Forget hols abroad: these garden bar ideas will create a holiday vibe at home

These garden bar ideas will transform your outdoor space into a party paradise

garden bar by John Lewis & Partners
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Garden bar ideas have surpassed the home bar craze in popularity this summer, and no wonder. With so many of us opting for a staycation – or, worse, having our holidays cancelled – it make sense to make the most of our outdoor spaces. You'll also find that garden bars are very useful beyond serving Aperols/ice teas in the garden: they can easily be used as gardening stations the rest of the time. See our top picks to buy below. 

You can also learn how to build a home bar yourself in our step-by-step guide.

1. The garden bar that's also a planting table

Planting table for garden

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Pureday Planting table for garden | £75 on Amazon

This rustic design will have a multitude of uses in your garden. It has handy drawers and a shelf that can be used for storing garden tools, seeds, and potting accessories, but if you decorate it with lights and bunting, for example, it'll easily serve as a garden bar. In stained solid pine you can easily give it a colourful makeover. Nice.View Deal

2. The portable home bar for small spaces

Garden Trading round drinks trolley

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Garden Trading round drinks trolley | £60 on Garden Trading 

Tiny patio or balcony? You can still have a garden bar: this drinks trolley from Garden Trading is just 40cm in diameter, but it will still hold a substantial number of glasses and bottles, and is easy to move indoors once it's night time. View Deal

3. The industrial bar cart for the style conscious 

Noreen Bar Serving Cart

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Noreen Bar Serving Cart | £313.99 at Wayfair

Robust yet easy to move around thanks to its castors, The Noreen bar cart is spacious and well proportioned, and made from powder coated steel. It also won't look out of place in an industrial-style living room or even bathroom. 


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4. The recycled garden bar that's eco-friendly

Garden Bar Outside Pub

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Garden Bar Outside Pub | From £99 at Etsy

This garden bar is wall mounted, which makes it perfect for very small space, and where there's not option of taking the bar indoors. It's also supremely sustainable, because it's made from old pallets. We really like the glass hanging shelf, and the fact the bar can be personalised. View Deal

5. The ultimate garden bar that looks like holidays in Hawaii 

Honolulu garden bar by John Lewis

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John Lewis & Partners Honolulu Bar | £575 at John Lewis & Partners

The ultimate indulgence that will mentally transport you to some hot and tropical destination, the Honolulu bar sports a durable aluminium frame, a roof, and two chairs. Crafted from wicker. Definitely on our dream list.View Deal

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