We get a lot of questions about what we do here at Caravan & Tonic, as well as what's included in our hire. Here's the straight up, truth be told, facts! If there is anything else you're curious about, or if you'd like us to tailor a quote for your event - just ask :)
What We Do
What do you provide?
Vinnie arrives with experienced bar staff, glassware, 200lts of cold drink storage (that’s about 150 beer bottles), ice, stools for the back bar and all the barware needed to making your delicious cocktails and drinks. We also come prepared to style Vinnie so she fits in perfectly with your event and is dressed to impress with vases, candles, Persian rug, vintage console table and more.
What drinks can you serve?
We have 2 fully operational beer taps on board and have partnered with local craft brewers, Blasta Brewing & Funk Cider, to provide you with one of Perth's best beer and cider menus! We've also done the leg work for you in securing a great rate for your choice of bottled beer, cider, wine, champagne and spirits through our liquor distributors.
We offer up to 3 cocktail options per event, chosen by you, and we even provide the garnish and some of the mixers*!
To keep the H2O flowing we also provide a complimentary refreshment station of infused and filtered water to keep your guests hydrated. If there is something else you would like to serve, just let us know. Plus, if you enjoy your juice fresh and cold pressed we have teamed up with the amazing Refresh Juices, for a fresh a fruity option to keep your non-drinkers satisfied.
What's more, to keep your guests cool during the warmer months (or just for a bit of fun!) we've teamed up with the lovely folk at Delish Ice for our "Sweet Summer" collaboration, to offer you their premium hand-crafted pops right from Vinnie's bar!
What cocktails do you do?
We offer a carefully curated list of seasonal and classic cocktails for you to choose from, or you can suggest your own favourite. Up to 3 cocktails can be picked for the event (depending on your package) and we’ll do all the mixing, stirring and shaking! We even do some pretty special cocktails with the Delish Ice range - just ask!
Can you serve coffee?
We have an amazing coffee machine on board and will happily provide all your coffee (and tea) needs. Ask about out coffee package when you book.
Do you do table service?
We prefer to serve only from Vinnie. This is great for you as it encourages your guests to mingle with one another at the bar. However, our staff will make their way around throughout the night, and pick up any empty glasses and bottles for disposal.
If part of your night includes a sit down meal let us know and we can make special arrangements with you.
Do you sell alcohol?
Caravan & Tonic do not sell alcohol; however, we have partnered with a great supplier that is able to offer exceptional pricing for all alcohol and beverage needs. We will also help determine what quantities you’ll need for the service duration and guest numbers, and can even help plan and create the perfect drinks menu for your event.
Where are we based and do we travel?
We are based in Perth, Western Australia but we are partial to the odd road trip and will happily travel to most outer regions such as Margaret River, Dunsborough, Denmark, Albany, Manjimup, Geraldton, Northam, Merredin and even all the way out to Kalgoorlie!
Travel fees do apply outside of 30km Perth CBD but we try to keep these as low as possible.
What if our event is in a park?
No problem, you’ll just need to obtain the relevant permits from your local council – we can help with this too.
How big is Vinnie?
Vinnie is approximately 2.5m high, 2m wide and 3m (10ft) long.
Do you have public liability insurance?
We sure do.
Are your bar staff trained?
Our entire staff have Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA’s) certificates and also have bar and hospitality experience. Most staff are also barista trained (there is always at least one trained barista on staff when the coffee package is requested) and on top of that they are super friendly (they're basically unicorns!), which means your guests will receive exceptional customer service.
How much does it cost to hire Vinnie?
Every event is different and one price doesn't fit all. For this reason, we offer a service that can be fully customised to suit your needs. To discuss figures for your event please fill out the form on the contact page or email your event details to