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.


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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.


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.