89 Bar Design Ideas for Your Home

Dreaming of an in-home bar? Find inspiration in these home bars ideal for kitchen, basements, bonus rooms, lounges or outdoor areas.

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November 16, 2018

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Sleek + Modern

Sit at this sleek, modern bar and you'll instantly feel more sophisticated. White barstools, marble counter and pendant lighting add to the streamlined luxury.

For the Minimalist

No bells and whistles needed for this in-home bar. A stained oak bar cabinet is built to feel like a separate piece of furniture but features plenty of storage space for all the boozy necessities.

Vintage Meets Eclectic

Old school medicine cabinets house the goods behind this bar for one-of-a-kind storage. The barstools lends a rustic, wild-west feel while a sleek black bar adds modernness to the vintage-inspired space.

Outdoor Oasis

Stay cool during the hotter months by enjoying this covered bar and outdoor lounge. You have the option to keep the shade rolled up or down, depending on how much sunlight you're craving.

A Modern Twist

This wet bar and its black and white palette are full of urban edge and crisp lines, as seen on HGTV's Restored by the Fords.

Calling All Midcentury Lovers

A slim railing visually separates this midcentury bar and lounge while maintaining an overall open look. An orange banquette is a fun pop of color in the space.

Sophisticated Yet Contemporary

Glass floating shelves provide display space on the chevron backsplash of this contemporary bar area. Sleek teal barstools add a punch of color to the space.

Pop of Color

Eye-popping cherry-red paint turns the contemporary wet bar in this art-filled home into a fun focal point. Along with storing stemware, shelves serve as display space for the homeowner’s collections of art and objects.

A Contemporary Dream

Frosted glass and black, flat panel upper cabinets give this bar a chic contemporary look. Leather barstools with chrome bases fit snuggly underneath the waterfall edge countertop, making the space look like it belongs in a supremely stylish, high-end downtown bar.

Mediterranean Vibes

The navy blue waterfall edge countertop frames the beautiful blue-and-white hand-stamped tile on the bar while wooden barstools with nail head details, have a modern Moroccan look that enhances the Mediterranean-inspired style of this bar area.

Wine Cork Backsplash

To give a wet bar a dose of witty personality, consider an easy DIY project: covering the backsplash area with used corks. "It’s a great conversation-starter," says Luke Perisich of Blue Sky Building Company. "If anyone asks, just claim you can't remember drinking all those bottles."

The Bar Under The Stairs

The clever location of this wet bar makes great use of an often-wasted space. The architect, Alex Heyko-Porebski, says "when not in use the bar can be closed off behind bi-folding joinery panels that match the staircase, so it can remain unnoticed." Timber veneered cabinets and shelves and mirrored panels on the walls add glamour to the bar’s interior.

Poolside Beverages

This poolhouse, is complete with wet bar and foosball table. The bar's awning is a fun nod to cabana cool.

Wet Bar with Flare

Snacks, drinks and even lunches can be kept at this wet bar. A mini fridge and ample cabinet space ensure there's plenty of room for food and drink storage while a herringbone backdrop adds a stylish flare.

Breakfast + Bar Nook

This small wet bar area features blue cabinetry, a wine fridge and a small eat-in area with a polka-dot banquette.

Set the Mood

Blue LED backlighting, which can be changed according to mood, showcases this bar's selections. Created by Kelly and Co. Design, this contemporary-style bar located inside a renovated barn provides a sleek entertainment space without losing the ambiance of its rustic surroundings.

Eye-Catching Backdrop

Textured black tile provides eye-catching contrast against the smooth white cabinets in this bar area. The textured backsplash coordinates with the backsplash in a nearby powder room, giving the home a sense of cohesion and flow.

Brick Wall Accent

Red brick lends a warm touch to this kitchen wet bar, while being true to the industrial look of the space.

Space Saver

This home cleverly makes use of the awkward space under the stairs by turning it into a bar! Built-in shelves of varying lengths neatly fill up the narrow top area; below them, a sink, cabinets, even a mini fridge are ready to get the next cocktail party started.

