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 Smyrna, 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 Smyrna, 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 Smyrna. 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 Smyrna, 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 Smyrna, 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 Smyrna. 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 Smyrna, 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 Smyrna’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.
The Cobb County unemployment rate stayed the same during the late summer.SMYRNA-VININGS, GA — The national job report for September was a disappointment to economists, who had expected more than the 194,000 non-farm jobs that were added during the month.The September jobs report was even worse than that in August, when 366,000 jobs were created, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.The national unemployment rate dropped 0.4 percentage points to 4.8 percent despite the September disappointment.T...
SMYRNA-VININGS, GA — The national job report for September was a disappointment to economists, who had expected more than the 194,000 non-farm jobs that were added during the month.
The September jobs report was even worse than that in August, when 366,000 jobs were created, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The national unemployment rate dropped 0.4 percentage points to 4.8 percent despite the September disappointment.
The latest available local unemployment figures are for August; that rate stayed the same as July for the Smyrna-Vinings area and is still lower than it was during the worst of the pandemic, the BLS said.
The Cobb County unemployment rate was 2.6 percent in August, unchanged from July. That reflected some improvement from August 2020, when the unemployment rate stood at 6.3 percent.
The August unemployment rate in Cobb County was lower than the Georgia rate of 3.1 percent, according to the latest local figures from the BLS.
Nationally, 17.4 million jobs have been added back to the economy since April 2020. Still, the country is down 5 million positions (3.3 percent) from pre-pandemic levels.
The jobs report is based on survey data from mid-September, which may have skewed negatively due to several crises in the country, according to The Washington Post. At the time there were 150,000 coronavirus cases per day in the country; the number has since dropped by nearly half.
Parts of the country were also recovering from the devastating Hurricane Ida, and California is still dealing with the effects of ongoing wildfires.
Average hourly wages continued to climb in September, with a 17-cent gain to $30.85. Hourly wages have grown for six months in a row as employers look to fill vacant positions.
Employees have been more willing than ever to leave their employers. A record 4.3 million employees quit their jobs in August, according to the BLS.
The leisure/hospitality and professional/business service industries led the way for September job gains with 74,000 and 60,000 jobs, respectively. Retail trade jobs increased by 56,000 jobs after two months of little change.
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If the decomposing jack-o'-lantern is creeping you out, share the fall bounty from Smyrna-Vinings pumpkin fields and patches with critters.SMYRNA-VININGS, GA – When the jack-o'-lanterns you carved from the best pumpkins plucked from patches and fields near Smyrna and Vinings this fall start looking droopy and sad, they still have life.While uncarved pumpkins can last two to three months indoors, carved pumpkins usually only last a few days before they start to decay. Streets and porches all over Smyrna and Vinings are o...
SMYRNA-VININGS, GA – When the jack-o'-lanterns you carved from the best pumpkins plucked from patches and fields near Smyrna and Vinings this fall start looking droopy and sad, they still have life.
While uncarved pumpkins can last two to three months indoors, carved pumpkins usually only last a few days before they start to decay. Streets and porches all over Smyrna and Vinings are often filled with the wilting, sagging faces of jack o'-lanterns getting older by the minute.
But as with Christmas trees a few months later, there are many ways you can recycle these pumpkins that will help birds, wildlife and the planet.
1. Share The Seeds With Birds And Wildlife
Pumpkin seeds are a healthy and popular snacking treat for a variety of birds and wildlife, especially as the weather gets colder and food is harder to come by. As your pumpkin starts to soften and fade, collect the seeds from inside, and give them a day or so to dry.
Don't add any kind of seasoning, even salt, Birds & Blooms advises.
Then scatter the seeds outside, or put them in a birdfeeder or bowl. If you live in an area with bears or other harmful predators, try placing the seeds on an upper level that only birds and smaller animals like squirrels and chipmunks can reach.
2. Make A 'Snack-O'-Lantern'
You can also just cut out the middleman and turn the pumpkin itself into a "snack-o'-lantern pumpkin feeder," according to the National Wildlife Federation.
Just take the pumpkin, cut it in half, scoop out the middle, and attach the top and bottom halves of the pumpkin with string and several wooden dowels.
Fill the bottom half with either birdseed, pumpkin seeds, or both. See here for more detailed instructions from the National Wildlife Foundation.
