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Who We Are

The Wandering Social, formerly known as Carolina Taps, is proud to be Union County, NC's original mobile bar service! After two years in operation, it was time for a fresh name change that better represents who we are: As we kick off the new year, our business is expanding beyond just offering “taps” in the Carolinas. So in connection with launching our new camper photo booth, we are elated to announce our new name: 

The Wandering Social

Our recent rebrand is a direct reflection of the vision our brand carries. Our commitment to bringing only the absolute best mobile bar service and experience in the Charlotte, NC area is unparalleled and we can't wait to share what's in store for 2023!

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Meet Our Mobile Bars

Our unique mobile bars are ideal for occasions of any kind-- big or small.  We provide an exceptional bar experience and a picture-perfect focal point, making your special event unforgettably, exclusively one of a kind.

Both of our mobile bars are equipped to serve your choice of beer, hard seltzer or cider, and our specialty kegged cocktails! Using only the freshest ingredients, our handcrafted cocktails are a staple your guests are guaranteed to love-- no artificial pre-made mixes found here.

Need some insight? Our flagship Camper Bar is perfect for larger sized events: with four taps on board, we are sure to keep the line moving and the people talking!

Our Tap Truck is suited perfectly for smaller, more intimate gatherings. Both bars exhibit a sleek, neutral, classic aesthetic sure to match any theme or style.

* Pricing packages vary depending on length of service, location, and number of guests in attendance. Please complete our event questionnaire and we strive to get back to you within 48 hours.

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mobile bars + photo booth services for weddings. private gatherings. corporate events. product launches. + more

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What's Included?

Our mobile bar services include the bars themselves along with TIPS certified staff, homemade juices and syrups, fresh fruit + garnishes for cocktails, cups, straws, cocktail napkins, ice, staff, generator power, commercial bar equipment, access to 3:4 kegerator taps  (Tap Truck: Camper Bar, respectively), general and liquor liability, set up + breakdown, a custom bar menu, and 15 miles of travel from Waxhaw, NC (additional mileage applies).

*Due to North Carolina ABC regulations, the cost of alcohol is not included and is required to be paid for separately from our services.

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Customize your experience by building the bar package of your dreams. Choose from beer and wine pour service, mixed cocktail service, and non alcoholic options.


Once you've finalized your bar selections, we will send you a proposal review. 


Let's make it official!

To reserve the date,

a 50% deposit is required.

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What Sets Us Apart

We know the details matter.

Unique bar branding is what sets your event apart from the others which is why we offer custom acrylic + wood signage exclusively to our Wandering Social clients. Each personalized design is curated with the individual, event theme or color scheme in mind. Feeling inspired? Let us know what you're dreaming of and we'll make your vision come to life.

From custom menus, to stir sticks, tap labels, monogrammed drink tags + corporate branding 
-- we do it all. 

hey, y'all!

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Curated Cocktail Boxes

Don't show up empty handed, ya'll! Our specialty margarita box is the perfect, unique gift for any coworker, bride, friend, or gathering.  With your choice of custom engraving on the box itself, this personalized gift box contains everything needed for the ideal night in! Just grab your favorite tequila and leave the rest to us. 

*Made fresh to order. Yields ~30 servings.
Local delivery only (15 miles from 28173)

What People Like You Are Saying

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Hands down best experience and SO happy we had them come out for our daughters birthday party to have adult beverages! They paid so much attention to detail, gave us the CUTEST custom gift, and seriously made probably the best drinks I've ever had. Everyone at the party was so impressed. I would highly recommend them and will definitely be using again!

— T. Nemechek

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I am an event planner and had the privilege of working with The Wandering Social team for a recent event I planned. I was blown away with the service they provided the day of the event as well as their thoroughness throughout the planning process. I highly recommend them for your next wedding or event!

— Alexa, The Olive Branch by Honey + Thyme Events

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We had the best time celebrating Burn Boot Camp’s 6th Anniversary with The Wandering Social! Everyone raved about their beautiful, creative camper and their fast, professional service. Not only were we able to serve wine & beer on tap, we also had a signature beverage: “Bleed Blue” margaritas and they were awesome! Charlene and Ryan were AMAZING. So, if you are looking for a unique way to celebrate a special event, look no further! You need to contact The Wandering Social!

— Tami, Burn Boot Camp

Fort Mill Owner


Charlene and Ryan are the best and the idea behind this business is epic! The trailer, service, preparation, and ability to bring a fantastic spin on service at an event. The homemade margarita's , help with choosing beers, personalized menu, and being prepared made this part of the reception planning the easiest! Looking forward to having them do two more parties this year! Thank you both for helping make our day so special.

— D. Leonard

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can't say enough good things about them! Absolutely wonderful to work with and they made sure everything (from the initial communication, to the custom beverage labels... and of course the scratch-made beverages) was beyond what we ever imagined. Highly recommend!!

— K. McMillian

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Meet the Team

Charlene joined the service industry early on as a young adult, spending her college career slingin' drinks at a casino. She received her bachelor's degree in education before obtaining a job in management where she discovered her passion for leadership and the satisfaction that comes with dedication and hard work. These things, paired with her love for creativity, inspired her to create The Wandering Social. When she's not working,

you can find her at the gym.

Favorite drink: Margaritas all day, every day!

Ryan brings the technical and building expertise to The Wandering Social. Hailing from the Midwest, he grew up swinging a hammer and turning wrenches therefore embracing our first camper conversion project. He enjoys restoring vintage motorscooters, flying airplanes, and exploring the great outdoors. He continues to serve in the Air Force after twenty three long years, is a part-time university professor, and is currently pursuing his PhD.

Favorite drink: Exploring non-alcoholic craft beer!

Together, they share a love for camping, traveling, and being outdoors. 

Favorite place to visit: Germany or Alaska! 

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Serving Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas

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