Contrary to what youngsters might think, the best bar isn’t the one that’s fully packed and has a long queue that goes around the whole block. They may also think that loud music, a large crowd, and a naturally wild atmosphere are part of the perfect weekend. But that’s not the case. The dictionary describes a bar as “a counter across which alcoholic drinks or refreshments are served.” With the proper equipment, friends, and good spirits (pun intended), a home bar has the potential to deliver a legendary night.
Think about the last time you went out to one of the popular bars near you. You paid a cover charge, waited for your overpriced drink, and then finally got kicked out because the bouncer thought your friend was starting a brawl with a stranger. You can avoid all of that unpleasantness and still have a great time at home. Don’t forget that a home bar means that you get to be both the bartender and the patron. Read on to find out just how easy it is to start your own home bar. You’ll never have to wait in another long bar line again.
You don’t need a lot of space to create a bar at home, but the more space you have, the more fun your bar-creating experience will be. We present you with this blog for creating a home bar worth raising your glass to.
Choose Your Space
The first order of business is deciding where your bar will go. A room in the basement or a bonus space in the living room, dining room, or kitchen will be an ideal place for your bar. The amount of space you have to dedicate to your bar will guide its design. If you have virtually no space at all, your bar can consist of a sweet bar cart in the corner, or it may take over an existing hutch.
Bring in Some Comfy Chairs
Larger bar spaces can accommodate more guests, and they should have ample seating for those who prefer to drink sitting down. Bring in a few comfortable armchairs or couches that suit the style of the bar, and include coffee and cocktail tables for guests to put their drinks on.
Design the Lighting
A bar lit with overhead room lights won’t feel bar-like at all. Your home bar should have a relaxed vibe, which means low, ambient lighting. Consider investing in a lighting system that allows you to control the brightness and hue of the light bulbs, which gives you endless options for the perfect ambiance.
Get the Right Glassware
If you’re serious about your cocktails, order some glasses to use for your favorite concoctions, from the martini, margarita, and Moscow mule glasses to beer mugs and brandy snifters. Stocking your bar with the right glassware enhances the look and quality of your drinks, and it will impress your friends.
Consider the theme you want to give your bar. Is it going to be a cocktail bar, a Tiki bar, or a traditional Pub? Will it be a bar that celebrates your favorite pastime? Deciding on your theme will then help guide you in your selection of enhancements. For example, if you are going to create a cocktail-style bar, you may want to use LED-colored lighting and a metallic finish to your bar. Alternatively, for a Tiki Bar, you may go light and bright, with rustic wood or bamboo finish.
Enhance The Look
So, you have selected the space, choose a theme and your basic bar is in place – great job! Now it is time to add some finishing touches. You are only limited by your imagination! You can shop around for some practical accessories, bottle openers, beer mats, cocktail shakers, etc. Consider what or when you are primarily going to use your bar for. No bar is complete with Fun Wall Posters. Let your friends see that you are the coolest one in the group. Cheers!