If you're looking to make an impression at your next celebration or event, few services take your gathering to the next level like Raising the Bar. At RTB, we mix superior service and delicious spirits with the finest bar rentals in Alpharetta, GA. We pride ourselves on creating unique, delectable drinks backed by impeccable service to keep your event stress-free and streamlined, so you can focus on your role at the party while attendees have the time of their lives. our guests will not only be impressed by our high-quality craft cocktails - they'll be blown away by the entire process, from setting up to break down. Unlike some bar rental companies in Alpharetta, we prioritize professionalism, attention to detail, and customer service.
Having served such brands as Ferrari and Delta, we know what it takes to turn a mediocre event into something special. Our team of bartenders have the experience to keep your guests happy and the flair to give them a memorable time, no matter what kind of function you're organizing. From summertime shindigs in the sun to corporate team building events, we've seen and done it all, and we're here to serve you as well.
we'll arrive early, set everything up, run your bar service, keep your guests entertained, and clean up after ourselves when we're done. We'll focus on your mobile bar service while your guests admire how awesome your event turned out.
Launch your product with branded bar setups or support your event with customizable drinks, satellite bars, and giveaways. We don't just handle the drinks; we keep the party flowing.
From exciting team-building exercises to formal affairs, we have worked on hundreds of corporate events in Alpharetta. Regardless of the size of your corporate event, our team will handle all the details, from customized bars with company logos to a custom menu of craft cocktails.
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. As such, your reception is one of the biggest parties you'll ever thlmb-row. It needs to be perfect, and it needs to be fun. We've got you covered on both fronts and then some. Contact our office today to learn more about how we keep your guest's glasses full and your bar rental beautiful.
If you're looking for the highest quality mobile bar rentals in Alpharetta, look no further than RTB. We've built our business around bar rentals and have everything from sleek, modern bar tops to rustic-chic beer taps. Our team is here to offer guidance as you choose your bar rental. Once you do, we'll handle every detail - from set up and break down to staffing and drink service.
Already have your bar setup planned but still need bartender staffing in Alpharetta, GA? Our bartenders are experts in their trade and will undoubtedly raise the bar when it comes to your upcoming event.
RTB was built on hard work and kindness. With more than a decade of experience in the private event business, we have worked with some of the biggest brands in the United States. We pride ourselves on excellence in every service we offer, from bar rental setup for weddings to large brand reveals and everything in between. RTB isn't just here to mix and serve drinks at your next party - we're here to offer guidance, advice, and expertise every step of the way. From suggestions on how much alcohol to have stocked at your party to trusted vendor referrals for your corporate event, we're here to help.
At the end of the day, our goal is to ensure that our clients get the hard work and attention they deserve. When you choose Raising the Bar, know that we will do everything in our power to make you, your guests, and your event feel extra special. We are dedicated to giving every one of our clients a white glove experience, whether your purchase a full-service package or need an experienced bartender.
The idea of thlmb-rowing a big party or get-together for your friends or co-workers is an exciting prospect. When it comes down to the logistics of your bar service, however, planning can become a nightmare. Thankfully, there's an easier, more efficient way to arrange for a stunning bar setup - bar rentals from Raising the Bar. When you hire RTB, you can rest easy knowing we have all the details covered.
We are proud to offer the most streamlined bar rental services in Alpharetta. Our doesn't just arrive at your location and start slinging drinks.
Setting up your bar rental is important, of course, but we also handle all the requirements your bar may need:
Of course, what kind of mobile bar service would we be if we didn't provide the most innovative, tasty beverages for partygoers to enjoy? RTB stands tall above all other portable bar rentals in Georgia with custom-made cocktails to fit any themed event and even customized menus for your guests. Example events that are perfect for RTB bar rentals include sales meetings, real estate open houses, holiday staff parties, software release parties, team building mixology meetings, birthday parties, barbecues, and more.
At RTB, we earned our stripes by showing off what we can do in front of thousands of people. With our extensive experience, innovative cocktails, and top-notch bartenders, you can't go wrong with Raising the Bar.Contact Us
We get feedback from our amazing clients every day, telling us how we helped make their event bigger and better than they thought possible. We're in the business of making your party or gathering unforgettable, but we also provide convenience and peace of mind for busy people planning events.
Our mobile bars can be personalized to match nearly any theme and any type of event. Need to have your company's logo on display? We can make that happen. Have a fun custom cocktail idea for your wedding day? Give us a shout - we'd love to hear what you're thinking. Unlike some of our competition, we encourage our customers to get creative with us. There are many options to make your bar rental stand out, from LED lighting coupled with a sleek, modern bar to luxurious displays with custom cocktail menus.
