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THE DALBERG’S WEDDING DAY!

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“We loved the Bug Bar at our wedding 07.07.17. They worked with us in delivering booze and fun to all our guests. I would recommend them.”- Catherine Dalberg

IMG_6255 (1)On the 7th of July, the Bugbar team made their way down the coast to Peacehaven. The weather couldn’t of been more perfect for the Dalberg’s; the sun was shining and the cocktails were flowing. There reception was held in their own garden (which was gorgeous btw). The festival theme fit hand in hand with their location, creating a picturesque setting. Gusto (our bug) was placed at the back of the garden on a slight hill. This was fantastic, as we could see the sun glistening off the ocean while we were working.

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Smiles were all around as we served up the beverages. Everyone loved the personalised cocktail names, which were specifically names after the bridesmaids. “Alexir of Life” (Elderflower Fizz) was the most popular- not surprised! As its the perfect summer refreshment. All the guests were so friendly and couldn’t more welcoming. Great night, great people, great couple!

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Dalberg! Thank you for a fantastic evening. We hope to see you again soon!

THE BRIGHTON YOGA FESTIVAL

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bugbar yogaOn the 8th-9th of July, The Brighton Yoga festival commenced. The weather couldn’t of been more perfect for smoothies and iced coffees. The festival was held at  Sussex Cricket Ground in Hove. It was the perfect venue, as it provided indoor and outdoor space for yoga activities and food courts. The Bugbar was placed in the center of the outdoor entrance. Our healthy smoothies were a best seller, especially the “Mighty Green” which contained- avocado, spinach, mint, apple, and kiwi. Our Iced coffees also went down a treat. The perfect creamy refreshment after a yoga class.

Brighton Yoga Festival is organised and run by the Brighton Yoga Foundation, which is a registered charity dedicated to making the health and well-being benefits of yoga accessible to all. As well as the one-day free festival, it does this throughout the year with Yoga Trails and online education resources, and by offering grants to support projects that advance the charity’s aims.

We were so happy to be part of this tranquil couple of days. Our sparkly Discobug turned a lot of heads, especially as we were providing delicious refreshments. Til next year…..

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MR & MRS BUSTIN’S BEAUTIFUL WEDDING DAY!

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“No words can do them justice, they were truly fantastic from start to finish!” -Lisa Bustin

bugbar weddingIt was a stunning day in town of Colchester. The sun was shining, not a cloud in the sky. With a festival theme, the fields were filled with flags and bunting- the BugBar fit right in! After a beautiful ceremony, illuminated by our L O V E letters, the bar was open for pimms, prosecco and of course, cocktails! Dinner of fish and chips, followed by a night full of drinks and dancing ended the day with a bang! A fantastic wedding to work at, and thoroughly enjoyed by all!

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LONDON DOG SHOW AND COCKTAIL PAW-TY

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The London Dog Show was held at the beautiful Belgrave Square, in the heart of Chelsea (very very posh eeeek!). Throughout this 3hr event, we supplied cocktails, Pimm’s, Wine and Prosecco.

“It was an absolute delight to have you at the event. Thank you for being part of this special week in Belgrave Square and I’m truly delighted you had the success you did”- Event organiser Amanda 

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Everyone was desperate for refreshments so it was non-stop. “Pedigree Pimm’s” (as we like to call it) was an obvious favourite- and who can blame them!?- It was the end of the week and the sun was beaming.

MINXY’S WEDDING DAY

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Minxy dinosaurThis was the quirkiest wedding we have ever done! It was a festival theme so the atmosphere was very relaxed. The weather couldn’t of been more perfect, not a cloud in the sky. We served cocktails and beverages throughout most of the day and evening. The most popular drink was our refreshing mojito.

minxys weddingThe coolest part of the day was during the ceremony, as the bride arrived on a life size dinosaur structure. IT WAS INCREDIBLE! Never seen anything like it. Would like to take this time to thank them for such an extrordinary day. The coolest bride and groom we’ve ever set eyes on!

 

VIRGIN KITESURFING ARMADA FESTIVAL

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IMG_5603 On the 9th of June, the Virgin Kite Surfing Festival was ready for action. The aim of the festival was the bring the community together for a fantastic weekend of kiting, music and fundraising. Over 6,000 people attended and the weather was spot on – hot AND windy!

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We were lucky enough to provide cocktails and mixers…and boy, was the weather on our side. In the evening, the Discobug was in the main tent and our bar was right next to it. The Bugbar team created such an electric atmosphere. We were so lucky to be part of something so magical.

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wedding dj boothWe set up the Bugbar & pretty sibling the DISCOBUG at the recent Boshow wedding festival in the stunning Henley on Thames. Playing beats and treats to the Brides & grooms, with the sun beating down from blue skies. Great to meet some of the other traders including the gorgeous COCO LABELLE and our neighbours the BIG BUS BAR…

Our Story

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the_bug_bar_VW_camper_weddings_events_bar4_1600Looking for something a bit different for your wedding… why not add that magic icing on the cake by hiring the incredibly cool Bugbar. A customised VW camper van with a difference, a ‘pop up’ bar serving first class drinks, from fine ales through to classy cocktails, the Bugbar creates that unique experience. An idea conceived through a long love affair of cool camper vans, quality drinks and great music. Since launching in 2013  the Bugbar has been featured at bespoke weddings, most major festivals and served the likes of super band Little Mix.
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The latest edition to the Bugbar fleet is the cooler than cool DJ Booth with a hydraulic lifting roof, mirror balls and state of the art sound system, a mobile disco, literally on wheels – the DISCOBUG.
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The man behind the BugBar is Brighton based entrepreneur Justin Wagner. His background includes running the infamous Bar Vinyl in Camden London, (the first dj bar of it’s kind in the UK with a café and a record store in the basement), he went on to set up and run the award winning independent record label Finger Lickin’ records, home to the likes of The Plump DJs and Krafty Kuts. Now he has combined all his experiences in music and hospitality to present this exciting, unique and multi functional Bugbar business.

“I first came across the idea of converting a VW into a bar when I was in Bangkok…I loved the idea and finally in 2013 we launched the concept in the UK, we have expanded fast and now have three units. People love the idea, It’s something about the nostalgia of a VW campervan which resonates with so many people”
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The Bugbar team specialises in making awesome cocktails, from the mighty popular Mojito, (Havana Club Rum, lime, mint, sugar, toped with soda), the Bramble (Speciality Gin, Cassis, lemon juice, with a dash of soda), or perhaps the Espresso Martini to give you a caffeine boost (Absolut vodka, a shot of espresso, & Kahlua – shaken on ice) – just a few examples of what the experienced bar staff serve up.
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The Bugbar itself doesn’t drive, it is in fact a trailer unit made from the mould of two split screens (no VW’s suffered in the process), so no rust, tax or MOT’s – Brilliant! Decorated and inspired by trips to Asia, the fleet includes ‘The Duke’ (red & creme), ‘Shiva’ – the Disco diva and Ellie (Red & creme) the traditional English Bug…