172 Eclectic Bar Tables

One of life’s luxuries, a home bar is the perfect place for kicking up your feet and relaxing after a hard day’s work. Best of all, it’s an excellent place in which to entertain friends, and we’re certain they’ll love indulging in a few adult beverages at your eclectic pub table. If your life’s dream is to add a home bar to your living space, check out a few tips before you break out the glasses: More 
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How tall and wide should my bar table be?


Most bars are 40 to 42 inches in height, so aim to purchase a table that sits that high. Determining what width your pub table should be is a little trickier; your best bet is to measure the space where you plan to place your bar unit. Don’t forget to add in space for your bar stools and room for your guests to maneuver. If you’re lucky enough to have a larger space, you might opt to buy a table with an expandable leaf to accommodate larger parties when necessary.

Where should I install my bar cabinet?


There are at least a few good places in a home for a new bar table and stools. Before rushing to set everything up and enjoy a drink, consider where you’re most comfortable hosting guests. This could be right next to your kitchen, but other locations, like the living room, a game room, a library or even a home office, can be optimized for the ultimate social gathering. Wherever you decide is the optimal placement for your pub table, be sure it matches the style of your home and the room you’re adding it to. If your in-home pub is located in a more casual room with cushy chairs or sofas, try placing cocktail tables next to the seating.

What other appliances should my bar unit have?


Unless you want to make several trips to and from your main kitchen, you might consider pairing a sink and a refrigerator with your bar table. You can even take things a step further and add a microwave and dishwasher. These will make serious entertaining a breeze, as edibles can be prepared and dishes can be cleaned right at the bar.

What is a bistro table, and how can I incorporate one into my home?


Bistro tables are modeled after the small tables you might find dotting the sidewalk next to a cozy French bistro. These tables can become a hub of relaxation and informal gatherings in your home. They can also provide the perfect seating arrangement for your pub, and typically stand 36 to 44 inches high.
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