Outdoor Kitchen and Bar Ideas Perfect for Entertaining All Year

Whether it’s beer on tap, wine in the fridge, or sweet cocktails in the summer, there’s no better place to get your happy hour on than in the great outdoors. But without a little forward-thinking, your outdoor kitchen and bar can quickly go from a big yes to a literal HOT mess as soon as the weather turns warm!

In today’s blog, we’re highlighting some of the most gorgeous AND practical outdoor kitchen and bar ideas that you’ll want to copy for your own backyard.  You’ll find everything from partially covered pergola bars to fully shaded pavilion lounges here – so stay tuned to get inspired or contact our team today to start designing your own custom backyard bar.

Modern Outdoor Bar Ideas for Backyards of All Sizes

No matter the shape or size of your backyard, there are more than enough creative ways to achieve the backyard kitchen and bar you’re dreaming of!

Let’s take a look at some of the best outdoor bar ideas for backyards this year…


Backyard Resort

When you think of the ultimate vacation, an all-inclusive resort is one of the most relaxing and luxurious opportunities. Elevate your outdoor kitchen and bar from just a dining space to a total upscale vibe complete with a refreshing pool, outdoor television, fire pit, and even a putting green! Pictured above is a timeless vinyl pavilion with hip roof and privacy wall complete with a natural stone island and bar seating.


Tiki Backyard Kitchen and Bar

Nothing says summer fun like a tiki themed backyard kitchen and bar! This specific outdoor kitchen bar idea features a personalized banner, beach-themed wall décor, and wicker lounge seating for the ultimate island feel. Not to mention, the practical storage advantages of the built-in shed around back and the privacy feature of the enclosed pavilion walls! Learn more about why pavilions with privacy walls are GREAT for outdoor kitchens and bars.


Open Air Cocktail Lounge

This outdoor bar idea for backyards is designed to feel just like your favorite outdoor lounge – fresh air, chilled drinks, and inviting furniture. As another great example of a vinyl pavilion with a privacy wall, this modern masterpiece is one of our favorite outdoor kitchen and bar ideas yet! Discover more outdoor kitchen bar ideas when you read our new blog, “Modern Backyard Pavilion Designs”.


The Chef’s Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen and Bar

When entertaining is something you are passionate about, you most likely want a flexible space for preparing food and drinks for your guests. With a beautiful combination of a wood pavilion AND a pergola, this outdoor bar idea for backyards is the best of both worlds with partial and total coverage so that this space can be used in sun, rain, wind, and even snow! Chefs of all talents will enjoy cooking outdoors with the sink, grill, smoker and firepit this outdoor kitchen bar features. The neighboring outdoor dining area is the cherry on top of this contemporary, rustic bar.


L-Shaped Entertainer’s Bar

backyard kitchen and bar by pool

If your home is no stranger to big parties and family gatherings, an L-shaped design is a great idea when considering outdoor bar ideas for your backyard. Because of the unique partial wrap-around footprint, this shape is one of the best ways to seat a larger number of friends at your outdoor bar! Plus, who doesn’t love company when they are cooking up some delicious BBQ on the grill?

The outdoor kitchen and bar idea shown above highlights one of our L-shaped custom wooden pergolas which is low-maintenance and long lasting. If you are interested in getting a quote for your own custom pergola idea, the next step is contacting our team here!


Backyard Kitchen and Bar Designs from The Backyard Showcase

One of the best things about designing your own backyard kitchen and bar is the unlimited number of ideas and options you have! With a custom Amish builder like TBS, you have choices for color, material, layout, size, and so much more.

At The Backyard Showcase, we’re experts in all things outdoor structures. We proudly specialize in a variety of wood, cedar and vinyl pergolas and pavilions that make outstanding backyard kitchen and bar designs! While we are not equipped to build your outdoor kitchen islands and bars entirely, we do offer some of the best coverage structures on the market that are locally crafted in the United States. After we build your backyard prefab pergola or pavilion, we encourage you to use a trusted contractor to finish bringing your outdoor kitchen and bar idea to life!

Discover more backyard makeover ideas on a budget here.


Bring Your Outdoor Kitchen and Bar Ideas to Life!

kitchen and bar with pavilion in backyard

At The Backyard Showcase, creativity and craftsmanship is at the heart of everything we do – from backyard kitchen and bar ideas to modern pergola installations and everything in between! While we pride ourselves on top-quality pavilions, pergolas, gazebos and other outdoor structures, our skilled designers and crews are truly what makes our company stand out from the rest. With over 5 years of experience in the Amish backyard structure industry and free nationwide shipping*, we’re proud to bring the famous Lancaster County quality to the entire country!

Whether you have a specific idea for your backyard kitchen and bar already or you are not quite sure where to start, The Backyard Showcase is here to help! Request a customized quote for any of the outdoor kitchen bar ideas above or your own unique design when you contact us today or fill out a form on our website. We look forward to serving you!

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