Buses are friendly. Buses with bars inside are friendlier… And bar buses with your friends inside them are the friendliest of all!
One of the most popular applications for our London double-deckers has been a conversion to mobile café, bar or restaurant bus. At the simplest level, a converted bus can act as a snack bar, with operators serving to the outside through opening side windows, and perhaps enjoying the comforts of living accommodation upstairs.
At the next level, a bus can provide bar and simple kitchen facilities on the lower deck, with a ‘dumb waiter’ assisting service to comfortable sets and tables on the top deck (a traditional bus can offer up to 30 covers as well as a toilet compartment, a longer bus, 36). Be it café or restaurant, imagine the promotional possibilities!
At the most sophisticated level, a bus can offer extra outside accommodation for more than a hundred diners under lateral awnings, which together with full catering kitchen equipment, providing the full facilities and comfort of a luxurious restaurant at top sporting fixtures, festivals, shows… or anywhere on or off the beaten track. It’s a uniquely mobile form of quirky hospitality, guaranteed to dazzle any demographic.
Food trucks – a worldwide catering phenomenon that embraces double decker buses. Whether your food concept is traditional or modern, your choice of bus can reflect its quality, be highly visible on site in city or country and be an advertisement in itself. Worldwide iconic status, double the floorspace of a conventional vehicle and the potential for a thousand different interpretations. Speak to our uniquely experienced design team!
Recycling double decker buses as bars is ecologically satisfying on several levels. We choose old hardwood and sustainable materials wherever possible, re-worked to complement the build quality of the bus itself but with practical modern efficiency in operation. Serving windows, modern lights behind period fittings, discreet water and power systems. Self-contained but ultra quick to set up and strike down.
A great example is the Hemingway`s cocktail bar bus – an open topper from our own hire fleet, with its underlit oiled oak bar and classic period moquette furnishings. Equally welcome at a family wedding or promoting an international brand…