If being in lockdown has taught us anything, it is that alcohol is a very good way to get through hard times (in moderation of course!) – because the pubs and bars are closed, as a nation we have taken to drinking at home more and more which is certainly cheaper, if a little lacking in atmosphere. But if this has you wondering how you can combine the best of both worlds – well it is easy really – just build yourself a cocktail bar in your back garden! Not only is this a great way to escape from your house and visit a bar, but you won’t have the worry of who is driving home afterwards, as it is only a short stagger across the garden!
The first thing to do is to have an outbuilding to protect you from the British weather – unfortunately open-air drinking isn’t always possible here! A garden room, summerhouse or a shed are all perfect for converting into your outdoor bar. Make it more bar like by adding touches such as lighting and marble tiles from https://www.irwintiles.ie/marble-stone-tiles.html to make your bar feel like a bar.
Bar stools or comfy sofas are both good, depending on what sort of a bar you favour, and if you are going for a sports bar, you might also want to add a television, as well as a dart board, depending on how much room you have of course.
Remember to stock your bar with all your favourite drinks and have a go at making your own cocktails – here are some recipes to get you started.