Vendor Profile: Pour Me Bartending
Katherine Torres, owner and operator of Pour Me Bartending in Manchester, shares her story about what inspired her to start her on-the-go bartending business and what makes her business uniquely different.
“Exceptional service is what we here at Pour Me Bartending take the utmost pride in because a eat smile and wicked personality reflects directly to the mood around us,” says Torres. “And since we are live and in person, we promise that you will feel that vibrancy as well.”
Torres started Pour Me Bartending 10 years ago as a way to make extra money as a single mom. About five years ago she started to truly market the business and, since then, the small business has grown from working around 12 events a year to surpassing 120 in 2017. “We are on top of our game,” says Torres, “and I make sure every client is the first priority.”
Pour Me Bartending caters to events ranging from large to small, and services all of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and even Connecticut. “We have cars, so crossing over into the rest of the New England area won’t be a problem either,” says Torres, “so don’t le the Old Man of the Mountain scare you! We can hang out with Paul Revere in Boston and share a lobster in Maine and beyond. “
Since professionalism and quality are some of their highest priorities, each member of Pour Me Bartending’s professionally trained staff has a minimum of five years of experience, is TIPS Certified, TEAM Trained and partakes in an extensive criminal background check.
Torres’ favorite part of the wedding day to be involved in is listening to all of the couple’s requests, the many wonderful vendors the staff are able to meet and working together to create the perfect day for the lucky newlyweds.
Since 2010, Pour Me Bartending crept its way to the top, passing the watered-down remnants of the dime-a-dozen competition. They provide personal (and free) consultations prior to the event to ensure the customer understands the logistics of the event, is able to create a customizable drink menu, and meet the staff who will attend the event to make the experience an affable and personal one. “No one likes the feeling of going on a blind date,” says Torres.
Pour Me Bartending allows for extensive customization to help make your day truly yours. They even allow customers to pick from over 50 different frozen drinks (if they desire) for their summer event. In every bar package, Pour Me Bartending includes free setup and breakdown, full setup of bar with equipment, napkins, straws, stirrers, beverage dispensers, rustic buckets for beverages, garnishes and insurance for the event. They pride themselves on the knowledge that no hidden fees are ever included in their contracts.
The company does such a great job that, in fact, many of their customers stay in touch to request the catering of other milestone events, including baby showers, holiday parties and company events. Client testimonials are extremely important to Torres, saying her company would not be as successful as they are without them. “When you hire Pour Me Bartending, you are hiring the best bartending staff in the industry,” she says. “We’re not talking about your average bartenders.”
If you are interested in working with Pour Me Bartending for your wedding or other event, you can reach them on their website at pourmebartendingllc.com/home.html, or give them a call at (603) 315-7353. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week with their clients in mind, understanding not everyone has the same schedule.