We work with some of the biggest brands, businesses, dynamic start-ups and individuals in the UK, providing a proven, award-winning service in bar management, event production and staffing. Whether you are hosting a corporate event, product launch, private party or wedding, Background Bars will cater for events large and small.



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We pride ourselves on delivering tailor made menus to the exact requirements of our customers. We offer everyone the opportunity to try their drinks at our cocktail bar before holding their event. Our menus of drinks are focused on fresh, seasonal ingredients with homemade infusions and syrups to add something special.

Mobile Bar Hire

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Our lightweight bars are perfect for any event, easily portable and installed in venues by our team. Available in a variety of styles and configurations to suit your event. We also provide a bespoke service so if you can’t find what you’re looking for in our catalogue get in touch and our team will be able to help out.


Management & Staffing

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We can provide a full range of staff from senior management, venue managers and bar managers through to more junior level roles. All of our cocktail tenders are trained at one of our permanent sites to ensure the drinks are delivered to our exacting high standards every time.

Equipment & Glassware

 It’s the little touches that create an events identity -  therefore we’ll provide you with all the equipment from shakers and jiggers to tills and glassware.


Previous Projects and Testimonials

Background Bars are at the forefront of bar and drinks productions for events. Ranging from one day to six month ventures, specialising in bar staffing, bar management, mobile bar hire, event management and event production. Background Bars run events for the clients below and here’s what they have to say about us…


Facebook Summer Party

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“Always really accommodating and adaptable to briefs, great bar teams and drinks services, strong team and network of bar staff”

- We are Family Production company


Uniqlo Rooftop


 “Background Bars have got the perfect mix of creativity and professionalism. They create awesome looking spaces and their bar team know their stuff. We’ve worked with them on several occasions now and they always deliver, even on short notice. They’re fast becoming one of our favourite suppliers!”

- Singha

Time Out’s 50th Birthday

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“Background Bars were an instrumental partner helping us to successfully deliver Time Out 50, our biggest consumer-facing event to date celebrating the best of London. Their flexibility, knowledge and professionalism was second to none enabling us to hero drinks at the heart of our party and ensuring we could deliver great value to our commercial partners. A great team that we are already planning to work with again”

- Dominic de Terville,

Consultant Sponsorship Director, Time Out.



“At Electric Sunshine we pride ourselves in using best-in-class suppliers and this is why we collaborate with Background Bars. Whether it is for a small intimate dinner or a party for over 1000 guests, the quality of their drinks and service is fantastic. From start to finish, the team are a joy to work with. We would not hesitate to recommend Background Bars”

- Electric Sunshine

Production company