Premium beverage catering in Traverse City + Northern Michigan


Masters of the craft, we’re passionate about quality and providing brilliant service from pre-planning to event day.

Extensive Beverage Knowledge

No matter what you or your guests are looking for, our savvy team of creatives will have the recipe for success.

Event Guests Love Us

We love creating delectable drinks and “wow” experiences, and it shows. Your guests will have an amazing time.

Planning Your Custom Bar

1.) Start a conversation

Tell us what you need, and we can make it happen. We are here to help organize, customize, and manage every aspect of your beverage catering.

  • We cater events of all sizes, from large wedding receptions to intimate cocktail parties.
  • We come to you, serving Northern Michigan from Northport to Traverse City to Interlochen and beyond.
  • We are liquor liability insured.

2.) Get into the details

We sit down with you to go over all of your preferences, and then take it from there.

  • We’ll custom design a package for your occasion.
  • We’ll work out the deals with local distilleries, craft breweries, wineries, and retailers.
  • We’ll pick up, store, and deliver all beverage supplies for you.
  • No physical bar at your venue? No problem. We offer mobile custom bars for venues without existing ones.

3.) Crunch the numbers

We are transparent and ethical about costs, and here to make the budget work for your event needs. Our pricing generally depends on the number of bartenders you’ll need to cater to guests, and how long your event or reception will last.

4.) Say cheers to an amazing event

Our intention is to take the bar aspect of the party out of our clients hands and into our own, and then completely exceed your expectations on event day. Enjoy!

A little bit about us

About Roman

Founder and owner of The Bartending Company, Roman Albaugh boasts an extensive background in the food service and hospitality industry.  Born in Traverse City, Roman has recently returned home after gaining a ton of experience managing the bar service for prominent restaurants in the Los Angeles area.

He’s excited to be back in vibrant local food scene in Northern Michigan, where his talented team aims to innovate beyond anyone else in the liquid catering space.

About Our Team

The best of the best at we do, our team of professionals will go above and beyond to make sure you and your guests have the time of your lives. We are a close-knit team of individuals who come from many different service backgrounds. Tapping into this allows us to bring impeccable service, creativity, and truly delicious drinks to every event.

Our extensive beverage knowledge, paired with locally sourced ingredients and premium service, creates an experience worth raising a glass to.

Get in touch

Let’s plan a wonderful event. Please contact Owner/Founder Roman Albaugh via his email or phone number below. We’re happy to answer any questions you have!