Happy Hour at Home: 13 Amazing Basement Bars

Entertain with style in your own personal bar! See how these basements were transformed into the perfect place to serve up a cocktail.

Keep in mind: Price and stock could change after publish date, and we may make money from these links.
November 25, 2014

Photo By: Chris Amaral © 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Photo Credit: HDR Homes © Denver Parade of Homes

Photo By: Andre Bernard

Open Bar

An industrial-style plywood bar makes a great addition to this spacious basement hangout. It even includes a unique wine rack and built-in beer tap, as seen on Cousins Undercover.

Wet Your Whistle

A dark wood bar creates an essence of elegance in this stylish living space, while music note paintings add energy to the room.

Shaken, Not Stirred

This modern bar keeps things interesting by playing around with conventional design elements: half of one wall is covered in hardwood while and the other is splashed in orange. In addition, hanging stainless steel frying pans arranged in a flower-like pattern make for a quirky piece of wall art.

Line 'Em Up

A line of candles across the counter let this bar double as a piece of contemporary decor when not being used to serve up drinks. The versatility keeps the cool-blue basement feeling chic for any type of gathering.

On the Rocks

This basement bar bursts with glamour — from the iridescent walls to the extravagant Swarovski crystal chandelier.

Stylish Barcade

There's never a dull moment in this slick silver bar. It includes a built-in video game, offering hours of entertainment for homeowners and guests alike. To keep the decor from becoming too monochromatic, a vibrant painting adds contrast to the space.

A Refined Red

The punch of deep red on the walls gives an impression of luxury and sophistication, especially when combined with a dark wood bar and matching stools.

Make it a Double Feature

Decorative hanging film reels to add cinema charm to this basement, making it the perfect bar scene for a movie buff. It's the perfect setting to serve up drinks before screening a favorite film.


This simple yet charming bar is a great addition to an underground living room. Since it barely takes up any space, a bar like this can create a place for entertaining in even the tiniest of basements.

Keg Sit

What better way to make a basement bar feel like a fun hangout than with an array of keg stools? Along with the license plate decorations and mounted flat screen TV, this basement is a perfect environment for enjoying a few cold brews with friends.

Most Wanted Bar

A wall plastered in wanted photos makes this black and white bar feel like it was plucked straight out of a hardboiled detective film, giving it an unmistakably cool vibe.

Cheers to Compromise

This basement entertainment area boasts the perfect balance of elegant style with sports bar function.

Another Round

The beautiful wood-planked ceiling and rustic stone bar make this ski lounge the perfect place to unwind in-after hitting the slopes.

Shop This Look

More from:

Reclaim Your Space