Plesase allow me to introduce myself and give you some of my history, experiences and passions. I moved to San Diego 5 years ago after taking some time off  to live in Mexico for a  few years to surf and revitalize myself. Upon returning I wanted to do something meaningful, enjoyable, and something that I was really good at. I opened Happy Hopping Bartending and Event Serivces so that I could not only go back to what I always enjoyed doing but, also to put a differnet twist on the mobile bartending business. You see, I am also an artist. I am a surf artist and I while I have had sucess, you know what they say... "Art is a tough sell". I decided to take all of my creativity and merge it into a bartending and event service business. If you want a bartender with a wine key and a shaker, I am that. If you want some additional items that can create a full bar service with a little flair, I can do that. If you love the DIY look and feel of a themed full bar, wine and beer bar or station, or  non-alcoholic drink stations tied into your theme to create an increidible visual experience, I can do that. I am constantly looking for new decorative items that will fit into any party or wedding theme. After you veiw my picture gallery I think you will agree that I can make your event stunning! I am in the process of expanding my design services into wedding decor and planning as well as party decor and planning. Come back soon to see those services being added.  


Review received on 7-16-2018 at 11:48 am (PDT)

Wow! Amazing!!!

I am so impressed with this team and their ability to do it all. They helped make my party an absolute success!! I highly recommend this company to anyone planning a party or event!

  • Reviewer: Jodawn

  • Event Date: July 14th, 2018

  • Services Provided: Waitstaff

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5




Aleisha G.
San Diego, CA

5.0 star rating 4/16/2018
I've had them wait staff and bartend two parties in the last year and am so glad I did. I was able to enjoy my event and spend time with my guests which I appreciate very much. Theresa is so reliable and effective at communicating but also takes initiative in ways that go above and beyond her duties!! Thank you for all that you do, your efforts and attention to detail don't go unnoticed :)

  • Joe B.

  • Carlsbad, San Diego, CA

  • YELP


Theresa was absolutely amazing!! We had a wedding with about 120 people and everyone kept saying how good the bartenders were. Because we had 120 guests she had her other bartender, Jason, help her and was equally amazing!  Theresa was very professional, well organized and treated our guests like family. We served keg beer, wine and 2 signature cocktails (Moscow mules and old fashions). The most impressive part about our whole experience was Theresa's attention to detail. She thought of things I never would have dreamed of. She offered to freeze large ice cubes for the old fashions, had candied ginger for the Moscow mules and best of all she actually knew how to make good drinks!!! 

Oh and did I mention that she is also an artist?!? She made us bar menus that had all of our drinks in gorgeous designs on chalkboards. She makes me want to have another party so that I can have her be our bartender again haha.

Melissa C.

April 20, 2018


I had a great experience with Happy Hopping Bartending! She was very responsive to the multiple requests by our venue. Her staff was very professional, and her bar set up was great! The infused water stations were very cute and fit in with our overall decor for our graduation event. I would definitely recommend Happy Hopping Bartending to others in the future!

Daniel C.

June 17, 2017


The crew over at Happy Hoppy Bartending was great for our wedding. I didn't know what to expect having bought the alcohol ourselves through two different avenues. Immediately saw the bar and it looked great and only heard great feedback from all of our attendees! Thank you Theresa!