Bernie the Caravan Bar

Bernie, the pistachio prince, is a cutesy pie, styley, art-deco-with-a-hint-of-scandi #manvan. He is known for his southern hospitality and charm, loves to dress up, pump out good tunes, and serve tasty brews.

But what is his most special and unique feature you ask? He enjoys generous pours of cold tap beer, to crisp ad clear tunes all whilst being in beautiful surroundings off the grid. You read that right – keg beer is available , he has a great soundsystem and no power is no problem!  (Incredible sound and equally attractive speakers). And we didn’t even mention his gorgeous festoon lighting!

He is available fully staffed, or for dry hire (we deliver him and your catering company take care of the rest), or for long term hire (ie a pop up bar for festivals/ events/ seasons etc). He is #versatile

Entertaining on location is his speciality. Bernie loves digs in the countryside, but he’s not adverse to a backyard or building site shindig either.

Being 100% mobile, Bernie is ideal for wedding receptions, post ceremony drinks, photo shoots, birthdays, product launches/promotions*, corporate events, roof shouts, private parties, festivals, fundraiser and charity events, Christmas parties, and even ‘no reason’ parties. Bernie is your go-to, get-the-party-started man van.

*Bernie is very subtly branded, so you have the opportunity to hire and promote your brand with Bernie, a memorable marketing tool for promoting your company. 

Why 'Bernie'?

Loosely based on our friend (& designer) Helen's late granddad, Bernie O'Leary was your classic burly, big softy, hard-working, southern kiwi farmer. We envisage the van was retired in a musty old farm shed for the past 25 years alongside a rusty old Massey Ferguson and the working dogs. Fitting that the van was named after the legend of the man.

 Bernie's people: Miira & Casey

Bernie's people: Miira & Casey

Casey the barman/builder, built the man van with the help of his best bud Marcus. Casey runs all of the events and is one of those amazingly practical hard working guys that takes care of things seamlessly all whilst charming the socks off Bernie's guests, ensuring everyone is well looked after. He cares deeply about doing an excellent job- which is reflected in our guest reviews. He also makes a mean mojito!

Miira (pronounced Meera)- is Casey's wife/ baby mama and brains behind the operation. She takes care of marketing/ managing Bernie's business/ emails and pops in to style him pre-event etc and loves to yarn about the man-van. Both Miira and Casey have extensive hospitality backgrounds.

 Bernie pre makeover. Our pistachio prince has come a long way.

Bernie pre makeover. Our pistachio prince has come a long way.