Going out to your favourite bar is great and all, but do you know what’s even better? Having your very own at-home bar that’s at your disposal whenever you need it. If you’re thinking about installing your very own private bar in your home, you’ve come to the right place.
Here are 5 reasons why an at-home bar is a perfect idea, and why you should take the plunge today.
- Control the Drinks, Music and Aesthetics
When it comes to your own at-home bar, you’re in control. All of us have been to a bar where the music’s too loud, the seating is uncomfortable or the service is shoddy. Now, you get to plan out every detail of your bar, whether it’s the bar stools, bar benchtop, the type of liquor you keep in stock or the music you play.
The best part is you get all the pros of owning your own bar, but without the financial risk and time investment of opening your own business. Instead, you get a stress and obligation-free bar simply waiting for you to make the most of it.
- Experiment and Try New Things
If you love experimenting with your drink concoctions, then having your own home bar can be the perfect outlet for your creativity. Simply stock up on all the basic ingredients and liqueurs, look up some recipes (or come up with your own) and start mixing.
Feel free to make a night of it and invite over friends and family to be your taste-testers and try your latest inventions, and keep going until you get your speciality cocktail just right.
- Avoid Rowdy and Obnoxious Crowds
While a busy bar can be fun when you’re in the right mood, there are other times when an overcrowded space is the last place you want to be. On top of this, many crowds can be loud, rowdy and obnoxious, and this only gets worse as their alcohol intake gets higher.
When you have a home bar, you don’t have to worry about being surrounded by the wrong crowd. You get to decide whether or not you invite your friends over for a fun night at home or have a quiet one with your partner. Either way, there’s no waiting in long lines, fighting for the bartender’s attention or elbowing your way to a table.
- No Need for a Designated Driver
When you have your own bar, you don’t have to worry about how you’re getting home. Whether it’s someone having to be the dreaded designated driver, costly ride-shares or unreliable public transport, getting yourself home safe after a big night out can be a nightmare.
Luckily, you can leave all that in the past once you have your home bar installed. And as for your friends and family, you can always offer up your guest room (or couches if they’re really desperate) so they can sleep it off and get home safely in the morning.
- Save Yourself Money in the Long Run
Although it might seem like a costly investment at first, a home bar can actually save you money in the long run if you make the most out of it. Alcohol doesn’t come cheap when you’re out partying, especially once you’re a few drinks in and end up shouting the entire bar a shot.
Drinking at home is a much cheaper affair, and as an added bonus you don’t need to worry about costly taxis or surged rideshares either. Plus, when it comes to the design of your bar and how much you want to spend on it, there are plenty of options to suit every budget.