Off Premises Bar Service

Bar tender pours a shot

Planning an event at a location that doesn't offer bar services?  Private parties, receptions, dinners, picnics, company parties?  Big or small we do it all!  In addition to bar services, we can partner you with one of our approved and proven caterers to make your event planning seamless.  The Porter County Expo Center offers you a wide variety of choices for off-premises bar services.  Our event specialist will work with you to choose a bar package that will fit your needs.  Listed below are our standard bar packages.  These packages can be customized to suit the tastes of your guests and your budget.

Learn about our open bar package


We will run a tab for the host for all drinks consumed.  We will work with you to determine types and brands of liquor, as well at the time period needed. There is a $75 set up fee per bar which includes cocktail napkins, disposable cups, straws and ice. Our experienced bartenders are charged at the rate of $20 per bartender per hour. We charge you for the length of your event plus 3 hours* for set up, clean up and travel time. The number of bartenders needed will be determined by our event specialist and will be based on the type of bar service, hours of service and guest count.

Learn about our cash bar package


The guests pay for each drink as they are ordered.  We will work with you to determine the types of brands and liquor, as well as the time period needed. There is a $75 set up fee per bar which includes cocktail napkins, disposable cups, straws and ice. Our experienced bartenders are charged at the rate of $20 per bartender per hour. We charge you for the length of your event plus 3 hours* for set up, clean up and travel time. The number of bartenders needed will be determined by our event specialist and will be based on the type of bar service, hours of service and guest count.

Learn more about bar services package #1


This bar package includes BEER, WINE and SODA only, at the rate of $14 per guest and is limited to 4 hours.  Additional hours are available at $2.50 per guest per hour. There is a $75 set up fee per bar which includes cocktail napkins, disposable cups, straws and ice. Beverages include Miller Lite, Coors Lite, Miller Genuine Draft, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, White Zinfadel, Pepsi, Sierra Mist and Diet Pepsi. Our experienced bartenders are charged at the rate of $20 per bartender per hour. We charge you for the length of your event plus 3 hours* for set up, clean up and travel time. The number of bartenders needed will be determined by our event specialist and will be based on the type of bar service, hours of service and guest count.

Learn about our bar services package #2


This bar package includes MIXED DRINKS, BEER, WINE and SODA, at the rate of $17 per guest and is limited to 4 hours.  Additional hours are available at $3.00 per guest per hour. There is a $75 set up fee per bar which includes cocktail napkins, disposable cups, straws and ice. Beverages include Absolut, Bacardi, Captain Morgan, Dewars, Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Jose Cuervo, Malibu, Schapps, Southern Comfort, Tanquery, Seagrams 7, Crown Royal, Amaretto, Miller Lite, Coors Lite, Miller Genuine Draft, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, White Zinfadel, Pepsi, Sierra Mist and Diet Pepsi. Our experience bartenders are charged at the rate of $20 per bartender per hour. We charge you for the length of your event plus 3 hours* for set up, clean up and travel time. The number of bartenders needed will be determined by the event specialist and will be based on the type of bar service, hours of service and guest count.

CLICK HERE to complete and submit a request for proposal for bar service catering

Ready to begin your event planning?  Just click on the RFP button to complete and electronically submit a request for proposal or call us at (219) 464-0133.

*Excessive set up, clean up and travel time may result in additional bartender charges per hour.  7% Indiana sales tax will be added to all invoices.  Prices are subject to change.  Guests must be age 21 or older to be served alcohol.  ID's may be requested.  Our bartenders reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason.  Off premises bar services are subject to approval of the Indiana Alcoholic Beverage Commission.