Rich and Rustic

Amazing architectural details and great bones call to be enhanced with rich industrial finds mixed with eclectic, modern touches. A pair of leather chairs is a cozy spot to enjoy conversation and drinks from the rustic bar.

Wet Bar off the Living Room

A slim wet bar with all the amenities—wine refrigerator, prep space, plenty of storage—offers easy access to the open plan dining and living rooms.

Bright White Bar

To create the full bar, the designer layered pieces of stone in a modern, horizontal waterfall design. Modern barstools and starburst light fixtures were added to update the design.

Cool + Contemporary

A slim, counter-height table plus cool green barstools equal an instant—and oh so stylish—bar.

From: b+g design

A Nod to the Seashore

In this wet bar, a sparkling blue mosaic tile accent wall and glass vases are a colorful nod to the home's beachy location. Wine storage and a mini refrigerator keep the party going strong.


This sophisticated home bar features contemporary pendant lights, a fun tile backsplash and stylish stools with brown leather cushions that are ready for a party.

Open-Shelving Display

The fun shapes and colors of cocktail mixers are the visual life of this sleek bar. Open shelving keeps them on full display for all to see.

Party Ready

The home's bar is full service with a full-size refrigerator, dishwasher, sink and even a pass-through window out to the patio.

Entertain with Ease

Created for those who love to entertain, this bar comes complete with custom cabinetry. The focal point of the space is the show-stopping black, white and metal backsplash.

A Car Lover's Dream

A curved red Silestone bar seats six and is complete with a beer tap, beverage fridge and red high-gloss cabinets designed to conjure the Snap-on toolboxes of yesteryear.

From: Teresa Ryback

Rolling Bar

This gold bar cart is not only a statement decor piece but also comes stocked with all the cocktail essentials such as liquor bottles, mixers and serving glasses.

Upscale Game Room

The phrase recreation room takes on a whole new chic meaning in this home: A gray backdrop plays foil to simple wood shelves in the bar. Nearby, there's a comfortable lounge and space for games.

In-Home Getaway

On the far side of the room, six chic black barstools create a casual yet stylish spot for drinks. Floating shelves showcase favorite shakers, as well as keep the counters free of clutter.

A Conversation Starter

The backdrop behind the bar's glass shelves creates a cool effect that adds visual interest to this home's design. A thick, black marble counter with black barstools complements the modern aesthetic.

Nice and Neat

This penthouse's open concept layout has clever ways of dividing up spaces. Here, a chic bar tucks in neatly next to a glass-enclosed wine storage room and a bank of wood cabinets.

Industrial-Style Game Room

This spacious basement wet bar features stainless steel countertops paired with dark brown cabinets and a red brick accent wall. Industrial style pendant lights and bar stools complete the look of the area, while a nearby pool table provides an additional space for entertaining guests.

Built for Comfort

A stylish wet bar off the formal living room provides relaxed access while entertaining and feels more like a built-in component than a typical bar. Using a tufted bar bench instead of stools adds to the feeling of unassuming complexity and sophistication.

Modern Recreational Area

Industrial style stools sit in front of the bar and serving windows creating a great place to sit and have a drink or watch a foosball game.

Bachelor Pad Bar

Justine Sterling Design's client loves clean lines and neatly accessorized, yet practical solutions for his home. All of the barware was placed in the drawer below leaving the top decluttered and neatly styled.

Warm and Inviting Bar Area

This bar and lounge looks totally country chic with an exposed beam ceiling and a bar-height, concrete tasting table. Along the back wall, copper shelves are suspended from the ceiling.

Wooden Wonderland

In a New York City apartment with a spectacular view of the city skyline, designer Amy Lau brought in "gorgeous, sweeping curves and natural materials" in the design of the built-in wet bar to offset the linear visuals.

Vino Inspired

The backdrop for this bar is a glass-enclosed wine room, which features a textured wall adorned with countless wine bottles. The bar itself boasts cabinetry for storage and barstools for seating.

Small Yet Mighty

During the renovation of a home in Greenwich, Conn., Anthony DeRosa of DeRosa Builders was able to incorporate a wet bar into the design of the family room without adding on or stealing space from the seating area. Win, win!

