Rocky Top Bar Services provides first-class bartending services throughout the Triangle:
  • Weddings
  • Corporate events
  • Reunions
  • Birthday parties
  • and more

Rocky Top has a long-standing tradition of providing the highest quality food catering in the area, and we deliver the same top-notch service with our bar services.

Whether you prefer something simple like beer and wine, or want something special like themed cocktails, we make the process easy, fun and delicious.

Our cocktails are crafted with the same attention to detail as our food, with seasonal offerings and fresh ingredients that complement any event.


Every event starts with a good beverage. Make your guests’ first impression the best. We can help you create a bar package perfect for your event, including beer, wine, top-shelf liquors and specialty cocktails. We also offer a great selection of non-alcoholic beverages to complete your menu.

seasonal offerings
beer and wine
fresh ingredients
themed cocktails


Serving alcohol at an event is a serious responsibility, and Rocky Top Bar Services recognizes this fact.

We have extensive experience in the permitting process and facilitate that procedure so that your event runs smoothly. When paired with our catering, our servers can seamlessly serve both food and alcoholic beverages to your guests, unlike what happens if you have different caterers and beverage providers at the same event.


Rocky Top works with dozens of special event venues throughout Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Cary and beyond.

We can also provide bar services at companies, private residences, neighborhood get-togethers and family reunions — wherever you are, we come to you. Rocky Top Bar Services can be combined with our catering offerings, or we can simply provide beverage service if that is what you need.



Rebecca Sandor
Rebecca Sandor
Their food is amazing. Since we tried their short ribs, we couldn’t wait till our wedding day to have them again. Also, we went to an open house and had some of their food which is when we decided to use them. I believe we ate about five of their chocolate mousse cups because they were so delicious. They were very helpful during the tasting and were able to tweak some of the menu items to make it more specific to our tastes. Also, Rocky top team was lovely to work with. They were very responsive and answer any questions that we had. Only downside, we were bummed we didn’t have as much left over food for us. Would highly recommend
Debbie Harlan
Debbie Harlan
Thank you for the wonderful service and food for our daughters wedding. What make a great company to me is when there is a glitch they completely work to make it right. We know things don't always go exactly as planned. They were awesome and the food was amazing. Their wait staff and bartenders were alway on top of everything. Thanks again for making her day special. I would highly recommend them to anyone for any occasion.
Jennifer Hopkins
Jennifer Hopkins
I got married at the Natural Science Museum and Rocky Top did a great job making sure my reception was set up, keeping in touch, answering all of my questions, thinking of all the little details, and the food of course was fantastic. Haylie was the best to work with. Definitely recommend them!
Izabella M
Izabella M
We chose Rocky Top Catering to cater our wedding on 10/22/23 at the Merrimon-Wynne House and we could not be happier that we did! We worked closely with Vicki throughout the whole process, and she was INCREDIBLE (literal angel). During our initial phone call, we had a lot of questions about the catering menu and selection process, and Vicki was very patient with answering them all. Additionally, we didn't know if we wanted to go with a plated or a buffet style meal, so she took the time to write up a proposal for both options to help make our decision a little easier. Once we selected our food options, Vicki was able to schedule a tasting for us to make sure that everything on the menu was to our liking, and let me tell you... my now husband and I talked about that tasting for DAYS it was that good. We were blown away with how flavorful and well-balanced every dish was. The portions were great, and they even sent us home with leftovers, which was totally unexpected. We left that tasting beyond happy that we chose RTC as our caterer, but also super sad that we had to wait so long until we could eat their food again at our wedding! On the day of our wedding, the service that RTC provided was exceptional. Our day-of point person Latoya made sure to introduce herself as soon as she got there, and ensured us that she was here to help with anything we needed throughout the day. Although a lot of people warned us that the bride and groom barely have time to eat, the RTC team made sure that my husband and I did not go hungry. For the passed hors d'oeuvres, they made us a plate full of all 4 options so we didn't miss anything during cocktail hour. For dinner, we decided to go with a buffet style, but the RTC team put together a plate for my husband and I so that we didn't have to leave our table. For our late night bite, someone from the RTC team made sure to hand deliver us sliders (10/10 recommend) even though we were non-stop dancing on the dance floor. We both agreed that everything we ate that day was just as good, if not better than we remembered from our tasting! As for our guests, they also could not stop raving about how amazing the food was. Both of our families LOVE to eat, and they all agreed that everything we had on our menu exceeded their expectations. The food was hot, well-prepared, and portions were large enough to keep everyone full throughout the entire night. They especially couldn't stop talking about the slow braised beef short ribs - they literally fell apart in your mouth and people couldn't stop going back for more. At the end of the night, we were sent home with leftovers once again, which was exactly what we needed the day after lots of fun and celebrations. Overall, I cannot recommend Rocky Top Catering enough to anyone looking for a caterer for their big day. They will go above and beyond for you, and make sure that everyone (even the bride and groom) will leave full and happy by the end of it all. If you want your wedding day to be remembered for it's top tier food and service, then I highly encourage you to book with RTC. Thank you once again to Vicki, Latoya, and the rest of the RTC team for making our wedding day the BEST DAY EVER!!
Chad Palumbo
Chad Palumbo
Nichole did such an amazing job guiding us through the tastings for our wedding 10/28/23 at the Rickhouse! We rescheduled multiple times but she was nothing but flexible and accommodated our needs perfectly. When we didn't like 80% of our menu from the first tasting, she picked items that not only harmonized well together but tasted amazingly as they were her own recommendations and custom seasonal items that everyone RAVED about (gouda grits, apple-caramel cheesecake squares and pumpkin torte among those items!). The FOOD was soooooo good, it even floored us (better than we remember at the 2nd tasting) when we had it at the wedding again! Thank you thank you thank you Nichole- we owe you so much for making our wedding guests so happy with your catering!


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