15 Shoppables You Need for Your Backyard Bar

Time to get outside and party! Throwing an alfresco soirée is a cinch once you have the bar basics covered. Shop our favorite picks for stocking your bar.

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May 09, 2018

Stir It Up

Mix up a batch of sangrias or refreshing iced tea in this clear pitcher that features a bubble design reminiscent of handblown glass. But surprise! It's actually durable acrylic so it won't break or shatter if accidentally knocked over. BUY IT: Grandin Road, $39

Entertain With Ease

Stunning serveware is a must have for outdoor entertaining. Organize drinks and snacks on the tray for tabletop display or to pass around to party guests. The galvanized finish will keep it from rusting and weathering. BUY IT: Terrain, $34 and up

Partners in Drink

You can never have enough napkins, so have a little fun with your paper products. These tropical-inspired cuties inspire playful camaraderie with your guests as you enjoy an evening of refreshing libations. BUY IT: World Market, $4.99

Ice, Ice Baby

Bring metallic glam to your bar. Stylish and functional, this hammered copper bucket keeps our favorite drink necessity — ice — within reach and frozen until needed. BUY IT: Pier 1 Imports, $39.95

Shake Things Up

Don't wait for a night out to enjoy your favorite cocktail. Mix them up yourself with this stainless-steel shaker. Whether you're making a classic martini, delish Bellini or even a tropical mai tai, this triple-insulated shaker gets your drink ice cold without freezing your hands. BUY IT: Francesca's, $34.95

Cocktails All 'Round

Acrylic is an outdoor hostess' best friend. It has the elegant look of glass but is shatter resistant and still dishwasher safe. These cocktail and wine glasses are available in four different shades, including blush and turquoise, to add a little color to your outdoor gathering. BUY IT: Pottery Barn, $26 for Set of 4

Chill Out

Keep your bottle of rosé ice cold even on the warmest day with this stainless-steel wine chiller. The double-wall insulation keeps ice frozen for six hours and prevents condensation on the outside — so no water marks on your furniture. BUY IT: Williams Sonoma, $89.95

Open With a Flourish

Having a bottle of wine you can't open is the epitome of a buzzkill. Bring instant glamour to your bar with this sleek and curvy gold-plated steel corkscrew. Designed in Paris, the corkscrew can also be monogramed for a personal touch. BUY IT: Frontgate, $39

Get Ready to Party

The perfect complement for your backyard bar — this extra-large galvanized tub ices your refreshments in style. The stand raises the tub so guests can easily grab their favorite drink, while a shelf underneath provides always-needed extra storage. BUY IT: Ballard Designs, $179

Classic Cocktails

Display a bar towel that doubles as a cocktail menu. Each of the 16 cocktails is diagrammed with its ingredients so you and your guests can artfully select a classic drink to try. BUY IT: drywell at Etsy, $20

Practical and Pretty

Have a stack of plates on hand for snacks and appetizers. A myriad of hues combine for a statement-making abstract design on these stylish plates while the durable melamine is safe to use outdoors. BUY IT: Anthropologie, $12

Put It on Ice

Ice that never dilutes your drink — sign us up! Store these stainless-steel ice cubes in your freezer to reuse over and over again. While a definite splurge for big parties, they're a smart bar addition for your nightly cocktail or small gatherings. BUY IT: West Elm, $29 for Set of 4

The Happiest of Hours

No bar is complete without a bottle opener for sodas and beer. This playful gold one is a chic yet functional addition to your happy hour. BUY IT: ASOS, $10.50

Maximize Your H2O

Fill up this three-gallon drink dispenser with fruit-infused water (or tea, lemonade or a cocktail) for your next gathering. The Mason jar-shaped dispenser is topped with a cork lid and made of acrylic so it's light and easy to transport. BUY IT: Crate & Barrel, $39.95

Illuminate the Night

Relax into the evening with lanterns that take your bar from day to night. The amber-colored LED gives off the warm glow of candlelight without dealing with messy wax. And the best part? The lantern is solar powered, so no need to have an outlet close by. BUY IT: Home Depot, $18.73

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