A suggestion that might seem specifically tailored to the guys, but I can’t tell you how many women I’ve run across in my day who also would love to have a bar in their basement (probably not the garage though)… however, the basement bar that most women want has less to do with the keg-a-rator leaking iced water and more to do with the cozy kind of pub you might find in the English countryside.
Obviously the very best way to find design ideas for a basement pub is to go on a pub crawl in Ireland, that’s why we suggested it so long ago and hope that you were smart enough and not yet too sauced to take some good photos.
Tips For Building A Basement Bar
Stay away from any and all ply-wood, if you must go down the ply-wood route, it is only as a backer board. Don’t forget your “back bar”, you’re going to need a mirror of some sort and shelves. Bar Molding is key, every god bar you’ve ever been in has at least some detail, whether it’s a rounded edge or an all out super detailed, hand carved, Cherubs and Coat of Arms. Don’t cheap out.
Despite what we just said above, this doesn’t have to be fancy and it doesn’t have to have the full pool table and dart board, with rows and rows of TVs more than anything what we’re suggesting is build a nice little warm and welcoming retreat for yourself to enjoy. A place to get away from your “house” into a neutral zone, where you can enjoy a cold one with your significant other.