In the last 4 years, my business partner and I can honestly say we have both fulfilled our goal of creating a mobile bar business from the ground up. As full-time firefighters on the Central Coast, we both took advantage of our days off transforming this beautiful 1971 Airstream Land Yacht into the exquisite mobile bar and lounge that it is! We considered keeping it for personal use but concluded that we would rather see it continue to serve those who are thirsty.
With a well-established reputation within the Central Coast region, this mobile bar provides a perfect opportunity for someone to start their own business. Most appearances this bar has made have been fundraising events we participated in free-of-charge. Unlike most businesses, this was more of a fun hobby for us. We only want to see this bar continue its journey making people smile wherever it ends up. A classic-sales pitch usually ends with, “we are not desperate to sell this,” and quite frankly…we aren’t. We want its next home, to be the right home.
Let’s discuss what this this silver bullet has to offer. This trailer was purchased on the Central Coast completely gutted with new flooring. We started with new wheels and tires to transport this beauty to its construction location. All of the finish work, labor and material was sourced and purchased through local businesses, welders, craftsmen, electricians and artists. Laminate wood flooring along with century old barn-wood trim gives it the rustic vibe we were looking for.
What makes this bar unique is the custom interior lounge and bar which allows patrons to come inside and enjoy a cocktail out of the elements. Whether the event was large or small, we always had creative ways of utilizing the space to suit the customers’ needs. The interior and exterior fold out bars were transported from barns in Indiana that had been built in the 1800’s and were dismantled by Amish crews. Even though we sourced the wood locally, they always brought up wonderful conversation due to their rich history.
The corrugated metal used inside was sourced from a thousand-acre ranch in Cayucos, CA overlooking the Pacific Ocean which gave it the natural rust from the ocean sea breeze. The 3 bar stools were purchased from one of the oldest bars remaining in Atascadero, CA during a large renovation after COVID. Patrons that frequented the old whiskey bar still to this day remember sitting on these stools and have become one of the best conversation pieces within the Airstream.
Aside from the historical pieces integrated into this bar, it is also equipped with a 4 tap kegerator, 40 bottle wine fridge, custom built lounge bench seating with plenty of room for 8 – 10 patrons inside. The Airstream also has a chalkboard door for menu or information signage, recessed and dimmable interior LED lighting, an electric front tongue jack, and all wood trim. Another feature is the volume of available storage space. The entire lounge bench seating hinges to allow 3 separate sections of storage. More storage can be found below the sink behind a curtain.
With all things that are aged, this 52-year-old trailer is not immune to the wear and tear of time. There are minor scratches throughout, the sink system is partially complete, and the electrical for the trailer lights has intermittent issues.
We are open to offers and also willing to potentially deliver the trailer depending on your location!