Shine Bar Catering

Caterer & Bartending & Craft Cocktails

Shine Bar Catering is a fully licensed, mobile bar catering company in the Reno/Tahoe region. Your style and taste is reflected through our unique cocktail and beverage creations! Shine is fully staffed and ready to serve any event. We are committed to top client service, exceptional mixology skills, and detailed planning to make sure we execute your event flawlessly. Our team handles as much of the beverage coordination and bar details as our clients need. Shine is here to take away the stress of the bar and provide a bar experience of a lifetime!


Shine Bar Catering is a fully licensed, mobile bar catering company serving the Reno/Tahoe region. Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or a high-volume extravaganza, we specialize in unique cocktails and beverage creations that are inspired by your story and accentuate your special event. We are a fully-staffed collective of mixologist's, planners and servers who are committed to providing exceptional client service, unparalleled attention to detail, and-of course-truly-memorable beverages. 

Created by Owners, Alecia Hardiman and Tess Stringham who have a combined 20 plus years in the restaurant/bar industry, Shine delivers an incredible full bar experience in any location, with love and passion poured into every drink. We design all of our cocktails based on client taste, preferences and special considerations. Name your favorite spirit or flavor and watch our mixologist create an incredible cocktail that leaves your guests speechless! Don’t drink? We prepare customized “mocktails” too (great for intimate celebrations and baby showers). Our homemade syrups, purees, and artistic garnishes put a creative twist on every beverage. 

            If you’ve hosted a party, you know the questions like “How much alcohol should I buy?” and “What signature cocktails should we serve at our event?”-as well as more mundane details like cups and ice-can so often be a source of pre-event stress. We believe our client should be the guests of their own party, so our team is prepared to handle as much of the beverage coordination and bar details as you may need. Shine Bar Catering works with your budget to create your vision, teaming up seamlessly with catering companies, other vendors, and your venue to make sure we execute a flawless bar experience. 


“They provide incredible cocktail recipes and ingredients along with professional bartending for events. So often the bar is overlooked at events and the people serving very expensive drinks have very little bartending experience and knowledge about wine and cocktails. These ladies bring the bar and all the accouterments to the forefront of an event. We worked with them a few months ago and I was super impressed with their drinks, pairings, and service!”

– Stephanie Martin
 Owner of OFD Productions and Tahoe Unveiled


"I can’t even begin to describe how happy I am that I had Shine Bartending help make my wedding magical! These two boss babes not only created two perfect signature drinks for us, but answers all questions. When I had questions regarding, not only the bar, but my wedding in general- they were there! I highly recommend these wonderful people."

-Turner Parker (Bride)


"OMG..I had an open house for my Tux Business..and these ladies rocked the event..they made a custom drink called the tuxedo..perfect..all guest loved their service."

-Kathleen Hanley


"Our baby shower set up was beautiful & Tess/Alecia did an amazing job creating delicious mocktails & cocktails for our guests. She even included some strawberry basil infused water! If you are looking for a beautiful presentation, professional service & don't want to worry about a thing, then Shine is the company you need!"

-Tara Brown


 “Best in the business! They will take care of any event with care and professionalism. –Jared Russell