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Thirst has fostered a reputation for providing excellent service from a platform of market leading equipment. By continually offering new, unique and innovative locally and internationally inspired products, like the Thirst Bartenders Marker, and using mobile bar units that are state of the art.
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Baristas and bartenders thirst for new skills
Now, more than ever, people are investing in memorable experiences. The anxiety associated with Covid-19 social distancing has lifted, and people are gathering again with newfound enthusiasm, eager to socialise, laugh and fill their social media pages with new pictures and memories. 4 Oct 2022 Read more

Returning to festivities this festive season
There is much to look forward to this summer. This is the first time in over two years that we can return to our familiar ways of celebrating the warm months and festive season. In the time since lockdown officially ended and people removed their masks, an undercurrent of relief and bonhomie has lingered within our society. We are offering one another more smiles, dusting off the asocial cobwebs and basking in group gatherings once again. 14 Sep 2022 Read more

Thirst enjoys success during 2021 hardships in the South African liquor industry
While the South African liquor industry haemorrhaged R8.5bn in lost sales in 2021 due to the pandemic and trade restrictions imposed on retail liquor stores, Thirst enjoyed success. 13 Dec 2021 Read more

Hitting the shelves this summer: Thirst launches gin and tonic premixes for immediate release
With South African consumers seeking more ready-to-use alcoholic products that are not only delicious but convenient, Thirst recently launched its Thirst Gin and Tonic Premixes. 23 Nov 2021 Read more

Thirst facilitates SA's biggest ever virtual mixology team building
Thirst Bar Services has facilitated one of South Africa's biggest ever virtual mixology events. 15 Oct 2021 Read more

Thirst launches Online Training Academy
Thirst Bar Services is thrilled to announce the launch of its Online Training Academy, which will enable up-and-coming bartenders to learn the essentials of bartending anytime and anywhere. 1 Sep 2021 Read more

5 trends changing the bar service and events industry
Thirst co-founders Clyde Ackerman and Rael Lasarow identify five emerging trends propelling the industry. 28 May 2021 Read more

Thirst revamps brand identity
Thirst, South Africa's leading mobile bar and event business, has revamped its brand identity after over 15 years. The rebranding is part of a wider strategic diversification for Thirst. 28 Apr 2021 Read more

Thirst partners with leading Jozi restaurants to launch unique dining experience
Thirst Bar Services, in partnership with leading Johannesburg restaurants Gemelli, Mesh and Greenhouse, have launched Gin Your Garden, a unique home entertainment experience like no other. 9 Apr 2021 Read more

Thirst, Inverroche launch immersive gin experience
Thirst Bar Services have partnered with Inverroche to launch The Inverroche Gin School, an interactive and fun gin masterclass. 8 Apr 2021 Read more

Thirst Cape Town under new leadership
We're thrilled to announce that Thirst Cape Town's operation is now under the leadership and guidance of our original founders Clyde Aca Ackerman and Rael Lasarow. 8 Apr 2021 Read more

Thirst Bar Services in the news

Listen out for Thirst's cocktail mixologists every Friday on Mix fm 93.8fm. Learn how to make Thirst's legendary cocktails in the comfort of your own home. We will be on air every Friday from 14:30.
 6 Sep 2012 Read more

Thirst winter specials
With winter here to stay for a while, South Africa's premium bar service, Thirst have come up with some winter specials on bar solutions that will hopefully warm you up. 23 May 2012 Read more

Thirst in the news
Thirst Bar Services seems to be everywhere at the moment; with winter approaching, thirst doesn't seem to be slowing down. 15 May 2012 Read more

About us - Thirst Bar Services
Welcome to the exciting world of Thirst Bar Services, where you are invited to taste the liquid elixirs of modish urban living; where your thirst will be splashed and taste buds teased - with the exotic, the tantalizing and the extreme; the fresh, the pure, and the divine. We are the quintessential mobile service of all that is liquid and desirable, mixed of course with all the panache and style that is becoming to you, our client; a comprehensive professional service that will leave everyone impressed, smiling and suitably quenched! 7 Dec 2009 Read more

