About Us

How Montana Mobile Bars Began

We’re a small, irrigated hay and cow-calf operation on the east side of the Helena Valley. We both grew up on ranches in the central part of the state where we learned to work hard and play hard. Agriculture is in our blood. Karl recently retired from the town job and Rae Lynn, who is an RN, retired from the hospital. Now, Karl runs the ranch operation, serves on the County Farm Bureau Board, East Helena High School CTE, and the local conservation district. Rae Lynn owns a nurse consulting business as well as doing contract work with another company. Needless to say, we stay busy!!

In June of 2020, our oldest daughter was getting married at the ranch. We had a large pole barn built mainly for equipment storage, but with a big backyard out the back door, it ended up being our home-grown wedding venue! While we were reflected on past weddings we attended, one thing kept coming up. How do we control the alcohol? Now don’t get us wrong, we love a good party! But, at a few weddings we attended, alcohol was stolen right off the bar during the reception. Not only was that wrong, but it put a bad memory into a special event for the bride and groom. So, while calving and spending time between night checks, Karl happened to come across a picture of a horse trailer converted to a bar. Well, with a little more thought, a lot of work, and fun designing and building with the help of family, the Cross-eyed Cowboy came to life!!   


We had it finished enough by wedding time, and it was a big hit. It gave Aly & Jayme’s wedding a great memory, as well as a great memory for their guests!  Let’s face it. Do you remember the flowers at the last wedding you attended?   Most people don’t!  BUT they’ll remember the Cross-eyed Cowboy!!   


If you have an event where you’d like to do something a little different, have a lot of fun, be a little safer in the booze arena, and make great memories, one of our Mobile bars may fit the bill! Our mobile bars are the perfect fit for events such as weddings, brandings, company meetings or workshops, family reunions, summer parties, holiday parties, ball games, etc.  Our mobile bars can fit any occasion.   

With Montana law preventing us from providing the alcohol, we recommend using our mobile bars and providing the refreshments yourself! The mobile bar and a good bartender can help make your event better and safer for all. That’s what we’re about. Making lasting good memories while having fun. Take a look at our packages page then give us a shout to see if we can make something work for your event!  


We look forward to visiting with you!

Karl & Rae Lynn Christians