Garden party! 8 best outdoor bars to buy now
Upgrade your outdoor entertaining game with one of these cool outdoor bars, from funky tiki set-ups to patio pubs. Make mine a Negroni!
All bar one
Shake and serve your cocktails like a pro with this slick bit of multi-functional kit that includes a garden bar, in-built ice bucket, kitchen cabinet and drinks trolley. Just add party lights (oh, and we’ll take one of those pizza ovens too please) and your entertaining space is nailed.
Bring laid-back beach bar vibes to your back garden with this chic rattan and steel tiki bar and matching stools. Whip up a piña colada, turn up the tunes and it’s just like being on holiday (if the British weather holds up, of course).
Wood you like a drink?
Can’t decide between a sensible garden shed or bar? Here’s your happy medium – this nifty wooden bar with fold-up hatch can be used to entertain in summer and as a storage space in the colder months. We’ll be painting ours in Muddy pink, naturally.
Under one roof
Don’t let British summer’s unpredictable weather dampen the party! This gazebo with in-built bar is ideal for rain or shine and has enough space for sofas or even a dining table.
ice ice baby
Now this is a clever idea – this teak dining table features an in-built steel trough that can be filled with ice and drinks so there’s no need to leave the dinner party chatter. When you’re not entertaining, it can be covered over or filled with flowers – nifty!
Fire it up
Time to build that dream outdoor BBQ/ party zone? Sleek and modern, this standing bar by Grillo is fully configurable with the rest of the brand’s Vantage outdoor kitchen units, which all use the same carbon steel and Iroko hardwood combination.
Landlady on the lawn
Why stop at a bar when you can have a whole pub set up in your back garden? Named the ‘Hangover Corner’ it features a covered exterior, generously sized bar top, hatch doors, room inside for kegs and at least a couple of bartenders. Large glass of vino and a packet of prawn cocktail crisps for me, please!
Working with a smaller space or patio? This playful yellow drinks trolley will bring a pop of colour to your party and features two slatted shelves with plenty of space for your cocktail shaker, glasses and tipple. Extra points for the weather-resistant powder coated steel that can be left outside all year round.