87 Home Bar Design Ideas for Basements, Bonus Rooms or Theaters

Looking for home bar ideas for your basement, bonus room, home theater or lounge area? Browse these pictures to find new design ideas and options.

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Rough hewn slats of wood wrap around this wet bar, giving it a charmingly rustic feel. Chic wood barstools add another layer of sophistication to the space.

Stocked Bar With Adjustable LED Backlighting

Kelly and Co. Design created a contemporary-style bar in this renovated barn entertainment space without losing the ambiance of its rustic surroundings. A black granite countertop and zinc bar top sit atop wood cabinets and stainless steel fixtures. LED backlighting, which can be changed according to mood, showcases the bar selections. The bar features a keg tap, a wine fridge, a dishwasher, a refrigerator, and ample storage for glassware and other serving pieces.

The basement bar uses space that would otherwise be empty square footage. A custom bar aligns with the stair treads and is the same wood and finish as the steps. A dark charcoal wall is a complementary accent to the light gray paint. Glass subway tile adds a simple pattern to the space and open shelving keeps bottles organized and accessible.

Custom-Built Stainless Steel Small Wet Bar

Nestled in the corner of a large kitchen designed for a family of five, this small wet bar was planned to serve the needs of the entire clan. “It’s prepped and ready to hold all of the fixings for adult beverages, but instead of wine storage we incorporated a chilled fridge space for water bottles, children’s drinks and beverages,” says the design team. “With glass storage above, the homeowners can also display their glassware and china.”  See more small home bar ideas >>

Industrial style stools sit in front of the new bar and serving windows creating a great place to sit and have a drink or watch a foosball game. The windows open up to the outdoors, allowing any guests or family members to interact with anyone outside, as seen on "Cousins Undercover."

What used to be an old, unattractive outdoor utility room is now a new surf bar and party room that sits next to the porch of this home. Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri transformed the space on HGTV's Cousins on Call.

As seen on HGTV's Kitchen Cousins, after photo of the bar area at Mama Lee's restaurant.

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.

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.

The Wendl family lived in a humble home with an outdated retro design. The cousins, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri updated their home with a modern, chic look while complementing their desired retro design. The family room has been redesigned to include a fun white and mint green bar.

This Arizona mountain retreat entryway opens up to a bar area with stacked stone focal wall. Large neutral tiles ground the space, while exposed beams add to the rustic style of the home.

Natalie Coughlin's bar, as seen on HGTV's Hollywood at Home. Curved countertop with new barstools, wine storage cabinet, and pendant lighting.

After shot of the bar at Alexis & Kevin Carberry's baby shower party. A curved white bar with mirrored edges on casters is lined with yellow candles and is very easily moved.

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.

For flexibility in a small space, consider creating a bar from a cart or cabinet on wheels, as designer Leanne Ford did here: You can move it out of the way when you need the extra room. When styling your bar, “mix your bottles and glassware with special odds and ends that have meaning to you,” says Ford. “That will give the space some character and turn your bar into something special for you and your guests to enjoy.”

Naomi Judd entertains quite often in her great room. The room is very large and a big design feature to the room is the intricate wood work. Stained glass is used on her cabinet doors, and padded bar stools line the edge of the curved edge countertop.


This sunken bar is a completely hidden room that can't be seen from anywhere within the home. The secret space is concealed by bookcases in the hallway. Contemporary touches spice up the room's stunning Old World design.



Shiny basement bar area with wine freezer, reflective back wall with pendant lighting, popcorn machine, and small sink area.

Brian and Kim Ross have a game room with a 100-year-old billiard table and a million dollar view of the property. The home has been an inviting refuge for the Rosses and their 3 children, and their friends.

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. “Organic shapes and materials strikes the perfect balance with the cityscape,” she says.

A gold bar cart with bottles of liquor and wine sit in the hall under a large framed artwork.

Easy kitchen access was created with this wrap around wet bar and pass through window from kitchen into family room. Entertaining is made easier by creating this long bar space that includes bookcases and glass front cabinets.

Rustic wood bar cart with shelves to hold liquor and wine glasses and a wood tray at the top to old other items.

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. “We fit the bar into a little-used closet,” says DeRosa. “We had cabinets custom built for the space. The biggest challenge was finding a sink small enough to fit within the tight dimensions.” Mission, accomplished.

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 wood plank ceiling, hardwood floors and natural stonework set a rustic, outdoors tone for this basement-turned-ski lodge. A fully stocked bar and lounge area makes this the perfect place to relax.

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

The Brown's basement after the renovation with a luxurious tyle space including new countertops and columns, wood cabinets with glass doors and tiled backsplash.

A built-in bar leads to a glass-enclosed wine cellar that's separated from the room's seating area by a high-gloss piano, turning this Los Angeles living room into a nighttime hotspot. A gray sectional sofa provides ample seating. Bright shots of blue and green pop against neutral walls and floors.

A wet bar downstairs boasts cool, contemporary lighting as well as sleek leather stools and a gorgeous marble countertop.

An impressive bar crowns this basement home theater. With plenty of storage and shelf space for glassware and beverages, a small refrigerator and wine fridge, neon signs, marble countertop and expertly placed television, your friends won't want to leave even after the game is over.

Large basement bar with silver bar stools, vintage pendant lighting, large wall mirror, wine storage area, and wood countertop.

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.


This unique old world pub is finished in solid birch. the bar and gaming table offer places for guests to enjoy a game of cards and their favorite brew. Large windows allow for natural light that is refelected in a mirrored backsplash.

