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Make mine a Guinness: The Shebeen is a tiny Irish pub on wheels

Make mine a Guinness: The Sheb...
The Shebeen portable pub comes well-stocked and includes glasses, alcohol, mixers, and everything else you'd need for a good time
The Shebeen portable pub comes well-stocked and includes glasses, alcohol, mixers, and everything else you'd need for a good time
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The Shebeen aims to recreate the atmosphere of an authentic Irish pub
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The Shebeen aims to recreate the atmosphere of an authentic Irish pub
The towable structure seeks to recreate the atmosphere of a proper authentic Irish pub
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The towable structure seeks to recreate the atmosphere of a proper authentic Irish pub
The Shebeen is a tiny bar on wheels that travels around Ireland catering to parties and weddings
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The Shebeen is a tiny bar on wheels that travels around Ireland catering to parties and weddings
Mesuring 4.2 x 2.1 m (14 x 7 ft), The Shebeen opened in September 2014
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Mesuring 4.2 x 2.1 m (14 x 7 ft), The Shebeen opened in September 2014
It draws its name from the Irish word síbín: meaning an illicit bar where alcohol is sold illegally
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It draws its name from the Irish word síbín: meaning an illicit bar where alcohol is sold illegally
Company boss John Walsh told Gizmag that the pub is based on the shell of a dilapidated 30-year-old caravan
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Company boss John Walsh told Gizmag that the pub is based on the shell of a dilapidated 30-year-old caravan
It took 60 days of work to turn the caravan into an authentic looking pub
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It took 60 days of work to turn the caravan into an authentic looking pub
The Shebeen portable pub comes well-stocked and includes glasses, alcohol, mixers, and everything else you'd need for a good time
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The Shebeen portable pub comes well-stocked and includes glasses, alcohol, mixers, and everything else you'd need for a good time
It requires an electric hookup, but if no juice is available on location, a generator is available
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It requires an electric hookup, but if no juice is available on location, a generator is available
In all, the whole project cost around €20,000 (US$21,700)
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In all, the whole project cost around €20,000 (US$21,700)
Oak and pine wood has been distressed and stained to lend an aged appearance
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Oak and pine wood has been distressed and stained to lend an aged appearance
The Shebeen comes well-stocked and includes glasses, alcohol, mixers, and everything else you'd need for a good time
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The Shebeen comes well-stocked and includes glasses, alcohol, mixers, and everything else you'd need for a good time
It requires an electric hookup, but if no juice is available on location, a generator is available
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It requires an electric hookup, but if no juice is available on location, a generator is available
It certainly looks the part, even down to original memorabilia sourced at antique fairs and auctions
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It certainly looks the part, even down to original memorabilia sourced at antique fairs and auctions
Oak and pine wood has been distressed and stained to lend an aged appearance
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Oak and pine wood has been distressed and stained to lend an aged appearance
The Shebeen started out as a boring old caravan
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The Shebeen started out as a boring old caravan
Construction photo of The Shebeen
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Construction photo of The Shebeen
Construction photo of The Shebeen
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Construction photo of The Shebeen
Construction photo of The Shebeen
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Construction photo of The Shebeen
Construction photo of The Shebeen
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Construction photo of The Shebeen
Construction photo of The Shebeen
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Construction photo of The Shebeen
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Construction photo of The Shebeen
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Construction photo of The Shebeen
Construction photo of The Shebeen
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Construction photo of The Shebeen
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Here's a side of the small living movement we'll happily raise a glass to. The Shebeen is a tiny bar on wheels that travels around Ireland catering to parties and weddings. Completed in September 2014, the towable structure measures just 4.2 x 2.1 m (14 x 7 ft), and aims to recreate the atmosphere of an authentic Irish pub.

The Shebeen was constructed from the shell of a dilapidated 30-year-old caravan, and took 60 days of work to turn into an authentic-looking pub. It certainly looks the part, down to original memorabilia sourced at antique fairs and auctions, and oak and pine wood that has been distressed and stained to lend an aged appearance. In all, the project cost around €20,000 (US$21,700).

Oak and pine wood has been distressed and stained to lend an aged appearance
Oak and pine wood has been distressed and stained to lend an aged appearance

The portable pub comes well-stocked and includes glasses, alcohol, mixers, and everything else you'd need for a good time, including a fully-functional bar, seating for up to 10 people, a cooler and electric stove, a sound system, and LED lighting. Once on location, it takes around an hour to set up and if no mains electricity hookup is available, a generator can be provided.

If you fancy a few pints in a tiny pub, The Shebeen is available to hire and will set you back from €750 ($815) for a day. The firm will also build you your own similarly-proportioned tiny bar from €29,950 ($32,555), plus taxes, and is currently working on the next model, which sports a thatched roof.

Source: The Shebeen

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3 comments
Gregory Gannotti
Needs a barmaid and a loo.
thk
I expect to see some green color on the building.
The Skud
What next? Will we see a 'Disco' version? (Mirror balls, fancy cocktails) or perhaps a 'Speakeasy' model? (Knock 3 times to ask to enter?) The possibilities are endless - a quick switch of posters on the wall, different outside bunting, simple!