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Photo: Ace Bar Bus / Facebook
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Congratulations, Denver, you are now home to a bar bus. Eater Denver reports that the team behind the popular restaurant/ping pong hall Ace have just debuted their bar bus, currently parked on the restaurant's patio. The team has been calling the bus Penny.

The bus itself is a "1978 former cow-printed Volkswagen passenger van" that the team has transformed into a full-service bar with room for two bartenders to serve up the menu of beer, wine, and craft cocktails. Two rows of seats were stripped to make room for the stainless steal bar, and a waterproof sound system was installed. According to the Facebook page, the inspiration came from a trip to Bagkok, where "mobile bars made from converted Volkswagens are ubiquitous." Obviously the bar bus is available for private events.

· Penny, the ACE Bar Bus Is Rolling onto Denver's Streets [Eater Denver]
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