Looking for a list of home bar essentials for your new outdoor bar? The size and location of your space can determine exactly what bar accessories you need for your new outdoor bar. Check out our helpful guide below to assist you in deciding exactly what works best for your space!
One of the most important features of any outdoor area is adequate seating. Did you devote counter space around the bar for guests to enjoy food and drinks? If so, consult our guides on How to Buy Outdoor Bar Stools and the Best Patio Bar Stools to make sure you have the right seating options for your next cookout. In the event your bar area wasn’t built to accommodate stools, our list of the Best Patio Bar Sets can assist you in finding an appropriate seating arrangement. For those who normally host big groups, you may want to consider a large seating set, dining set or sectional set so no guest goes without a place to relax.
There’s more to an outdoor bar than proper seating, of course. You’ll want bar centers, refrigerators, wine coolers, and more, which we detail in our helpful guide below. Check it out for more help deciding exactly what works best for your outdoor bar area!
Outdoor Bar Centers
Bar centers keep everything you need to entertain right at your fingertips. Most bar centers include a sink & faucet, ice bin, condiment holders, and even a bottle opener. For the mixologist, having a bar center with a well in front is an added convenience to store all your favorite mixers. Bar centers make entertaining a breeze!
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Outdoor Refrigerators are a great investment for your outdoor kitchen and not to mention super convenient. Outdoor Refrigerators make it easy to stay stocked with all the ingredients needed for the perfect backyard party. Having an outdoor refrigerator is ideal for keeping food, condiments, and beverages stocked and chilled.
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Enjoy a frosty draft beer while hosting the perfect party by adding a Kegerator to your outdoor bar. Kegerators can save you money because beer on tap is less expensive that keeping bottles or cans stocked in your refrigerator. Kegerators are small refrigerators that come in single or dual tap configurations.
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Outdoor Wine Coolers
For wine lovers, wine coolers are a must. Wine Coolers are set at a higher temperature range because wine isn't stored as cold as other beverages. Wine coolers are available in single or dual zone. Dual zone wine coolers are great for the wine enthusiast that likes to store different types of wine, because they have independant temperature controls.
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Outdoor Beverage Coolers
Keep your favorite beverages stocked and chilled by adding a beverage cooler to your outdoor bar. Beverage coolers are usually sleeker than outdoor refrigerators, and commonly have a glass display. Beverage Coolers have specific storage options to accommodate bottles or cans, and don't have storage compartments in the door like most outdoor refrigerators.
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Outdoor Ice Makers
There is nothing worse than running out of ice while you are entertaining, and having to run to the store to stock up on ice during a party. Whether built in or freestanding, ice makers come in a variety of sizes, and offer different ice type options. Ice makers make entertaining convenient and easy, and a great way to get the party going and the cool drinks coming.
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Outdoor Ice Bins & Coolers
An essential outdoor bar accessory, ice bins and coolers are great for storing extra ice and keeping beverages chilled, while entertaining. Ice bins are built in your island, so you can replace your old portable ice chest that's usually used for storing extra ice. Keep the cocktails coming while having ice stocked and readily available.
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Outdoor Bar Furniture
Let your guests sit and enjoy the party with outdoor bar furniture. Adding bar stools to your island is a great way to socialize with your guests while you are grilling up the perfect meal. If you don't have an island, consider a separate bar table and chairs off to the side.
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