10 Stylish Outdoor Kitchen Bar Ideas

Updated: Feb. 12, 2024

Looking to up your outdoor entertainment game? An outdoor kitchen bar is the perfect place to gather, cook and serve drinks to your favorite people.

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Outside Kitchen Bar Idea Suspended Seating
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Suspended Seating

This outdoor kitchen bar features suspended bar stools from @seatinginnovations. The swivel stools return to their resting position after every use with one smooth movement. That means your outdoor kitchen bar always looks tidy — no toppled-over stools in windy weather! Learn how to build a bar stool.

The gazebo and roof protect the kitchen area, including the TV, so you can comfortably watch the game while you drink and dine.

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Outdoor Kitchen Bar Idea Floating Bar
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Floating Bar

A floating outdoor kitchen bar, like this one from @byardpro, provides a large extra work surface for food prep and can also function as a serving or sitting area. This simple design looks sleek and clean, perfect for a modern or minimalist style backyard.

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Outdoor Bar Idea Cocktail Bar
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Cocktail Bar

This luxurious bar area by @cmmcustomhomes includes a sink, built-in refrigerators and a drainage tray to keep the bar clean while you serve up cocktails. Extend your barbecue area with a bar like this and your guests will never want to leave! Check out our collection of the best outdoor sink ideas.

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Indoor-Outdoor Kitchen Bar

Bring the outdoors in with an indoor-outdoor bar like this one from @raili_ca_design. The accordion-style windows open up the kitchen and let you to serve directly to the outdoor bar. This gives you all the access and conveniences of your full-size kitchen without missing the party outside.

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Semi Open Outdoor Kitchen Bar Idea
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Semi-Open Outdoor Kitchen Bar

The multi-tone stone veneer on this outdoor kitchen bar by @vision.one01 helps it blend into the surroundings. Manufactured stone is much lighter than natural stone so it doesn’t require structural supports like footings, foundations or wall ties. That makes it a great choice for a DIY project like this one.

The semi-open layout feels welcoming yet protected, so you can comfortably dine at the bar without being fully exposed to the elements.

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Gazebo Outdoor Kitchen Bar Idea
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Gazebo Outdoor Kitchen Bar

This pool-side gazebo from @andreawestdesign features everything you need to entertain outdoors, including a grill and beverage refrigerator. Pull up a chair at the bar and watch the kids swim while you dine al fresco. And thanks to the built-in wall lantern and string lights, the party doesn’t have to stop when the sun goes down.

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L Shaped Outdoor Kitchen Bar Idea
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L-Shape Outdoor Kitchen Bar

Even if you lack a large backyard, a simple L-shape bar and barbecue area makes the perfect outdoor kitchen space. This one from @gramsfarmhouse was an entirely DIY project!

The base features built-in cabinets for storage, while the rich stain finish looks beautiful and protects the wood from the elements. The granite countertop is a great choice because it won’t discolor in direct sunlight and tolerates high heat and stormy weather.

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Diy Outdoor Kitchen Bar Island Idea
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DIY Outdoor Kitchen Bar Island

A rolling outdoor kitchen island with bar seating lets you keep your outdoor kitchen layout flexible. Roll the island where you need it as you cook and serve your outdoor meal.

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Waterfall Outdoor Kitchen Bar Idea
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Waterfall Outdoor Kitchen Bar

This outdoor kitchen bar by @newnature93 features modern oak paneling, stone veneer and a granite waterfall counter on the bar. A waterfall countertop will cost more, but it pays off in style, giving your outdoor space a sleek and luxurious finish. If you like this, then you must check out our list of modern outdoor kitchen ideas.

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Diy Curved Outdoor Kitchen Bar Kit Idea
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DIY Curved Outdoor Kitchen Bar Kit

Bakman Concrete offers outdoor kitchen kits, including this curved bar built from their signature quarry stone and topped with a granite counter. Each kit comes with pre-cut pieces packaged on pallets, an instruction guide, safety gloves and adhesive. It’s so easy you can put together your outdoor kitchen bar in one afternoon!