What’s The Best Small Bar for Home?
A home bar is an asset to many homes.
If you would like to have a bar in your home but space is a problem, there are several well-designed options available. While they may not be quite as good as having your own
While they may not be quite as good as having your own built-in, luxorious home bar, they do provide the next best thing to it. Who wouldn’t like some type of bar in their home?
Below we review a number of possible options. I have choose various styles that will suit many different people and personalities.
There are temporary bars, bars that can expand to be made larger when needed, and some bars that are just cleverly designed to make the maximum use of minimum space.
GoPong Portable High Top Party Bar
The GoPong portable party bar is a bar that is ideal for all types of parties.
It can be set up when needed and when not in use it packs away into a carrying case.
When assembled it measures 36” high and the counter top is 39” long and 15” wide. There is a lower, full width shelf for storage.
Even though the complete bar weighs only 14 lbs, the counter and lower shelf each can take 25 lbs. of weight. The counter is made of waterproof MDF.
The portable bar come complete with three front skirts that can be changed to suit the event. There is a plain black skirt that is suitable for formal occasions (or using as a table at trade shows), a football themed skirt that is ideal for football tailgate parties and a Tiki skirt for pool parties.
The skirts are attached to the aluminum frame with Velcro. If you’re extra creative you can even design your own skirts to fit any event!
Sixteenth-Century Italian Replica Old World Globe Bar
This is an extremely popular option to use as a home bar.
Even if you have a home bar it can be used at times where you are just sitting and relaxing while having a few drinks.
The whole bar has castors to enable it to be moved easily to where you want it. There is a lower shelf that has storage space for bottles. To avoid the bottles falling when moving there are raised supports. The shelf and globe supports are made of solid turned wood.
The top section is a is a 22” diameter globe of the world, as it was known in the 16th century. It is interesting to look at the globe and see what was known of the world then compared to what we know today.
The globe hinges open to reveal storage space for 6 wine glasses and in the center, is space for a bottle or ice bucket.
The bar arrives partially assembled and some minor assembly is required before use. No big deal at all!
Winsome Newport Expandable Wine Bar
This expandable wine bar is a very cleverly designed small bar.
For day to day use it holds 9 0.75l wine bottles, with a shelf for glasses and runners for holding stemmed glasses. There is an upper drawer for accessories.
When entertaining, hinged leaves allow it to expand to a bar with a counter and fully paneled front. When open, the counter is 50” long and 18” wide, with a comfortable height of 40”.
The bar is made from a combination of solid and composite woods.
As is usual with this type of furniture assembly is required before use. Some users have found that it is much easier to assemble with two people rather than with just one.
Tools to assemble are supplied with the bar but a Phillip’s screwdriver is needed as well.
Coaster Home Furnishings Contemporary Bar Table
This contemporary bar table has a bit of an Art Deco look to it.
It is very well designed and can fit equally well along a wall or at right angles to the wall.
It is just under 16” wide and 40” long and 39” high. The end of the bar is semi-circular in shape as are the middle shelf, which is made of glass, and the lower shelf, which is wood.
The lower and middle shelves have a small guard rails that follow around the curved contour to prevent bottles and glasses falling off the back.
On the underside of the counter top there are some stemware racks. The finish is in black with chrome feet and a chrome shelf support.
Some assembly, which takes on average 1 to 2 hours, is required but it is quite straightforward although several users have commented that there are many small pieces and that care needs to be taken to avoid mixing these when assembling the bar.
Monarch Bar Unit with Bottle and Glass Storage
The Monarch bar is made of composite wood materials and finished in a deep cappuccino color.
It is just under 48” long and a little over 15” wide. The bar stands 42” high. The counter has a beveled underside that makes it look thinner than it actually is while remaining quite strong and sturdy.
There are three shelves, the top shelf has stemware runners on the underside while the two lower shelves have small lips on the edge to prevent bottles and glasses falling, or being pushed off the edge.
The bar can be set against a wall, either along the wall or perpendicular to it. The Monarch unit is also stable enough to be freestanding.
The only thing that lets the Monarch Bar Unit down are the assembly instructions. The instructions are a little confusing but anybody with any experience of home assembly furniture will soon sort it out and find no problem with the final assembly.
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While all the bars that we have suggested above is by no means a comprehensive selection, we have chosen bars that all provide good quality and value for money and, at the same time, we have chosen bars that will find a place in a wide variety of home decors.
Although the small bars that we have looked at are designed to be stand-alone bars, they can also serve as additions to home bars, for example, as mixing tables.