3. Plant The Seeds Of Future Pumpkins
You could also use the seeds for their intended purpose: making more pumpkins.
To save and store pumpkin seeds for the following year, place the pulp and seeds from the pumpkin inside a colander, according to Gardening Know How. Wash cold water over it, and pick out a few of the largest seeds.
Spread the rinsed seeds far apart from each other on a dry towel, and place that towel in a cool, dry spot for a week.
Place the seeds in a seed envelope, and place the seed envelope in a plastic container with several holes poked in the lid. Put that container in the back of a refrigerator, and get ready to plant your own private pumpkin patch next year.
4. Make An Animal Smorgasbord
Animals and birds love pumpkins just as much as people do, so why not give them a special treat? Simply cut the pumpkin into small, bite-sized pieces, and scatter them in a spot where you won't mind local critters coming to nosh, the National Wildlife Federation advises.
Again, this one is probably best to avoid if bears, foxes, coyotes, rats or any variety of predators and pests are a problem nearby.
5. Donate Pumpkins To A Local Zoo
If you feel more comfortable leaving the animal feeding to professionals, consider donating the pumpkin remains to a nearby zoo. Many zoos accept pumpkin donations after Halloween because they are a nutritious snack that most animals love.
6. Compost It
If your pumpkin is truly on its last proverbial legs, put its nutrients back into the earth by composting it. Even if you don't have a compost pile, you can put it in your garden, and many areas offer municipal composting services. Just make sure you take out all the seeds first, lest an impromptu pumpkin patch begins to sprout out of the compost.
You won't need to wait until fall to see this year's harvest moon. Here's when to expect it in the skies over Smyrna.SMYRNA, GA — If you need a bright sign that summer is coming to an end in Smyrna, just look to the skies next week as the 2021 full harvest moon rises over our town.This year's harvest moon will occur on Monday. The moon will appear full for about three days around this time, from Sunday morning through Tuesday morning.This year's harvest moon falls just two days before the autumn equinox on Wednes...
SMYRNA, GA — If you need a bright sign that summer is coming to an end in Smyrna, just look to the skies next week as the 2021 full harvest moon rises over our town.
This year's harvest moon will occur on Monday. The moon will appear full for about three days around this time, from Sunday morning through Tuesday morning.
This year's harvest moon falls just two days before the autumn equinox on Wednesday. The moon will reach peak illumination in the sky at 7:54 p.m. EDT.
Depending on the year, the full harvest moon usually happens up to two weeks before or after the autumn equinox, according to EarthSky.org. It's either the last full moon of summer or the first full moon of fall.
The harvest moon rises at sunset and will continue for several nights in a row due to the time between sunset and the moonrise being at a yearly minimum. This will make it seem like there's a full moon for multiple nights in a row.
You can head out to one of the parks in Smyrna, Cobb County or metro Atlanta to try and get a better view of the moon:
If you want to get away to view this unique moon, here are a few places in Georgia where you might find the best vantage points with low light pollution:
The origin of the harvest moon can be linked to the Native Americans, who looked to this full moon each autumn as a sign it was time to harvest their crops, according to the Farmers' Almanac. For a few days before and after it reaches its fullest point, the moon hangs in the sky like a glowing lantern, prolonging the light well after sunset.
Some trace the moon's moniker back to farmers, according to EarthSky.org. In the days before tractor lights, the harvest moon helped farmers gather their crops as daylight hours lessened, illuminating the fields through the night.
Is the harvest moon bigger or brighter than other moons? It depends.
The harvest moon's distance from Earth is different each year. Last year, the harvest moon was the second-smallest full moon of 2020, according to EarthSky.org. In 2019, the harvest moon was actually a mini-moon, or the most distant and smallest-appearing full moon of the year 2019. In 2015, however, the harvest moon was the year's closest and largest-appearing supermoon.
The harvest moon is known to take on an orange hue as it rises. This happens because when you look to the horizon rather than up and overhead, you're looking through a greater thickness of Earth's atmosphere.
If Vinings became its own city, a new city government could be financed without creating a property tax and still have an annual surplus.VININGS, GA — Vinings-area neighbors have been going through the state-required steps of creating the city of Vinings, and a new feasibility study shows cityhood could be possible without levying a property tax and still having an annual surplus.The $22,000 study, conducted by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government, is one of the required steps for creating a c...
VININGS, GA — Vinings-area neighbors have been going through the state-required steps of creating the city of Vinings, and a new feasibility study shows cityhood could be possible without levying a property tax and still having an annual surplus.
The $22,000 study, conducted by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government, is one of the required steps for creating a city and was paid for by the Vinings Exploratory Committee, Inc. — a group comprised of neighbors "who want to preserve the small-town feel of Vinings," according to the committee's website.
The Institute of Government compared the proposed area to two like governments in the metro: the cities of Tyrone and Dacula.
If Vinings — which currently sits in unincorporated Cobb County — becomes a city, it would only consist of code enforcement, planning and zoning, and parks and recreation, according to the study, which was published last week.
Because it would not include the creation of law enforcement or fire departments, which are some of the more expensive services for a municipality, "it is assumed that the proposed new city would not levy a property tax," the study reads.
According to the Vinings Exploratory Committee, the proposed city would have a nonpartisan, five-member city council with term limits. Four members would represent one of four districts within the city, while the fifth would be the mayor and could come from any part of the city.
The mayor would be elected by a plurality of all voters, while council members would be elected at-large from four districts drawn by the state.
Per the study, the proposed city of Vinings could collect nearly $3 million per year in taxes and fees, with the cost to run the government would sit at roughly $1.8 million. This would leave an approximate $1.2 million annual surplus.
"The only reason for a Vinings resident to oppose this, is because they're OK with disproportionately higher taxes, and he or she doesn't want a say and zoning in their community," state Rep. John Carson, R-northeast Cobb, told the Marietta Daily Journal on Friday.
Carson introduced a bill — House Bill 840 — in March to incorporate the city of Vinings if residents approved the concept in a 2022 referendum. Similar bills were filed to create the cities of East Cobb, Mableton and Lost Mountain as well.
The state legislature would have to approve Carson's bill for the cityhood proposal to go before area residents by November 2022.
Coffee shops in Smyrna are among the places to celebrate the popular beverage on Sept. 29.SMYRNA, GA — For many on the go in Smyrna, drinking coffee is celebrated seven mornings a week.But there's a specific date that is specifically set to highlight one of the world's most consumed beverages. National Coffee Day is Sept. 29 across the United States and falls on a Wednesday in 2021.National Co...
SMYRNA, GA — For many on the go in Smyrna, drinking coffee is celebrated seven mornings a week.
But there's a specific date that is specifically set to highlight one of the world's most consumed beverages. National Coffee Day is Sept. 29 across the United States and falls on a Wednesday in 2021.
National Coffee Day gives java lovers in Smyrna another reason to visit one of their local coffee shops.
In and near Smyrna, local coffee shops include:
The exact origin of how Sept. 29 (or Oct. 1 in other countries) became National Coffee Day is cloudy, according to a NationalToday.com summary of the country's long connection with the drink. It points to the 1773 Boston Tea Party as a key moment in U.S. history for when the country, quite literally, dumped tea for coffee.
When the people of the 13 colonies revolted against King George III's hefty tea tax, "tea was out, and coffee was in," the summary states.
The United States' connection with coffee only became stronger in the years to follow. Brothers John and Charles Arbuckle started selling coffee to cowboys in the American West during the mid-1800s, and James Folger introduced the drink to gold miners in California before creating the J.A. Folger & Co. in 1872, according to NationalToday.com.
Other brands still around today, such as Maxwell House and Hills Brothers, eventually entered the coffee market. And Starbucks "changed everything" when it formed in Seattle in 1971, according to the summary.
The U.S. coffee shop market has now grown into a $45.4 billion industry, according to an account that cites the Allegra World Coffee Portal's 2019 Project Café USA report.
A number of chain coffee shops are expected to offer deals for National Coffee Day, TheSpruceEats.com says.
Among them, Krispy Kreme will offer a free coffee and doughnut on the day, Dunkin' Donuts a free medium hot or iced coffee with any purchase, and LaMar's Donuts a free small cup of coffee.
Local 7-Eleven stores have also offered National Coffee Day deals, with any size coffees going for $1 while using the store's smartphone app.
Starbucks also typically offers free samples or cups of coffee on Sept. 29, Coffeeaffection.com reported this year.