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Concrete Bar TopsLearn the benefits of using concrete for bars and get standard dimensions
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:
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
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.
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
Raising a bar up above the kitchen counters makes it the right height for eating breakfast. Here the concrete was vividly colored and features recycled glass inlays.
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.
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
This community outdoor space features built-in grills with raised concrete bar tops. People can sit and visit with whoever is grilling their food.
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
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