Big Issue
Thirst Bar services is known for some high-profile events in South Africa and is always a well-known brand at any glamorous function, however Thirst found an opportunity to give back to the community in Cape Town, when the Big Issue magazine approached Thirst to invent two healthy non-alcoholic cocktails, to serve to underprivileged people who were being tested for all kinds of diseases in order to get them help in treating them; these people are the same ones who sell the magazine on the side of the road for the Big Issue. Thirst jumped at the chance to give back to the less fortunate people and offered their bars free of charge, the day was fantastic and people who really needed help managed to get it. Well done to everyone involved. 13 Jul 2009 Read more

IPL Cricket 2009
Cricket's most lucrative sporting event, the Indian Premier League, decided to hold its annual event in South Africa due to political reasons in India. With little time to prepare, event organisers No Ordinary Fish needed to make sure that they had the best people in the business to help them run this massive event. Thirst Bar Services were the natural choice to take charge of the entire bar requirements at the Wanderers cricket stadium, South Africa's biggest stadium, known to some as the “Bullring”. 8 Jun 2009 Read more

Thirst setting the pace
Thirst Bar Services have not slowed down this summer with events countrywide through our JHB, Cape Town and our new Durban office, Thirst are setting the pace in the mobile bar industry. 27 Feb 2009 Read more

Thirst Bar Service's festive season
Thirst would like to extend their season's greetings to everyone across South Africa. We hope everyone had a happy new year and a merry Christmas. Thirst Bar Services were around throughout South Africa serving up cocktails at year-end functions, private parties, Christmas parties and new year's bashes, helping to make the season as festive as possible and adding a touch of class and finesse to every function. 13 Jan 2009 Read more

Taste of Jo'burg 2008
Monte Casino hosted this year's Taste of Jo'burg from 9 October to 12 October where approximately 17 000 people sampled food from 15 of the top restaurants in Gauteng. Thirst and Ciroc Vodka were present to display their ‘unique to South Africa concept' - The Bartenders Market. 22 Oct 2008 Read more

Grey Goose Vodka launch
The South African market was recently introduced to Grey Goose Vodka and Thirst Bar Services was there to roll out the red carpet. One of the world's premium brands of vodka, Grey Goose was launched in August 2008 at Lanseria Airport in Johannesburg and Future Exotics in Cape Town. 25 Aug 2008 Read more

Thirst bar tenders are renowned for their abilities behind the bars and the numerous awards they have won both locally and internationally. 15 Jul 2008 Read more

Good Food & Wine Show Cape Town ‘08
Kahlua, the full-bodied, rich and sweet mocha liqueur, complemented by Thirst Bar Services and Lavazza, whipped up a storm at the Good Food & Wine Show in the CTICC from the 15th of May to 18th May. The team from Thirst creatively developed a range of Kahlua cocktails and entertained guests right beside the National Coffee Barista Championship stage. 23 May 2008 Read more

Thirst in the news
Sanex and Shape Magazine held their annual event at one of the hottest new venues in Cape Town, The Runway. To find the new face for the Shape Magazine cover, Thirst Bar Services was brought to the party, yet again, to provide that required 'exclusivity' that the function was all about. 16 May 2008 Read more

Thirst in the news: Future Exotics
Once again, Thirst Bar Services proved why they are creating a storm in Cape Town as they were the sole cocktail bar providers for Future Exotics, one of the most exclusive companies in Cape Town. 24 Apr 2008 Read more

Winter specials
Thirst Bar Services is offering specials to warm you up for winter including a 15% discount on all functions between May 1st and August 1st 2008. 15 Apr 2008 Read more

The weather may be cooling down, but this month it's all hot news!
To celebrate the change of season we've got a sizzling new menu of exclusive cocktails guaranteed to spice up your events. Get ready for the tingle of ginger and warm kisses of cinnamon in our newly perfected innovations. As you've come to expect, our winter options set new benchmarks for pleasing your palate without compromising on natural health. 9 Apr 2008 Read more