Life is about making the best out of what you’ve got. The brilliant paper clip is just a bit of metal wire. Sticky notes are just bits of paper with adhesive on them, adhesive which is too weak to use for anything else. So your garage is too full of junk to park your car in it, but it’s not finished nicely, so you can’t enjoy it. Why not turn it into your own personal little bar? You’re probably one of two guys, either the guy already described whose garage is filled with some junk, an old volleyball net, and a broken lawnmower. Or you’re the cold, calculated type who’s been planning this all along, you’ve just been waiting for your co-inhabitants to sign off on the idea. Either way, it’s time to get started.
Make Sure Your Garage Is Sealed
First make sure you have a sealed garage. No water should be able to enter, as it will damage your hard work (this is especially important in New England, where basements often flood). Proper insulation and a garage sealer should do the trick.
What Kind of Bar Will You Have?
The basic standalone bar is easy to install. However, if you want to take things up to the next level, it will take some planning and some creativity. One of the biggest decisions is whether your bar will be dry or wet. If you choose a wet bar (a bar with a sink and running water) you will need drainage and water lines. For the actual bar, blueprints and building instructions are usually available online.
Pick Your Style
Western style, these often look a little bit like a cowboy boot. Or you could try a Motorcycle style. Add some leather covered furniture or bar stools. You can also still park your motorcycle in the garage and it fits right in. Black and white tile is a classic bar look and easy to install and maintain. Another idea is a sports bar. Use for favorite sports memorabilia to decorate the place.
Necessary Garage Bar Items
If you are going to have a garage bar you at least need the following:
- An actual bar
- A cabinet displaying your beers
- Somewhere to sit (bar stools or a sofa)
- A fridge
Creative Garage Bar Ideas
If you want more than the basics consider these garage bar ideas:
- Wall décor
- A pool table
- Paint the walls
- Home Kegerator
- Beer lines
- A television
With these items, you’ll be well on your way to a genuine garage bar.
If you choose to install beer lines, we offer services to flush the lines with commercial rated line cleaner. Having a line filled with craft beer will take your garage bar up a notch. At Clean Beer, in Milford, MA, we sell new and used beer line equipment, home kegerators, ornate and imported dispense towers, and much more. Clean Beer is the home of the clean beer line experts, contact us about your garage bar or with any questions.