Flirtina Events History

Origin of Flirtina Events

Flirtina Events was formed in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, West Midlands in 2013, created by award winning Cocktail Mixologist Kurt Lewis.

Kurt Lewis was a passionate bartender, who loved most of the things a 22 year old bartender does; travelling, drinking, eating out, entertaining the ladies and creating new signature drinks.

His passions grew into a vast knowledge of the hospitality industry with him showing an extraordinary understanding towards great customer service and quality control on a diverse level.

Kurt Lewis started his management career in restaurants, hotels and bars throughout the UK, progressing onto marketing and PR management for super clubs and cocktail lounges before finally reaching the international event industry where he worked globally managing a variety of events for highly reputable UK mobile bar companies.

Originally Kurt Lewis’s vision was to create a small business covering the midlands and north west region providing a first class pop up cocktail bar service. This service would give customers who lived in low cocktail bar populated areas an opportunity to bring the bartending and entertainment services they desire to them, including the party atmosphere.

The first events at Flirtina were mostly birthday parties, hen parties, cocktail masterclasses and small gatherings were only a bartender or two would be supplied with very little bar equipment being hired. Promptly within 6 months, the professionalism of Flirtina/Kurt Lewis had impressed event organisers and customers across the country helping the Flirtina brand reputation grow to a level never suspected.


Expansion of Flirtina Events

After 2 Years Flirtina Events with the help of friends and agents, were taking bookings and completing events beyond expectations for many corporate functions, wedding receptions, military balls, A-listed parties and some fantastically themed events nationwide.

In 2015 Flirtina Events was officially relocated to Liverpool, Merseyside to cope with demands for their bartending services in the North West.

The new private and corporate events being produced, had guests up to 500 simultaneously in multiple locations. This meant Flirtina Events would have to invest vast amounts of money in mobile bar equipment. The fast growth of Fliritna Events also meant over 40 contracted professional mixologists and flair bartenders would need to be located nationwide and hired to handle demands.


Dynamics of Flirtina Events

During the next few years Kurt Lewis took it upon him self to control the size of his business, maintaining reliability and standards above all. He personally located charismatic bartenders nationwide and approached them individually to work events on a contractor basis, instead of turning into just another staffing agency. This technique of finding reliable professional bartenders has proven very successful and to work for Flirtina now, you must be scouted or recommended by a trusted hospitality member. In the case this is not possible, new staff can only work if an approved Flirtina team member is attending an event with them.

In 2018 Flirtina Events had completed thousands of events nationwide since opening. There is now over 60 flair bartenders and cocktail bartenders globally, over 30 cocktail waitresses, 15 different styles of mobile bars to rent, 1000’s of specialist glassware, 2 fantastic ice luge sculptors and a bundle of expertise throughout the Flirtina team.

By summer of 2018, Kurt Lewis had travelled to over 64 countries tasting their national drinks, dishes and delicacies, experiencing the hospitality of many new cultures. Traveling has now become an addiction of influence to Kurt, so you can expect new fantastic projects to be emerging from Flirtina with Kurt Lewis at the wheel.


Future of Flirtina Events

For the years to come, its exciting to see what will happen, the whole Flirtina team still have lots of  creativity to add to this company and most importantly to offer to customers events.

Kurt insists the company would be nothing without the amazing team that has been established and the loyal customers who return year after year.

Flirtina Events specialise in custom cocktail bar hire services so if you want a classic, new era, signature or bespoke cocktail then look no further, you can also experience beer, ale, spirit and wine tasting experiences.

Be sure to book your events in advance allowing a smooth booking process.

All deposits are £30 to make the booking process quick and easy.

Kurt Lewis Owner Flirtina Events

Flirtina Events Bar Hire Packages

There are 4 main options to choose from when hiring Flirtina Events

Option 1 – (Dry Hire) Customer Supplies Ingredients

We send a shopping list for your chosen drinks and you pay for the hire of individual bartending services only.

Option 2 – (Wet Hire) Pre Paid Drinks  

You pay for a set amount of drinks to be supplied by us, bartender hire, mobile bar hire and glassware hire included if required.

Extra drinks can be added & charged on the event day, upon request.

Option 3 – (Wet Hire) Unlimited Drinks

You a pay a price per person drinking for your selected cocktails/mocktails or general drinks to be unlimited over a set time period. Bar equipment & bar staff Included.

T&C’s apply

Option 4 – (Wet Hire) Cash Bar/Licenced

All our bartending services are included for free, except the £40 licence application fee. A negotiable minumum spend must be met of £1000+ Est, otherwise the difference is charged. Any pre purchased drinks decrease or can remove the minumum spend completely.


All booking deposits are £30 transferable to new dates or locations.

* All packages are negotiable without effecting the quality and reliability.

* It is possible to ask for a mixture of the above options, just ask, we will be happy to help!