21 Creative Outdoor Bar Ideas That Will Inspire You!

21 Creative Backyard Bar Ideas That Will Inspire You!

The backyard is a great place to hang out with family and friends, so why not have a bar area set up? This way, you’ll have plenty of space for everyone to sit around the table or on the couches while enjoying cocktails. If you’re looking for some ideas to liven up your yard, read on!

Morden Outdoor Bar Ideas

1.Outdoor Bar With Pizza Oven

delicious food set-up on table

Adding a pizza oven to your backyard is not only practical for entertaining but also aesthetically pleasing. The design of this backyard bar features an open-air bar complete with countertops and decorative touches like flowers and potted plants.

The tree adds height to the space, giving the patrons of the backyard bar some shade, while the outdoor chairs provide comfort. In this guide, you can learn how to design an outdoor kitchen area.

2. Mixed Stone Bar

beautiful and cozy kitchen in backyard

Many people will enjoy having a place to gather and relax outside. You can create a bar by adding a large counter with stools and other decorations to make the space feel welcoming. Want more rock garden landscaping ideas? We’ve got plenty in this guide.

3. Sidebar Pub Shed

wooden bar build in garden

A bar shed backyard bar is a great way to entertain friends and family, bond with the dog, and relax while enjoying cigars, good food, and drinks.

It would be an excellent place to hang out with friends and family, even on a rainy day. It’s also an ideal place for watching Yankee games! Learn how to build a bar shed in your backyard with this step-by-step guide.

4. Combination Outdoor Kitchen and Bar

Kitchen and bar built in nice landscape

Combo outdoor kitchen and bar is an impressive stone structure perfect for hosting a summer cookout.

One of the advantages of this design is that it combines a bar counter and chairs with the grilling station, so everyone can visit while the food is sizzling. 

But when you plan your outdoor bar and grill combo, carefully consider the elements and proximity to your home. If there’s a prevailing wind, it won’t blow smoke in the faces of your guests at the bar.

5. Hot Tub Bar

Hot tub and bar built in backyard garden

The patio could have a minimal look, which is perfect for a low-key but still summery feel. This idea could be great for a backyard party or an adult get-together. Even if it’s just relaxing with a drink, this hot tub bar will make the perfect backdrop. You might want to see more hot tub deck ideas in our guide.

6. Outdoor Bar With Tile

Chairs arranged front bar

This outdoor bar is perfect for hosting intimate gatherings in the backyard. The tile in black and white is in excellent condition and looks like it would suit any bar. Get inspired by this tiled outdoor bar design collection for more ideas!

7. Fire Pit with Bar

Fire Pit and bar built in patio

The stone bar around the perimeter of the fire pit provides a place to sit down and drink, eat, and relax. The area could be littered with lounge chairs or benches for sitting on. Looking for more backyard fire pit ideas? Our feature has more inspiring looks.

Outdoor Bar Ideas On A Budget

8. Wine Barrel Bar

drink and food on wine barrel bar

Having a wine barrel bar in your backyard will give you a great place to relax with friends and family. You can have a table that seats 4 people for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres or a table that seats 6 people for dinner.

This idea could be the perfect addition to your backyard space. Here is a helpful guide that explains how you can make a rustic wine barrel bar.

9. L-Shaped Pallets

L-shaped pallets bar in backyard

The L-shape pallets bar is a beautiful addition to any backyard! This shape allows for a long table with space for drinks, food, and your next big idea. Have fun with your design and decorate each side of the L to represent a different theme! This tutorial will show you how to build an L-shaped bar.

10. DIY Cinder Block and Pallet Outdoor Bar

Cinder block and wooden bar at corner

This DIY bar is perfect for hosting a party on the patio. You can find all the materials needed to build this outdoor bar at any home improvement store. It’s a stylish and modern design with rugged charm because of the pallet-supported cinder block legs.

11. Outdoor Bar Cart with Plant Stand

outdoor bar cart with plant stand

This outdoor bar table is perfect for a wedding, engagement party, or other events where you want to make your guests feel welcomed. The top shelf is ideal for putting a bottle opener and napkins, while the lower shelves can hold flowers or other decorations.

You could also use this cart to showcase your favorite plants if you love gardening. Follow the steps below to make an outdoor bar cart table.

12. DIY Pallet and Door Bar

pallet and door bar in backyard garden

This simple DIY bar project is perfect for an outdoor bar. All you need are some pallets, some paint, and an old door. This bar is so easy to build. The hardest part may be choosing a paint color! Here’s how to make a DIY door bar from a pallet.

13. Garden Bar with Rope Lighting

hanging a rope lighting in bar

For a more rustic backyard bar, go for a trendy hipster bar. Another option is to use driftwood and create a hanging light fixture with rope lights.

14. DIY Pipe Bar Cart

Glasses and bottle of alcohol placed on Pipe bar cart

This DIY pipe bar cart idea is to use pipes and fittings to make the frame. The shelves can be simple wooden boards cut to size, with the lines painted in a color of your choice.

15. Farmhouse Bar

Wooden bar built in garden

This farmhouse bar idea would be a great backyard bar for people who have a farm or live in a rural area. You can find the materials for this project around the farm and add more decorative elements.

16. Repurposed Non-Working Refrigerator

Diy bar in backyard garden

This outdoor bar is made by taking an old, non-working refrigerator and topping it with wooden pallets. It is also great for creating a vintage look. There are many different ways in which one would customize this based on the resources available.

Think of this project as an inspiration for your backyard bar idea. Here is a tutorial that will show you how to make a bar out of an old refrigerator.

17. Sewing Cabinet

small diy bar in garden

If you are really into DIY projects, then I am sure you have put a lot of thought into the idea of turning an old sewing cabinet into a backyard bar.  It is such a rustic and charming way to say “cheers.”

Aside from this, sewing cabinets make for great serving stations because they usually have drawers and shelves where you can store condiments and other bar supplies. Learn how to turn an old sewing cabinet into an outdoor bar with this guide.

Garden Bar Ideas With Roof

18. Beautiful Pergola with A Bar

Beautiful Pergola with a bar in backyard

This outdoor bar is an excellent idea that you can build on a budget. It’s a two-post pergola with an added bar shelf. Add a few patio bar stools and enjoy this peaceful space to have coffee, family dinner, or entertain guests on a hot summer night!

19. Swim-Up Bar

a swimming pool built next to bar

A swim-up bar is a great way to enjoy a drink while in the pool. The kitchen area gives you a place to prepare food and a covered area that provides a fantastic atmosphere. You can enjoy the pool from inside or outside, but the stone seating in the bar area completes this hybrid design.

20. Tiki Bar

A beautiful tiki bar in garden

A tiki bar is an excellent idea for an outdoor space. Replacing your backyard with a tiki design could be the perfect way to create that escape you’ve always dreamed of.

21. Log Cabin Bar

small bar and fireplace in backyard garden

A log cabin bar is a fantastic way to create a cozy atmosphere in your backyard. You can also incorporate the fireplace into the design of the bar, creating a very rustic feel. Our storage firewood ideas will provide you with some inspiration if you are looking for a place to store your leftover logs.


If you are looking for a backyard bar design, there are many different ideas to choose from. The designs range in size and budget, so it is easy to find one that will work best with your space or create something new! Regardless of the type of outdoor bar you want, we hope this article has given you some inspiration.

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