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7 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.

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Photo: Instagram @lustichome

Pool Bar

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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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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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.

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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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

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

Outdoor Bar

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.

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