A cooler full of Coors Light sitting on your deck is fine, but if you want to take your backyard BBQ homegate parties to the next level, you will need to upgrade your outdoor bar game. Barbecue season is right around the corner and outdoor bars make entertaining outside simple and enjoyable. This addition to your patio entertainment area instantly transforms the yard into laid-back environment designed for lounging and sliding into weekend-mode. Check out these cool outdoor bar sets and tips so you can entertain friends and family in style!
Trinidad Wicker Bar
A nice and sturdy set for a great value, the Trinidad Wicker Bar by Christopher Knight Home is made from weather-resistant polyethylene wicker. You will find this material to be very durable, withstanding the wind, rain and sun, season after season. Plus, it looks, expensive, so you can impress guests without breaking the bank! Plus, the outdoor wicker bar stools are extremely comfortable. Wicker tends to compliment areas that have water nearby – think of beach cabanas – so if you have a pool in your yard, wicker furniture might be your best bet. It’s the perfect size for buffets or a drink station, and you get a decent amount of storage room, as the shelves are handy for storing towels or glasses. Hide away the contents with the covered door for a clean, polished look when you are all done. The outdoor wicker bar stools are very comfortable.
Riviera 3-piece Wood Bar
Set in attractive rich mahogany, this outdoor bar cabinet set is uncomplicated, yet it’s really all you need for a small space or two-person household. The Riviera Acacia wood is, no doubt, strong and has remarkable quality; but because it is still wood, consider taking a few precautions like treating the surfaces to a protectant. You wouldn’t want it to fade too quickly over the summer. With the two low-back barstools you get a complete set, ideal for a more intimate gathering in the backyard.
Bonnlo Rattan Bar Cart
Not sure where you want the alcohol section of your entertainment area? No problem! This Bonnlo Outdoor Bar Cart is completely portable so you can push it to whichever spot on your patio deck that is most accessible. (Not to worry about your booze rolling away though; stability is ensured with the brake-lock function on two of the wheels.) Set your glasses and appetizers atop the solid tempered glass surface for an elegant touch. Keep everything chilled in the removable stainless ice bucket conveniently located at the bottom of the trolley, so when you are ready for another pour of Pinot Noir, it’s within reach. Without having actual shelf space like many bar sets, this unit utilizes stemware racks for a less-cluttered way of storing items.
Tabletop Bar Set
Draw the conversation inward with this unique tabletop setup from Best Choice Products. With its upright prism-look, you have a concentrated surface area as opposed to a long stretch of space where people can dismissively grab drinks without even speaking to each other. Here, the family can gather and chat over after dinner cocktails on warm nights. This unit also features a helpful built-in bottle opener within the table for the beer-lovers. And the four backless bar-height stools have a lightweight design, but feel free to add a cushion for extra comfort. The slated metal tabletop resembles wood for style purposes but is much easier on maintenance – simply wipe down with a moist rag for cleanup!
Milton 7-piece Wicker Bar Set
An excellent choice for a bar set if you tend to host larger gatherings. The Milton bar set provides enough space to seat six people and can clearly double as a dining area. Its rugged construction and neutral colors will match just about any outdoor décor. Use the shelving space to stow away a few bottles and pitchers without anything toppling over on the top surface. In a set like this one, where you are not compelled to use fancy wine glasses, it’s worth investing in break-resistant barware: consider plastic or metal cups to give the bar some durability and save yourself the hassle of sweeping up broken glass due to a wayward arm.