This Modular Pop Up Bar Is Made From a Shipping Container

published Apr 26, 2018
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A design formula that intertwines the concept of upcycling and modular structures is responsible for producing this absolutely genius pop up bar made out from a recycled shipping container.

To date, we’ve seen these containers converted into stylish backyard offices and various residences that range from quirky and tiny to modern and decidedly minimalist. But Canadian pre-fab home builder Honomobo decided to take things to the next level – figuratively and literally: They set up the unique container-turned-pop up shop on the snowy slopes of Fortress Mountain in the Canadian Rockies, a heavenly home-away-from-home from skiers and snowboarders.

Inside each of the 100-square-foot structures is a red accent panel and a Canadian fir-treated butcher block bar top. Once the bar is open and ready for business, hydraulic lifting arms will raise the main window. The tiny structures still have the original container flooring, which is painted with a non-slip coating. A three-foot cedar wood overhang offers guests a covered space to hang out and sip their drinks, and after last call, a black aluminum roll shutter locks and secures the space.

The fully modular structure functions without a foundation, and the only setup requirements are connections to electrical and plumbing which aren’t included in the costs.

For customers concerned about altitude sickness ruining their plans for modular, portable partying, no worries here: Honomobo will ship its pop up bars anywhere in North America, and they can be setup practically anywhere or easily moved to an alternate location.

According to Dwell, Honomobo has plans to take their pop-up bars modular bars on the road, with future locations in Seattle and San Francisco in the works.

h/t Inhabitat