4 Mobile Container Bar Ideas for Your Next Event or Festival 

Published on: November 3, 2023

Written by: vincent

5 minutes read

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How many festivals or events have you attended where you encountered a mobile container bar? It’s almost a given these days, with nearly all of them featuring at least one. This is undoubtedly a positive trend – not just for festivalgoers seeking a refreshing drink, but also for event attendees looking to create a cozier atmosphere for conversation and networking. These versatile bars serve as fantastic gathering spots, allowing you to simultaneously enjoy the event and connect with like-minded individuals in your industry.

But they offer more than just convenience; they are a perfect solution for boosting brand awareness and attracting customers to your booth. Picture this: your very own mobile container bar surrounded by a massive, joyful crowd. People snap photos, share them online, and, in the background, your mobile container bar stands as a subtle yet powerful symbol of your brand. Isn’t this a win-win scenario? Attendees enjoy themselves, have a memorable experience, and spread the word, saying, “I had a fantastic time at [Your Brand] bar!”

This is precisely what we excel in at Steel Space Concepts – creating unforgettable moments that leave a lasting imprint. So why not give you some ideas for your next event to create the best atmosphere for your customers? Let’s go!

What Are the Benefits of Our Mobile Container Bar?

Before showing you 4 ideas for your next mobile container bar, we wanted to share with you some benefits of why we are suggesting you to add this asset to your marketing strategy.

Here’s some benefits, but there’s a lot more:

  • Enhanced Brand Visibility: Your logo and branding on the mobile bar act as a prominent marketing tool. It’s a unique way to boost brand awareness and leave a lasting impression on event attendees. 
  • Versatility: Mobile container bars can be customized to suit various events and themes. You can adapt the bar’s offerings and design to match the occasion, making it a versatile addition to your marketing strategy. 
  • Networking Opportunities: They create a casual and comfortable atmosphere for people to mingle, network, and connect. This can be particularly advantageous for businesses seeking to build relationships with potential clients or partners. 
  • Engagement and Interaction: They encourage interaction and engagement with your brand. Attendees can socialize, enjoy a drink, and, in the process, learn more about your products or services. 
  • Social Media Exposure: The mobile container bar often becomes a focal point for event-goers to capture and share photos on social media platforms, extending your brand’s reach to a broader audience.

Overall, a mobile container bar offers a multifaceted approach to branding, marketing, and engagement, making it a valuable asset for businesses looking to stand out at events and enhance their presence.

1. Transforming the Pop-Up Bar Experience: A Look at Our Approach with Spotify

Our fist idea would be to have a compelling concept that goes beyond the typical pop-up bar. Consider what we did with Spotify. We transformed their pop-up bar into a photobooth, ensuring that customers don’t merely grab a drink and depart. This approach encourages customers to linger at your activation and actively participate. As we’re well aware, the principle is simple: the more individuals congregated around an activation, the more it piques the curiosity of onlookers, drawing an even larger crowd to discover what it’s all about.


2. Revolutionizing Brand Exposure: Pepsi's Success Story with Mobile Container Bars

Pop-up bars offer excellent opportunities to test your product with a substantial customer base. Pepsi executed this strategy to perfection through the Pepsi Ultimate Challenge, showcased at the Pepsi Tasting Bar. This mobile container bar reached a staggering 1.5 million customers, a testament to the effectiveness of our solution. These units were designed with touch screens and interactive tables, providing an engaging and entertaining experience for consumers while they enjoyed their Pepsi.


The impact of this marketing tour on the brand was nothing short of remarkable. It resulted in positive feedback and certainly a significant surge in Pepsi orders. The brand’s reach expanded, and its connection with consumers grew stronger, making this initiative a resounding success.

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3. Elevating Customer Engagement: The Pop-Up Lounge Concept with Lincoln

Why not incorporate the concept of a bar within an environment that extends beyond traditional bar settings? Consider this pop-up lounge we created in collaboration with Lincoln. It’s a brilliant approach to creating a comfortable and engaging space for your customers, allowing you to seamlessly converse and showcase your products. By doing so, you alleviate any sense of rush, ensuring you have your customers’ attention. This setup not only enhances the customer experience but also provides a compelling reason for potential customers to visit and explore your activation.


4. Shining Amidst the Festival Bustle: Miller Lite's Oasis of Comfort and Refreshment

At times, amidst the vibrant atmosphere of a festival, with a multitude of pop-up structures and a bustling crowd, it can be challenging to stand out. Consider the work we executed for Miller Lite during their music festival tour. Notice the towering height of the structure; it’s impossible to miss. The striking neon sign ensured that their presence was unmistakable, even amid the largest of festival crowds. But what really stands out on this set up is giving a chance for festivalgoers to be under the shade and enjoy a cold drink. We all know how hot in can get and sometime, you need to sit back and relax outside of the crowd. The Miller Lite mobile container bar was a perfect hit. Charging stations for cellphone, cold drinks as well as place to sit under the shade.

However, what truly distinguishes this setup is its commitment to providing festivalgoers with a haven of shade and refreshment. We all understand the sweltering heat and the need for a moment of respite outside the throng. The Miller Lite mobile container bar emerged as a resounding success, offering not only cold drinks but also charging stations for cellphones and comfortable seating beneath the welcoming shade, creating a perfect oasis for festival attendees to unwind and savor a moment of relaxation.

The Importance of Standing Out and Creating Meaningful Experiences

Pop-up bars have become commonplace at festivals and events, the importance of standing out and creating meaningful experiences cannot be overstated. The versatility and impact of mobile container bars are evident through several successful examples we just shared with you. We truly believe these advantages position mobile container bars as invaluable assets for businesses seeking to elevate their presence at events and festivals.


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