Whether you are planning a music festival, food festival or something a little different, your attendees will no doubt be searching for the bar on arrival.

At Urban Spirit, we ensure the bar is a central focus. Working closely with festival organisers, we create bespoke bar hire solutions of it all types of events. From bespoke bar builds to bartender hire and drinks packages; it’s safe to say we know our festivals. Struggling with ideas on what to stock? Below we have listed the staple tipple for all festivals!

Bottled beer

A recent study showed that over 67% of festival drinkers opt for beer, being the go-to drink for pretty much everything. Whilst there are many different types of beers, it is essential that you stock a mainstream favourite. From Fosters and Carling to Carlsberg and Budweiser, this type of beer will speak to the masses.


As the night continues, many will choose to go onto the spirits. With Beer and Wine being hard drinks to stick with all night; we recommend stocking the following:

  • Vodka
  • Rum
  • Whiskey
  • Gin

And; don’t forget the mixers! Coca Cola, Lemonade and Tonic are essentials.


Whatever type of event, towards the end of the night; the shots will rear their heads. As a professional bartender, you need to be able to offer something exciting! Aiding great memories (and often great headaches), we suggest stocking some classics and some ‘out there’ shots. At festivals, we tend to work with the following:

  • Sambuca
  • Tequila
  • Sours

Explore our festival drinks packages

If you are looking to hire one of our bars and would like some support when it comes to stocking and managing it; we can help. Contact us today for a free quote.