Get a Buzz Inside One of the World's Largest Trees

by Alexander Frane on Sep 28, 2015 in Culture

This tree in South Africa, carbon dated at over 1,000 years old, is not only one of the largest trees in the world, but it also has a bar inside.

On the Sunland Farm, just outside of Modjadjiskloof in the Limpopo province of South Africa, stands the famous Sunland Baobab tree. One of the widest Baobabs on the continent with a circumference of over 100 feet, the tree is large enough to house a bar, as well as a wine cellar! Up to 15 lucky patrons at a time can be comfortably seated within the bar, which was founded in 1993. There they can sip on drinks while perusing the historical artifacts that line the shelves of the Pub Tree or toss darts at the board hanging on the inside wall of the tree.

The tree is made of two large trunks with a natural hallway connecting both parts. It is naturally hollow, as Baobabs get as they age; it was not artificially carved out to make room for the bar. Carbon dating puts the tree at less than 2,000 years old, though some reports claim it is up to 6,000 years old.

Understandably, the tree is a major draw for tourism. If you happen to spend a little too much time at the tree bar, there are accommodations for up to 20 guests on the farm, so you won’t have venture far to rest up for another round.

Photo via Flickr user South African Tourism

 


Tags: Beer, Spirits, Wine
Recent Articles
spacer

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
Where to Imbibe in Denver on Black Friday
by Carrie Dow Nov 21, 2017
Get in Formation: A Beyonce-Themed Bar is Coming to Brooklyn

Get in Formation: A Beyonce-Themed Bar is Coming to Brooklyn

Starting on December 1, Brooklyn bar Leyenda will transform itself into a real-life Beyhive for the holidays in honor of Beyonce....read more ›

by The Drink Nation Nov 14, 2017
Fri
Dec 1
Wed
Dec 6
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse 
Thu
Dec 7
SPONSORED
Deck Your Halls With These Whiskey-Filled Ornaments

Deck Your Halls With These Whiskey-Filled Ornaments

Forget the tinsel and string lights - the UK's Lakes Distillery has released a line of booze-filled ornaments just in time to make your holiday season...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Nov 14, 2017
Colorado Wines to Shine this Holiday Season

Colorado Wines to Shine this Holiday Season

All of these wines are 2017 winners in the Colorado Governor's Cup....read more ›

by Carrie Dow Nov 14, 2017
Celebrate National Yeti Day at Great Divide Brewing

Celebrate National Yeti Day at Great Divide Brewing

Friday, November 17, is the second annual National Yeti Day. ...read more ›

by Carrie Dow Nov 14, 2017
Enjoy a Taste of Fall with These Denver Cocktails

Enjoy a Taste of Fall with These Denver Cocktails

These seasonal sips will light you up as the days get shorter....read more ›

by Carrie Dow Nov 14, 2017
Celebrate the Dark Side at Wynkoop's Day of Darks

Celebrate the Dark Side at Wynkoop's Day of Darks

It's a taste of Denver's darker side. ...read more ›

by Carrie Dow Nov 7, 2017
Molly's Spirits to Host Animal Adoption Event
by Carrie Dow Nov 6, 2017
Napa Valley is Running a Christmas-Themed Wine Train to the 'North Pole' For the Holidays

Napa Valley is Running a Christmas-Themed Wine Train to the 'North Pole' For the Holidays

If you've ever wanted to travel to the North Pole for the holidays, you can - but you have to get to the Napa ...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Nov 6, 2017
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close