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20 Inspiring Outdoor Bar Ideas

Do you have a boring space in your backyard that can use an outdoor bar? Well, these outdoor bar ideas will inspire you to build your own backyard bar.

Adding an outdoor bar is a great way to entertain a large crowd, especially when you don’t have the space indoors.

Modern Outdoor Bar

This modern backyard bar is absolutely stunning! Every detail of this space was well thought out and looks as though it was professionally designed.

An outdoor bar of this size would not be cheap, but you can use this as an inspiration for your own outdoor bar ideas.

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Photo: Instagram @lustichome

Outdoor Bar Ideas for the Pool

If you have a pool and a large covered patio then this is a great way to add more entertaining space.

A poolside bar will allow you to comfortably host a large event in your own backyard.

Even if it is not pool weather, you can sit at the bar and enjoy the view while staying dry.

If you don’t have a screened in porch area like this one, you could build a bar anywhere in your home with our diy bar plans.

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Camper Bar

Another outdoor bar idea is to turn a mini camper into a poolside bar. Park the mini camper in your backyard then open up the windows and you have an outdoor camper bar.

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The nice thing about these outdoor bar ideas are that you can shut the windows or move it to your garage to keep the it protected from harsh weather.

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Photo: Instagram @bells_at_killcare

DIY Outdoor Bar Ideas

This outdoor bar was built using our bar plans a for a school tech project in New Zealand.

The student that built this bar received an excellent mark on their outdoor bar!

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To make this outdoor bar last the bottom half of the bar is made from marine grade ply.

The bar top is made from rough sawn macrocarpa that are jointed together to form the bar top.

If you are new to woodworking then this is a great guide to help you build your own bar!

Screened in Porch Bar

Another outdoor bar idea is to add a bar in a sunroom or a screened in porch.

Utilize the space in this area by building an outdoor bar to watch your favorite sporting events.

You could even sip hot cup of coffee in the morning at this bar while enjoying the view of the outdoors.

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Pergola Bar

Building a bar under a pergola will keep you cool and dry, while protecting a bar from the outdoor elements.

Hang a string of lights under the pergola bar to bring in more lighting at night. Now you have the perfect backyard to host an evening gathering with friends under bright white lights.

If a rustic outdoor bar isn’t your style, take a look at this stunning all white bar. This modern outdoor bar has a pergola covering the space to provide shade and to display basket pendant lighting.

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Photo: Instagram @jfisherinteriors

Outdoor Patio Bar

Even if you do not have a large backyard, you can still build an outdoor patio bar like this one.

This outdoor bar is built in a small area of the backyard, but has plenty of seating for 6 guests.

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Photo: Instagram @thewildbluetwo

If you have a larger patio in your backyard then you will love the below patio bar. This is a simple outdoor bar design that provides lots of entertaining space for a guests.

Since this bar has an open concept design, guests can either sit on the bar stools or lean against the opposite side of the bar.

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Photo: Instagram @ccpatio

Pub Shed

If you have a small shed then you can turn it into a pub shed with a few adjustments.

Create a large window or opening in your shed, add a bar ledge, and pull up a couple of bar stools.

The great thing about a pub shed is that it can store all of your bar furniture when not in use, and provide shade from the sun.

Garden Bar

Instead of a typical basement bar, build a bar in the garden! If you are looking for more outdoor bar ideas, you will also enjoy these garden bars.

These are unique bar designs that you probably haven’t seen before!

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Photo: Instagram @backyardoutdoorliving

Outdoor Kitchen Bar

Take your outdoor cooking up a notch by adding a built in kitchen in your backyard. An outdoor kitchen bar with a window like this one allows you to pass dirty dishes or food inside easily.

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Photo: Instagram @sorellaglenn

This covered outdoor kitchen has everything you need in one place to host a party. Mini fridges on either side of the bar allow guests to help themselves to a cold drink.

A built in sink is great space to clean a few dirty dishes will you entertain your guests. Everything you need is right here, so you don’t have to go back in the house throughout the party.

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Photo: Instagram @revealdesign

Rustic Garden Bar

This rustic bar might be small, but it is stocked with everything you need to host a party.

Building mini fridge on the exterior of the bar is a nice touch because it allows guests to easily help themselves to a chilled beverage.

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Photo: Instagram @beachcustomcreations

Shed Bars

A small shed is a great idea for entertaining and storing bar stools and outdoor decor when not in use.

Simply close the shutters or the door then move the stools inside to keep your outdoor bar safe from bad weather.

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Photo: Instagram @shiregardenbuildings

Giving an outdated shed with new siding and paint will make a big difference. Either leave the wood natural or stain it to match your personal style.

Installing bright white subway tile on the inside with pops of black throughout will create a modern farmhouse feel.

The surrounding foliage, string lights, simple design make this a modern farmhouse garden bar.

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Photo: Instagram @corner.farmhouse

Poolside Bar

Adding soft lighting and hanging plants can make a simple poolside bar feel like a fancy resort. Even if your backyard is small, bringing in a few of these elements will go a long way with the design.

Poolside Bar
Photo: Instagram @oxygenjunglevillas

Yellow Bar and Matching Yellow Bar Stools

Instead of your typical wood bar the design of this bar was inspired by a sunflower. The yellow bar and matching yellow bar stools stand out against the surrounding green bushes.

Beautiful hanging yellow floral and lemons help tie in the theme of this fun garden bar.

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Photo: Instagram @vlazesurface

Tiki Bar

This tiki garden bar will have you sipping Mai Tai in the early afternoon. A tiki bar will make all of your guests feel like they are in vacation mode.

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Photo: Instagram @penelope_loves_vintage

Patio Bar

Take a break from the sun by adding a roof or pergola to provide shade over your patio bar.

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Photo: Instagram @bluestaffyboulder

Brick Bar

This brick bar is a custom bar that is still in the works, but you can already see that it will be an amazing patio bar.

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Photo: Instagram @lincolnskitchensandgranite

Outdoor Bar Decor Ideas

Hopefully you feel inspired to add a an outdoor entertaining area after browsing the above bars. Even if your backyard is tight on space or your budget is small, you can still design a nice bar area. Below are ideas to help decorate your backyard!

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