The Container Bar
Like many others, when COVID-19 lockdowns began in 2020, the Andersons found themselves getting a little bored. With off-road racing at a standstill, they needed something else to occupy their creative minds and suddenly-idle hands. With a pandemic “bubble” of fabricators, welders, and gearheads of all kinds, being cooped up with nothing to do didn’t last very long.
The Container Bar at the river house was actually the second storage container bar the friend group built that summer. The first was at a friend’s place, where they happened to have a container on the property that they weren’t using.
“It was a 40-foot container. We went the full nine — flooring, light fixtures, plumbing, fridges. By the time we were done, he had a full-service bar in his backyard. Then, later that summer, we started talking about a giant slide, and we thought back on the storage container. We decided to pull it off again, built into the slide structure.”