The 4th of July! The biggest party day in the USA is just around the corner. As new Charlotteans, we want to ring in the celebration with recently made friends and community members, but living in a small apartment while we search for a house makes it difficult to invite people into our “home”. One benefit of living on the first floor, though, is that we have access to the grounds behind our apartment. Short of pulling our dining room table outside, we didn’t really have anywhere to put our stuff. After all, I don’t think it could be a real July 4th celebration without alcohol and BBQ. Alas, we found the GoBar, a high top bar that is ultra-portable and sets up in under a minute. With 3 interchangable options for the front skirt, the GoBar is “clumsy proof” even for a new mom who hasn’t had an alcoholic beverage in over a year.
Weighing in at 14 pounds, the GoBar is lighter than carrying around Athena and her diaper bag. I might have thought that was slightly heavy before her birth, but now, after carrying around 14 pounds for a minimum of 14 hours a day, I could take it on a full day hike and not even notice. The closed size of the bar is 39″ x 15″ x 3″, making it easily fit under the bed or in the closet when not in use. The high strength aluminum frame is sturdy but doesn’t add additional weight and the waterproof MDF surface is great for spills and easy clean-up.
I practiced setting it up and it was together in under 60 seconds. I pulled it out of the carrying case, folded out the legs, and popped in the hidden secondary storage shelf. I checked out all three of the front skirts, Tiki, Football, and Formal, but ultimately felt like the Tiki was more my style. After testing the maximum weight that I could put on the bar, 25 pounds on the bar surface and 25 pounds on the storage shelf, or several large bottles of alcohol, I then folded it to put it away. The only part that I was unsure of was which leg to fold first. Other than that, it went back in the bag as easy as it came out.
Since moving to North Carolina, I’ve continuously heard about tailgating. Honestly, I’ve never tailgated in my life but the idea of it is intriguing. I love grilling food, I use to enjoy having a drink, and sporting events are hopefully in my near future. Light weight and easily portable, the GoBar would be the ultimate addition to a tailgating party.
Although I don’t think I’ll be tailgating for a couple of months, the GoBar is exactly what we needed for a July 4th party. I can see it now… mixing drinks, conversing with new friends, and hosting a “cookout”, another new term to me. (I have a lot to learn about living in the south!
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