Bright Game Room + Bar

Warm hardwoods ground the bright, airy bar area. Open shelving provides storage for all the bar essentials, and contemporary barstools are a great spot to gather and entertain.

Retro Vibes

Housed between the kitchen and the entry is a quaint wet bar with marble countertops. The retro stacked stone wall contrasts with the sleek walnut accents and polished concrete floors.

Bold Black & White

A large window above the sink provides plenty of natural light to the dark bar area. The jet black walls and black and white photographs help separate the bar area from the rest of the living room, giving it a unique feel.


Fully-Loaded Wet Bar

The corner of the dining room was outfitted with custom cabinetry and a spot for entertaining. In addition to the concealed wine rack, the wet bar boasts a fully-integrated dishwasher and garbage disposal.

Saddle Up

Saddle on up to this home's casual bar and kick back with a drink in one of the leather barstools.

Wet Bar With Glass Front Cabinets

Located just off of the kitchen, this wet bar features ample cabinet space, including glass front uppers that neatly showcase glassware. A marble tile backsplash is arranged in a herringbone pattern to create texture.

Retro Party Spot

A retro wet bar with cosmic accents sits outside the entry to a Star Trek-themed pinball arcade, turning this finished basement into a fun party spot. A curved soffit mirrors the lines of the curved, quartz-topped bar.

A Fun Surprise

Green and gold wallpaper inside a bar nook give color and visual punch to this otherwise white modern kitchen dining area. Oversized apples bring a fun twist of whimsy.

Bedroom Bar

This is no ordinary master bedroom. It has truly thought of everything with a lounge, and wet bar, what more could you need?

A Hidden Secret

The apartment length bookshelf has tons of hidden storage including a mirror-back liquor cabinet and bar.

Cozy up to This Bar

This wet bar is made with a wooden structure and glass countertop to give the space a cozy feel. Contemporary wooden bar stools compliment the design.

From: Bea Pila

All the Metallics

This bar is contemporary and cool with a corrugated metal accent wall, barn-style door and cantilevered bar area.

Asian Inspired

Eye-catching wallpaper is a great way to dress up an unremarkable nook or shelf space. Here, an Asian-inspired print is the backdrop for a charming bar.

Space for All

A metal-wrapped bar top combines with industrial stools to give this area a modern, yet masculine feel.

Concrete Waterfall Bar Top

Light blue-and-brown geometric pattern provides an accent to the concrete-topped bar area in a masculine midcentury-modern living room. Two wooden barstools allow for casual seating.

Mirrored Backsplash

A custom bar wall unit graces the open layout for the entertainment areas including the living and dining areas. Wood lower cabinets contrast with the white walls and upper cabinets. To the right, shelves, storage and an artwork display provide further function to the unit.

Perfect Spot to Watch the Big Game

Olive green walls pair with black wainscoting to create a warm, inviting atmosphere in this game room. A contemporary chandelier hangs over the pool table, while sleek wood stools pull up to the bar for the perfect view of the flat screen TV.

Multipurpose Retro Bar Area

The design in this snack center instantly delivers a sense of fun and creativity. Blue cabinets and a yellow leather bench vie for attention, and the sheen of the concrete floor reflects the sparkle of the imaginative lighting fixtures.

Rustic Accents

A stag's head adorns this corner bar's wall to give a rustic feel that is accentuated by dark wood and stainless steel stools.

Modern + Mirrored

Carved out of a non-functional wall space, an intimate bar and serving area was designed for a family that entertains. A mirror wall continues the design from behind the couch while making the space feel bigger.

Ready to Entertain

The dining room comes with this ready-to-entertain bar area. There's a Subzero beverage chiller with racks for wine and drawers for soda, beers and water. The cabinetry matches that of the kitchen for a cohesive look between rooms.

Drink Up!

This well-stocked wet bar holds a variety of adult beverages and glassware on its glass shelves. White Shaker-style cabinets provide ample storage, and recessed lights help provide illumination.

For the Beer Lover

Calling all beer lovers! What party space is complete without a tap system with all the best brews and easy access to the perfect frosted mug?

