Coming soon: Austin’s first bar built from recycled metal shipping containers.
Container Bar, located on Rainey Street on downtown’s southeastern edge, will feature 10 containers — each 40 feet long and 10 feet high — stacked on top of each other and arranged around a courtyard.
The interiors will be new, but the exteriors will retain their industrial look.
Austin architect Jay Knowles designed Container Bar, which will feature stacked containers at its 30-foot entrance. Each four-ton container will include bathrooms, air conditioning and LED lighting, and is big enough to hold 24 bar stools.
With construction starting next month, Container Bar is scheduled to open in January.
It will be the fourth and last Rainey Street project for nightclub entrepreneur Bridget Dunlap . Her other bars on the street — Lustre Pearl, Clive Bar and Bar 96 — have served as a cornerstone for the burgeoning entertainment district on downtown’s eastern edge.