Our 10 Fave Outdoor Cocktail and Bar Finds for Summer

Invite your besties over and start poppin' some bottles. Here are our 10 fave outdoor bar finds for non-stop summer fun in your backyard.

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May 14, 2018

Grab a Snack

No need to complicate things for your soiree — serve simple snacks and ditch the 14-step hors d'oeuvres recipe for another time. These adorable bowls work well for nuts, candies, or even savory snacks such as pickles or olives. BUY IT: CB2, $19.95

Cheers to Summer

It's often a challenge to find shatterproof outdoor glasses that don't look like kiddie cups. These chic glasses mimic the stemless wine glasses we all know and love, but they are virtually indestructible. BUY IT: Williams-Sonoma, $31.95 for four

Invite a Crowd

If you like to invite a big group of friends over for your cocktail parties, you don't want to constantly be running back into the house to re-stock the bar. Fill a big tub with ice, white wines, beer, and soft drinks so everyone can easily grab what they need throughout the day. BUY IT: Wayfair, $95

Sexy Ice Cubes

An easy way to snazz up your soiree is with cool stainless steel ice cubes like these. They won't dilute your drink like regular ice cubes, and they look sexy in a cocktail glass. BUY IT: West Elm, $29 for four

Keep Your Cool

For a really large crowd, a portable cooler is a great investment for summer entertaining. Use one half of the cooler to store drinks and beer, and use the other half for any food items that need to stay cold. You can easily wheel it around to different areas of your yard or deck. BUY IT: Pier1, $339.95

Pour It Out

A good, sturdy pitcher is a necessity when entertaining. This baby looks like glass, but it's actually made out of acrylic. Add an extra touch by monogramming it. BUY IT: Pottery Barn, $24.50

Multipurpose Tray

Serve snacks and hors-d'oeuvres to guests on this sleek tray, load the tray with drinks or champagne flutes or use it to hold rolled up towels during your pool party. BUY IT: Crate & Barrel, $45

Self-Service Drinks

A pretty drink dispenser like this one is one of our fave go-to summer outdoor bar accessories. Make your life easy, and serve one custom cocktail, or fill up the dispenser with lemonade, water, or iced tea during cookouts. BUY IT: Frontgate, starting at $99.50

The Name of the Game

Label your dispenser with a miniature chalkboard sign. Use your sign to label your custom cocktail and non-alcoholic drinks. Better yet, get creative and write phrases like "Bottoms Up!" or "Get Lit." BUY IT: Sur La Table, $10

Open Up

Everyone needs a stylish bottle opener, and this brass palm tree is top on our list. It's fun, summery, and functional. BUY IT: West Elm, $10

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