Embargo Container Bar Casts Anchor in Perth

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With the arrival of the summer season in Perth, a popular new shipping container bar has popped up on the banks of the Swan River.

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Embargo Container Bar will be docked on both sides of the river – Elizabeth Quay and South Perth Foreshore – for the 2016/17 Australian summer.

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By definition, an embargo is a state-imposed order forbidding foreign ships to enter or leave that state’s ports.

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Ironically, Embargo Bar is made from a refurbished shipping container that has been designed to move easily in and around the West Australian capital.

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Starting with an empty 40-feet cargo container, the team at Superior Building Projects created a functional, modern bar that could be relocated to different sites as required.

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Given the waterfront locale and the need for mobility, the decision to use cargo containers was an obvious choice.

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The container was modified offsite before being transported to the Embargo Bar grounds.

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The industrial shell was fitted out with electricity, timber cladding, ceilings and finishes to give the design its maritime look and feel.

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The licensed bar is complete with a rooftop deck, giving visitors a prime position for taking in Perth’s spectacular water views and cityscape panoramas.

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A rotating roster of food-trucks, pop-up restaurants, DJs and live bands assemble in the surrounding riverside grounds to serve up a variety of food and entertainment, seven days a week.