Unusual Christchurch Bars

Revival Container Bar, 92-96 Victoria Street
Note: Revival has become Little Neighbourhood and has had a facelift.

Revival Container Bar has a reuse and recycle vibe – a seat and back end from a car have been turned into a couch, chests and suitcases have been opened out and upholstered to make sofas, and supermarket trolleys have been refashioned into sturdy chairs.

Back end of a Morris Oxford, and suitcase seating

Back end of a Morris Oxford, and suitcase seating

Take a seat in a supermarket trolley at Revival Container Bar

Take a seat in a supermarket trolley at Revival Container Bar

My favourite reuse is in the outdoor area – old fire places have been joined to make a unique table. (See more work by Ironic Art)

Fire place table made by Ironic Art

Fire place table made by Ironic Art

Ancient egg beaters provide the base of a coffee table, and there is a use for old TV’s – turn them into tables too.

Egg beater coffee table

Egg beater coffee table

TV coffee table

TV coffee table

Music memorabilia is on the walls including a signed picture drawn by John Lennon in 1952. If you like to play it retro there’s a working Pac Man machine taking 50 cent pieces.

Music memorabilia at Revival Container Bar

Music memorabilia at Revival Container Bar

Revival Container Bar has bar snacks on the menu, Mac’s on tap and there’s an espresso machine. See Facebook for live music information.

The Town Ball, corner Manchester & Southwark Streets
After spending many years promoting New Zealand around the world an inflatable Giant Rugby Ball blew up on Manchester Street in September 2012 and became The Town Ball Bar & Grill. The Town Ball was deflated in June 2014, who knows, it may blow up again in a town near you.

The Town Ball

The Town Ball

Wunderbar, 19 London Street, Lyttelton
Wunderbar already has a post of its own – hair roller light shades, and dolls heads are what you’ll find, if you’re curious you might also find the elusive loo.

Dolls head lamp shade at Wunderbar

Dolls head lamp shade at Wunderbar

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