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10 Stylish Outdoor Kitchen Bar Ideas

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 SeatingCourtesy @seatinginnovations/instagram

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!

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 BarCourtesy @byardpro/instagram

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 BarCourtesy @cmmcustomhomes/instagram

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!

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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 IdeaCourtesy @vision.one01/instagram

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 IdeaCourtesy @andreawestdesign/instagram

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 IdeaCourtesy @gramsfarmhouse/instagram

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 Ideavia merchant

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.

You can build this island yourself with the printable woodworking plans by Etsy seller HousefulofHandmade. The plans include dimensions, tools and materials needed, a wood cut list and step-by-step instructions.

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Waterfall Outdoor Kitchen Bar IdeaCourtesy @newnature93/instagram

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.

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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!

Erica Young
Erica Young is a freelance writer and content creator, specializing in home and lifestyle pieces. She loves writing about home decor, organization, relationships, and pop culture. She holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication.