35 Stylish Man Caves

Forget about dark and dingy, these sleek home theaters and handsome billiards rooms shed a whole new light on the way guys (and gals) hang out.

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April 20, 2020

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High-Style Den

This handsome space oozes glam with its high-gloss parquet floors, chrome billiards table and dark wall coverings. It's so swanky, you may need to wear a suit and tie just to play a round of snooker.

All-in-One Cave

Sometimes, you can have it all. Pick your pleasure in this posh game room that features a private gym, billiards table, foosball table and a bar. Pro tip: Mirrors are an easy way to open up a room and make it feel more spacious.

Modern Cowboy Style

With plush seating and a large TV, this man cave is the ideal place to watch the big game or unwind with a movie. The barnwood-wall treatment, large beams and rope lamps provide a rustic, manly touch while the mid-mod-style Ping-Pong table, pendant light and game table add a touch of high style.

Rotating Platform

Create the ultimate viewing room with turf flooring, stadium seating and framed jerseys. To take it up a notch, position plush recliners on a rotating platform and place screens around the room. Watching the big game will never be the same.

Under-the-Stairs Bar

Turn empty square footage into a custom bar. In this basement, the alcove under the staircase was turned into a cocktail destination. The metal stools provide a nice contrast to the rich-wood bar and bright white shelves. With a space like this, every hour can be happy hour.

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Sophisticated Lounge

Leather club chairs set around a game table make for an inviting place to have meaningful conversations while sipping on a fine whiskey or brandy. The built-in bar and shelves in all the same deep-gray tone keep the space refined and gentlemanly.

Get a Leg Up

If your idea of a man cave is more about being active than passive, take a look at this home gym. An angled rock-climbing wall and an array of work-out equipment should keep this cave dweller in tip-top shape.

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Sports History

In this basement game room, a large-scale black-and-white photo of an old-time baseball game provides a humorous tone as well as a striking visual.

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Bordeaux + Billiards

A large pool table makes for the perfect accompaniment to a wine cellar. A hutch custom-made to display wine bottles is practical as well as handsome.

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Man and Kid Cave

Kids of all ages will enjoy this game room/lounge with its mix of new and classic arcade games.

Proper Cave Lighting

Bronze, gold and deep blue are combined to brighten this sports-themed cave. A set of pendant lights within the tray ceiling and recessed lighting throughout help illuminate the space and showcase the sports collectibles.

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On Par

Not even a thunderstorm can rain on this golf lover's parade. Take the game indoors with a theater that doubles as a golf simulator. After a few rounds, lounge in reclining chairs for the ultimate movie marathon. Caddyshack anyone?

Arcade Room + Bar

This man cave has the best of both worlds: a well-stocked bar, and an arcade-style game room full of old-school pinball machines. The curved walls, bar, stools and even the header above the bar give the space an inviting flow and openness.

Viewing Lounge

Sports enthusiasts, movie buffs and binge-watchers have everything they need in this spacious man cave including a fully stocked bar, two flat-screens and ultra-comfy seating.

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Old-School Cool

Pinball machines, a retro Coke machine and a rotary payphone add a youthful yet retro flair to this basement man cave. A combination of track lighting and recessed lighting illuminates the space and highlights the vintage games.

Garage Cave

No space in the house for a man cave? Convert a garage into a recreational getaway. This garage is fully stocked with top-of-the-line recreational equipment, a workbench, a lounge area for relaxing and a table for snacks or card games.

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Screening Room

If your idea of a man cave includes a posh home theater check out this next-level space optimized for sports watching and gaming. Multi-level recliners mixed with the latest technology provide a true surround-sound experience with loads of comfort. The indirect lighting, deep-red walls and an ornate ceiling give the space that classic theater look.

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Not-a-Cave Cave

This bright sunny space goes against the true definition of a cave. But the relaxed vibe, sports memorabilia and swanky billiards table classify it as a true, bona fide man cave.

Small Space? No Problem.

Even if you don't have a finished basement for your man cave, you can still make a big impact with bold paint, vintage games and rich woodwork.

Work Meets Play

A home office can certainly double as a man cave. This combo is designed with a mix of dark masculine colors against white walls and a tray ceiling. Timeless design elements like the parquet floor, Eames chair, recessed-panel cabinetry and retro-inspired lighting make the space sophisticated and polished.

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A Total Home Run

The centerpiece of this Chicago baseball-themed man cave is a pool table that rises and descends into the floor with a simple touch of a button. Stadium lighting, large murals and a corner bar complete this winning space.

Outdoor In

This billiards room with a fully stocked bar can adjust to the weather. On a warm day, open the large sliding glass doors to let in fresh air, then on a chilly evening enjoy a game of snooker by the fireplace.

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On the Green

If you've got a few extra square feet of space in your man cave why not practice your putting skills? Place your putting green near a sunny window and a landscape painting so even in the dead of winter you can feel like you're on the 18th hole.

A Red-Hot Look

A fireman's dream man cave includes a bright shiny-red truck with chrome plating, various gauges and an oversized mural honoring the brave men and women in the firefighting profession.

Posh Playroom

Okay, this isn't really a man cave, it's an everybody cave because everyone will want to hang out in this resort-like setting. Take a few design cues from the top-notch play space: incorporate tall shelves with built-in lighting behind the bar, use an elaborate light fixture over the billiards table and install durable flooring with layered area rugs.

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Manly and Durable

The mix of materials including wood, brick, glass and metal makes this airy man cave feel like a sophisticated pub or eatery. The zinc countertops are a great choice for a home bar — zinc is durable, stylish and fits almost any interior style.

Great Acoustics and Style

Various wall treatments, including the tufted velvet-like upholstered walls by the billiards table, maximize the sound quality in this plush media room/game room/man cave. A large game table with comfy club chairs is perfect for long poker nights or family game nights.

The Key Essentials

If you don't have a basement, don't fret. You can still achieve a man cave by renovating any multipurpose room. The key is to pack it with man-cave essentials: a spot for watching TV, a mini-fridge, a Ping-Pong table and plenty of sports memorabilia.

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Vino Lair

This stylish man cave has a Tuscan feel that is reminiscent of Old World Italy with its stone detailing, white-washed walls, plush leather, dark woodwork and of course, the well-stocked wine racks.

Homebrewer's Cave

Custom barstools made from beer kegs are the ultimate way to belly up to the bar. Sacks of homebrewing ingredients serve as decoration until it's time to whip up a few new batches of beer.

Pub Lounge

For the ultimate basement hangout, design a man cave that looks like an inviting pub. Besides the bar, include a bar-height table with a menu, foosball table, sports keepsakes and a TV watching area with plush seating.

Golfing in the Garage

A basement isn't the only place to make recreation the focus. Everyone from the at-home project enthusiast to the die-hard golfer will love this renovated garage with a high-tech golf simulator and handy workbench.

A Collector's Cave

Paint isn't the only way to add color to a space. Try covering the walls in vintage souvenirs, like these old-time bar trays.

Diners and Drive-Ins

You don't have to leave the house to enjoy a fun-filled family night. Divided into three zones, this 1950s-inspired basement features a diner, a game room and a theater.

A Manly Study

Abstract art, red leather chairs, and walnut-stained bookshelves create a man cave with a library feel. An added bonus: the balcony's panoramic lake views.

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