Some common questions.. 

What do we provide?

Tom Collins arrives with bar staff, glassware, eskies, ice, two bar stools for the back bar and all barware associated with making your delicious cocktails and drinks. We can provide a generator, if there is no power onsite. We have a few decorations including vases and candles which we use, only if they fit your style! 

What drinks can you serve? 

Beer and cider, wine, champagne, any soft drinks and mineral water, up to three cocktails (approved by us) plus tea & coffee. Do let us know if there is something you would like to serve that is not listed here. 

Can you make cocktails? 

Yes we love to! Choose up to three cocktails to serve at your event and we will shake/stir them up. We have a long, long list for you to choose from or suggest your own!

Can you serve tea & coffee? 

We sure do! Ask us about our tea & coffee options for your guests. This is a great option for the older crowd who loves hot cuppa towards the end of the evening.

What kind of glassware do you have? 

Our stemware (wine glasses and champagne flutes) are crystal Stolzle Weinland. Our tumblers, talls, martini's and champagne coups are glass.

Can you serve tap beer? 

We sure can. Ask about your options when you book! This must be per-arranged prior to the event to ensure we bring the correct equipment.

Do you do table service? 

Not usually, most clients prefer us to serve only from Tom Collins. This is great for you as your guests are forced to leave their table and mingle with other guests. It also keeps alcohol costs and waste down as people don't tend to drink as much when it's not being consistently topped up! Our staff will rove around, pick up empty glasses and bottles. We can definitely offer this service if you'd like it as an option, please ask us when requesting a quote.

Does Tom Collins sell alcohol?

We sure can! We have a liquor license for catering purposes. So if you’re wanting us to take care of the lot simply ask us in your quote.

So how much alcohol will you need, you ask?! Well we know it can be some pretty confusing math, but we've got you sorted. We have a secret formula which helps us calculate the amount of alcohol you'll need for the service time pretty accurately. We'll share this with you while we help finalise your event details. 

Where are we based and do we travel?

We are based in Melbourne but we do love a road trip and will travel to regional Victoria.

Can TomCollins party in the park? 

Yes! You are required to obtain relevant permissions and permits from council. We can assist with this process if required.

What are Tom Collins dimensions?

Tom is approximately 2.5m high, 2.2m wide and 3.6m (12ft) long.

Do you have public liability insurance?


Are your bar staff trained? 

Yes all of our bar staff have RSA's, extensive experience working in bars, a great knowledge of cocktails and are super friendly so your guests will get great customer service.

Where are you based? 

We are based in Melbourne, Australia. We love a road-trip and are happy to travel across the state and sometimes even interstate!

How much does it cost to hire Tom Collins?

Every event is different and not one price fits all. To find out a ballpark figure for your event please fill out the form on the contact page or email your event details to

Please note that we cannot guarantee your booking date until we receive your deposit.