Planning a party can be a blast, that's for sure. But trying to handle event setup and logistics? Not so much. Setting up tables, chairs, and other items is time-consuming and frustrating. RTB eliminates this stress by arriving at your event location with everything ready to go - from your mobile bar setup to drink service and more. You've got more important things to worry about than whether the lemons are fully stocked at the bar. Let us take care of the "nitty-gritty" while you focus on enjoying your event.
Because RTB supplies you with everything you need for your bar rental service, most customers end up saving money in the long run when they work with us. Common costs that we can help alleviate for you include purchasing barstools, glasses, garnishes, mixers, sodas, and more. Additionally, our team sets everything up, breaks everything down, and cleans up after the party. This service also saves our customers money, who would otherwise need to make arrangements for storage as well as a clean-up crew at the end of the night.
At Raising the Bar, we understand how important it is to have a qualified, trustworthy team of bartenders at your event. From drink service to limiting alcohol consumption, you need to be able to rely on your bartender from the moment your event starts until it ends. We are proud to have skilled, fully insured bartenders who are ready and waiting to make an impression at your next big event. Unlike dull, run-of-the-mill bartenders, our team won't suck the life out of your party - we'll keep your guests entertained and their glasses full so that the good times keep rolling.
We will work with you to supply a professional bartender at your wedding, so you can say "I Do" without worrying about your drink service.
RTB can provide bartenders for your upcoming company dinner, award ceremony, team building exercise, and more. Our bartenders will be dressed for the occasion and will provide service that is tailored to your occasion.
Our enthusiastic, high-energy bartenders make a great addition to any party or social gathering, big or small.
Thlmb-rowing a private birthday bash? Perhaps you're thinking about a small celebration for your anniversary. Whatever the occasion, RTB will supply a hardworking, professional bartender for your private event.
Depending on the type of event you have in mind, our bartenders are also trained for more "out of the box" events as part of our signature service packages. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
In addition to bar rentals in Alpharetta, GA, Raising the Bar also offers a suite of concessions services for events in Georgia. RTB concessions were born out of the desire to provide a next-generation beverage experience. This service is tailored to brand sponsors who wish to provide consumers with an elevated cocktail experience in a large setting. Special events and festivals in Georgia are only glmb-rowing in popularity. Today, consumers attending these events expect a wider variety of drink choices. They crave a personalized experience, and Raising the Bar is the perfect partner to choose when executing such an event
For brand sponsors, having a partner that provides a memorable consumer experience is crucial for maximizing ROI. Our ability to work with all trade partners (venue owners, brand owners, and distributors) makes their sponsorship money work harder. With more than a decade of experience, a highly trained staff of bartenders, and customizable bar services, we stand tall as Alpharetta's most trusted boutique concessions provider. Having worked with many large-scale festivals, sporting events, and corporate events, we are confident that our beverage program gives consumers an unrivaled experience. Equally important, we give brand sponsors a key source of income.
ALPHARETTA, GA — The 30th annual Taste of Alpharetta returns from 5-10 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, and will feature the best tastes from 60 local restaurants.Guests will sample appetizers, entrees and desserts from the top chefs in town. The longest running food festival in the South will also feature live music, a beer and wine garden, Best of Contest and a family "fun zone" with a variety of children's activities for all ages.Admission is free, and food and beverage tickets are available for purchase on-site at ...
ALPHARETTA, GA — The 30th annual Taste of Alpharetta returns from 5-10 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, and will feature the best tastes from 60 local restaurants.
Guests will sample appetizers, entrees and desserts from the top chefs in town. The longest running food festival in the South will also feature live music, a beer and wine garden, Best of Contest and a family "fun zone" with a variety of children's activities for all ages.
Admission is free, and food and beverage tickets are available for purchase on-site at the festival. New to the festival this year is online ticket pre-sales available at Taste of Alpharetta or Eventbrite.
"The City of Alpharetta is excited for the return of Taste of Alpharetta and looks forward to many of our city's wonderful restaurants being in one location," City of Alpharetta Mayor Jim Gilvin said. "This event brings residents and local chefs together to celebrate the dynamic food scene that helps make Alpharetta such a special place to live!"
