One of the City's Most Quirky (yet awesome)
AWARD WINNING Bars
Welcome to learning a little bit about us, Hitch'd, and what's on the horizon...
Hey, I'm Mel and with my hubby Ivan, we are the proud creators, restorers, and dream makers of Hitch'd Pop Up Bar.
So.......... to explain ME... I am a Sagittarian (YES we are the most awesome star sign hahaha), love to talk, socialise and LAUGH! I am a proud Mum of 4 independent self-reliant kids, 2 gorgeous furbabies, Grayson and Shiloh and wife to the above mentioned hunk, AKA Ivan.
Ok, so how did Hitch'd come to life?
I'm so glad you asked!
Well, I was a travel agent and yes.......... COVID hit HARD! I had already been toying with having another business and had been researching horse floats when I was stood down in March 2020. 2 weeks later we bought our Taylor float in Baldivis WA and had grand visions of a quick turn around of a lick of paint, new signage, and Bob's your uncle, Hitch'd Pop Up Bar would be born.
If you can get my humour, you can probably already tell that this is not the fairy tale I was sucking you into LOL
To cut a long story short, we had to completely gut the entire float as all the wood was rotten and needing better stabilising. I managed to use my skills of deduction and negotiation to source a majority from Marketplace/Gumtree etc (we are HUGE upcyclers) and then rest was Bunnings, IKEA, and the like.
In this time, COVID went from bad to worse so we used the time to get ready for when the regulations relaxed we would be there to help you get the party started!
"Filly" is our full-service bar that is equipped with a 4 tap tower keg system, dual battery set up, LED light-up icebox, shelving, storage, serving bench, chalkboard drinks menus, floral arrangements, photo stage with props and all staff are RSA certified.
"Colt" is our SELF SERVICE sexy pop up bar that is equipped with a 4 individual vintage look tap keg system, LED lights, shelving, storage, lift up signage that also acts as an annex and a CHEERS sign :)
BUT WAIT..... there's MORE!!!
Our aim with our bars was to be able to offer affordable options to weddings and other special events where you are not paying for drinks by the "per person" when so many people either don't drink or half of your guests are driving! Seems crazy to me and yes we had this at our wedding at $45 pp for a 9 am wedding! $3500 of alcohol that we certainly didn't feel we got value for money and that was 10 years ago! We offer BYO hire only and you can find all the prices and inclusions in the Pricing tab.
The reason we offer BYO is that we want you to have the event of your dreams and affordability is key to having an event that is what you want, not stressing about a price per person!
Now that Filly and Colt are finished and looking B E A utiful, and with thank to Brookleigh Estate we have been lucky enough to be able to showcase the floats at their expos twice now, and the feedback has been phenomenal! We already have some bookings into 2024...no that's NOT a typo LOL, so it's never too early to start planning!
So what else do you offer?
Well.....I am so glad you asked!
2021 has been a CRAZY year for the Hitch'd team and with winning the
Perths Bride Choice Awards in March for THE best bar, we are always thinking and planning so I'm excited to let you know there are some
new developments coming in '21!
To give you a little teaser:
HUGE DIY bar set up hire (and I mean HUGE!)
OVERNIGHT AND WEEKEND hire of Colt for that never-ending private party!
Glassware hire (you asked, we listened!)
Additional staff for table service
I could absolutely write a book about all things Hitch'd but I can tell you're getting the picture LOL
Anyway...... THAT is how Hitch'd was born and we are thrilled to be bringing you the most awesome, award-winning gorgeous vintage horse float pop up bars and we would LOVE and be HONOURED to be part of your special event no matter how big, small, different or far away, so that you have a night that is
FUN and UNFORGETTABLE!