Now, obviously this is not meant in the literal sense of the term, I’m not suggesting you hit the vodka then go for a spin, but if you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to convert your VW campervan into a fully functioning bar complete with state of the art turntables and disco lights, this post is for you!
As you hop from island paradise to island paradise around Thailand, these portable clubs are becoming more and more popular with the backpacking crowd due to their increasing number and low prices.
Fear not though, if you’re more ‘fancy hotel’ than ‘grotty hostel’ you’re going to love these too!
Designs vary from campervan to campervan, some with open-air bars emblazoned with graffiti and crammed with every drink possible to suit your tipple. Others, such as the booze wagon below uses its decks and bright lights to put its punters in the mood for a party!
One example I saw (and my personal favourite) although, unfortunately I didn’t manage to capture the action, was seeing a crowd of locals clambering over each other for what I guessed was a life or death Gin and Tonic at one of the campers, sun on their back and sea breeze in their sandy hair. As you can imagine, being the token white person I was intrigued as to what was so special about this specific ‘booze cruiser’. As I peered round to have a closer look I quickly realised what everyone was so eager to see…a 50 inch plasma flat screen television playing the first premiership game of the football season in high definition. The atmosphere was buzzing and the locals were loving every second!
No matter the location, they turn any shopping mall, park or back garden into Ibiza in seconds.
Or even better than that…picture the scene. You rock up to your favourite summer festival, you’re gasping for a drink after lugging your 10 man tent (you don’t know why you have a ten man tent, there’s only two of you….but oh well) and there in the distance you spot a crowd of people gathered around a caravan of LOVE starting the party without you….WHAT?!
Don’t panic, there’s plenty of cheap plonk to go round!
All it needs now are a set of off-road tyres to remove it from the festival mud it will inevitably become incarcerated in…Glastonbury here we come!