There are only so many ties and coffee mugs you can gift your Father this time of year. Buying the man who claims he’s already got everything he needs is an intimidating fete at best. A fete that gets harder as an adult because apparently finger paintings are no longer being accepted around these parts…darn.

I came up with this little mobile speakeasy while working on a few DIY Father’s Day projects for HGTV – and I’m pretty sure that not only dads, but husbands, brothers and dude-friends alike will appreciate you spending a little time curating a portable booze-cruiser of their own. By adding fun details, quality bar tools, a perfectly made cocktail and a jazzy soundtrack you’ll be skyrocketing this mini-man cave accessory to a whole new level. In fact, you might want to start thinking about charging a cover at the door.

Since we’re treating this bar cart more like a “Man Of The House Activity Center”, why not get carried away and add in some kitschy bells and whistles. Vintage cocktail books and stir sticks?  A portable record player? Or maybe even a bottle opener shaped like a bears head…I think so. Nope, that’s definitely a yes.

Pick your detail poison and own it! Heck throw it all on there like I did…Mr. Man is gonna flip over this awesome creation.

If you’re into the DIY game, pull that old cart from the back of your garage and give it a little TLC before getting crazy on something new and spendy. With a few hours, some painters tape and patience I was able to create a modern pattern on both the top and bottom trays, making this a speakeasy on the go sporting some serious attitude. Woop!

Bear Head Bottle Opener & Wooden Top Glass Vessels // West Elm
LA Cube Playing Cards // Sisters Of Los Angeles
Crosley Traveler Turntable // Amazon
Bull Horn Corkscrew // Red Envelope
Wooden Bar Tool Set // Sagaform

No speakeasy is complete without a signature cocktail. I’ve been drinking Negornis for years, but lately I’ve been stirring things up a bit differently. For an interesting twist on this quickly trending drink, try making a White Negroni instead by swapping out Campari and vermouth with an Italian Aperitif Wine (such as Cocchi Americano) and Suze French Bitters.

Check out my White Negorni Cocktail Recipe over on

Ready to bring it all together?

Click here to get the party started with our Fathers Day / Mobile Speakeasy Jazz-Track!

Let’s hear it for all our Daddy-Roos out there ~ Much Love & Cheers!