Best Bar Stools: Your Top Choices
As you will no doubt be aware, if you have visited a number of bars in your time, there are thousands of variations to the bar stool.
We have selected some of the best bar stools designed for use in home bars. We have carefully selected a wide variety of bar stools from a basic fixed wooden stool to swivel PU leather padded seats with backs and adjustable heights. All the chosen stools are comfortable, durable and stable. Of the seven reviewed bar stools there is sure to be at least one that is perfect for your bar.
To help avoid confusion with some of the descriptions of stool coverings – PU Leather is a leather backing with a polyurethane covering, while faux leather is a fabric that is designed to look like leather.
Winsome Wood 29-Inch Saddle Seat
The Winsome Wood 29 Inch Saddle Seat Bar Stool is an economical, yet very comfortable bar stool.
It is made from solid Beech wood that is stained to a matt black finish. The 29” height of the contoured saddle seat is designed to fit comfortably with standard home bar counter heights.
For added stability the legs are flared outward, with a crossbar between each of the legs to provide a comfortable foot rest.
The chair is delivered unassembled but full instructions plus all the tools needed to assemble the stool are included.
Roundhill Swivel Black Leather Adjustable Hydraulic Bar Stool – set of 2
The Roundhill Swivel Black Leather Adjustable Hydraulic Bar Stool is a stylish addition to any home bar.
The height adjusts on an air lift lever, giving a seat height of anywhere between 24” and 30”. The chrome pedestal is mounted on a wide base to help make this a very stable chair, even while swiveling around the full 360-degree movement.
There is a foot rest set at a fixed position from the seat, so even smaller people will be able to rest their feet comfortably when the chair is extended to its maximum height.
The seat and back are covered in a PU leather to make sure that the seat stays looking good, even if it does suffer from the occasional spilt drink. The stool is sold in pairs and needs some simple assembly before use.
Winsome Wood Air Lift Adjustable Stool – set of 2
The Winsome Wood Air Lift Adjustable Stool has a modern square design to the faux leather covered seat.
There is a contoured small back to the seat and the front is rounded for added comfort to the legs. The seat is attached to an air lift chromed pedestal which fully adjusts between 25” and 30”, adjustment in height is made by a lever under the seat.
There is a fixed foot rest attached to the moving part of the pedestal to give a comfortable position to rest your feet no matter what height the seat is set to.
The stool is designed to take a maximum weight of 200 lbs. Some assembly is required before use.
Coaster Bar Stools, Solid Wood Cappuccino with Wheat Back – set of 2
This Coaster Bar Stool, is very similar to a standard dining chair but with extra-long legs.
The height of the seat is 30” with an additional 17” for the back rest, making an overall height of 47”. The frame is made from solid hardwood, with a veneer.
The seat is padded and has an easy to clean microfiber covering in a neutral light brown color. The stool is described as having a wheat back design but it is more a lattice design than wheat back.
The set of 2 stools arrives unassembled and some users have commented that the instructions are not the easiest to follow and it takes a little thought to assemble the first stool.
Country Series Bar Stool in Espresso Finish with Faux Leather – set of 2
The Country Series Bar Stool is a sturdy 29” tall bar stool with a padded faux leather seat.
It has legs that are angled out to give a larger base area and therefore a more stable seat. The solid wood legs have double stretchers across the narrower part of the stool and a single stretcher across the wider part.
These not only add strength and rigidity to the stool but also a bar on which to rest your feet. The faux leather seat cover is finished to a light sheen in a dark brown.
The set of 2 stools need to be assembled before use.
Winsome Wood Beveled Seat – set of 2
The Winsome Wood beveled stool is, at 24” tall, shorter than other stools that we have reviewed here.
This lower height makes them ideal for bars that are standard counter height rather than the additional height that many bars are.
They are also unusual in that fact that they arrive fully assembled, with no additional assembly or finishing needed before use.
The solid wood seat is 13” in diameter and the edge is rounded off for additional comfort. The legs splay out from the seat to give a more stable seat.
Apontus Leather Swivel Hydraulic Bar Stool – set of 2
The Apontus Leather Swivel Bar Stool is a very stylish looking stool.
The height of the seat ranges from 24 ½” to 33 ½” and can be adjusted for height while you are sitting on it by using a lever that is under the seat.
The seat swivels through a full 360 degrees. Although the action is described as hydraulic it is actually a gas lift system. The seat and back of the stool are a very modern mixture of a tan brown PU leather with a chrome trim band.
The chrome pedestal has an elliptical footrest that is fixed in relation to the seat, so it will remain comfortable to rest your feet on, no matter what height you have the seat.
The solid metal base comes with a rubber strip around it to protect the floor and prevent the stool from the risk of slipping. Some limited assembly is needed before the stools can be used.
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