Post # 1
If you are having an open bar, do you plan on having a menu at the bar listing beer & wine selections? Or would you assume people will just ask for their favorite and the bartender will handle it accordingly?
FYI, I’m thinking about only having two red wines and two whites. I’ve not sure how beer is going to work, I think we will pick 3-4 to offer.
Post # 3
I think typically the bar setup puts out a selection of what they have. One bottle of each wine and type of beer available right on the counter so people can see what there is and make their selection (and get it cold!).
Post # 4
We had a little menu of what was hosted. We only did 4 types of wine and two beers though. If everything is free then I don’t think you have to do one, if there are options they can pick that they would have to pay for -then I would do one:)
Post # 5
Yes, at ours we had 2 reds and 2 whites, as well as champagne, mimosas, and bloody marys. The wine was displayed on the bar, and honestly I don’t know how people knew about the cocktails – I don’t remember! Maybe the bartender offered? Or maybe people just assumed because it was brunch?
Post # 6
I’m having an open bar and I plan on making a menu once I meet with my caterer. It will be something simple- just saying what liquors, beers, and wine there is. I was just at a wedding with an open bar and I tried to order XYZ and they didn’t have the ingredients…so it seems open bar is subjective.
Post # 7
Like PP said they will put the beer and wine bottles out on the bar. Most hard liquors are on display as well. We did not have an issue with not having a sign, though I made a sign on the bar with striped paper straws, light up ice cubes and a photo from the night we met explaining how that tied in to why we met, think of it as one less thing to worry about. The bar will be fine without a sign!
Post # 8
no menu or list, it was a full bar (no top shelf booze).
had the basics in beer and 2 selections of wine (2 red 2 white)