An Urban Upscale Outdoor Bar at Home

August 10, 2023
An Urban Upscale Outdoor Bar at Home

Now that the days are blissfully getting longer and we gradually start to embrace’s summer’s multitudinous charms, many of us will be looking to create beautiful spaces to entertain outdoors that will be the focus of great nights in all the way through to 2022. The summer months are all about enjoying an ice cold beer, chilled rosé or refreshing cocktail outside on hot days and warm nights, and a having your own urban outdoor bar setting with the perfect outdoor bar furniture takes that simple but satisfying joy to a whole new level. Why settle for cramped front porch get togethers or a couple of chairs in the garden when you can create an upscale outdoor watering hole that is all your own?

An outdoor bar is the ideal way to entertain in style, and in the comfort and intimacy of your own home. Whatever your signature style, we have a huge collection of modern outdoor bar furniture designed to cater to every happy hour aesthetic. Now is the perfect time to start curating your own beautiful bar space and spreading the word that this summer – your place is the only place to be.

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The Perfect Height

If you entertain groups of friends and family regularly, you most definitely need to create your perfect home bar setting with enough counter height seating and space that everyone can feel at ease. Discover your own carefree, al fresco entertaining style by browsing our selection of outdoor bar tables and outdoor bar furniture sets to find the right aesthetic for your particular space.

Perhaps create an outdoor bar height bistro set using the Raw Concrete Bar Height Table paired with the Nairobi Outdoor Bar Stool in Black for the feeling of an at home bar with a cool, urban edge. Or if you need more space to lean, the amazing Noble Outdoor Bar Table is a minimalist beauty you can’t help but love. With a sleek frame of powder-coated aluminium and an elegant, bare teak table top, the Noble is an extraordinary piece that sits easily in any space.

Looking for a ready-made bar height table and chairs set? The Blok Outdoor Bar Table and Pietro Chairs Outdoor Bar Set is here to add a touch of cool to your outdoor space. The set combines a beautiful blond reclaimed teak bar table punctuated with the fabulous, unabashedly contemporary Pietro bar stools. It’s a great combination that results in the perfect place to perch with your favourite cocktail or pinot gris.

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Keep it Shady

If you have a patio roof or covered outdoor living area, chances are you'll be more likely to stay outside when it gets dark and the temperatures begin to lower. You can partition off your outdoor rooms using larger planters sporting impressive shrubs for extra shelter, and add a large cantilever umbrella like our Antigua and Caribbean styles for even more protection. Both sport Sunbrella® shade fabrics too, which means they will stay looking beautiful in even the most inclement weather. This is due to the unique makeup of Sunbrella® fibres, which come saturated with highly UV stable pigments. Traditional dyeing methods only add colour to the fibre’s exterior, but Sunbrella®’s performance characteristics are an integral part of the fabric. This means they are not an applied finish that would wash off over time, and will maintain their signature hue for many years to come.

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Keep it Warm After Hours

Once you have created your dream outdoor hotspot, you will want to use it as often as possible, even on those slightly chilly days or nights. Adding sources of heat and lighting will definitely help keep you and your guests outside when the mercury drops, and you can enjoy your outdoor bar space all year round. Nothing draws a crowd more than a good fire pit setup, and we offer an incredible line of modern and sophisticated concrete outdoor fire pits.

We offer three different sizes; rectangular, square and round. These gorgeous fire pits can be hooked up to your own gas or with an attachment for a propane tank. What’s even better is that we designed a storage container that will cover an unsightly propane tank so that it will look like, and function like one of our stunning concrete side tables. We use a high-quality concrete and resin mix to make our concrete outdoor furniture and accessories, and the mechanics and inner workings of the fire pits are extremely well built and easy to use. Add a couple of our Vine Hurricane Lamps for a little ambient lighting and your guests won’t want to leave.

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Stock Up and Get Set to Entertain!

Now it’s time to stock your outdoor bar for a season of fun the sun. Buckets, galvanised or plastic, are great filled with ice for soft drinks, wine, and beer. Keep spirits to the basics - vodka, rum, tequila, and gin – but stock a variety of mixers, seltzer, and juices for getting creative with your mixology skills when friends come by.
Be sure to have plenty of glasses (good quality plastic) on hand, perhaps mixing and matching for an eclectic look, and have some bowls and small platters on hand for snacks and canapes. Other bar essentials can include a cocktail shaker, fun napkins, serving trays, bottle openers, and bar towels. Don’t forget a recycling bin, and bug spray for those unwanted callers.

Long summer days and warm nights deserve to be spent outdoors in complete comfort. If you’re getting ready for the season in the sun, we can help. If you have more questions about any of our designer outdoor bar furniture and want to create your own outdoor entertainment setting, don’t hesitate to call us or drop into our Parnell furniture showroom today. Our outdoor bar tables, bar stools, and bar sets come fully assembled and can be picked up, ready to go from our distribution centre. Alternatively, we can ship your new pieces to anywhere, using our astute delivery service. For more information please call our dedicated team of designer furniture professionals – we’d love to help.