Raleigh, N.C. — The box that has been getting a lot of buzz is officially opening its door to the public Thursday night at the Contemporary Art Museum in downtown Raleigh.
The Wander Box, a shipping container turned mobile beer garden, has a solar-powered 12-tap beer bar. Beers are $5 each and you will get to choose from brews from the likes of Raleigh Brewing, Ponysaurus, Mother Earth, Duck Rabbit and more.
CAM is receiving a portion of the proceeds in exchange for letting the Wander Box set up shop there. Co-founder Tyler Helikson says the box will be "wandering" to other locations in the Triangle after its CAM stint is done, but no specifics yet.
The box is the brainchild of founders Matt Tomasulo and Tyler Helikson. Tomasulo was behind the Raleigh Beach proposal last year, and Helikson is balancing time between his other venture – Happy & Hale, a health food delivery service that will open a restaurant in downtown Raleigh next week. The two said they had seen the roaming beer garden concept done elsewhere and wanted to bring it to Raleigh.
The Tactile Workshop transformed the box itself into a beer garden and Eco-Tech Draft Systems helped design the tap.
The Wander Box will be open from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday and from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sundays.