How to Create the Perfect Outdoor Bar

An outdoor bar is more than just a handy place to keep all of your liquor. It’s a place where you can enjoy the atmosphere and your company. So whether you’re celebrating with guests or just want a place to hang out outside, your outdoor bar should fit in with the rest of your outdoor decor. Here are 4 things to keep in mind when designing and stocking up.


It’s important to consider the time of day you’ll be using your outdoor bar along with how much space you’ll need. You’ll probably be using it in the afternoon and evenings, and you won’t want to be mixing drinks while squinting into the sun. If you plan on setting up a blender and other appliances, you’ll want an outlet nearby too.


Most bars stand around 42 inches tall and your standard bar stool is about 30 inches high. Your outdoor bar should be a couple of feet deep so you can mix and serve drinks comfortably. When it comes to the length of your bar, it will depend on how much space you have available and how many people you plan on seating. 


Your bar can be as simple or as extravagant as you want it! There are plenty of available accessories for your outdoor bar like ice makers, beer and wine refrigerators, and taps. For a simpler bar, at least make space for a cooler to store drinks. But if you want to go bold, include a speaker system, patio heaters, or backlight the bar with custom lighting options from Slablite.


When it comes to liquor and mixers, think of a few drinks you’d like to make, and purchase what you need for them. You can add options to the menu little by little. You’ll also want to get a set of bar tools like a shaker, strainer, and a jigger to measure shots. And don’t forget about the glassware! You want your everyday glasses along with a set of nice glasses to use for celebrations.

Slablite can help take your home bar to the next level with custom LED backlighting options that will make your next party stand out above the rest. Contact us and learn more about the services we offer and how we can transform your bar today!