Unfortunately, no. Michigan law prevents liquor licenses from being sold to mobile bars, therefore we cannot sell beer by the glass, and we cannot sell you a keg. Like a standard party where you want a keg to be there, you as the customer would purchase the keg(s), pick them up and have them waiting for us to install in the truck for your enjoyment!
Yes! We have a local partner that supplies lemonade, teas, coffees, and craft sodas! Those we CAN order and include in our pricing to you. We go over all of this when we plan your menu.
Our basic packages start at $700 and go up from there depending on any added services or items. The cost will also depend on the size of the event, location of the event, whether the event is self-serve or you are utilizing our tap tenders, etc. Keep in mind our packages do not include the cost of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages. Once we know the size of the event, we will be able to work with distributers to get you a market accurate beverage quote. From there, we will work with you to craft the perfect package for your event and budget.
Yes, ice is included in our packages and provided upon delivery. If you are keeping the truck overnight, we will show you how to replenish ice for the duration of your rental.
We are able to accomodate events up to 250 guests. For self-serve events, we don't recommend more than 100 guests. Depending on the variation in beverages at your event, sometimes lines can form. Adding a tap tender to your package to pour beverages for your guests can help to minimize the line and wait times. Based on the size and type of event, we may recommend adding a second or third tap tender to the package to ensure guests are moved through the line as quickly as possible.
Absolutely! We can assist you in your order to find out the best number of kegs to assume for your head count, and what beverages are popular that time of year!
We can put you in contact with one of our preferred vendors or you can contact a local liquor store of your choice. All you'll need to do is read them off your desired menu and they will take care of acquiring the kegs for you. Be sure to order kegs in slim quarter (1/4 barrel) or sixtel (1/6 barrel) size. These are the best fit for our tiny truck!
Yes! There is room on either side of the taps to hold cups for your guests to self-serve. As a package add-on, we can also provide custom plastic, recyclable cups with your logo or design printed directly on it!
Anything that you can find available for sale in a keg, we can serve! Here is a list of what we have served so far, and know is available local to Metro Detroit
Our package pricing includes travel up to 25 miles from the Livonia, Michigan area. Beyond that, we charge two dollars for every additional mile travelled. Because the Touring Tap is over 40 years old and Michigan is not known for its smooth roads, any event located more than 100 miles away from the Livonia area will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Yes! Kegged beverages are typically carbonated with CO2 or nitrogen. The more kegs move around, the foamier they are and sometimes they take days to completely settle. We will reduce the gas in the kegs and keep our pressure minimal from the CO2 tanks stored in the truck during your event. This will minimize the gas and ultimately the foam to your cups, but you can almost ALWAYS expect foam in kegged beer.
No worries, we recommend you rent a hand pump tap from your local liquor store who is also supplying your kegs (usually $5 with a $15 deposit). We will unhook the kegs from the truck, and re-tap them for you with the hand pump for your continued use. Kegs are typically fresh for up to 90 days if they are kept on ice and pressurized. Liquor stores charge a keg deposit for this purpose and usually expect kegs to be turned in within 6 months. They will notify you of their expectations upon purchase.
We are currently doing all our invoicing through QuickBooks. We will send you an invoice for your deposit up front, then two weeks ahead of the event you will receive an invoice for the remaining balance.
Yes it can, she fires right up too. The Touring Tap maxes out at 30 mph, so we don’t drive her to events. She arrives to and from events in her trailer chariot.
A 1979 Cushman Haulster. We found her in Ohio being used to tool around a farm, barn to barn. Cushman’s were primarily used for that, local meter readers, or even police cars in downtown areas of Kentucky.