2022 participating restaurants include:
2BWhole Gluten Free Bakery, Abby's Mediterranean Grill, Andy's Frozen Custard, Bagel Boys Café, Bocado, BurgerFi, Carson Kitchen, Cattle Shed Wine & Steak Bar, Ceviche Taqueria & Margarita Bar, Citizen Soul, Clean Juice, Coalition Food & Beverage, Colletta Italian Food & Wine, Crave Pie Studio, CURRY UP NOW, Dave & Busters Alpharetta, DaVinci's Donuts, Egg Harbor Café, Firefly Grill & Bar, Flippin Pizza, Fogón and Lions Alpharetta, Foundation Social Eatery, Four Fat Cows, Great Harvest Bread, Harth Restaurant & Lounge, Holmes Restaurant, Ippolito's Italian, July Moon Bakery & Café, Kale Me Crazy, Lisa's Creperie, M Thai Street Food, Mama's Pizza, Maven Restaurant Group (South Main Kitchen and Butcher & Brew), Menchie's Windward, Minnie Oliva Pizzeria, Mr. Taco, Nahm Fine Thai Cuisine, Nature's Table, Nothing Bundt Cakes Alpharetta, Oak Steakhouse Atlanta, Oshi Poke Bowl & Sushi, Palm 78, Pelican's Snoballs, PONKO Chicken, Ray's at Killer Creek, Simon's Chinese Cuisine, Smallcakes Cupcakery Alpharetta, Smokejack BBQ, Southern Baked Pie Company, Surcheros Fresh Mex, Taco Mac, Taqueria Tsunami, The Melting Pot, Truck & Tap, UP on the Roof, VAS Kouzina, Vitality Bowls, Viva Chicken, Where's the Scoop? and Williamson Brothers BBQ.
Taste of Alpharetta has partnered with Second Helpings Atlanta for its "taste with no waste" food rescue program. Second Helpings Atlanta is a nonprofit food rescue organization whose mission is to reduce hunger and food waste in metro Atlanta by collecting surplus food and distributing it to those in need. Participating restaurants will have the opportunity to help those in their community by donating left-over festival food.
For complete details on the 2022 Taste of Alpharetta schedule and parking, visit Taste of Alpharetta.
Following a three-year hiatus, the Taste of Alpharetta returns to Downtown Alpharetta this Thursday, May 12. Featuring more than 60 restaurants and live music, the event is sure to draw a crowd, so here is a quick rundown of the three things we get asked about the most. How will the Taste of Alpharetta effect my ability to drive through Downtown?The Taste of Alpharetta is our largest one-day event and routinely draws around 40,000 people to Downtown Alpharetta for a 5-hour festival. So, to be blunt, if your d...
Following a three-year hiatus, the Taste of Alpharetta returns to Downtown Alpharetta this Thursday, May 12. Featuring more than 60 restaurants and live music, the event is sure to draw a crowd, so here is a quick rundown of the three things we get asked about the most.
The Taste of Alpharetta is our largest one-day event and routinely draws around 40,000 people to Downtown Alpharetta for a 5-hour festival. So, to be blunt, if your destination is not Downtown, you should either avoid the area all together or pack a lot of patience to deal with the road closures and traffic.
In all, nine roads will be closed for the event.
• State Route 9 / Main Street: Closed from 3:00 PM until 11:00 PM from Old Milton Parkway to Academy Street / Milton Avenue
• Roswell / Canton Street: Closed from 7:30 AM May 12 until 5:00 AM on May 13 between Old Milton Parkway and School Drive
• Milton Avenue: Closed from 5:00 AM on May 12 until 5:00 AM on May 13 from State Route 9 to Teasley Street
• Marietta Street: Closed from 3:00 PM until 11:00 PM from Roswell Street to State Route 9
• The following roads will have complete closures from 5:00 AM on May 12 until 5:00 AM on May 13 o Old Roswell Street o Commerce Street o Market Street o North and South Broad Streets
Motorists are encouraged to use Westside Parkway and Haynes Bridge Road as their primary north/south alternative travel route and to connect with east/west roadways such as Old Milton Parkway, Windward Parkway, and Academy Street.
Because of the roads that will be closed and the expected crowds for the event, the best places to park for the Taste of Alpharetta are located just outside of the event area.
• BEST OPTION: Park & Ride at 2550 Northwinds Parkway Avoid the traffic delays in Downtown Alpharetta. Our free shuttle will run between this large parking area and the edge of the event site at 2 Park Plaza. Pickups will happen every 20 to 25 minutes from 5:00 PM until 10:00 PM with occasional handicap accessibility.
