How To Build A Garden Bar

13th June 2022

There’s nothing like enjoying your favourite drink alfresco on a sunny evening, but the great British weather can often have other ideas! Whether your drink of choice is a rum punch or an ice-cold beer, building a garden bar is a fun and weather-proof way to make the most of your garden.


Dave's garden bar room interior with wall mounted television and furniture



How to build a garden bar:

  • Add a garden building as a year-round option
  • Add bar furniture into the open garden space for sunny weather use
  • Plan what style of bar or pub you are wanting to achieve
  • Make sure to add the essential bar-top counter
  • Choose themed accessories and bar decor
  • Decorate to suit your chosen style; whether it be a stylish cocktail bar or rustic garden pub
  • Add all the essential bar accessories – glasses, coasters, games and a cocktail shaker are on our list!



Your Garden Bar Building

As a unique space detached from the house, your garden bar building offers complete freedom to decorate and furnish however you’d like.  Be inspired by some of our coolest garden bar builds below! 


Pub Shed

garden bar with beer taps and furniture

Make every day feel like Friday with the addition of a garden drinks bar that is sheltered, safe and secure. Compared to a typical garden shed, a garden room is a quality investment that is built and designed to be “lived-in”.

With a Green Retreats garden building, the hard work is done for you – all you need to do is pick out your favourite furniture and accessories to make your garden bar the envy of all your friends and family. That leaves your shed as it is, and what it’s good for; storage for bits and bobs and spiders!


Pool Bar

Who needs to head abroad when this is in your back garden?! This poolside garden bar will make the Mediterranean feel like a distant memory come rain or shine.


Gin Palace

stylish garden bar with wide selection of drinks and cool art on the walls

If a sophisticated soiree is more your style, then this gin bar will be right up your street! Create a luxurious feel with cocktail chairs, accents of delicate gold and lavish artwork that will compliment your chosen cocktail beautifully.


Sports Bar

garden bar and games room with pool table

Why not go themed with your garden pub too? Opt for a pool table and games room vibe, or sports memorabilia to create the ultimate garden sports bar! 



Did you know…?

A garden bar isn’t just for summer!

Thanks to our premium grade insulation used throughout our buildings your garden bar doesn’t have to shut up shop once summer is over. With the addition of a quality insulated garden room, you can create a space that is designed for use all year round – meaning you can keep the summer feeling going as long as you like!



Don’t Forget Bar Accessories!

Any bar needs the all essential barware. Glasses, shakers, stirrers, trays, coasters and of course the drinks! You can add to your collection through time, no need to rush this part and in no time you will have a fully-stocked bar to please the tastes of all your guests. 

light pink garden bar with bar stools and drinks on the shelves behind the bar



How to build a garden bar – The Alternatives

We’ve been following this trend for a while now, and we love seeing the exciting ways that our customers are using our garden buildings to create luxury bars that dreams are made of!

Whilst we’ve been keeping an eye out, we have found some rather ingenious alternatives that might be a way to dip your toe into the garden bar game. 

Like this pallet-wood drop down bar – we love it! A bit of a DIY project, but for those of us who don’t have space in the garden for a full garden building – something like this is a compact alternative. Find out how to make one at cassiefairy.com.

garden bar pallet, drop down alternative

There are also clever table cool boxes that would suit as a garden bar start off point on the patio, or use it as part of the outdoor seating arrangement of your bar building. Find out more at outsidegang.com.

cool patio feature box bar bottle holder idea


Start your Garden Bar Project!

If you have been inspired and are interested in finding out more about how to build a garden bar request a brochure  for more about our garden rooms!

Even if you are in the very early stages of considering a garden building, contact a member of our sales & design team to start gathering the information you need. 


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