Concrete Bar Tops

Learn the benefits of using concrete for bars and get standard dimensions
Updated October 9, 2020

An outdoor concrete bar at a boutique hotel.
Concast Studios in Oceano, CA

A concrete bar top is ideal for both indoor and outdoor spaces. It is functional, providing extra counter space for serving or dining. And it is comfortable for taller bar stool seating and mingling. Bar countertops can be in the form of a restaurant bar, or residential wet bar or breakfast bar.

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Concrete Bar Top Ideas

Check out these 8 unique bars to see what's possible with concrete:

Absolute ConcreteWorks in Port Townsend, WA

Tavern Bar

This 75-foot long concrete bar embedded with tumbled white marble is the perfect spot to eat and watch sports. Read more: Concrete Bartop Enhances Upscale Tavern

All Innovative Concrete in Austin, TX

Brewery Bar

A concrete bar top was the perfect choice for the industrial vibe of this Texas brewery. Under bar lighting, a pipe footrest and metal barstools complete the look. See more concrete countertops in restaurants.

Reaching Quiet Design in Charlotte, NC

Serving Bar

This home bar was cast to look like one massive piece of concrete. It functions as a place to serve food and drinks to guests. Read more: Quiet Intensity

JM Lifestyles in Randolph, NJ

Rustic Backsplash

A concrete backsplash was used above this oven/range to tie together the look of the kitchen. Recessed into the concrete is a design depicting blades of grass along with polished stone inlays, to accent the rustic nature of the home. See more: Concrete Countertop Complements a Log Cabin Kitchen.

Price Concrete Studio in Orlando, FL

Wet Bar

If you do a lot of entertaining, then a wet bar like this is awesome. For this one, using concrete made it possible to incorporate an integral sink and a custom wine rack.

Liquid Stone Concrete Designs LLC in Warminster, PA

Basement Bar

Adding a bar to your basement will make it the ultimate hang out spot. The L-shaped bartop was made using GFRC to reduce the weight and stained to replicate the look of wood. Read more: Decorative Concrete for a Good Cause

Stonecrete USA in Tampa, FL

Outdoor Bar

This community outdoor space features built-in grills with raised concrete bar tops. People can sit and visit with whoever is grilling their food.

Integrity Concrete LLC in Hartly, DE

Beach Bar

Concrete is a great choice for a bar that will be exposed to the elements. Just keep it clean and sealed and even in a humid, seaside environment it will last for years.

Industry Standard Bar Counter Heights

  • Standard countertop height is 36-38" tall. For bar counters, the height varies from 42-46" tall. TIP! Select bar stools before determining your final bar height, and let the height of the seat dictate your final dimensions.

  • Bar stools are typically 28" tall, but they can vary widely depending on styling, seat thickness, and by manufacturer.

  • Bar counters should cantilever a minimum of 10 inches to allow room for seated guests.

  • The width of a functional bar counter should be at least 16". This allows for placement of a serving platter, or dining utensils.

  • If someone will be stationed behind the counter (such as a bartender serving drinks), a good rule of thumb is to leave 3-4 feet of working space.

  • Concrete bars can range from just an inch or two thick, or special techniques can be used to make them l;ook much thicker without adding weight

More Bartop Projects & Pictures

Concrete Elegance Creates Unique Bar Top for Unique Clients

Concrete Elegance in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Concrete Bartop Doubles as Abstract Art

Cloos Effects LLC in Rock Creek, OH

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