Adding a bar to your garden is a great extension of your home and can almost add the feeling of another whole room to your home. See what I mean with these outdoor garden bar ideas I’ve collated for you.
As the weather starts to warm up, I’m sure you are becoming more and more inclined to spend some much-needed time soaking up the sunshine outside. So why not do all you can to make your garden as welcoming as you can, not only for guests but also for yourself?
Whether you want to complete a full renovation with a kitchen area and outhouse or prefer to keep things simple with a stand-alone feature, a garden bar will transform your outdoor area into a destination and give you a reason to entertain.
1. Bar on the terrace
This quirky Elm bar on the terrace is a fabulous way to create a space for relaxing in a limited area. Perhaps if you live in the inner city and don’t have a garden, a terrace would be an ideal place to sit back and chill after a busy day. The flowering pot plants add that garden vibe and a vase of flowers on the bar table add that little bit extra. Simple wooden crate shelving is perfect for house drinks and glasses. Hanging wine glasses are a great space saver and a hygienic way to store them outdoors.
2. Backyard bar
Looking for a way to spruce up a themed outdoor gathering? This backyard bar is a great addition to your set-up! The vintage luggage decor and neon sign also give this bar some personality and fun.
3. Mancave garden bar
When I think of a man cave in the back garden, I think of a workbench, a few tools and a small bar fridge filled with some nice cold beers. You can take your man cave to another level by adding some sturdy fittings, a stunning bar bench and classy bar stools. Don’t forget to stock your bar fridge with a variety of spirits. Looks like the boys may not come home for dinner.
4. Beach bar
To enjoy that seaside vibe in your back garden, you can easily create a beach bar reminiscent of those warm, tropical holidays you have had abroad.
You can take advantage of casual outdoor furniture, which can give your garden bar a more relaxed feel. And this is the most low-maintenance garden ever if gardening is something you don’t want to spend too much of your free time doing.
5. Wood and bamboo
I love the simplistic and neat look of this bamboo bar. The wooden stools also give this a tropical island look, ideal for refreshing piña coladas on a hot day!
6. Bar stools
Enjoying comfort on a bar stool can be hard to find, so these bar stools with back support are fabulous. They also have a footrest which saves you from weary, dangling legs whilst enjoying a nice cold ale with your friends. The simple wooden slatted bar is perfect to keep building costs down.
This garden bar idea also works on gravel, which means no lawn maintenance!
7. Whiskey barrel
A whiskey barrel makes the perfect bar table in your outdoor eating area. Not only is a whiskey barrel sturdy, but it is also the perfect height to sit on a barstool to have a tipple. Imagine the history and stories your barrel could tell. It is just a barrel of fun, really.
8. Classy charcoal
A modern, classy home deserves a modern, classy bar. You can’t go past charcoal colours for a truly classy look, and this bar is a simple and gorgeous addition to this outdoor area. A drink is always more enjoyable with quality glassware. A responsible bartender offers water with drinks to keep his or her guests well-hydrated.
9. Moody lighting
Mood landscape lighting creates a warm, welcoming and inviting mood in any outdoor garden bar and eating area. I would love to welcome friends over for an evening barbecue. They would feel relaxed and at home as soon as they enter this calmly lit garden.
10. Summer skies
A garden shed doesn’t always have to be used as a garden shed. It could be your very own garden bar. When the sun shines in the summer sky, I’m sure all your friends and family would be happy to gather in a beautiful outdoor entertaining space. Installing a shed can be perfect to house all your bar needs, and the door keeps everything protected in bad weather. Paving makes the whole area practical and easy to keep clean.
11. Tiki bar
The Tiki bar originates from tropical cultures, most commonly Polynesian. Bringing a bit of Polynesia to your garden with this cute little bar would inspire you to make some super tropical cocktails with delicious coconut rum. A simple wooden structure added to an existing outdoor patio and adding a straw fringe would easily transport you back to a dreamy south pacific holiday.
12. Wine o’clock
This is definitely my favourite time of day. Wine o’clock suggests it’s time to stop work, relax and chat about the day you’ve had. You could make any outdoor wall into a bar, and I love the use of rustic wood and clean straight lines to create a neat and organized bar.
13. I am gin-vincible
I am strong… I am gin-vincible. Gin is a very on-trend drink at the moment, with so many boutique gin distilleries popping up everywhere. So why not create your own gin bar in your garden? You could even use a couple of wooden crates to achieve this look.
14. Champagne shack
Champagne means celebrating. And I think every single day should be celebrated and celebrated in style. I can imagine propping myself onto the bar stool with friends and cheering when the first cork is popped. This beautiful space has been carefully designed with an indoor-outdoor feel, open enough to feel like you are sitting in the garden.
15. Birthday bar
Adding a happy birthday banner to a bar really says, “let’s get this party started“. This is a great way to decorate for a birthday by adding balloons and photos of the birthday girl or boy.
16. Bar shed
Tin and wood together are classic materials that can be used to build the best outback and rustic style shed. Having bar stool seating on either side of a bar bench makes for easy conversation. Adding bar paraphernalia creates humour and quirkiness in your space.
17. Fairy light courtyard
Fairy lights just make any outdoor area look lovely and welcoming. Also, when the evening is a little more balmy than usual, some sausages grilling with a cold beer in hand sounds perfect too.
18. Bright colour scheme
Walking into a bright and colourful would instantly feel like some fun was about to be had by all. Whether grabbing your favourite beverage from the bar or dancing the night away, you’re bound to have a fabulous time!
19. Matching brickwork
This neat garden bar has an outdoor grill built with matching brickwork. Can you imagine enjoying an afternoon barbecue with the family and possibly drinks straight after? I know I can!
20. Sports bar
Well, if you can’t watch football while having a drink, what has the world come to? Under the bar is a great storage place, and those cushions will come in handy as the evening goes on. Don’t forget to get a hand with your TV installation.
21. Matching bar and spa area
Who would ever want to leave home when you could kick back and relax in this fabulous outdoor entertaining area? Imagine sinking into that warm, bubbling spa with your favourite drink in hand while soaking up the last warm rays of sunshine. Oh, the bliss!
So there, we have 20+ garden bar ideas to assist you in planning out your new favourite addition to your garden. I especially love the garden bars that have been styled in a beachy way, as you can bring the tropical island holiday right to your garden. What were your favourite styles? Let’s grab a drink and chat all about it below! Cheers!