You’re a man. That means you need space to kick back, have a drink and watch the game. It’s fun to go out to sports bars, but they can be crowded and the drinks watered-down and overpriced. That’s why it’s nice to create your own wet bar in the comfort of your own home.
But, wet bars take a little bit of work. There are some things you need to consider before you crack open a cold beer and turn on the game. Here are some important tips you should consider when planning for your very own wet bar.
1. BarYou’ll need to consider what kind of bar you want. You will also need to consider what material do you want to use and how big do you want it to be. This will help determine the kind of contractors you’ll want to bring onboard to help you. Will you be adding a sink? Cabinets and other storage?
You’ll want bar stools, of course – but what kind? Pick stools that match your décor and are sturdy and comfortable. Consider the number of people you typically have over as guests. Make sure you buy enough so that everyone will have a seat!
3. Lighting and décor
Pick a theme for your wet bar. You could pick a décor that is cool and classy like an upscale bar in a big city. Or, you might want to make their bar a shrine to your favorite sports team. Pick out a theme that means something to you. Once you settle on a theme, pick out touches to go with it. You can use pictures, coasters, special glasses and swizzle sticks. Use lighting elements over and under the bar to enhance the space. You can also use lights inside cabinets.
4. Stocking up
Your bar is nothing without the right collection of alcohol, mixers and garnishes. When buying for your bar, stick to the basics. Go with alcohol selections that can make many different kinds of drinks – things like gin, vodka, rum and beer. You’ll want mixers like cranberry juice, orange juice, seltzer water, ginger ale and cola. When it comes to garnishes, think things like olives, limes, cherries and salt.
When it comes to the basics, you will want mugs for your beer, wine glasses, shot glasses, and cocktail glasses. If you want to get fancy, you can purchase things like brandy snifters, champagne flutes, highball glasses or margarita glasses. Mason jars also make good drinking glasses.
Get started planning your wet bar today and you’ll be kicked back with a cold one in no time at all.