So, you’re looking for a way to spruce up your deck or patio space, and your mind keeps gravitating towards the idea of outdoor bars. After all, what better way to entertain guests and loved ones? Before you set up your outdoor bar, however, there are a few useful tips you’ll want to keep in mind.

Stick With Plastic Drinkware

Glass drinkware is great in theory, but trust us–you’ll be regretting that decision the first time a glass is accidentally dropped and broken on your pool deck. Make your life easier (and less stressful) by opting for plastic drinkware at your outdoor bar, especially if you tend to enjoy your patio time barefoot.

Choose Water-Tight Storage

You don’t want to have to haul your bar supplies in and out of your house every time you entertain guests at your outdoor bar. By choosing a bar with water-tight storage options, such as drawers and cabinets, you can enjoy the convenience of keeping a separate set of barware outside pretty much at all times.

Invest in Insulated Coolers

In addition to your standard outdoor bar and bar stools, you may also want to invest in insulated coolers or even an insulated bar to keep your drinks and mixers nice and cold. After all, the last thing you want is to have to run inside to grab more ice in order to keep everybody’s drinks nice and cold.

Keep these tips in mind as you plan for your outdoor bar and you’ll be well on your way to entertaining guests in no time!

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