Home Bars That May Drive You to Drink

Home Bars That May Drive You to Drink

Jason Loper
Nov 22, 2010

This week I'm making many of my final preparations for Thanksgiving. I'm finalizing the menu, shining all the silver, and choosing a seating arrangement. There is still one detail that has me flummoxed, however. Where will I set up the bar? I turned to some recent house tours to help me find inspiration on setting up a home bar.

  • I love the colorful painting behind Christina's makeshift bar. The whimsical monkey painting is practically beckoning me to break open one of those bottles of Veuve Clicquot!
  • A home bar doesn't need to be an elaborate set-up. I like the simplicity of a decanter with a few glasses sitting beside it, as seen in John's New York apartment.
  • Steven's weathered bar cart looks completely at home in his apartment. Stocked with bottles on the bottom shelf and glassware on the top, it's a practical bar that is also very handsome.
  • A tasteful little tray holding a couple of bottles and beautiful glassware is an inspiration I took away from Jan's loft.
  • I love the look of a bar cart and this shiny little number from Caitlin's apartment is oh so lovely!
  • I tend to like things behind closed doors so a bar cabinet – like the one seen in Ashley and Andy's home – would probably be more appropriate for my home.
  • I love the sports equipment mounted above the Tyner's bar. Who says drinking's not a sport?

Images: As linked above.

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