WHEN BEST FRIENDS-TURNED-business partners Lauryn Laszczak and Kim Warner bought an unassuming 1988 Cherokee trailer from a llama farm in September 2018, the duo had a vision that went well beyond transporting livestock. Along with their husbands, Ron Laszczak and Kyle Warner, the friends launched Detroit Mobile Bar by completely overhauling the trailer and turning it into a chic mobile bar lovingly rechristened “The Llama.”
“The renovations took around five months and approximately 250 hours of hard work, sweat, and beers,” Kyle says. Lauryn and Kim took design inspiration for the bar from their favorite buildings in Detroit, creating a clean, classic look with a bright white exterior, rustic wood shelving, chandelier, black tile backsplash, and copper ceiling. Two llama-shaped taps add a touch of fun, while the full bar fridge and stainless steel countertops add function to the space.
“It was important for us to make (the design) neutral so she could fit seamlessly into any wedding day,” Lauryn says. “We intentionally left room inside and outside of the trailer for the bride and groom to personalize it with their wedding monogram, floral, handcrafted signage and more.”
Serving approximately 25 events each year, Detroit Mobile Bar offers couples a custom specialty bar experience with rentals starting at $1,200. “We like to say ‘You throw the party, we’ll bring The Llama,’ but truthfully we provide so much more,” Ron says. Detroit Mobile bar can also provide a full cocktail lounge area, a second handcrafted wood bar, as well as full bartending services.
The most important thing The Llama serves, though, is fun. “We love that we get to be part of one of the most exciting days of people’s lives,” Kim says. “Seeing the excitement from their guests and knowing our bride and groom love The Llama as much as we do is our greatest joy.”
To learn more, visit detroitmobilebar.com.