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10 Inspiring Outdoor Bar Ideas

Make the most of those warm, sunny summer days with a fun and functional outdoor bar. You can build a permanent structure or opt for a simple pop-up. Whatever you choose, you'll have the perfect place to entertain family and friends all summer long.

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Open outdoor Kitchen BarPhoto: Courtesy of Pacific Home Builder

Open Kitchen Bar

If your kitchen looks out on your deck or patio area, this open bar concept might work for you It connects your patio and kitchen with a restaurant-like bar opening that makes it easy to serve drinks and food from inside the kitchen.

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Dual-Purpose Pub Shed

Do you want build an outdoor bar and a new shed? Here are complete how-to instructions for building your own pub shed. If this is beyond your DIY skill level, you can show this plan to a builder and have the project custom-built.

Check out these 24 tips for turning a shed into a tiny hideaway.

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Combination Outdoor Kitchen and BarPhoto: Courtesy of American Deck & Sunroom

Combination Outdoor Kitchen and Bar

This impressive stone structure is the perfect place to host a summer cookout. By combining a bar counter and chairs and the grilling station, everyone can visit while the food is sizzling. When planning an outdoor bar and grill combo, pay close attention to where you locate it in relation to your house. You don't want smoke from the grill getting in the house and if you have prevailing winds, you don't want them blowing smoke in the faces of the guests at the bar.

This grillzebo is another option for a grilling station/bar combo.

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Indoor Outdoor patio barPhoto: Courtesy of Green Guys

Indoor Outdoor

This bar is tucked in a corner and of the patio, and can be accessed from the inside through French doors. When the weather's good, this bar is an extension of the living space.

With a ceiling overhead, these homeowners opted to included an outdoor ceiling fan. This how-to- install-a-ceiling-fan tutorial is all you need to install a ceiling fan yourself.

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rustic outdoor barPhoto: Courtesy of Green Guys

Rustic Lodge

This outdoor bar features a live-edge wood-slab bar countertop. Reclaimed barn wood below the counter, on the front gives the bar, establishes a distinctly rustic vibe for backyard bar designs.

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portable margaritiaville tiki barPhoto: Courtesy of Wayfair

Backyard Bar Ideas: Portable Tiki Bar

Not everyone has the space for a permanent outdoor bar. If your home has a tiny yard, you're renting or you want the flexibility to take the party wherever you go, this portable bar is for you! The bar stools fold for easy transport and a wheeled storage bag, the tiki umbrella and a removable ice bucket are included.

To help get the party started, make this DIY cornhole game!

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outdoor patio barPhoto: Courtesy of Granite Ridge Landscape

Elegant Patio Bar

This luxurious outdoor bar and kitchen features handsome tile, stately wood and classic iron stools. The columns and greenery add authenticity to the grandeur of this outdoor bar and grill.

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Concrete Paver patio Bar KitPhoto: Courtesy of Woodland Direct

Backyard Bar Ideas: Concrete Bar Kit

This compact outdoor bar (48 inches wide x 24 inches deep x 38 inches high) was made from a kit! All of the concrete is precut and sized to fit, and complete course-by-course instructions are included. Check out this project to for a diy bar.

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wine barrel patio bar tablePhoto: Courtesy of U.S. Reclaimed

Backyard Bar Ideas: Wine Barrel and Reclaimed Wood

This attractive outdoor bar features wine barrels for the base and a spectacular piece of reclaimed wood for the bar countertop. Using repurposed and reclaimed materials is the best way to create a truly unique outdoor bar.

If you're serving wine at your outdoor bar and you've misplaced your corkscrew, you'll be glad you checked out these 10 ways to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew.

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floating tiki bar on waterPhoto: Courtesy of Cruisin' Tikis

Cruisin' Tiki Bar

For a unique twist on the outdoor bar, check out this motorized, floating bar. You can be rent it by the hour in Fort Lauderdale, Florida!

If the captain needs help tying up this bar to the dock after your ride, you'll be able to give them a hand if you know these 5 essential knots to know.