This Prefab Shipping Container Bar Can Pop Up Just About Anywhere

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By Anna Jones
Canadian prefab builder Honomobo launches a portable shipping container bar that's basically a party in a box.

Canadian prefabricated home builder Honomobo has debuted the Honomobar, a portable bar made out of a recycled shipping container. Able to be sent anywhere across North America, the Honomobar is a pop-up structure that can bring hospitality to your backyard, the pool, by the lake—or anywhere else a drink may come in handy.

This Prefab Shipping Container Bar Can Pop Up Just About Anywhere - Photo 1 of 9 - Bar seating and an extended wood platform provide a cozy, convivial setting.

Bar seating and an extended wood platform provide a cozy, convivial setting.

Measuring eight feet-by-12.5 feet, each prefab shipping container bar is a compact 100 square feet. A hydraulic arm opens the main window for business, revealing a red accent panel and a treated butcher block bar top that's ready for service. Guests gather under a three-foot, cedar wood overhang. After hours, a black aluminum roll shutter safely locks the container down. 

This Prefab Shipping Container Bar Can Pop Up Just About Anywhere - Photo 2 of 9 - One end of the bar is solid, with the original shipping container painted dark.  The other end is open with framed canopies and supports, revealing the bar concept.

One end of the bar is solid, with the original shipping container painted dark. The other end is open with framed canopies and supports, revealing the bar concept.

This Prefab Shipping Container Bar Can Pop Up Just About Anywhere - Photo 3 of 9 - A brightly colored, steel accent panel creates the ceiling above the bar top.

A brightly colored, steel accent panel creates the ceiling above the bar top.

The bar can be easily transported to its location, and easily moved to additional locations. The simplicity of the structure requires no foundation—only the connection to site services and desired electrical and plumbing. 

This Prefab Shipping Container Bar Can Pop Up Just About Anywhere - Photo 4 of 9 - With minimal labor and vehicular transportation, the Honomobar was transported up the snow covered hills to Fortress Mountain in the Canadian Rockies.

With minimal labor and vehicular transportation, the Honomobar was transported up the snow covered hills to Fortress Mountain in the Canadian Rockies.

This Prefab Shipping Container Bar Can Pop Up Just About Anywhere - Photo 5 of 9 - The bar can be easily mobilized  between various settings due to the modularity and portability of the structure.

The bar can be easily mobilized between various settings due to the modularity and portability of the structure.

Currently, a Honomobar is set up at Fortress Mountain in the Canadian Rockies, proving that no matter how seemingly inhospitable the setting, the bar can make itself at home. Soon, Honomobars will set their footprint in Seattle and San Francisco, broadening the reach of modular bar construction.  

This Prefab Shipping Container Bar Can Pop Up Just About Anywhere - Photo 6 of 9 - Set up at Fortress Mountain as a respite for skiers and snowboarders , the Honomobar is a modern contrast to the natural landscape and snow-covered peaks.

Set up at Fortress Mountain as a respite for skiers and snowboarders , the Honomobar is a modern contrast to the natural landscape and snow-covered peaks.

This Prefab Shipping Container Bar Can Pop Up Just About Anywhere - Photo 7 of 9 - To celebrate the new bar, the Honomobo team spent the day on the mountain.

To celebrate the new bar, the Honomobo team spent the day on the mountain.

This Prefab Shipping Container Bar Can Pop Up Just About Anywhere - Photo 8 of 9 - Outdoor enthusiasts gather at the bar for a quick drink.

Outdoor enthusiasts gather at the bar for a quick drink.

This Prefab Shipping Container Bar Can Pop Up Just About Anywhere - Photo 9 of 9 - With plenty of space to play,  people gather and mingle outside Honomobar to share in games, refresh, and enjoy the outstanding views.

With plenty of space to play, people gather and mingle outside Honomobar to share in games, refresh, and enjoy the outstanding views.

Priced at $19,764 with a four-t0-six week delivery time, Honomobar is pushing the opportunities of mobility, design, and construction for hospitality endeavors. 

Project Credits:

Designer: Honomobo

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