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When one Airstream trailer-turned-cocktail lounge isn’t enough


For nearly four years, Hive — a roving cocktail lounge in a retrofitted 1983 Airstream trailer — has been serving at weddings, birthdays, and holiday parties, pulling into driveways and office parks, and perching outside function spaces in bucolic settings, like the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln. Outfitted with a 12-foot bar and colorful cushions and pillows, it charms guests with its posh atmosphere, local brews, and inventive craft cocktails. If you’ve seen a swarm of imbibers surrounding a 31-foot-long, 8-foot-wide, and 9-foot-tall rounded, glossy, aluminum camper at a food truck festival, it was likely Hive. Jamaica Plain owners and operators Lance Davis, 42, and Graham McKissock, 35, sometimes bring the stylish lounge on wheels to public events. It makes such a splash that the duo recently refurbished a second Hive, an Airstream from 1974. Slightly smaller than the first, this Hive has an 8-foot, dark walnut bar, the cozy lounge adorned with upholstery in muted tones and midcentury designs. Now the team can serve larger events or be in two places at one time, says Davis. The partners customize packages, which include a full selection of specialty cocktails, beer, and wine, and prices can range from $2,000 to $5,000 for 100 people based on the bar selection and guest count. For information, go to www.hive-events.com. Hive will be at the Coolidge Corner Arts Festival on June 4.

Ann Trieger Kurland can be reached at atrieger@comcast.net.