A drink company is selling a $5,500 outdoor bubble tent – stocked with seating, a sound system, and cocktails – for people to experience the bar scene without leaving home
- Five Drinks Co. is selling ‘ The Anywhere Bar,’ an igloo-like bubble where up to five people can sit
- The enclosed, portable bar comes with seating, a sound system, and a month’s supply of drinks
- Experts note that clear tents that are surrounded on all sides have the same ventilation as indoor dining
A rising COVID-19 risk is keeping many people home from bars these days — but one clever drink company is giving customers the chance to enjoy the trendy bar scene without leaving home.
Just in time for the cold weather, Five Drinks Co. is selling ‘The Anywhere Bar,’ an igloo-like bubble where up to five people can sit and sip in a fun atmosphere.
The enclosed, portable bar comes with seating, a sound system, and even some pre-stocked drinks — but will set you back $5,500.
‘The holidays aren’t complete without a trip to your favorite hometown bar and running into people from high school you definitely want to see,’ reads the item description.
‘Well, since things are a little different this year we want to bring the bar experience to you (minus people from high school).’
The bar looks like a giant snow globe, and has enough space to sit five people.
It comes seating and cocktail tables, a music system, and a month’s supply of canned cocktails.
Meanwhile, some other companies are selling clear, plastic outdoor tents for people looking to spend some time outside of the house no matter the weather.
Alvantor’s $499.99 Winter Bubble Tent is made of clear PVC and fits four to six people. The description promises that it also has great warmth retention and is wind-resistant and waterproof.
On Amazon, another bubble tent sells for $1,299.99, and even comes with an air filter system.
Because these tents are are enclosed on all sides, though, they don’t count as ‘outdoors’ — so users should be cautious about who they invite to enjoy it.
Speaking of similar set-ups that have popped up outside of restaurants, Dr. Colleen Kraft, associate chief medical officer at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, told Today: ‘I think it’s a very similar problem to indoor dining.
‘A lot of these plastic bubbles are possibly more porous than a wall, so maybe more air can circulate, but they are not going to be as safe as a really open-air set up where a breeze can flow and there’s lots of air exchange.’