Create a Polished Poolside Bar

A salty margarita while sitting poolside is about as good as it gets. If your pool is missing a bar, fear not, designing a poolside drink station can be a fun and creative endeavor but often requires some planning. If you’re seeking to upgrade your backyard with a bar for bonding and beverages, there are tons of ideas to consider.

Here are a few ideas for creating a splashy and sun-sational poolside sip spot:

A kitschy poolside bar is fun and playful without being too tacky. A Tiki themed space feels fresh with a few design elements like hanging crisscross paddles, palm trees and a grass hut roof. Surf and marine décor gives this bar even more happy vacation vibes.

For a truly island getaway feel, nothing tops a luxurious and fully stocked pool bar. Nestled within the structure of the swimming space, this pool bar is equipped with a refrigerator, glassware and tons of liquor. Ideal for those who want to never leave home again, this adult haven is only missing one thing: a bartender.

 

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A wooden gazebo provides the perfect space for setting up a simple pool bar. Forget all the high-end amenities and instead, stock a few shelves with the essentials: drink mixes, a daiquiri machine and a cooler. No need to bring a chair, sit stool side beneath the water at this low-maintenance and casual swim-up pool bar.

 

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A high-end interior pool is perfect for hosting large wet and wild celebrations. Pendant lighting, music and cool colored rainbow shelves make this funky bar feel resort-worthy. A tropical painting and a little lava lamp décor are the finishing touches on a casino inspired bar.

 

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