Creative Outdoor Bars: Ideas to Buy or DIY

An outdoor bar makes entertaining so easy! Check out these awesome built-ins and creative DIY ideas that are perfect for any backyard party.

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November 25, 2014

Photo By: Anders Krusberg

Wall Bar

Make your own wall-mounted outdoor bar with our step-by-step instructions. It looks stylish whether it's open or closed, and there's even space for glassware.

Tiki Bar

If you like drinks with umbrellas in them, then a tiki bar is right for you. This bar, seen on Going Yard, feels exotic thanks to its materials and the surrounding foliage.

Bar Cart

Mingle with your mixers! This tipple trolley has wheels, so it's easy to make your way around the party with beverages as needed. Image by Courtney Apple, courtesy of Society Social. Styling by Styled Creative

Eclectic Bar

The fabric on the tops of these bar stools is meant to match the details on the funky outdoor bar, as seen on The Outdoor Room by Jamie Durie on HGTV.

Dresser Bar

After it has served its purpose in your home, an old dresser can become a sideboard buffet bar. DIY it with our helpful tutorial.

Swim-Up Bar

A split-level swim-up bar is cool and convenient. Since you don't need to get out of the pool, there's no break in the party action.

Bookshelf Bar

A vintage bookshelf can easily double as a bar with some styling tricks. A drink dispenser allows guests to help themselves. Image courtesy AphroChic; Photo by Rachel McGinn

Bar on Wheels

As seen on Cousins Undercover, this rolling bar with butcher blocks means you can have happy hour just about anywhere in your backyard.

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