About Us – William Batson

The Bar Hops provides full service, mobile, customizable, and professional bartending and beverage services along with event personnel for any party or event where having more fun with less work is a priority!

The mission of the company is to help you have the best parties and events possible.

If you have a patch of grass, home, venue or even concrete parking lot and a desire to have a great party you can enjoy a fully staffed bar with engaging and professional bartenders to serve your guests.

We are Birmingham’s Wedding and Event Bartender Company.

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William BatsonHistory

The Bar Hops was officially launched in 2010 when William Batson, the Founder, saw a need for a mobile bar service that would bring the bartenders to the party instead of the other way around.

A former bartender and bar manager, William set out to create not just a service, but  a unique experience for his clients parties that keeps them coming back again and again.  Bar Hops Mixologists and staff work to create delicious drinks and provide a warm, friendly atmosphere for their clients’ events. William continues to bartend at most of the events the company takes on as well as guest bartends at local bars and restaurants.  He competes at the local and national level at various bartending competitions. William’s passion for the industry has led him to become the President of the Birmingham Chapter of the United States Bartenders’ Guild and networks on a monthly basis with national bartenders, liquor companies, and  distilleries.

Prior to launching the Bar Hops, Will got his first taste of bartending at a local and legendary bar, the Blue Monkey Lounge.  From there he went on to WorkPlay, an event venue founded by the original MTV VJ and a movie producer, where he left his bar management job 4 years later to found his own beverage catering service.

When not managing the Bar Hops, Will spends his time with friends or traveling across the world to countries such as Panama, Australia, Europe and Asia.  His latest adventure was based in India where he enjoyed the hospitality of the local culture and brought back several influences to continue bartending Birmingham.

Have party will travel!

Some of the interesting locations and events served by The Bar Hops include:

  • the site of an exclusive golf course – corporate event
  • a re-created American Village – wedding party
  • a college campus parking lot – sports event
  • an exclusive designers studio – product showcase
  • a Birmingham hilltop park under the shadow of a 100 foot tall statue – music event
  • classic car venue with 100 old cars – reunions, weddings, and various conferences
  • many of Birmingham’s finest private homes and event venues in Alabama.

In the Press :
Tasting Panel Magazine
Mutineer Magazine
Best Bartender 2013 al.com
Best Bar 2012
USBG Press
GigSalad.com Page
Facebook Page
Liquor.com Article
Alabama Weddings Magazine
Nightclub and Bar Magazine


Friends and Associates:
Rated R Cocktails

Lou’s Pub
GoPro Event Solutions

Iron City
Birmingham Limo Bus

Vulcan Park
Old Car Heaven
Cathead Vodka
Clyde Mays Whiskey
Infinium Spirits
High Ridge Spirits
Good People Brewing

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