10 Basement Wet Bar Ideas to Impress Your Guests

Whether you love to entertain large crowds or just want a convenient place for movie-night snacks, including a wet bar in your basement finish enhances both its aesthetics and functionality. Don’t be fooled into thinking you have to have a huge space or an unlimited budget to incorporate one into your design. Wet bar designs can be customized to accommodate most any space, as long as plumbing lines are within feasible reach (cost increases if large concrete cuts are required to move plumbing lines). Take design inspiration from ten of our basement wet bars, and decide which features you want to include in your own!

This bar is perfect for game day with your friends! With plenty of seating space around the U-shaped bar, you’ll be able to enjoy drinks and conversation with the game in view. The neutral stacked stone along the bar face and back wall lend an urban feel to this light and open basement plan.

What about hosting a craft night or a cookie party at this gorgeous bar? The wide countertops of this inviting bar offer lots of space for whatever type of gathering you’re hosting. Add bar stools and you’ve got an instant conversation spot. The brick along the back wall gives definition and character to the space.

Who said that space under the stairs is only good for storage of suitcases? This wet bar, though small, packs a lot of style and function into the space. The stacked stone wall is highlighted by under-lit open shelving, and the built-in wine chiller is both convenient and sleek.

Tucked along a side wall, this beautiful bar makes the most of the space with well-designed cabinetry, shelving, and appliances. It’s perfectly situated for refreshments during movie or game nights.

Looking to build more of a kitchenette? This galley-style wet bar includes a full-sized refrigerator and other appliances, while still not taking up a huge amount of space. Notice how the soffits and ceiling drops work with and enhance the design, and do not detract from it.

Warm wooden beams help to define this space, as does the tile flooring. The simplicity of the cabinetry compliments the stacked stone bar face and splash, and the streamlined pendant lighting lends an understated finishing touch.

Beautiful natural wood elements create a warm and inviting space in this larger bar. A large wooden beam above the bar echoes the wood trim from the rest of the basement and balances the stacked wood bar face below. Custom pendant lighting adds character, and the brick-set countertop splash subtly reflects the pattern of stacked wood at the bar face.

Go simple for the win! This bar, though small, still proves eye-catching with its classic, monochromatic cabinets and quartz countertop. Even a smaller space can make room for a beverage center, and the open shelving can hold glassware or other decorative items to lend a pop of color.

Don’t want to bother with bar stools? You don’t need to with this walk-up style bar, which still offers plenty of space for your guests’ drinks and snacks.  You won’t feel crowded at the interior of the bar either, with lots of countertop and cupboard space. And don’t overlook those cool pendant lights–hung a bit higher to accommodate the standing bar. Their unique shape adds both style and function to the area, bathing the bar in light.

This unique v-shaped bar provides a warm welcome to guests as they enter the basement. A great use of space, this bar packs a punch with great counter depth and cabinet design. Hard-surface flooring at the bar’s interior insures easy cleanup for spills.

Can you see yourself sitting or entertaining at one of these wet bars in your own basement? Perhaps you’d like to combine details from several of them into your own unique design. With years of experience in basement and wet bar design in the Denver metro area and in northern Colorado, we’d love to help you design the bar of your dreams. We’ll work with your space and your budget. Call us today to get started! 303-420-0056.

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