BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT:  Mother and son launch mobile Bubble Bar

The following is an interview with Maria Tilkens owner of Bubble Bar Boston, conducted by Discover Marblehead. To learn more the mobile bar and how you can book them for your next event, go to

Tell us about Bubble Bar Boston. Bubble Bar Boston is a unique mobile bar experience, a fun and memorable vintage experience from which to enjoy your favorite libations, run by myself and my oldest son, Alexander. When our bar trailer and vintage 1948 Dodge truck roll up to your party in the Boston area, people are going to talk and take pictures. It’s like a magnet. Our Bubble Bar will be the first thing your guests visit and where you will find them all at the end of the event. From custom curated cocktails, delectable grazing boards, bistro tables, vintage umbrellas, fresh fruit-infused waters and garnishes to die for, we set the scene for a night to remember. 

Mother and son Maria and Alexander Tilkens own Bubble Bar Boston.
COURTESY PHOTO: Merissa Conley

About a year ago, we had an addition to our family, Petunia, our “bubble bike.” Petunia is a vintage-inspired tricycle serving chilled champagne and beer. Perfect for smaller events, more compact spaces or to have indoors.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? Follow your heart and your success will follow. Albeit with a tremendous amount of hard work and tenacity.

What is your favorite spot in Marblehead? Without a doubt the rocks by the lighthouse. Looking out across the ocean makes you feel like anything is possible. The ocean certainly soothes the soul.

What is something people would be surprised to learn about you? When we lived in Malibu, we had access to the 21st Century Fox wardrobe department. I was able to try on all of Rose’s dresses from “Titanic” and Alexander used to visit and borrow items for all his Halloween costumes.

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