THE TRAVELING OAK BAR IS A VINTAGE 3-WHEELED PIAGGIO APE RESTORED INTO AN ELEGANT TAP TRUCK, DESIGNED TO OFFER AN EXCLUSIVE BEVERAGE SERVICE FOR YOUR UNIQUE EVENT.
ABOUT OAK BAR
The Traveling Oak Bar came to be after our bi-annual trip to my husband's home of Torino, Italy and a few (who was counting) too many glasses of wine in the beautiful hills of Piemonte. I instantly fell in love with a sight that was all too familiar to my husband, the small little trucks. They just made sense! Small, compact, durable, easy to drive and too darn cute! Given its name, Ape translating to "Bee" you will be sure to find these trucks buzzing around the narrow streets of Italy usually by florists, farmers and hard working laborers.
Upon arriving back in the states the creative juices started to flow and the importing process and design build out began. Our mobile bar is completely renovated so as to not damage the original and vintage Italian street truck while also keeping its 1966 integrity. She’s been flawlessly restored and still runs! From the streets of Northern Italy to the streets of Newport, RI we are thrilled to serve Aquidneck Island and its surrounding area with the first Italian owned and operated tap truck!
"I was always in love with the little trucks, they’re the cutest little things, and I just fell in love with them,” Ferrera said. “Over the last couple of years, I've been seeing people do really fun stuff with them, and one, in particular, was turning them into little tap trucks. Essentially we're a prop for weddings, so like you would get a photo booth or you would get a cotton candy machine, whatever it may be, you're going to be able to rent Oak Bar.”
NEWPORT DAILY NEWS JANUARY 2021