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The Thirsty Smuggler Mobile Bar

Hi, we are Kane and Jacqui. We are seasoned hospitality professionals passionate about quality and service. Our unique mobile bar was inspired by our love for craft cocktails, fresh local ingredients and years of experience in beverage hospitality. Certified in Hospitality Management and Wine and Spirit Education with over 15 years of experience in event management, you can relax knowing your guests and bar are in good hands.

Combining our hospitality experience with our passion for local beverage is how our mobile bar got its start. Wanting to take things to the next level is how The Thirsty Smuggler was born. “The Thirsty Smuggler” is our vintage 1983 horse trailer turned mobile bar that plays ode to those who braved the seas in the face of prohibition and brought good cheer and celebration during the rum running history of the Canadian Maritimes. Hence how the “Thirsty Smuggler” got its name.

Every season we are excited to hit the road and explore the unique venues our clients have discovered serving up top quality cocktails and the best local ingredients Nova Scotia has to offer. Check out our pricing page for links to local Annapolis Valley distillers, vintners, and brewers.

If you are interested in a service that is not listed on the website please feel free to contact us at or on our Contact Us page.

Photo by: Jenna Lauren Photography