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13 Inspiring Outdoor Bar Ideas

13 Inspiring Outdoor Bar Ideas

Outdoor bar ideas to inspire you to build your own backyard bar. Adding an outdoor bar can turn your backyard into the retreat you always dreamed of.

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.

outdoor bar
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.

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

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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.

Poolside Bar

Another pool bar ideas 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 bar.

The nice thing about this poolside bar is that you can shut the windows to keep the it protected from harsh weather.

poolside bar

Photo: Instagram @bells_at_killcare

Outdoor Bar Grill

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Photo: Instagram @nanukuhouse

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!

diy outdoor bar

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.

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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.

Pergola Bar
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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.

outdoor patio bar
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.

patio bar
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.

pub shed
Photo: Instagram @mancavemasters

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.

outdoor kitchen bar
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.

covered outdoor kitchen ideas
Photo: Instagram @revealdesign

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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