HORSE TRAILER BAR
Bar trailers are not commonly seen as a regular concession operation, because liquor licenses are hard to come by and are costly. Just like many other mobile beer trucks and trailers, the horse trailer bar will largely be confined to private events, weddings, and corporate gigs. You’ll absolutely do fine on all of those though!
HORSE TRAILER BARS ARE A STABLE BUSINESS
Whether you want a full service mobile bar with a premium Krowne buildout that allows you to serve prosecco or a range of craft beers on tap, a custom cocktail workstation, or a more practical self-service tap unit to rent out, our horse trailers make a very robust and practical platform to base your business on.
Built for horses – they’re built to last. Add to that the great value on how much trailer you get for your dollar, their spiking popularity, and the flexibility in design and finishings and it’s hard to say no to a horse trailer.
An unwritten guideline of the food truck industry, and especially horse trailer bars, appears to be that you have to stick to the punniest of naming conventions.
From the Pour Horse to Unstabled, the list of possibilities is endless.
Some rule breakers challenge the status quo – such as the popular Social Bar – Sweden’s first horse trailer bar – so if you’re not particularly punny and had enough of horsing around – stick around and we’ll convince you why a horse trailer bar is a great and stable business model.
WHY DO HORSE TRAILERS MAKE SUCH GOOD BAR TRAILERS?
A HORSE TRAILER IS CONVERTED INTO A BAR..
..and the prospective food truck operator asks – why the long nose? To which the trailer builder says, why to put the generator compartment and gas tanks on of course! As bad as that joke is, the fork is the perfect place to put a generator on a horse trailer. And while as a bar you likely won’t need a gas tank, they certainly fit either on the fork or on the back of the trailer in a separate compartment, whichever your county code permits and you like best is what we’ll implement.
WEDDINGS ARE WHERE IT'S AT
At Karpatia we both build custom trailers from scratch as well as convert pre-existing units to mobile sales solutions such as beer and bar trailers. There are a ton of pre-existing horse trailers out there, as equestrian sports and horse keeping for fun are a major industry where you practically can’t be part of it all without your own trailer.
If neither you nor the county health inspector gets queasy from the idea that your bar on wheels was a horse transport in its previous life, sites like Horse Trailer World offer a wealth of options to choose from, in style, size, and amenities.
Often these trailers are over-engineered from the bar perspective. You and your equipment won’t approach the kind of weight and won’t pull the kind of antics two to four horses would, and you can take that as a plus if you like an extra sturdy trailer and your vehicle can pull all the weight without issue.
If nothing used suits your fancy or you just like to have a new trailer, we’re happy to help by building your unit from scratch up.
TO SERVE OR NOT TO SERVE
WHICH HORSE ARE YOU BETTING ON?
All the versatility and variety aside in terms of the specific model and the product offering, you can split horse trailer bars in to two categories: the self-serve bar and the serviced bar.
To decide which is for you, you have to ask yourself:
- Do you like people and interacting with them as the bartender? Are you a hospitality and service person? Do you have any unique skills that add to the bar experience?
- Are you on board with the idea of renters using your trailer in your absence, including possible abuse of the trailer and having to get all that covered properly with your insurance and your terms and conditions?
- What is the competition like in your area? How are other beer or bar trailer vendors operating? Give them a call and see how booked they are.
- How much time do you have available to spend on the business? Self-serve rentals are easier on the operator.
It’s not something we can decide for you of course, but we’ll talk you through all the options on our design intake call if you decide to inquire with us.
Ultimately either model can be a good business, but what will work best is up to your personal preference and circumstances in your area.
It might be your first horse trailer bar, but it’s not ours. From coffee trailers to full kitchens, we have a basic plan to get you rolling quicker.
No cash, no problem! Get pre-qualified by our finance partners or see if we can negotiate a more affordable loan option through our factory financing. If you can put up a deposit or trade in your old model, that’s even better.
Financing is possible for both new and used models.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUTHORSE TRAILER BARSLearn more in our knowledge center ►
Yes, we ship to Hawaii and Alaska. Extra rates apply.
Containers go everywhere, and all units can always be shipped to the nearest port. We might not have a local forwarder in your country (yet) though, in which case we will find one together with you.
Yes, we ship to Alaska, although extra rates apply.
We will gladly export your vehicle to Canada but need a little more cooperation with you to get it up to local code than we would for US customers.
Of course! Karpatia has no real showroom, but we are always happy to host you at the workshop. You can make an appointment through our contact form and try before you buy. We operate out of Atlanta Georgia, at the MET business park (675 Metropolitan pkwy SW).
IS A HORSE TRAILER THE
RIGHT BAR FOR YOU?
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