Basement Pub

Basement Pub

Whether you are serving a Diet Coke, a glass of wine, or a cocktail, a bar simplifies the process. You can have all the raw materials for festive refreshments in one handy place, while, at the same time, containing the mess.  A bar can be hidden behind doors like a closet, or it can be a place to display glasses, drinks, and the tools of a bartender.  Added convenient features might include a coffee station complete with cups and espresso machine for round-the-clock service.

In smaller bars we design, we often include a sink, an icemaker, mini refrigerator, and/or wine cooler, as-well-as plenty of storage.  Larger bars can be as fully functional as your local pub.  Durable counters and good lighting are a must.  Limestone or marble countertops are very beautiful, but can be stained or etched with lemon juice or other acidic liquids.

The overall design of the bar should take cues from the room it serves, but like its function, a bar is a place where a homeowner can have some fun.  We have used rustic, reclaimed wood for cabinets as well as polished mahogany.  Glass doors make for convenient display areas which can be lit from above or below.  A painted finish allows for maximum flexibility when matching the rest of the room.

Bars are meant for daily use and are often more convenient than the kitchen for serving all kinds of beverages.  Holidays, especially, are a time for entertaining friends and family; a bar just makes it a little easier for the host and hostess.

Bar Open to Patio

Bar Open to Patio

Piano and Wet Bar

Piano and Wet Bar

Simple Bar

Simple Bar

Guest House Wine Bar

Guest House Wine Bar

Back Hall Serving Bar

Back Hall Serving Bar

Living Room Wet Bar

Living Room Wet Bar

Basement Bar and Game Room

Basement Bar and Game Room

Photos By Rob Karosis

 

 

 

By Published On: February 22nd, 2018Categories: Miscellaneous0 CommentsTags: ,

About the Author: James Crisp

James M. Crisp has been an architect for well over 30 years. His architectural firm, Crisp Architects, designs projects throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In April of 2007, Taunton Press published 'On the Porch' by James M. Crisp and Sandra Mahoney.

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