Simple Tiki Bar Setups for Backyard Entertaining

They’re the cherry on top of your outdoor fun.

Backyard grill and bar setup.
Backyard and chill.Getty Images

When you don’t feel like trekking to your neighborhood restaurant or watering hole, or you’re missing the laid back vibes of your last vacay, a great alternative is a backyard bar. While nothing short of a time machine can truly take you back to paradise, you can certainly recreate the vibes at home. Stock up your drink cart with your favorite mixers, cold beverages, corked bottles and festive mini umbrellas and craft the perfect party in the comfort of your yard.

Pacific Cool Bar Outdoor Patio Furniture
Raise the top to reveal a hidden chamber for ice and drinks. Perfect convertible piece for any yard.Keter

If you have a small space, try an outdoor table that can raise to bar height with a cooler built into the base. Use the top to uncork a bottle, mix drinks, or simply set your glass down between sips, and stow in a corner of your garage or shed during off-season.

Outdoor Patio Wicker Bar Counter Table
Stow bottles, ice and glasses below the cart top for easy access.Best Choice Products

If you plan on playing barkeep, consider a setup that has storage for all of your essentials, including glassware. Having everything you might need fully stocked and at your fingertips means you spend more time enjoying your company and less time pouring refills.

GoPong Licensed Portable High Top Party Bar
Add a festive tiki torch and colorful string lights to make this stationary drink cart really pop.GoPong

Outdoor bars don’t need to be fancy. Just make sure whatever cart you use has the basics—a spot to hold drinks, ice, and a table top to hold it all.

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