Our Story

The Founders

Flying Cloud Bars & Events was founded by Zach & Nick Sorrells (brothers) on the belief the special events deserve special bars. We’ve combined our collective skills in mixology, event management and carpentry to create a one of a kind mobile bar business.  Nick has worked as a bartender and bar manager for over 15 years in top bars across the country.  He designs the drinks and runs bar operations. Zach has been designing and running corporate events for the last 20 years and takes care of everything that happens before the event,  making sure everything runs smoothly.  Bar design and construction is led by John (Dad), a carpenter and woodworker with more than 40 years experience building everything from log cabins to hand-carved cabinets.  We try to keep it simple… serve up delicious drinks, build beautiful bars and provide exceptional service.

Our first bar

We’ve always loved the timeless style of Airstreams and the sense of freedom and adventure they embody. So, there really wasn’t much of a choice when it came to deciding what our first bar would be. We found a 1959 Airstream Pacer in central North Carolina, brought it back to Wilmington and went to work. To our surprise there wasn’t a “how-to” guide for converting a 60 year old Airstream into a bar, but we got there in the end and we think she’s lovely.  We had an absolute blast converting the Airstream and were blown away by the response. We haven’t stopped building since.

 

our drink philosophy

Our approach to drinks and service is simple. We use high quality fresh ingredients to make delicious drinks. We design drinks that look great, taste even better and get be made and served quickly, so guests are never waiting in line…we hate lines! While we have a selection of our favourites, we love creating new drinks or mixing up something special for the occasion.  We want you to have your ideal bar and most importantly we want everyone that comes to the bar to leave happy.

The Future

We’re having a ridiculous amount of fun right now, but we’re just getting started. We’re constantly building our inventory of bars and are always on the lookout for new ways to elevate the overall bar and drink experience.  There’s always something new on the way, so make sure to watch this space!