• 11915 Wills Road Wills Park Equestrian Center free parking area. Park and enjoy a 11/4-mile walk along Alpharetta’s largest park.
• 1729 Old Milton Parkway Wills Park / Wacky World free parking area. Park and enjoy a 3/4-mile walk along Alpharetta’s largest park.
• 11675 Rainwater Drive Approximately a 1-mile walk from the event site, this large free parking area offers ample spaces. Please refrain from parking in neighboring business lots, such as Crème de la Crème and Ruth’s Chris Steak House.
• FEELING LUCKY: Downtown Parking Decks If you arrive early, you may be lucky enough to get a spot in our parking decks located at 2 Park Plaza and 92 Milton Avenue, but your odds of winning the lottery are probably better.
There are more than 60 restaurants participating in the 2022 Taste of Alpharetta, and we have expanded the event area so they are easier to find and enjoy. Just click on the map below to read the full list and find your favorites.
If you have a question that we did not answer here, find more information at https://tasteofalpharettaga.com
By John RuchMARTA’s test of an on-demand shuttle bus is already so successful the service is getting a major expansion into Alpharetta, Morrow and other areas.MARTA Reach, a six-month pilot program between the transit agency and Georgia Tech, launched on March 1 with coverage zones in Forest Park and Southwest and Southeast Atlanta. The focus is the last-mile connectivity issue of people whose destinations are significantly far from an exist...
By John Ruch
MARTA’s test of an on-demand shuttle bus is already so successful the service is getting a major expansion into Alpharetta, Morrow and other areas.
MARTA Reach, a six-month pilot program between the transit agency and Georgia Tech, launched on March 1 with coverage zones in Forest Park and Southwest and Southeast Atlanta. The focus is the last-mile connectivity issue of people whose destinations are significantly far from an existing bus stop or transit station and who might not want or be able to walk. The weekday service offers $2.50 rides via an Uber-style app or by phone call.
MARTA is now expanding the coverage zones in two phases.
The first phase, on May 16, will expand into West Atlanta to include Dixie Hills, near Florida Heights and Collier Heights, with new connections to the Bankhead and West Lake MARTA Stations. And the East Atlanta zone will be expanded to include Avondale Estates and a new connection to Kensington Station.
On May 30, the West Atlanta coverage will expand southeast into the cities of Forest Park and Morrow, with new connections to the Route 196 bus, Clayton State University, Southern Regional Medical Center and Southlake Mall.
Also on May 30, a new zone will launch in Alpharetta and Roswell in North Fulton, with connections to the Routes 85, 140, 141 and 142 buses via the Mansell Road Park and Ride. Locations in that area include the Avalon shopping area and Georgia State University’s Alpharetta campus.
“We have seen significant interest and loyalty from the early riders of MARTA Reach,” said MARTA Chief Customer Experience Officer Rhonda Allen in a press release. “Most of our riders take many trips a day, connecting to grocery stores, schools and daycare, social activities, and the broader MARTA system. We’re thrilled at the opportunity to expand the program to serve more riders in more parts of our region for the second half of the pilot.”
MARTA Reach is just one of several on-demand van or bus services operating in Georgia, including in Valdosta, Gainesville/Hall County and Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood. MARTA has said that if its pilot is successful enough to create a permanent service, it likely would seek bids from private technology providers.
The nautical-themed gourmet hot dog restaurant, Nauti Dog Grill, will serve various kinds of hot dogs, cheese steaks, tater tots and more.ALPHARETTA, GA — Nauti Dog Grill, a locally owned specialty hot dog restaurant, is now open at Alpharetta City Center, and will occupy the space in between local favorites Never Enough Thyme and Lapeer Steak & Seafood.Nauti Dog Grill will offer all the comforts of an island bar, with a marine atmosphere and unique spins on the classic hot dog. Menu items include the "Nimitz&q...
ALPHARETTA, GA — Nauti Dog Grill, a locally owned specialty hot dog restaurant, is now open at Alpharetta City Center, and will occupy the space in between local favorites Never Enough Thyme and Lapeer Steak & Seafood.
Nauti Dog Grill will offer all the comforts of an island bar, with a marine atmosphere and unique spins on the classic hot dog. Menu items include the "Nimitz", a footling hot dog, and the "Carolina Dog" topped with housemate jalapeño slaw and Carolina barbecue sauce. The concept will also offer cheese steaks, tater tots with various toppings and vegan hot dog options. Adult customers can enjoy a full bar with boozy milkshakes and refreshing island-style cocktails. The space will boast a freshly remodeled interior and revamped back patio for outdoor dining.
