The Airstream Bar
Step up to the bar and you’ll be greeted by a seductive 7 ft wooden bar made from re-claimed oak planks recovered from an early 1900’s railway boxcar. Inside is a custom-built stainless steel worktop and sink with running water, professional grade ice well, liquor rail, hand-crafted hardwood shelving and a ridiculous amount of built-in cooler space. This custom built bar is the perfect blend of vintage styling, rustic charm and the practical functionality needed to deliver a professional drinks service.
A Labor of Love
We found our vintage Airstream in a barn in central North Carolina. After it was gutted and given a face lift, we cut a 7 ft wide hatch for the bar opening. We then went to work fitting out the interior as a fully functional event bar. We quickly learned that there isn’t a “how to” guide for converting an Airstream into a bar. With lots of help from friends and family, countless hours on google and youtube, some pretty clever solutions (we think) and 2 months of blood (yes, real blood), sweat and tears, we ended up with a bar that we absolutely love.
An American Icon
Airstream trailers have been a constant presence in American travel history for over 80 years. Since 1936 their distinct oblong shape and iconic shiny aluminum finish have been showing up around the globe for a range of uses….as the quarantine trailer for the crewmen of Apollo 11, transporting US Air Force officials and the trailer of choice for 1000’s of “Airstreamers” who share a community spirit based on their common love of the trailer. The story continues with our beautiful ’59 Airstream Pacer.