Classic and glamorous, this gold bar cart is both functional and stylish. Glossy black doors contrast against the soft gray walls of this traditional home office and sitting room.

A chic blue and white tiled bar with clear lucite barstools provides a suitably dramatic entrance to this decidedly impressive contemporary living room done in a cool color palette.

Basement bar with a repurposed wood countertop, vintage wicker bar chairs, and rustic wall with wood floating shelves that hold wine glasses and liquor bottles.

A finished basement serves as a game room, bar and extra living room. Recessed lights brighten the windowless space while pops of orange add color and cheer. The stacked stone bar counter and accent wall provide unique texture and warmth.

Dark brown basement bar design with L shaped bar, and built in shelf to hold wine bottles.

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.

Wet bar in the basement with tiled backsplash, wood cabinets and drawers, and small sink area.

Breakfast bar area with chairs, built in shelves in wall, wine storage unit, and new lighting.

A modern wet bar with an eating area featuring a spherical sculpture, mirror backsplash, cabinetry and shelving with LED lights.


After beauty wide detail of the café bar in the man cave as seen on DIY Network's original series, "Man Caves."

european styled interior, fabric and finishes in this basement bar space. Patterned wallpaper matches the motif of the space and red shiny curtains cover the area behind the wood bar.

Square, orange bar design with black bar chairs, stainless steel counter, and glowing center frame and under counter lighting.

After beauty wide detail of the bar top and header in the Man Cave as seen on DIY Network's original series, Man Caves. The countertop is lit from underneath showing the various neutral toned tiles.

Travel Channel host Bert Kreischer gets a new luxury man cave, built by DIY Network’s Man Caves hosts. This rustic design has various decor, antlers, old tennis racket, vintage toys, and framed photos.

Marine decorated basement bar in a man cave with bar stools, wood base, and white trim.

Wide bar, as seen on DIY Network's original series, Man Caves. The color theme is orange and has a small bar area with bar stools and old framed photos above the counter.



HGTV Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines transformed this casual dining space into a family coffee bar – a place for family and friends to gather for eating and entertaining. Chalkboard paint on the wall creates a cafe-like atmosphere, while the floating shelves add a hint of rustic style.

Create a tropical escape in your own backyard with this bamboo tiki bar. A contemporary pergola keeps you cool on those hot, sunny days.

Timeless Traditional Basement Bar With Oak Cabinets, Marble Counters & Handsome Barstools

Built for impressive entertaining, this elegant and handsome basement bar boasts chic oak cabinets, marble countertops and electronic games. Glass-front cabinets, ideal for displaying drinkware, smartly designed curves highlighting focal points and leather upholstered barstools combine to create an attractive and functional space with a sense of timelessness.
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As seen on DIY's Man Cave, a basement bar is designed to fit this homeowner's style. A clover with the numbers 508 is painted on the floor, a jukebox is added, and a small bar area with a tv fits against the back wall.

As seen on DIY's Man Cave, this basement bar is decorated with a baseball theme and decor. Three swivel chairs are added to enjoy the game.

As seen on DIY's Man Cave, a small bar area is created in this basement space with a baseball theme. The homeowner is a big Mets fan and the space is decorated with that theme.

The built-in bar provides storage for all the homeowners' entertaining essentials. Designer Casey Noble paints the back of the bar a brilliant orange for a bold burst of color and adds two stools for extra seating.

This game room features a rustic bar area complete with a neutral stone accent wall, glass pendant lights and four tan upholstered barstools. Just beyond the pool table area is a space for a home theater with brown leather reclining seats and a large flatscreen that makes it easy to kick back and enjoy favorite movies.


This basement bar has a wood base and several black leather barstools, a guitar wall decoration with floating glass shelves that hold liquor bottles in this game room space.

With a movie theater atmosphere and all the comforts of home, this media room allows for ultimate relaxation under the stars — with a snack bar included.

Bar with pendant lighting, black chairs, angled countertop, and decorative brown wall




Yellow rounded bar with gold trim and black countertop.

Rustic aquarium bar with stone wall decor, wood floor and bar frame, and overhead wine glass storage.

Old bar with stone base, wood trim, round wood barstools, wagon and barrel decor, and vintage lighting.

Jigsaw Ranchs wine cellar resembles many of the wine rooms in Italy and other countries in Europe, as seen on Travel Channel's Cabin Fever.

Wide view of a retro bar with several pendant lights, orange padded bar chairs, and wood cabinet for wine and glass storage behind the bar.

Basement bar with red frame and black countertop, wine glasses and table setting, and new black and white bar stools.


Elegant bar in home with brick base, leather bar stools, wood cabinets for wine storage, and warm tones.

Basement bar with light wood design, round bar stools, wall art, and cabinets for storing glasses.


Wide view of spacious living area and kitchen with wrap around countertop and breakfast bar with barstools, carpeted floor, tile backsplash, dark wood cabinets, and wall art.

This luxurious contemporary lounge features everything you could want to entertain and then some: a wet bar, a seating area and outdoor access, while behind the glass wall a gorgeous indoor hot tub awaits.

To make the most our of the family room space, designers divided the room into vignettes, including a relaxation area that is arranged in circles to encourage social interaction, a lounge and a bar area to give the family plenty of options when it comes to entertaining.
From: Bea Pila

This cinema inspired home theater system gives the family a great place to catch a flick. With a bar in the back for entertaining with food and drink and luxurious overstuffed cinema chairs, the family and their guests will be able to view in style.
From: Bea Pila

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