a blog post with a maintenance guide that applies to most portable bars.
Another thing to take into account when purchasing a portable bar is storage. It’s always best to have a bar that breaks down flat so it takes up the minimal amount of storage space when not in use.
“You’re not going to get a better bar that’s space saving because it stores flat, that also looks professional and feels like a real bar. We are very happy with the product and we’re recommending them to other sites.”
Another feature to consider is whether a portable bar is modular. In the portable bar industry, we get requests for all sizes and shapes of bars. That’s why we came up with the Flash Bar. It’s a modular portable bar – meaning you can build custom shapes and sizes by adding additional segments. Each bar segment breaks down in under 2 minutes for easy transportation making it a portable bar that looks like and functions like a high-end custom permanent bar.