Wooden Dry Bar Packs a Punch

This contemporary wooden dry bar features tall glass-door cabinets, a built-in wine rack and a wine refrigerator.

Accentuate with Stone

A stacked stone island with contrasting black metal stools add texture and interest to this home bar. Open shelving provides pretty storage for cocktail glasses, wine bottles and a TV.

A Crisp Look

This home's bar got a whole new look with painted paneling and beams. The stark-white shade brightens the bar area while the decor pieces and stools modernize the space.

A Striking Effect

The sleek home bar in this sprawling Newport Coast, California, estate could just as easily be inside a chic urban nightclub. Behind this bar, shelving is up lit for a contemporary and striking effect.

A Bar With A View

Hammered copper forms the detailing in this custom wood bar, which is surrounded by plush, gray tufted chairs. The dark wood tones help ground the ethereal space, which is bathed in natural light from the long wall of steel-encased windows.

Simple Yet Chic

This contemporary bar uses the carpet to make the biggest design splash, choosing a graphic honeycomb pattern in gray and white. Behind the counter, a gray backsplash adds to the visual drama.

Rustic Meets Contemporary

Perfect for entertaining, this bar sits to the side of the large great room expanse. Furnished with saloon-style bar and stools, it looks like the real deal.

Bold in Blue

Beyond the kitchen, a new bar area keeps drinks easily on-hand thanks to a built-in wine rack and mini refrigerator. The colorful cabinetry and high-gloss backsplash energize the space.

A Work of Art

Just off the living room is a state of the art wine bar that keeps all the homeowners' favorite bottles at arms' reach, while also providing a unique display piece.

Chic Gathering Spot

Cushioned barstools pull up to a sleek polished bar in the basement of this contemporary home. Two refrigerators house the homeowners' collection of wine.

For the Wine Lover

A wine cellar with glass doors marks a clear transition into the open kitchen and bar. The latter includes a small island, with two stools for a date night-in or a small gathering with friends.

An Upstairs Surprise

This home's sleek bar is decorated with clean, vertical lines, floating shelves and black leather barstools. It's the gem at the top of the staircase.

Fold-Down Murphy Bar

Fold down this unsuspecting cabinet to reveal a boozy surprise. The one-of-a-kind bar features all the necessities for a cocktail hour while staying hidden when not in use.

Penthouse Perch in New York City

This sleek black bar makes for a chic spot to shake and stir the cocktails while guests keep you company seated on the contemporary barstools.

Inspired by the Sea

Modern barstools cozy up to a wooden bar that resembles the hull of a boat. A porthole window and stainless steel pendant lights add to the nautical charm of the entertaining space.

Appealing and Practical

A small bar packs a huge punch in this home. The terrazzo countertop adds visual interest, while open shelves keep bar essentials handy.

The Meeting Spot

In addition to a wine cellar, this luxury home comes with its own lounge and wet bar. In turn, the owners can easily host intimate gatherings with close friends and large-scale parties without ever leaving the property.

Dining Room Bar

A fully stocked bar, complete with refrigerated wine storage, is conveniently located in the dining room. Drawers and shelves provide storage for liquor and glasses.

Blue Lacquer Goodness

The formal dining room is where this gorgeous bar lives, covered in blue lacquer with chrome trim and glass shelves. A slim wine refrigerator bisects the space.

The Key to Relaxation

After a long day at work, the owners will love kicking back in the basement's bar. Three white stools with chrome bases further the minimalistic aesthetic, while an orange sofa offers a striking pop of color.

Dapper Details

This bar comes with a dapper checked floor and textured wallcoverings. Two wine refrigerators and a table seem ready-made for wine tastings.

Game Room Bar

The gentlemen of the house will certainly find this game room and bar up to par. Black walls make the space feel utterly masculine, while leather stools at the in-home bar serve as comfortable seating after a round of pool.

Basement Hang Out

Silvery metallics glam up this bar, part of the home's basement makeover that made the lower level the ultimate hang-out destination.

A Tiki Touch

This backyard bar area takes on a touch of flair with tiki-style decor. A wooden bar with matching stools allows for quiet outdoor relaxation.

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