Nauti Dog Grill is the latest concept from Chef Rob Pniewski and Michele and Mike Doyle, the family team behind Never Enough Thyme, a local gourmet restaurant with two locations in Alpharetta. The team opened their first restaurant in 2001 before relocating to Alpharetta City Center in 2019. Their second location opened at Halcyon in 2020. The Doyles drew inspiration for Nauti Dog Grill from their travels to the British Virgin Islands, mutual love for sailing, and Mike's experiences as a Navy and Marine Corp veteran.
"Never Enough Thyme has thrived as a part of Alpharetta City Center, and it was a natural decision to open up our newest concept next door," Michele Doyle said. "The community in downtown Alpharetta is extremely welcoming, and we knew that the area would benefit from a convenient, grab-and-go type of restaurant. We look forward to seeing guests strolling the Town Green with a delicious Nauti Dog in hand."
Nauti Dog Grill will join Alpharetta City Center as the latest addition to its roster of over 30 upscale retailers, restaurants and service providers. With the opening of Luxury Watches and Diamonds in December of last year, the property is now fully occupied.
Nauti Dog Grill will be open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Visit online for more information.
Milton track & field qualify many to state championship meetThe Milton track & field teams travelled to southern Georgia with hopes to getting athletes qualified to the state meet at the GHSA sectionals hosted by Tift Co High School and came away with many Eagles now heading to the state championship meet next weekend.GIRLSThe Lady Eagles will send 2 individuals and a relay team to the state meet next week at McEachern HS in Powder Springs. In the 1600m (5th-5:21.23) & 3200m (4th-11:27.30), junior Farrah Fr...
The Milton track & field teams travelled to southern Georgia with hopes to getting athletes qualified to the state meet at the GHSA sectionals hosted by Tift Co High School and came away with many Eagles now heading to the state championship meet next weekend.
The Lady Eagles will send 2 individuals and a relay team to the state meet next week at McEachern HS in Powder Springs. In the 1600m (5th-5:21.23) & 3200m (4th-11:27.30), junior Farrah Frith will contend for the state championship after running very tactical races in the sectional meet. Also qualifying in 2 events is sophomore Ella Grace Malcom. In the 800m (7th-2:22.99) Malcom was 4th in her heat and made it to the state meet on time and led-off the 4x800m (5th-9:54.9-times unofficial) relay that included fellow sophomore Leelah Dennis & seniors Megan Stechschulte & Genevieve Trainor. The relay team returns to the state meet with hopes of improving on their 7th place finish from 2021, the inaugural running of the event at the state meet.
Also competing for Milton but not qualifying for the state meet was Nora Megenity in the triple jump. Her leap of 34'9.5" (10th) was a slight improvement on her 2nd best performer in school history mark.
Milton will advance 3 individuals (2 in 2 events each & one in a single event) to lead the Eagles at the state meet next week. Fellow juniors Devin Dahunsi (Long Jump & Triple Jump) & Cory Chambers (1600m/3200m) made their presence known at the sectional meet and will contend for a podium placing in both events at the state meet. In the triple jump, Dahunsi (2nd-45'5") used a generous tailwind to garner runner-up honors but just fouled on his 2nd jump that looked to be a close to 1-foot improvement on his school record! In the long jump after a couple of fouls in the first round, Dahunsi (7th-21'6") got his mark on his 3rd jump and had safely qualified for the state meet. Chambers had two very tactical races which he bided his time near the front and easily qualified in the 1600m (8th-4:37.53) & 3200m (7th-9:53.89) to advance to the state meet. Senior Andrew Dassler easily qualified for the state meet in the pole vault (1st-12'6") taking only one single jump to make the meet next week where he was 7th a year ago.
Also competing at the sectional meet but not advancing to the state meet were Jaden Bender in the discus (10th-129'6.5") an improvement on his #5 performance in school history. The boys 4x800m relay team (Brandon Sevel/Jorge Fabregas/Will Conklin/Charlie Reynolds) finishing 12th in 8:56.9 (times unofficial). Ethan Hagel in the 400m (12th-52.20) & Rio Breedlove in the 300m hurdles (13th-44.96).
The state meet will be held at McEachern HS on May 12-14. All field events will be Thursday May 12th along with the 4x800m relay. Friday May 13th will feature the 800m semi-finals and the 3200m races. Saturday May 14th will have the 800m final & 1600m races to conclude the meet & season for Milton.