Welcome to the 'Iso-Bar': Neighbors Turn Fence Into Makeshift Pub

Neighbors in Varsity Lakes, Queensland, devised a fitting way to commemorate Anzac Day on April 25, flipping the fence between their homes into a makeshift bar counter.

The COVID-19 pandemic may have led to some subdued celebrations of Anzac Day, a day of remembrance which honors Australians and New Zealanders who have served and died in conflicts, but residents of Cumberland Drive in the Gold Coast were still able to interact without leaving their homes, thanks to this piece of ingenuity.

The moment the fence was converted into a makeshift pub was captured on camera by Cory Beaman, who subsequently uploaded the footage to TikTok.

Speaking to Storyful, he said, “My neighbors originally sent us a video of someone in Cairns who built their own [bar counter] and said that we should also do it. We thought that they were just joking.”

He added, “On Anzac Day, we got talking and thought, seeing as my family are Australian and our neighbors are Kiwi, that it would be a good idea to celebrate Anzac Day by building it and having a few beers on it.” Credit: Cory Beaman via Storyful