With spring finally here and summer on the way, the one area of a Long Island home that spends half the year not being used is finally getting to see the light of day.
We’re talking, of course, about the backyard. And how better to enjoy this coveted piece of real estate than by installing a bar that your friends and family can gather around? While you’re dusting off the winter cobwebs, here are ten of the best backyard bar designs we could find to get you inspired.
Fire Pit with Bar
Not many people can be in the same vicinity of a fire pit and resist its draw. The same can also be said of spaces where food and drink are served. A stone bar around the perimeter of a fire pit offers the best of both worlds, while adding a touch of elegance to your yard.
You just can’t go wrong with a thatched roof tiki bar. The design gives off vibes of vacation and relaxation, and who doesn’t love that! Whether you’re serving up Mai Tais or Miller Lites, a tiki bar is a tried and true favorite that never goes out of style.
Shed seen some really creative ideas for turning sheds into bars, but this is one of our favorites. These homeowners turned their shed into a full-on indoor pub, complete with dart board, French doors, and an exterior patio with street lamp. Unique? Check. Inviting? Check. Fun? Check. What else can we say but “Cheers” to their creativity!
Swim-up bars are always cool, but this one really caught our eye thanks to the add-on kitchen protruding from the patio. The covered area is both welcoming and cozy, while the stone seating in the pool’s bar area adds elegance. This dual-design makes it easy to enjoy drinks and conversation from either in or out of the water, while preserving that cool “on the water”
Escaping to nature is easy with a rustic-style bar in your own backyard. With its stonework and tree bark support columns, these homeowners have created a cozy, inviting, lodge atmosphere. We can’t think of a better use of space for raising a glass and letting out your weekend ‘wild’ child.
Zen Patio Bar
Entertaining can mean different things, and sometimes you just want the company without the party. This zen-style patio bar offers a quiet, cozy vibe, perfect for contemplating life’s deepest questions, preferably with a glass of wine in hand.
A walk-up window is a simple way to turn an average patio into a unique and lovely bar setting. Perfect for backyard parties, the open-window style bar allows guests to remain outdoors where all of the action is, never having to miss a beat even when it’s time for a refill. We’ll drink to that!
This bar takes up a corner room of the house, and can be accessed from the outside through glass bifold/accordion doors. With the barroom acting as an extension of the backyard patio, this bar style literally opens up the party to both indoor and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
Combination Outdoor Kitchen and Bar
These homeowners opted to build a full working kitchen and bar in their backyard. The use of natural materials, such as stone and wood, add to the outdoor vibe, while the more practical offerings of dining, drinking, and watching television, provide a certain “homey-ness.”This set-up is ideal for watching the big game with friends without having to leave the house.Well, except for maybe a few feet.
Waterfront Deck Bar
If your home sits on a body of water, yours is definitely the house everyone wants to hang out at. The guests of these fortunate homeowners are treated to an
experience of luxury, complete with living room comfort, a grill station with refrigerated bar, and a spectacular view that takes chilling in the backyard to a whole other level.