Have you ever considered building a retro home bar with vintage glassware and classic drinks? A vintage bar can be your biggest asset during the cold season. There are plenty of stores online that stock retro bars, chairs, and cabinets at an affordable price. You can even build your own bar using a few basic tools and themed decorations from antique shops and thrift stores. If you already have a home bar, you can customize it with prints and framed wall art, tin signs, wooden signs, vintage posters, wall decals, and old fashioned candies.
Creating your own retro bar is a rewarding project. Go online to inspire yourself, or hit the flea markets, antique stores, yard sales, and salvage yards in your area. Visit websites like Etsy and eBay for cheap era-reflective finds. Make sure you have all the necessary tools for serving old-school cocktails and martinis. Some online shops offer custom retro bars that are designed for commercial use, but are classy enough for any home. There are lots of manufacturers who provide complete bar sets including sinks, lighting, retro bar stools, vintage tables, water hookups, neon signs, and all the accessories that you can think of.
If you’re on a tight budget or have limited space, remember that your home bar doesn’t need everything that exists in a real pub. Determine how much money you can spend. You can either opt for a massive fridge or a small one that fits under the bar. If you afford, get a draught beer system. Fill your bar with retro glasses of all varieties. Choose your liquor wisely. Many homeowners want to be sure that their bar has dozens of spirits and wines for every taste. While this may be a good idea, it doesn’t mean you should buy five different types of gin or vodka. For the start, get a bottle each of gin, rum, scotch, whiskey, and bourbon. You can prepare hundreds of different cocktails using a few basic drinks.
Decorate your home bar with cool vintage accessories such as canvas prints, popcorn machines, retro phones and clocks, old fashioned dartboards, kitchen jars, framed retro art, neon sculptures, and vintage appliances. Consider buying retro booths and stools for your home bar. Install miniature LED spotlights under the bar top. Keep in mind that you’re building a bar, not a pub. With the right decorations, you can turn your home bar into a perfect party spot.