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Dunlap's Container Bar breaks ground and you're invited

Oh to have been there when they began construction on the Colosseum! Or to have seen the Eiffel Tower erected! There are just some structures you wish you could have seen from the beginning. The newest bar of Bridget Dunlap, owner of Bar 96, Lustre Pearl and Clive in the Rainey Street Historic District, will be a history maker, and this Friday, July 22nd at 3pm, you’ll get the opportunity to be there when the ground is broken.

The Container Bar will be a first for Austin — several shipping containers will be transformed with new flooring, windows and lots of stylish design elements — and they’ll be stacked and positioned to create a large courtyard in the middle, perfect for laughing over beers and cocktails with friends. Full-service bars, outdoor and indoor seating, eco-friendly LED lighting, a dramatic 30-foot entry and a retractable canopy are just a few of the neat things this new Austin hang-out spot will sport.
 
We don’t mean to be too flattering, but we’re pretty sure this is gonna be awesome. The ground-breaking ceremony will take place at 90 Rainey Street by Bridget Dunlap — ceremonial shovel in hand — and a few of her key team members, and immediately afterwards there will be a celebration at Clive Bar (not made of containers, but still pretty nice) complete with complimentary drinks.
 
You can read more about the Container Bar and how rockstar the owner Bridget Dunlap is in our piece "Bar-owning and life tips from Rainey Street bad-ass Bridget Dunlap."

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