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Mobile Shop & Bar FAQ’s

Thanks for your interest in Susie Q, our Michigan mobile bar and event space. Susie Q can be hired for wedding bartending services in Traverse City, as well as for corporate events and other parties across the region. We've answered some of the most frequently asked questions we get about renting Susie below. To the extent you have any other questions, please contact using the form below and we'll get right back to you. Cheers!

What does our mobile bar service include?

  • Mobile Bar
  • Glassware & All Paper Goods
  • A Stylish Bar Setup
  • Bar Staff
  • Ice, Garnishes & Mixers
  • Bar Menu Planning, Ordering, and Delivery Services (Optional)

Does Life and Whim sell alcohol?

No we do not. We connect our customers with the best bartenders and catering services in Northern Michigan who use our mobile bar, Susie Q, as a space to provide their services. We have catering partners who simply serve alcohol that is supplied by the event organizer. We also have a catering partner who does have a liquor license and can both sell hosts alcohol for their event and provide bartending service. Let’s discuss your preferences and we’ll put you in touch with the right people to provide the best level of service for your event.

What areas do you cover?

Our home is Traverse City, but we’re willing to bring the party 60 miles in any direction.

Where can Susie Q party?

Susie is approximately 16ft long x 9ft tall x 8ft wide so the venue must be able to accommodate her size. The space must be easily accessible and have flat ground to park her on. We prefer venues with an electric source, although we can provide a generator if needed for an additional fee. If permits are required the client or client’s catering company must obtain them.

Is Susie Q just a bar?

From time to time we use Susie as a mobile pop-up shop for events we host, and she is also available on a limited basis as a unique setting for photo shoots.

How much does Susie Q cost?

Because we’ve found that everyone’s party preferences differ, we provide custom pricing for every event based on the customer’s specifications. Typically, the minimum cost is $750 to rent Susie Q for up to 5 hours (which does not include the cost of alcohol or bartending service).


Interested in learning more and receiving a quote? Provide us a few details about your event and we’ll be in touch soon!